This puzzle is not for the faint of heart. It could be scary for some cats. But if your cat is a master forager and does not mind some noise this is worth a shot. Much like the children's vacuum or lawnmower toy that had the popping balls in it, this toy works on the same mechanism of action. The food is the popping balls in this case. A fun game if your cat also enjoys when treats or kibble are thrown.
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 to increase the challenge or place objects inside to make it more difficult for the food to dispense.
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.
These cute little mice from Petstages are such great foraging toys! They are small, easily manipulated, offer appealing textures, and can be picked up and carried around the house just like real prey! They do not hold a lot of food so they are great for portion control as well. They really require some batting around to get the food to dispense and are not quite as easy as one might expect.
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!
If your cats "scarf and barf" this food puzzle is for you! A cat's stomach is quite small, about the size of a ping pong ball, so when they eat too quickly, vomiting is often the result. Slow feeders like this one help make the meal last a little longer.
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.
This is a weighted and challenging food puzzle designed originally for small to medium sized dogs, but is no match for an experienced foraging cat! Featuring an adjustable opening and a difficult to grip exterior, this toy is sure to slow down a cat that eats too quickly.
Watch video above to see if your cats are up to this challenge. Remember the goal is to find your individual cats greatest challenge level. Do not be disappointed if they are not able to master a specific toy. Everyone is a unique individual!
This is a challenging, weighted and rather large foraging toy for cats. This puzzle is geared towards the experienced forager and cats that are very driven. The challenge can be increased if need be by placing various cat toys inside to occasionally obstruct the opening or by placing smaller food puzzles inside such as foraging ping pong balls by Fundamentally Feline!
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 toy, but a fun spin on this classic corrugated cardboard scratch pad nonetheless.