Aïkiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Interactive Cat Toy Product Review

| May 29, 2012 | 14 Comments
Charlie playing with the Aikiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station

Charlie playing with the Aikiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station

I originally saw the Aïkiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station featured on Moderncat.  I was in love when I saw it because it reminded me of the Nina Ottosson’s interactive cat toys that we had reviewed.  The idea of a toy or a feeding station that helps your kitty work for their food as they would if they were hunting in the wild, just makes sense to me.

As you may be aware, I am not a fan of feeding cats dry food.  So while the Aïkiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station can be used to feed your kitties dry food, we used it instead for treats.  You can also put cat toys in the various tubes to encourage your kitty to hunt for his or her toys.

We were sent the Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Activity Center as well as the Stimulo Level 3 tubes to try out.  They were an immediate hit.

Here is the arrival video:

And then the later review video we shot:

One of my concerns was whether or not declawed cats can use this interactive cat toy and Aïkiou told me that declawed cats have no problem getting food, treats and toys out of the tubes.

I love that it is dishwasher safe and also that you can take it apart of easy cleaning.

Aïkiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station is Dishwasher Safe

The Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Activity Center sells for $24.95 on Amazon.com and the Stimulo Level 3 tubes are an additional $17.39

Aïkiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Interactive Cat Toy Review

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Karalee says:

    This review came at the most incredibly wonderful time! Gary and Samson are kibble freaks, and when it’s time for it, they gobble it down in competition with eachother. Minou isn’t too bad with it. Well, last night, Samson came in the living room and threw up all the kibble he ate right in front of me. It wasn’t the first time, but we’re determined it will be the last. We’ve ordered two of these and are picking them up today. We’ll let you know how it goes!

  2. Rebecca MI says:

    We have had this for about 2 years now – the hooligans mastered it no problem – well except Freya (she doesn’t really like treats or catnip – poor thing). I will have to bring it out again.

    I did not know there were extra tubes. I will have to see what the Canadian cost and availability for those will be.

    • Jenny says:

      Let me know if it is less or more…where did you first discover it?

      • Karalee says:

        We ordered ours from Global Pet Foods here in Canada. We’re located in Southern Ontario, and there’s lots of locations. If the store doesn’t have them, tell them to order from one of their suppliers – kanevet.com.

      • Rebecca MI says:

        I found it at a local pet store called Rocky Mountain Tails in Calgary. I found it after you did a review of one of there products for dogs – the name escapes me at the moment lol

  3. GlamKitty says:

    Thanks for reviewing this, Jenny! I’d never seen this before, but I can tell it’s something Boomer would probably just love. Off to Amazon I go, LOL…

  4. Karalee says:

    Well, the first week has been interesting. Gary took to this right away. He loves his treat ball, and bats it around with no problem to get kibble, to the Stimulo was not an issue for him. Samson is still trying to figure the thing out. He’ll stick a paw in and pull it out, then licks his paw pads. **sigh** Then he meows at us to get his darned kibble in a bowl. He usually just follows Gary around and picks up any stray kibble that Gary misses. But, we haven’t had any kibble related yak, so that’s a good thing. Another postitive of the Stimulo is that Gary doesn’t seem territorial with them as he does his bowls. He allows Samson in on his Stimulo at the same time. Minou has learned very quickly how to scoop out kibble as well. I could see this thing being a pain in the arse if my 3 were fed all kibble. But, they only get 1/4 cup each in the evening. Otherwise, it’s canned.

  5. Stacy Hikari says:

    so glad i picked this up online before I got the kitten!

    he’s supposed to have kibble readily available at all times and 3 other meals of wet/prowl a day so i loaded the stimulo and a small bowl in case he didn’t get it.

    we are on down of day 4, I’ve refilled the stimulo for the second time, but he hasn’t touched the kibble from the bowl or his meals… i hope this will change as he gets older cause he’s a little lean.

  6. Dee Scherzer says:

    Hi Jenny-
    I’m really concerned about our Ragdoll, Milo’s weight. He is about 13 lbs & is only 8 months old. He eats about 1 cup of dry food & about 1/4 cup of wet food/day. Are we over-feeding? The breeder said to leave unlimited dry kibble in his bowl as long as he’s a kitten. I certainly don’t want him to become obese and have health problem.
    I’ll be waiting for your answer.
    Thanks!

    • Jenny says:

      Dee, of course, this is not a question for me to answer. I haven’t seen the cat, I am not a vet, etc. What does your vet say?

      I, also, wholeheartedly disagree with feeding dry food. Lots of breeders believe in dry food and I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

      The website catinfo.org will help you out.

      Our cats were always fat when they were on dry food, once we put them on wet only, the vet has never complained about their weight and my mom’s cat’s kidney stones disappeared too.

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