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Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2017

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Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Meow Size, $39.95 a month, box. 

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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 – even Angus! (Side note: I think the artwork is really cute.)

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Max Toy by Whiskers n’ Paws – Value $2.75 (or buy a set of 6 for $16.50)

This is made from rabbit fur and stuffed with cotton. It is the softest cat toy I’ve ever felt. I am a little weirded out by having an actual fur item (I would never wear fur), but (1) the cats love it and (2) I do feed Mr. Kitty with some rabbit-based food.

Organic Catnip Cloud and Raindrops Toy from Furball Fanatic – Value $6.50

Dangly toys are always a win in my house. Angus had a lot of fun with this. Sneaky will normally play with dangly toys, too, but she was in a foul mood last night.

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Cat and Kitten Organic Dry Shampoo from Nava Pets (5 oz) – Value $10.99

This has arrowroot, catnip, and oatstraw (no essential oils). I don’t use dry shampoo for myself but I can definitely see keeping some around for the cats. Monkey doesn’t like to groom himself (it’s a big job with all that fur) and sometimes he gets a little greasy. This would be perfect for him. (Paradoxically, Monkey is the only cat I can give a regular – wet – bath to without restraining him in any way. But he will like the dry shampoo better.)  No one had an urgent need for de-greasing last night but I am sure we will get a chance to try this soon.

Weruva Cats in the Kitchen “1 if by Land, 2 if by Sea” – Value $1.25

This got my cats excited even before I opened the pouch! Sneaky, Madison, nd Monkey shared it (Angus was interested but a little timid, and Mr. Kitty was interested but I had to hold him back because of his IBD). This has big chunks of meat including tuna and salmon (and also beef) and lots of liquid, which my cats licked all up off the plate. This is grain free, which is nice.

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Seasonal Lollipop – Value $1?

You usually get a little piece of candy with this box. This month it was a cute Easter egg lollipop.

Sophisticat Bow Tie + Collar Matching Set from Cat Couture – Listed Value $35

I can never find Cat Couture online so I have to take the value from the information card. This does seem a little bit steep for a cat collar, but I will say it is very well made and the buckle is much lighter weight than the last cat collar + bowtie we got from Whiskerbox, which is definitely an improvement. You can remove the bowtie and just use this as a collar (it has a D-ring for hanging an ID tag), so it is also functional.

Gratuitous cat photos ahead…

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Angus really liked the rabbit fur toy. He also batted it all over the house last night while we were asleep.

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He also loved the rain cloud toy.

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He did NOT love the collar. I’m honestly surprised I got it on him. After this, my husband and I had to chase him around the house for 15 minutes just so we could catch him and take the collar off. Never doing that again.

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Madison, Sneaky, and Monkey share the food. Angus was too timid to get close and Mr. Kitty can’t have it.

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Monkey models the collar and bowtie

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Mr. Kitty models the collar and bowtie while expertly avoiding the camera flash. (In fairness, he is very sensitive to light.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of $57.49 for the April 2017 Whiskerbox. Even if you think the value of the collar listed on the information card is a bit high, I feel the value is still at least equal to, if not greater than the cost of the box. The toys were big hits this month, as was the food, the dry shampoo will be useful, and the collar is definitely functional (perhaps I can collect a set of five eventually?).

What do you think of April’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. Monkey and Mr. Kitty look so freaking cute in the bowtie!

  2. Monkey looks so proper with his bowtie! He seems like the most laid-back kitty ever.

    • He is. I can call his name and he will come, even if it is to give him medicine. I can usually brush him for awhile. I can give him a bath without restraining him and I don’t usually end up bleeding. And he will not stop purring — it makes it difficult for the vet to listen to his heart and lungs. He is also better with Angus than the rest (with the possible exception of Mr. Kitty, who just ignores Angus).

  3. All of my cats have loved items with fur. I have some fox fur tails in my renaissance faire costume boxes and every time I open the box the cats find those and run off with them. I have bought the rabbit fur balls before and usually find them destroyed after a while from playing and kicking and biting. I also have some fur collars and neck scarfs, the cats will dig them out of the drawer if I leave it open, even a little bit. They like to cuddle up with them or use them as kicker toys. I don’t actually where the collars but do use them in costuming. Feathers come in second as a favorite toy after fur. I had one cat who loved leather cat toys. I had some leather mice with long tails and he would run around the house with one in his mouth and making noises such as “eek, eek, eek” with the tail hanging out his mouth. It always looked like he had a real mouse in his mouth. They were handcrafted long strips of leftover leather cut at an angle and rolled up like a croissant with the narrow end tucked through a slit. No hardware connecting them together. Most of my cats have been feral cat recues with a few shelter adoptions so that could explain the fur and feather fetish. But those materials and textures were always a hit with my fur family.

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