I wasn't sure whether my 2 senior cats would like this, but I'm trying it for one who eats too fast and sometimes regurgitates.
I put it up today, added dry biscuits and a few treats in the top and around the base, and used my fingers to show him how to move the food. He had it worked out in a couple of minutes and was having as much fun dropping the food as eating it. And he was actually chewing!
The base mat is mis-shaped and won't lay flat though so I'm not using it; hence only 4*
23/02/18 | Aphroditi
Hilarious to watch them around the Maze as my young one, who is the hunter, is also deaf! He found out immediately how to paw out the treats but could not hear them falling down. My older chubby boy was patiently waiting for the other one to do the work and eat the fallen treats! Good product, had to spend sometime to teach them how to use it as they chubby one was too bored to bother and the deaf one could not hear the reward falling! Eventually the deaf learnt the process well!
31/12/16 | Rahid
My cat sees the treats so be goes for it and eats one then stop getting them unless you tap inside it and sometimes gives up on getting them. Other then that it sometimes keeps the cat busy
06/10/16 | Emma
Needs to be heavier!
I have two cats and Larry will just eat all his dry food in one go and then move onto Marvin's, but Marvin likes to graze. So Marvin gets no dry food and Larry eats too much! This has been a perfect solution. They worked it out quickly but it's not too easy for them. My only gripe is that it isn't heavy enough (hence 4 instead of 5 stars), the boys knocked it over within a few minutes. I've had to solve this by putting a hand weight on one side, not an ideal solution!
15/04/16 | Vikki
Good for smaller cats
When we bought this we had two cats - one is quite small, and the other (sadly now passed on) was much larger. The smaller cat loves this and it helps us to slow down her eating a bit. She's a bit greedy and will eat so fast it makes her sick if we aren't careful. However, our other cat worked out the best way to use it was to pull it to one side, then release so it shook all the biscuits out the other side!!! He pulled it completely over a few times. Better for smaller cats.
19/01/15 | Tiger
I ordered it in a Christmas pack + a drinking fountain, great value. My cats really like the whole Catit Activity Centre sett. The reason why I am just giving four stars, because the Food Maze does not have a lid. My bigger cat figured out in a few seconds she shouldn't been bothering trying to get the treats from the sides when she can easily reach them from the top. The rest of the set is arriving in a couple of days, I believe they will like the new parts as well.
Not a big excitement, but here how they are using the maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hgkGOY9gp8&feature=youtu.be
15/01/13 | Infogirl875
Good, but could do with a wobble
I bought this to entertain my indoor cats and to make feeding for them more interesting. They learned the "trick" very quickly and then the male learned that by tipping it over all the food comes out.
I'm pleased with the product, but would suggest a self-righting mechanism (wobble) in future versions.
04/01/13 | Jacqui Bones
love the food maze
My two persian kittens love the food maze one figure it out pretty quick the other one just waits for the food to fall out. As other customer have said it is not very stable and can fall over (my kittens are small) Is worth the money for the hours of fun.
30/09/12 | Susanne Woodward
Great for slowing down feed times.
Fab, robust product.
Given it a few modifications such as, plasticine in base (as tips over when pulled) and a lid to stop the savage one eating out of the top!
It keeps the kitty cats entertained and out of trouble for ages!
Well worth the money and fits nicely with the rest of the Catit range that they now have. Spoilt brats!
03/08/12 | sam
Quality toy but needs design rethink
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.
Good Value Even If Your Cat Isn't A Kitten
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!