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My cats love this, they paw the food and scoop it out but if the food gets to areas where they can't get at it, they get quite frustrated. Unfortunately, it can tip over easily so really needed to be weighted at the base. But I would recommend this.
My friend has dubbed this 'the goblet of fire'. Have had it for a while but Claude has recently taking to eating so fast he makes himself ill so this is where his dinners are going to get served from now on. Yes, the hole at the top is too large (or just right, depending on how you look at it... like if you're a cat and your head fits through it to gobble straight out of the top) but like the reviewer above I simply got something that fitted into/over the hole. Also, for clever cats, you can rotate the plates on each level to reduce the size available for the treats to fall through, increasing the difficulty.
I bought this for my greedy indoor cat and he loves it, keeps him occupied for ages. He has mananged to knock it over a few times but its pretty sturdy and hasn't been damaged at all. There is quite a large opening in the top, luckily my cats head doesn't fit in.
I bought this for my 18month old and 3 year old cat and they both immediately took an interest in playing with it. Good value for money!
I have three cats and one, a LaPerm is rather greedy so I thought this would be good to slow him down and keep him amused. All 3 picked it up in seconds and I use it all the time, as someone else said the top is rather big and the LaPerm initially just stuck his head in the top as it was easier, but I had some plastic childrens bowls that I feed the cats in and they fit perfectly in the hole to stop cheating and if it's dragged over the bowl doesn't get broken. It's a hit all round!!
I have a Bengal who needs constant amusement and she (as usual) figured the whole think out in a few minutes. The only fault with the item is that I put small snacks in which get trapped round the sides, she gets frustrated trying to get them and fairly easily tips the whole thing over. It needs a better design to make it more sturdy so it doesn't tip over. Otherwise a good product.
The design looks great. shame the cat really dont want to eat from it. as the bottom bit where it collects the food is too small for my cats head to get to. so she sort of feel claustrophobic when she eats... (not trying to sound too .....) not a big success
The concept of this product i think is great. I have one fussy eater and one piggy! So i thought it would help slow down my greedy RagaMuffin whose not as bright as my Bengal who sussed it in seconds. It does now mean i can leave food out all the time. The big negative is the huge opening at the top. I dont understand why it needs to be this big. Not only can my dog help himself (so have to keep it on the kitchen worktop, not ideal)but thats exactly what my Bengal does, just eats from the top like a bowl which totally misses the whole point of the product and means while doing so knocks food out the bottom which he leaves for my RagaMuffin to eat so Baloo need not do any work for his supper at all. Feel it could also do with having a further option to increase difficulty for those many clever puss cats out there.
Bought this product recently for my indoor kitty. He loves it! A little bemused at first "what, now you expect me to work for my breakfast.." however once he got to grips with the concept he had a lot of fun chasing the biscuits down to the bowl. Nice and sturdy, Dexter is a little on the large side and was worried he may just knock it over but the bowl stands up well!
This product is beautiful! One of our naughty cats found it easier to just knock it over in order to quickly get to the dreamies treats! However, still a good buy - I would recommend for indoor cats or overweight cats.