Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2017
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This review is of the Meow Size, $39.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $29.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $39.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
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The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.
Ships to: U.S. and Canada for free, International for $15
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There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names!
Classic Wool Duffle Coat in Camel from Cat Couture – Listed Value $45
I can’t find Cat Couture online so I took the value from the information card. (The search term is far too generic and ends up with me seeing lots and lots of unrelated cat fashion.) Anyway, I put this on the kitties backward at first but the fit was much better when I figured out what I was doing wrong. Photos of both below.
Meowmosa from Omega Paw (3 oz) – Value $3.49
Madison and Monkey were not crazy over these treats. I think the hint of orange juice is a little weird for them. But Sneaky likes them a lot so they will not go to waste.
Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Pumpkin Jack Splash (3 oz) – Value $1.25
This, on the other hand, was universally popular. Monkey even ate some. And Mr. Kitty wanted it, but alas, he can’t have pumpkin. The rest of them gobbled this right up.
Candy (1 piece) – Value?
There was a little piece of candy in here. I don’t have any idea what it’s called because the label is all in Japanese.
Organic Paw Balm by Nava Pets – Value $2.99
This contains cocoa butter and vitamin E and is designed to moisturize dry, cracked paws. My cats don’t go outside (and probably wouldn’t let me put this on their paws anyway), but Nyx gets dry skin from being on prednisone, so I will be able to use this on her.
Catnip Bow-Tie Pasta from MiniTigerDesign – Value $6.28
These are handmade and are pretty small. The new kitty is very active and playful and seemed to enjoy these the most, so I put them in his isolation room with him. (The rescue group said I needed to keep him apart from other cats for 14 days.) He is having a good old time with them.
Gratuitous Cat Photo Time!
Madison, Sneaky, and Monkey shared the food. (Mr. Kitty can’t have it and New Guy is still in isolation, per the rescue group’s instructions.)
Mr. Kitty always wants treats. 99% of the time, he can’t have them. I do usually let him sniff, though.
Madison was in hiding mode the day I took these photos. I tried taking about 12 and this was honestly the best one.
Sneaky really liked these. Sneaky will eat pretty much anything with enthusiasm.
The kitten isn’t sure what to make of these treats. He had just eaten a big meal, though, so he was probably full.
On the other hand, he loves these little pasta toys. He likes to toss them around in the bathtub.
I realize now that this is on him backward. Despite the geometry issue, at first, I thought, well, “coat buttons in front.” Anyway, I thought it was a funny picture.
Here it is in the proper orientation. Fits much better!
Sneaky is secretly laughing at him, I know…
And Monkey’s like, “I put up with the photos. Now get it off!”
Mr. Kitty in the coat, again with it backwards. My first clue that something was wrong was that it did not fit him at all. Also I think he was mad that the other kitties were eating the food while I was putting him in the coat (since he can’t have the food).
Mr. Kitty is not a happy camper. Also his eyes were bothering him on this day. (He goes back to the eye doctor on the 27th.)
Here is the coat when put on him properly. It actually fits pretty well.
And another angry face shot. He is very good at closing his eyes when the flash goes off. (But, he is a pretty good sport about cat costumes, all things considered.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $59.01 for the January 2017 Whiskerbox. That is considerably above the cost of the subscription (great for cat subscriptions) so even if you think the apparel value is inflated a bit (I can vouch for the fact that it is definitely higher quality than the small dog costumes at Target), I feel you are getting a good value for your money, at least if you like to put clothes on your cat(s), which I obviously do.
What do you think of January’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?