I bought this to keep my cat entertained when I'm not there, and also to slow down her eating, however she was definitely puzzled by it in the first place so needs a bit more support from me. Fortunately it comes with detailed suggestions on how to encourage your cat to explore the different components. I've sometimes used it with treats, sometimes with her dried food; she clearly likes it and sits by it rather than by her food bowl. So a happy purchase with plenty of potential.
One of my cats is very intelligent. She already has 3 other Trixie treat feeders but has mastered these and is getting bored with them. This one challenges her more than any other, especially when used with the Cosma treats, which she adores!
We have two cats - a moggy and a long haired fluff ball! The fluff ball caught on really quickly and loves it. As soon as we have finished our evening meal she races into the lounge for us to load the toy. Our moggy took rather longer to get the hang of it and still can only manage the slidey middle section but still enjoys it. A great purchase
I wasn't sure my two cats would get the idea of this toy but they do! Wanted something to entertain and stimulate them now the winter nights are here, and this really does the trick. Keeps them occupied for quite some time and makes a few treats go further too. Very happy with this purchase.
I have a 15year old cat with a very sharp mind and this is brilliant for her, she loves games where she has to get treats out, she did find others too easy for her but this is one that she really had to think about and I had to help her at first. Exactly what I wanted for her!
Great toy and quite small in size, which suits our house, took ages for cats to suss this out and one or two still have not got it after 4 months! Well, well worth the purchase. Works well with Cosma treats or quality cat biscuits, Orijen, Acana or Purizon.
I bought this too keep my ginger tabby and black cats occupied during the day, my tabby took to it like a duck out of water, he absolutely loves it. After a short while my black moggy uses it as well. You do need to spend some time with your cats using this when it first comes, some cats are slow learners- like my black moggy, but a little time and effort and he loves it just as much as my tabby. I use it as a feeder more than anything.
I bought this for my 3 cats, one is too lazy to be bothered but the other 2 like it. they figured it out very quickly, bit too easy for them but they still enjoy it at night. Would recommend for cats that are not very smart.
My cats love this and it has really stretched them to work out how to get the treats. Some parts are fairly easy, the sliding parts are now (after 2 months) usually investigated first, but the drawer section are still a challenge! Great value!
Just an addition to my previous review. I have used this toy now for a couple of months as main feeder for my large cat(actually, she has several feeding toys I rotate). She is now an expert using this toy but sufficiently slow that the little cat manages eating from her ordinary bowl without being disturbed.
Cleaning-wise I have an addition: Since there are very many screws I removed all but the bottom centre one. For easy cleaning I disassemble the toy completely but now it is only one screw. As long as you have a fairly gentle cat this should work. The dried saliva is very easily removed with a dice-cut magic sponge (the white sponge type) from the small food pods.
My large cat is very fond of food and a fast eater. She accepted the tray from the day of its arrival as her new foodbowl. I never had to 'train' or 'show' her, she figured out more or less immediately what to do. The tray requires a bit more care in terms of cleaning but it is of a robust built and dishwasher safe. It is quite cute watching my cat swiftly moving, shifting, dragging the different parts of the tray but I would like to have something more difficult for her. If you have a cat who doesn't consider screw caps as a challenge then you will possibly have a similar experience.
This product gets a five paw rating from or man, in his words...meow, meow.. or to translate....it's got ball thingies to hide food under, slider thingies to move and that hide food, a lever and rope to make more food holders appear! And best of all it holds food!
It keeps him busy and his mind active (he has to sit down after using apparently it's hard work using the brain)robust and easy to clean
I rarely leave reviews but must say my cats love this product.
My tabby particularly loves this one and caught on surprisingly fast although even after 4 months he still struggles with the middle section of the sliding trays.
I highly recommend it! I usually set this and another toy before I leave for work, they are so excited they barely notice me go!
Our cat is very fussy with her toys (she doesn't like many) but she really likes this one. Initially she didn't really know what to do but after a few days she figured it out. Now she goes to it when she wants to play and we fill it with treats. Would definitely recommend for those hard to please cats.
Got one of these for my 4 month old kitten. She's gradually getting idea. We've done one 'trick' at a time. She still needs a bit of prompting sometimes - but that's not a bad thing as it makes the toy last longer! Visitors are impressed at my clever little girl :) She loves the packet of treats too, though I prefer to use the Cosma freeze dried treats which are easier or her to hook out with her claws.
My kittens love this! They got it age approx 5 months. The instructions are clear but really I didn't need to follow them to teach the kittens how to use it, it was quickly mastered! That doesn't mean they are bored of it though, it's one of their favourites. The game doesn't last long as they race each other to get the most treats! I was astonished at how quickly they worked it out. They love this!
I have bought some of the intelligence toys but the problem is she figures them out so quickly! This was great as it has various levels of difficulty so it took her a while to figure it out. She absolutely loves it & goes and sits by it so I know when to put the food in! This is great for clever cats who get bored easily & likes to be challenged. Problem is i need something a bit harder now!