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 […]
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!
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!”
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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!
This video just goes to show how incredibly easy it is to DIY your own food puzzle. Quick, simple, and inexpensive!
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]