The Twirly Bird Snacker by Doc & Phoebe
Fun, easy, inexpensive! This foraging toy by Doc & Pheobe is adorable. It is a great beginner toy for cats to learn the upward motion of tipping things for the food to dispense which is a challenging move for some cats to learn. The feathers really add interest. One could always cover up a hole […]
Buggin’ Out by Nina Ottosson
Another stationary foraging gem! This puzzle can be used for wet or dry food. There are essentially three levels of difficulty built into this toy. Stationary puzzles as a whole are easier for most cats but when there are multiple moving parts it has the potential to present a challenge.
Melon Madness by Nina Ottosson
This is an intermediate level stationary foraging toy for wet or dry food. The cat must learn to uncover the wells by moving the “seeds” or the green pegs to uncover the snacks below. Melon Madness is one of many Nina Ottosson food puzzles, scroll around this site to discover more!
The Rainy Day puzzle by Nina Ottosson
This is a difficult, brains over brawn food puzzle that accommodates wet or dry food. It is challenging, easy to clean and promises to keep your cat busy and mentally stimulated.
The Flower Tower by Trixie Pet
This is an intricate, brains over brawn, food puzzle originally designed for dogs, but that won’t stop us! This puzzle features four swiveling layers but access is only granted once the large base cones are removed. That is the challenge, the cat must do one section of the puzzle in efforts for the next to […]
Scratch pad with treat dispenser
Step 1. Purchase treat ball attachment. Step 2. Purchase traditional scratch pad. Step 3. Attach treat ball to scratch pad. Step 4. Poof! Instant food puzzle! A clever little two in one toy. This scratch pad offers a feature that allows you to make it two toys in one! This is not a very difficult […]
The Catit Play stationary foraging board
This stationary foraging board offers a myriad of different obstacles, can be used for wet or dry food and can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced foragers. Placing the food only in the center of the board increases the challenge and requires the cats to then extract food from a secondary puzzle at the […]
Cat Epic! is brought to you by the maker of Cat Amazing. This is an intricate and difficult stationary food puzzle that offers three challenge levels. The pieces inside can be reconfigured to make it easier or harder based on the cat’s skill level. A peek inside. Upper level adjusts for varied difficulty. See cats […]
The Catit Spinner
This is a beginner puzzle that surprisingly kept a few master foragers occupied for a minute! It spins and swirls like a top, dispensing food out of one of three openings. The inside has a maze that prevents the food from dispensing too easily. It is good to offer novel puzzles from time to time […]
The Peek – A – Prize Box by SmartCat
This is a versatile cat toy that can also be used as a food puzzle. This wooden box will hold the attention of young cats and kittens, but as cats get older they tend to lose interest, so re-purposing it as a food puzzle is a great way to rejuvenate interest!
Aikiou Junior Feeder
Yet another stationary food puzzle that is great for cats even though it is marketed towards dogs. This puzzle can be used for canned or dry food. “I tried it and I liked it!”
Cheese Crate Foraging Box
This DIY food puzzle is basically a homemade version of the Peek-A-Prize box, only more challenging because it has fewer openings. Start by placing cardboard inside to create a flat bottom. Expand holes as needed to accommodate your cat’s paws. Then place food and toys inside for an easy DIY foraging game! If you wish […]
ThinKat by Aikiou
The ThinKat is a beautiful beginner food puzzle. Cats can either dig food out of the flowers or access food at the base of each flower. Extra flowers can be added to increase the depth and the petals are supple and can be folded inward (see photo below). This requires the cat to “unfold” the […]
This is a fantastic new tool to slow down those cats that eat wet food too quickly. Available in three different textures and two colors. Easy to wash and clean, easy to fill. This could also be used as a tool while introducing new cats to each other since it will slow down their eating […]
This foraging box is complex and unique as it offers many different compartments for a unique foraging experience. For those looking for products not made of plastic this is a nice alternative. It is a more challenging stationary toy for the more experienced forager.
The Snuffle Mat
Other ways to use your Snuffle Mat! A truly unique foraging toy that simulates rooting through grass as a cat would do hunting for small prey like bugs. This is an easy toy; great for beginners. It can be machine washed and dried making it easy to care for and maintain. The Snuffle Mat is […]
Coming soon to a cat home near you? Aikiou’s Thin Kat
We love the look of the new Aikiou offering – the Thin Kat. Aikiou previously brought cats and their humans the Stimulo! Stay tuned for a full review once we get our paws on this baby!
