Top critical review
Nice idea, failed execution.
on 10 January 2017
Our cat loves this. Basically, unscrew the lid, pour in your snacks, and screw the lid back on.
'Feeding' your cat is also simple: you twist the two halves of the ball until the slots open up enough to let the snacks fall out.
Depending how big the snacks are and how the big the slots are will define how often the food fall out.
However, the claim that this will help your cat be active and exercise with the ball is a pretty weak argument.
Our cat doesn't hit and chase the ball, eating snacks as she chases it. She basically pushing the ball around with her nose, purring like crazy, and devouring every snack that falls out. If I'd left her alone with this for 5 minutes she would have eaten half the contents.
It does provide a short, playful distraction if you play a mean trick: let a couple of snacks fall out an then close the slots up... the cat will continue to push the ball around for a few minutes.
Given the experience with our cat, I can't recommend it even though she loves it. Fat cat: 1. Exercise: 0.