Just a couple of years ago none of us had heard of letalone bought an interactive cat feeder, or cat puzzle feeder (as I like to call them) for our cats. But now the market seems to be awash with an amazing array of innovative feeders, usually marketing them interactive cat toys.
I’m a huge fan of these – not only do they provide stimulation for cats by encouraging them to forage for their food but they can also slow down the food intake of cats cats who are prone to obesity and means they eat in smaller portions.
However, you don’t have to spend a fortune on an ultra complex or flashy feeder that your cat won’t recognise as such! With a little bit of imagination you can make your own as the following examples show!
But if the idea of taking glue to cardboard or plastic doesn’t appeal, then you might like to visit my Cat Products page to see a selection of interactive feeders available in the shops. To wet your cat’s appetite here’s a video of my Siamese cat Billy mastering the Trixie Cat Activity board.