Post Published on December 8, 2015 | Last Updated on April 1, 2021 by Jenny
PawNosh Cubby Mini Glass Bowl Product Review
I feel in love with a PawNosh Glass Pet Bowl in November 2013 and have never fallen out of love. Since our initial review of their original Aqua Cubby bowl, we have also reviewed their Cubby Deluxe (a bigger version of their original Cubby bowl) and their Zorra bowls that came out this summer. Their newest product launch is the Cubby Mini bowl. While the original Aqua Cubby bowl has a special place in my heart, these Cubby Mini bowls are freakin’ awesome and come in at a close second. I love them. I love that I can pick up the entire bowl by grabbing it with my finger tips (see review video posted below to see what I mean). They also take up less space in my dishwasher and in my cabinets.
As with the other Cubby bowls, these arrive at your door impeccably wrapped, which makes them not only a great gift for you, but also a great gift for the cat lover in your life.
A glass bowl for your kitty or pup is a wise choice because plastic bowls can contains BPAs and also can harbor bacteria which can cause feline acne. Ceramic bowls can also harbor bacteria if the glaze on them cracks – and they also need to be lead free. I have even had readers tell me that stainless steel bowls caused zits on their kitty. So, glass seems to be the safest route to go if you’re looking for a non-toxic pet feeding bowl.
The Cubby Minis are much shallow-er than the Cubby Original, which should help with readers who are concerned about whisker stress when their kitties are eating. I have never personally encountered a kitty that has a whisker stress problem, so I can’t speak for it. I tried to get some photos of Trigg’s whiskers around the bowls to give you an idea below.
With that said, when we first got the Cubby original, my kitties were hesitant to approach it. Cats can see rays of light that we cannot. They even see UV light. Glass reflects light. So you can only imagine what they see walking up to a glass bowl – and then that can be even more intense if you put that bowl in sunlight (as you can see in my outdoor photos in this post). If, for example, your kitchen has a lot of sunlight, then the light reflection is going to be even more intense. A few months back, a reader, Mary, purchased a few Cubby bowls for her kitties, but her kitties wouldn’t eat out of them. Mary asked if I had any suggestions to get them to eat out them because she wanted her kitties to eat out of them. I suggested that Mary “starve” (to an extent) her kitties (they are young and healthy) and then put their very favorite food in the bowls and serve it. When I say “starve”, I am talking about skipping a meal or something to the extent that Dr. Lisa Pierson describes on catinfo.org. It did the trick – they ate out of them and have continued to do so ever since. Another way to get them to approach and eat out of the bowl would be to put treats in the bowl. So, in other words, I think the light reflection could be a factor upon introduction to these bowls. However, my two don’t think twice about approaching PawNosh bowls now and didn’t after the very first time.
PawNosh Cubby Bowl Lifetime Breakage Warranty
PawNosh has a lifetime breakage warranty on their Cubby bowls. While the bowls are dishwasher safe, they can’t be used in a microwave, oven or freezer or the warranty is void. You can read more details about the Cubby bowl warranty on their website.
PawNosh Cubby Bowl Colors:
- Aqua (Blue)
- Celery (Green)
- Tangerine (Orange)
I like that there is a variety of colors available because, if you have all three colors, you can do things like try several wet food flavors at once to see which ones your kitty likes (for example, if the blue bowl is empty, then you know they like the blue packet food):
Rad Things about PawNosh’s Cubby Glass Pet Bowls:
- Made from non-toxic glass – The FDA qualifies glass as the only food and beverage packaging material generally regarded as safe for use by humans
- Made from post-consumer recycled glass, sourced in California
- Made by hand using cast-iron pressing molds
- Lifetime warranty against breakage
- Handmade in the USA.
- Safe and sustainable solution
- A serial number is and etched on bottom rim of bowl; every PawNosh bowl includes corresponding certificate of authenticity
- Ergonomic handle, so you can easily pick up and handle bowl – but the Minis are quite easy to pick up with your finger tips for me!
- Glass bowls prevent cat zits
- They’re heavy – the Minis aren’t as heavy as the original Cubby, but they are heavier than a stainless steel, ceramic or plastic bowl and therefore, should be more difficult for your kitty or pup to move around.
I love that PawNosh wants to support US glass makers.
PawNosh’s Cubby Mini Specs:
- Total diameter: 4.625 inches
- Total height: 1.875 in.
- Area available for food or water: 4 in.
- Area available for food or water: 1 in.
- Available cubic volume: 5 fl. oz.
- Total weight: 1.2 lbs.
- Designed for use by a cat or a toy dog
Buy the PawNosh Cubby Mini Glass Bowls
You can buy the Mini bowls on PawNosh’s website for $45/each and save 10% when you use promo code, FLOPPY10.
You can buy the regular size Cubby PawNosh bowls from their website or from The Cat Connection or from Amazon. If you buy them from PawNosh, you can use PawNosh Coupon Code: FLOPPY10 to receive 10% discount on all purchases.
PawNosh Cubby Mini Glass Bowl Unboxing
PawNosh Cubby Mini Glass Bowl Review Video
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We received the PawNosh Cubby Mini Glass Pet Bowls 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.