Post Published on March 10, 2020 | Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Jenny
The folks that make the Litter-Robot reached out to me at the beginning of the year, asking me if I would be interested in reviewing their Hemp Toys. I was excited because I have had such a positive experience working with them with the Litter-Robot – they are a company of integrity, customer service and care.
I was also excited, though, because I was anxious to see what Charlie and Trigg thought of the hemp toys.
I think over a year ago, Auto Pets, who makes the Litter-Robot, started the Litterbox.com site where they sell their clumping cat litter, but where they also sell cat toys, cleaners and more – check out our unboxing video posted below to see all they sell – I mention it in the audio and show a little marketing card they included with the shipment.
Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toys are made with durable hemp fabric and are fully biodegradable and filled with organic catnip.
Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toys Product Review Unboxing Video
We were sent the Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toy Box, which includes 9 products.
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- Hemp Mouse
- Hemp Pouch
- Hemp Pillow (2-pack)
- Hemp Turtle
- Hemp Fish
- Hemp Sock
- Hemp Tail
- Hemp Rope
All products come in orange and white (except Hemp Rope). And they are all packed with organic catnip. Some of the toys have other ingredients, which I have listed below.
Ingredients included in toys (can vary depending on the toy):
- Hemp fabric
- Organic catnip blend
- Safe-to-lick food colorant
- Buckwheat hulls
- Knotted hemp rope
- Fresh valerian roots
I love that all the ingredients are OK for kitties and there is no polyfil or other things that could harm them if they ingest it. Of course the rope is a possibility – so I only would allow my cats to play with that supervised, as I explain in the final review video.
Both of my cats like these hemp cat toys. They took to them immediately – and started batting them around, bunny kickin’ them and more – Trigg was throwing it up in the air like it was a dead mouse (long story but once upon a time I brought home dead mice for them to try) – which is an example of how a cat kills it’s prey.
Of course, this was great because in a cat’s normal routine – they play/hunt, eat, groom, sleep (and poop and pee in there somewhere). So the fact that they were playing with the toys so much allowed for one step in a cat’s routine to be taken care of.
After running this site for 12 years, I hear a lot of stories about bored cats, so it is nice to find safe, non-toxic cat toys that help to encourage their instinctual behavior.
I often find Trigg on our Ripple Rug with one of the Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toys underneath him.
I think it is cool that they sell a big box of these cat hemp toy because with 9 toys in one box, you can save some for later – when the first ones you introduce get worn out. Or you can donate some to a cat rescue or shelter in your area – or give some to friends with cats. Each toy comes individually wrapped – so it’s easy to give them away as gifts too.
A reader, who got some of the toys right after we posted the unboxing, wrote me to let me know he did. He said that his cats were interested in them out of the box, but then stopped playing with them.
The thing with catnip toys is that cats can become disinterested – if that happens, just collect them – put them away (in a drawer or something like that) for a few days and then reintroduce them a few days later. I always scrunch the heck out of the toys (to bring out the catnip aroma) before I throw them across the room for my 10-year old Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg, to chase.
I am pretty confident in knowing how my cats behave with toys that are left about the house – I am home with them the majority of the day (since I work from home), and because they are 10-years old – I know them pretty well by now. However, if you are unsure about your kitty, I would always suggest supervised play and then put the toys away when they’re done. That way, you don’t have to worry about them swallowing anything. Yes, these toys are non-toxic, but there’s always a risk with any manufacturered cat toy – even if it is a small chance, it is better to error on the side of caution.
With that said, the Hemp Rope was the only one of these cat toys I did not leave out for my cats to play with. They loved the dried catnip that the hemp toy comes with in a little metal circular can, however, they weren’t terribly interested in the hemp rope itself. They loved eating the exposed dried catnip the hemp rope came in and loved all the fabric toys too.
Our product review video embedded in this post and below, shows you how much they loved them. Thanks to Litterbox.com for sending them to us to review.
Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toys Product Review Video
What do you think of the Litterbox.com’s Cat Toy Hemp box? Do you think you will try some of their hemp toys out on your kitty?
We received the Litterbox.com Hemp Cat Toys for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.