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!
Ice, Ice Baby!
Some cats are very slow starters and need to be gradually eased into the concept of working for their food. Some families also cannot afford the fancy stationary foraging boards not knowing if their cat will take to using them. This is our compromise! An ice cube tray is incredibly easy and often free or at least inexpensive if you do not already have them sitting around the house. Once your cat has developed the skills to scoop the food out of the little wells with their paw, investing in a more intricate foraging board will not seem so risky.
**This can easily be used for canned food too!
Trixie Pet Fun Board for wet food
Wet food foraging can be a great way to slow down voracious over-eaters that later vomit their canned food meal. This stationary foraging board is fantastically versatile. In this clip Samson is demonstrating how the tongue module exercises their tongue and jaw muscles!
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 Dog Tornado As A Wet Food Puzzle
Wet food can be more difficult to offer via food puzzles. If you get creative or find the right commercially available toys it can be done. Cats do not care about the doggy bone shape! This toy is very well made, easy to clean and works beautifully for this purpose. Watch Willow and friends as they show you how it is done!
Coffee Mug Foraging
An old coffee mug can be laid on its side and filled with canned food. The mug handle provides stability and keeps the puzzle in place. Put it on a place mat or newspaper and allow the cat to scoop out food with a paw and lick it off. Many cats simply drag the food to the mat and lick it up from there as seen in this video. This can be a little messy, so some sort of place mat is a must!