Appeal to all five of your cat’s senses with the Trixie Fantasy Board Interactive Cat Toy. Created by a cat expert, this toy is designed to hold treats, and your cat will have to figure out how to get to the tasty reward. There’s four different ways to play, and because cats aren’t able to see close moving objects in as much detail as humans, they’ll need to rely on their senses of smell and hearing in order to conquer the game. It’s made from a durable, kitty and dishwasher-safe plastic and rubber material, and measures 8.25 inches wide and 13.25 inches in diameter. The included booklet gives you all the best ways to play!
Interactive cat toy requires your cat to use all of his senses to get to the treats.
Game 1 is a treasure hunt that can be filled with ping pong balls to cover hidden treats.
Game 2 is a go fish fountain that lets treats trickle down while cats try to capture them.
Game 3 is a cup scoop that requires patience and dexterity to earn the reward.
Game 4 is a playful option that allows cats to earn treats while lying down and using their paws, claws or toes.
Select a good starting time: start the game when your cat is awake and in a playful mood. Do not start just after she has eaten. Alternatively, you could feed her while playing, by replacing the treats with the normal dry food. This prevents overfeeding and makes mealtimes more exciting and interesting.
Set the game up in a place where your cat feels relaxed and undisturbed.
Sit next to your cat and observe her subtly and calmly. Try to avoid staring, as this can make your cat feel restrained.
To motivate your cat at the start, use treats which are especially tasty for her.
Help your cat at the beginning to master the task to keep her motivated. It is important that your cat – especially early on – is successful quickly, so that she connects the game with a positive experience.
Although cats are naturally playful, some have almost forgotten how to play. These cats need to be taught gently and patiently how to play.
Some cats are excellent observers and imitators and can learn very well by watching.
Cats react very differently to new toys. Many are highly motivated to play right from the beginning with the “Cat Activity” toy range. Others need a little time to get used to the toys. They will ignore the toys at ﬁrst, only later to become completely enthusiastic about playing with them. There are also cats that enjoy concentrating for a long time on a game, while others prefer to play in smaller doses, but more frequently. Whichever way your cat decides, allow her time to deal with the game in her own way.
Attention: Cats under the age of 3 months or with a weight less than 3.3 lbs should use the Fantasy Board under supervision only.
Cute toy. The cats liked to play with the ping pongs, as others said - you just have to put them back with each feeding, so they can 'forage'. I put other toys in there if I can't find them all.
One of the tall things broke off and the other broke on the bottom (so it slides around), which is why I'm giving 4 stars. But we've had this about a year and its still kicking and interesting for our kitties!
Good for Young Cats
on Jul 26, 2019
My two young ones (1 year and 2 years) love playing with this. I would recommend it for cats who are energetic and food-driven. We have the other Trixie puzzles too, and they're all great.
on May 20, 2019Top 1000 Contributor
My 4 cats love this toy. But I love it because I can put freeze dried treats in it instead of the hard treats most toys are designed for.
Granted, it doesn't take them too long to clear it out but it does the job.
This is anything but a fun aka slow feeder.
on Jan 29, 2019Top 250 Contributor
Our house caters to kitties. We currently have 24 in total. And at any given time there’s 15-19 in the main areas. Because we cannot easily serve several meals a day and we free feed it was a suggestion of a vet that we buy fun aka slow feeders. After looking around on Chewy I found a good variety. I think I bought one of each. Or at least close to it. I was in and out of the house all day and in observed a couple cats using this feeder. First off they took the balls out and used them as play toys. I picked them up and put them in the pet drawer. Second they gave it an investigation and took a few pieces from here and there. Third they basically said nope I’m going to just eat the food from theOur house caters to kitties. We currently have 24 in total. And at any given time there’s 15-19 in the main areas. Because we cannot easily serve several meals a day and we free feed it was a suggestion of a vet that we buy fun aka slow feeders. After looking around on Chewy I found a good variety. I think I bought one of each. Or at least close to it. I was in and out of the house all day and in observed a couple cats using this feeder. First off they took the balls out and used them as play toys. I picked them up and put them in the pet drawer. Second they gave it an investigation and took a few pieces from here and there. Third they basically said nope I’m going to just eat the food from the white bin area. Which completely defeats the purpose of why this feeder was bought. I’m going to give it another day or two but I’m most likely going to give it to a friend who I hope will have better luck than I did with this feeder.… more
Maybe I have dumb cats???
on Oct 10, 2018
None of our kittens or cats seem to "get" this game. I've tried playing with them... but, other than burying a freeze-dried chicken treat in the box with ping pong balls (which could be done with any basket or box), they really don't pay any attention to it. I'll keep trying and see if anything changes, but at least over the last week or so it's the least "exciting" of the toys I've purchased.
Great toy, picky cat...
on Oct 13, 2018
My cat doesn’t like this toy, but that’s not the toy’s fault. It’s because he’s a cat. It’s a great enrichment toy, well thought out and well constructed, and my dog really likes it.
Very disapointing item'
on Dec 1, 2018
My cat took one smell and just walked away even tho it had plenty of her favorite treats.
on Oct 17, 2018
My cats don’t touch it unless you just leave the balls out alone to play with by themselves!
This is a great toy!
on Aug 27, 2018
My cat really loves this toy and fun with it. I add treats to it and she has fun trying to get them out.
Fun for all age cats
on Apr 28, 2018
My two cats one is 11 Years the other other 1 1/2 both seem to like it but not as much as I was hoping for .