Slide and Feed by Trixie Pet
A great beginner puzzle designed for wet or dry food. If your cat is just starting out this is an excellent toy to teach them the game.
Domino Foraging Board by Trixie Pet
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.
The Digger by Catit
Another great beginner toy that can be used for wet or dry food. This is a stationary puzzle that hones your cats paw fishing skills!
Parker vs Tupperware
This video just goes to show how incredibly easy it is to DIY your own food puzzle. Quick, simple, and inexpensive!
The Fantasy Board by Trixie Pet –
This stationary foraging toy offers multiple puzzles in one including an area for wet food. Food does not always need to be the focus. The ping-pong ball section is like a feline rooting box and can be filled with water for cats that enjoy playing with water. The floating balls add a play component. Novelties […]
Brain Mover by Trixie Pet
A more intricate food puzzle with multiple components. Wet cat food can also be used in the wells making it a versatile and challenging game for your cats. This toy is for the experienced forager!
The Poker Box by Trixie Pet
This is an intricate and challenging stationary food puzzle. This video shows cats figuring out and solving the five different sections. This puzzle can accommodate canned food in some compartments as well as dry food. This is a toy is for the experienced forager!
The Tunnel Feeder by Trixie Pet
This is a great beginner toy for multi-cat households. Food goes in through the top and funnels into the tunnels. If you wish to increase the challenge further, fill ping-pong balls and place inside the tunnels. This way the cats must spin the balls to get the food to dispense and then extract it from […]
The Windmill by Trixie Pet
This is a fantastic feline foraging toy! Traditionally a dog toy, it really seems geared more towards cats as most dogs would destroy this product. It comes with two sets of interchangeable lids, a set with one large hole and another set with three small holes. The holes can be taped up with scotch tape […]
The Catit Treat Maze
The Catit Treat Maze is a great beginner puzzle! Some kitties may be stumped by the clear plastic cover as cats are unable to focus on objects right under their noses. They are virtually blind within 12 inches from their face and use their whiskers to locate objects right in from of them like food […]
Catit Senses Circuit As A Foraging Toy
If your cat becomes tired of chasing the ball around in any of these channel-like toys, simple convert them into a stationary foraging toy! Alternating how these toys can be used creates novel interest and keeps your cat mentally stimulated and engaged.
The Dog Tornado by Nina Ottoson –
This video proves that even handicapped cats can work for their food. In this clip Lefty is 15 years old, a tripod his whole life, toothless, arthritic and has kidney and heart disease. He prefers to get the food himself! Your cats can do this! This toy is excellent as a canned food puzzle for […]
The Green by Northmate
The Green is a great beginner foraging toy. This is the doggy version of the feline “Catch” toy. Because it is larger, it holds more volume for multiple cat households and provides a slightly increased challenge as the interior portion of the puzzle is harder to reach. If you want to increase the challenge even […]
Slow Feeder Bowls (great for cats too!) –
A slow feeder bowl from the Outward Hound. Do not let the dog photos on the packaging deter you from trying these toys out with your cats. Cats are quite capable of using these puzzles only they do so in a different way. Dogs lick out these bowls with their tongues where cats scoop the […]
Catit Senses Food Maze
Giving it a good sniff inspection! This treat tower certainly requires some previous foraging experience. Cats must work food down each level of the Catit Food Maze to finally achieve a piece of food that has fallen through into the base/food tray. There is an adjustable plate at the middle tier that allows for the […]
The Fun Board –
Trixie Pet 5 in 1 activity board The Fun Board is offers a variety of different obstacles. For many cats, acquiring food from the clear globes is the greatest challenge of this board. The section that looks like an ice cube tray is called the tongue module and is designed for canned food. This works […]
The Catch by Northgate is a nice stationary puzzle that requires your cat to forage with their paws. It is relatively easy for cats who are new to foraging and easy to clean. Good for slowing down fast eaters! It can be combined with the Foraging Ping Pong Balls from Fundamentally Feline (shown right) […]