Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
You guys know I love puzzle toys.
Up for grabs this month is a fun, colorful cat puzzle toy from Nina Ottosson by Petstages. We have featured the Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play Cat Puzzle on the site before.
The Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play cat toy is a great way to stimulate your cat and encourage a healthy eating pace.
The idea is that it has hidden compartments covered by sliding pieces. You fill the compartments with food, and your cat can play with it and learn how to operate the sliders in order to get to it.
Cats have a natural instinct to forage and this toy helps to encourage that behavior and fulfil that need. Your cat will be kept busy playing with the sliding pieces and then will be rewarded when they discover the food.
How Your Cat Uses the Buggin’ Out Toy
The best thing to do with any food cat puzzle is to start simple – put some food in the compartments and leave it as visible so that your cat can get used to the toy and understand that it’s something where food can be found.
Once your cat has become comfortable with the toy, start increasing the difficulty – slide a few ladybirds around as a starting point. Leave the food slightly visible and your cat will begin to make sense of what they need to do.
As your cat starts to enjoy the challenge you can increase the difficulty, hiding more food behind ladybird sliders and using the leaves as an extra cover for your cat to move.
The Buggin’ Out toy is rated as an intermediate difficulty, which means that all food-motivated or playful cats will be able to enjoy it with a little bit of time to get familiar.
Why the Buggin’ Out Toy Is Useful
Some cats are playful by nature, and just love having toys to mess around with.
Others are fast eaters – as soon as their food is available, they’ll wolf it down, rather than taking the time to eat it carefully and properly. They’ll then often pester their owner for more food throughout the day.
The Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play cat toy helps tackle both of these behaviors. For playful cats it’s something new and exciting to enjoy, with treats as a reward.
Meanwhile fast-eating cats are forced to slow down. They have to work for their food a little more, which keeps them occupied and also helps reduce the amount of time they’ll spend crying for more food once they’re done.
Buggin’ Out – The Specifications
The Buggin’ Out toy is made from a wood plastic composite which makes it sturdy, so it can stand up to regular play with enthusiastic cats. It has a non-slip base too, which is essential when your cat is using their paws to push pieces around.
There are 14 hidden treat compartments and a total of 16 movable pieces including eight ladybird sliders and 8 rotating leaves. None of the parts are removable – everything is designed to be kept as one toy, so no pieces can be lost.
The Buggin’ Out toy can be cleaned with soap and water, but it’s not recommended for the dishwasher.
- # of winners: 3
- Prize Details: (1) Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play Cat Puzzle
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