Recently I had to purchase something on Amazon and wanted to add something to my order so the total would be greater than $49, which would qualify for free shipping. I decided to try the Catit Design Senses Treat Maze. It was relatively cheap, not much more the I would have paid for shipping. It is also part of a system of cat toys that all link together, but I just bought the one piece.
It is designed to stimulate your cats while slowing down their ability to eat treats too quickly. I had another toy that did the same thing but through a different method. It was called Friskies Wobbert Cat Toy Pull and Play. Our cats liked it and I wrote a post about it here, but it worked best with the Friskies Party Mix. After putting a healthier treat, like Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw, they mostly ignored it, even though they love the freeze-dried treat by itself. I don’t know. Perhaps that treat has a more subtle smell.
When it arrived everybody was interested in it before I even opened the box, especially Frankie.
It needed some assembly but it was designed with men in mind. It was easy enough to figure out without reading the directions.
I had a bag of Instinct Raw Boost Mixers that I put in the top. Not surprisingly, our smartest cat, Chris, was the first one to figure out how it worked, but Floki, our resident kitten pig, was the one most determined to get the treats out. Below is the first video I took after putting it together and adding treats. think it was pretty successful, even though it did not gain the full attention of all of our cats. In later videos, which I haven’t processed yet, Puck becomes interested in it. Frankie showed interest at first but gave up after a minute or two. He has not shown much interest after that but I ran out of treats before giving him a chance to figure it out, so maybe he will like it in the future.
What do you think? Does anybody have this or something like it? How do your cats like it?
So fun! It reminds me of my IQ puzzle toys. I have to think and work to get the treats out.
Love and licks,
It’s fun and educational. 🙂
We won this same treat maze in a contest a number of years ago. We never liked it because we don’t wanna work for treats. We ended up donating it.
Perhaps you are a little too spoiled. 🙂
Cute video! That looks like fun. We don’t have one, but we have other puzzle feeders and Joanie hogs them all.
There has to be one in every crowd. 🙂
We had it too and gave it away. You know what Cody did? He knocked it over IMMEDIATELY and got the treats out that way….your cats are far more patient!
I guess Cody is too smart for it.
That was fun, watching Chris and Floki figure it out! Like Cody, Binga would probably knock the whole contraption over.
I guess you kitties don’t understand cheating. 😉
All the 4 cats figured it out eventually, and now we’ve had to put it away during the day because they assume it’s a free feeding station! Nope, only in the mornngs and evening!!
I got this for them about a couple of years ago, and they loved it.
We put ours away too and bring it out for a treat… Literally. 🙂
This looks really cool! Catit makes some great cat toys. My cats love anything that involves treats. I think they would love this. The booster treats are great too. My cats enjoy those quite a bit.
Our cats love all freeze dried raw treats.
A friend of us has it : this one is the new one, because with the old one, you could put your head in the hole at the top (it was wider) and eat easily the kibbles from above ! Purrs
I guess someone corrected the flaw.