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 can also be added like blades of grass tied in knots, and sticks and leaves for a seasonal fun offering.
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 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 once your cat has mastered the concept to increase the challenge level. Large marbles can also be placed inside to add weight and obstruct the opening from time to time to make the toy much more difficult once your cats gets the hang of it.
Dog Brick As A Wet Food Puzzle –
Another excellent toy, the Nina Ottosson Dog Brick is perfect to use for cats for either canned or dry food. The cat must slide the cover to expose the reservoirs to access the wet food. This puzzle can be made more difficult by inserting a doggy bone into one of the center slots to serve as an obstacle to be removed before they can slide the cover.
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 or toys.
One of the plates provided is easier than the other and they are quite easy to switch out and clean. Check out this video to see it in action!
Ikea Hack Chair Puzzle –
When is a chair not a chair? When it's a food puzzle! Check out this blog post where Ingrid shares how she turned an Ikea chair into a food post and scratching pad! Complete instructions are included. For the crafty cat parent!
The DIY Hunter Feeder –
This handmade puzzle is not only functional, it's beautiful! The nice thing about a DIY stationary puzzle is that you can adjust the width of the space between the bars to adjust for your individual cat's paw size and agility!
The hardest part of this puzzle is the human element! It requires some tools, including a router and jigsaw. If you're handy with tools, you'll enjoy making this food puzzle. Instructions provided by Urban Pet Haus via Purina.