Available with large or small holes to accomodate a variety of different kibble types.
These ping pongs are a great beginner toy, great for very overweight cats when we really want to limit their access to dry food, and also great for combining with other objects to increase challenge. For example, the ping pongs can be filled and placed inside another toy such as the long gear, cubes or poster tubes so the cat must work extra hard to get food out of two objects at once!
See photos below for examples of their versatility!
Cats enjoy hooking their nails into the small holes and will even learn to pick up the toy and shake out the kibble this way.
This stationary food puzzle offers a wide array of obstacles. This board can be used for dry food and treats or wet food can be placed in the tongue module. It can be rearranged in any configuration and each of the four pieces can be used separately or all together as shown in this video.
In the video clip of the Doorway Dangli you can see the creativity and challenge that can be incorporated in order to make cats work for their meals. Sometimes the smartest kitties are the ones waiting for the others who are doing all of the work to dispense some kibble! We call this opportunistic foraging! The orange cat in this video Peaches, had actually become blind in this clip, and while not successful in this video, she is still a master forager despite her handicap!
This toy can be made more difficult by hanging it higher so that the cat must work harder to reach up and bat at the toy.
A versatile and adjustable food puzzle available in a variety of sizes for many different species. Weight can be a challenge for many cats so do not be deterred by the size of this toy. In fact, it can be made more challenging by placing smaller food puzzles inside, cat toys or adding weights to impede movement and obstruct the flow of food. Great for multiple cat households. Buy your Pipolino here.
Many different sized holes too accommodate a variety of different dry food diets.
When your food puzzle is as big as you are! No matter if you are a master forager like Hitchinson!
The Starter Kit is three toys in one! You get two foraging eggs (or four small mini eggs) and an upcycled tennis ball tube container essentially for free! That’s right, Ingrid schleps around town collecting tennis tubes, washes them, drills holes in them, and essentially gives them away!
Fill all three toys up individually or, if your cat reaches master forager level, you can fill the eggs and place inside the tube so that your cat has to work extra hard to obtain the kibble from two toys at once.
This toy can be easy for beginners or utilized combined for increased challenge so its difficulty level is a range of one to two stars. You can also tape up the two or thee holes in the tube to make it a one holed toy.
This video just goes to show how incredibly easy it is to DIY your own food puzzle. Quick, simple, and inexpensive!
Do you do Instagram? I guess we should more often! Just found someone cool to follow! Alyssa is a designer and cat-mom who does a cool website, featuring some of her DIY projects, including a homemade food puzzle that can be made a little more challenging with some cardboard! Check her website out at www.thisisalyssa.com or on Instagram at @nashtrashkitty
And she uses perhaps my favorite hashtag ever: