My kitten wasn’t bothered with this to start off with and I was worried it was a waste of money. But once he realised food came out of it, it became one of his favourite toys! It’s a great way to give him access to food throughout the day, while encouraging a bit of mental stimulation and physical activity. It took some experimenting to get the holes just the right size, but I love how adjustable it is, so it suits different sized food.
Sturdy ball, easy to put treats inside and you can just wash it in soapy water. I have to break all the treats I buy in half so they can come out of the holes properly, but that's fine as it lets my cat think she's getting more! The cat is beginning to get the hang of it despite not being the brightest bulb in the box, so hopefully this will encourage her to be a little more active.
No for Couchi
My cat Couchi just doesn't have any interest about this!
Cat already show interest
My cat is playing with the ball after 15mins of it’s leaking treats
Cat adores this
I put a small amount of dry cat food to see how interested my cat was, pleased with my purchase as my cat adores this little thing. Would recommend for cats that are highly food motivated
My cats absolutely love these treat balls. We use them every day as it slows them down when eating. They never get tired of playing with them, and it makes them work that bit harder for their food. Holes can be altered to suit different size snacks/biscuits. A great invention.
Holes are either too big or too small and it arrived warped
For standard cat food the smaller holes are just pointless, there's only certain brands whose biscuit size are that small. Secondly as the plastic was warped when it arrived, it was a nightmare trying to get the thing to fit back together; Arrived with half of it still together and the warped section not at all.
this was our second ball - both kittens love it and its slows down the greedy MC kitten eating his and then the other cats dry food!
Staple toy at my place
I have several of those balls for my two cats. It is used as one of the many round-robin feeders I have. The size of the holes can be varied but not very much. Thus, it gets easily too easy or some pieces get just stuck. On the other hand it is almost indestructible and fairly easy to clean if only used with kibbles. The good thing is that I can use it even with my no-interest-in-food cat, while having the second for my food-crazy cat which never has an ordinary bowl but loads of puzzle feeders.
excellent product you can change the size of the holes my two cats work hard to get the food out
Keeps my constantly hungry cat busy while we're away
I am quite pleased with this simple yet effective toy. It's perfect for a food-orientated cat who never knows when he's full. I only have to put the smallest amount of dried food in and it keeps him entertained for a while.
Cats approved of this ball.
My feline majesties highly approve of this ball. At first, they were hesitant but soon, they were battering it all around the room! It keeps them occupied and they feel as if they've achieved something. Smiles all round.
great way to entetain my indoor cat
We got one of these for feeding our indoor cat when she started to gain weight after nutering. We now have two and use them for at least one meal a day! It keeps her active and slows down eating so she will only eat when hungry, and the adjustable size in the openings allows for different sized food and adjustable difficulty!
Entertainment for both me and the cat
A few times a week I will put my cat's dry food in there (not treats). I love watching her being a little footballer, and she gets some stimulation and earns her dinner. I love the adjustable holes, the product wouldn't work without them. A good way for her to use up some energy for the days I feel a bit lazy.
Use for meals and part meals (too)
I use this for part meals of dry food rather than treats and our cat loves it! Almost an essential to our cat. He will sometimes leaves his meal (or part meal) to get the food from this ball if there is any food in it or left in it from the previous meal. This ball is great as a means of slowing down fast eaters and provides the cat with some mental and physical exercise - though with our cat that is at a slow pace and occasionally the ball needs 'rescuing' by us when it's trapped.
Bought this on a whim to keep our (indoor-only) cat Ollie occupied and engaged. Put it together, dropped in some Dreamies, and by the third showing Ollie had figured things out and started nosing the ball across the floor. It doesn't seem to keep him occupied for too long but he almost always gets his treats this way
It rolls everywhere!
This treat ball rolls very well and will end up in some very strange places but at least that means my Trixie is playing with it!
I really like that you can change the 'difficulty' on it (larger or smaller holes) because then it suits different kibble or treats.
It took Trixie just a few seconds to figure out how it works and with just one paw swipe she sends it spinning and gets several mouthfuls in one go.
I often use this to keep her busy when I'm out but also to give her an evening meal of kibble when I know I will be late home as it means she can't just eat all the food at once.
I agree with the other reviews that say it'd be better to take apart to wash but I think that would make it less sturdy so I'm happy to just leave it to dry on the draining board for a day or two.
If your cat doesn't like this toy then you're putting the wrong treats in it!!
Survives the occasional visit to the dishwasher :-)
It's well made and the hole size selection is decent.
My only suggestion would be to make it possible to fully dismantle for cleaning.
Treat Balls can wind up rolling into the strangest places (usually down the side of the litter pan).
It has survived a number of low temp visits to the dishwasher.
As an extra bonus, it fits in the top section of the CatIt Senses Food Maze! Slows down my gobbly mog even further ;-)
Good product, but no indepth instructions.
This is a great product. Our new cat loves to bat this about with either her nose or her paws and hoover up the treats that come out.
However, she very nearly didn't get to play with it as the limited instructions were not very clear in how to put this together. Either better instructions or just shipping the thing intact would be better.
Stops him scoffing the dreamies!
My cat really likes this toy. Once he figured out the treats were in it he was all over it. He's an indoor cat so it keeps him entertained and also stops him gobbling up all his treats in one go!