Cats like cardboard. Plain and simple. Buy them the fanciest toys, beds, gadgets, and gizmos, and at the end of the day you'll still find them curled up in their favorite box that you hauled home from Costco.
So, to help out box loving felines (and their frustrated humans) everywhere, I've recently been featuring earth-friendly cardboard cat products (See: Kitty Teepee and Geodome) that are not only cute and hip, but can also be recycled when kitty
destroys them is done with the fun!
How they work
The latest product I've come across in this category is Amazing Treat Machine Rollers, which are interactive, 100% recyclable cardboard cat toys that offer the promise of two of your cat's favorite things: Treats and catnip!
Each box comes with cardboard sheets for assembling four rollers (with directions printed right on them), plus eight decorative wheels (that also serve to make the rollers more sturdy), and four organic catnip pouches.
Once assembled, the holes in the rollers are big enough where the first few treats fall out very easily (Note: My cat may also be a genius), but once the amount of treats lessens, it becomes slightly more challenging. I must say it was hilarious to watch Charlie push the roller across the room to victory!
I think the biggest mistake I made was trying the roller out with the treats before trying the catnip, because once he knew they were treat dispensers, the lure of catnip just didn't do it for him. However, since the initial trial, I've caught him tossing the empty toys around the house just for fun, so it goes to show that even without the promise of treats or catnip, they still offer a good time.
Overall, the rollers are deceptively sturdy, and if someone were to accidentally step on one, it wouldn't even break! They're a nice alternative to traditional cat toys, and also are good for a laugh while watching your confused kitty trying to liberate their treats.
If you'd like to try Amazing Treat Machine Rollers out for yourself, you can purchase a box here for $7.95, PLUS the wonderful folks at Amazing Treat Machine are also offering a very generous 25% discount to my readers if you enter in code CATSPARELLA at checkout!
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