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Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017

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Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

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

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

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, $49.95 a month, box. 

Whiskerbox May 2017 Costume

The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox

The Cost:  $34.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $49.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)

COUPON: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!

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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Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names – even Angus!

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Button Down Dress Shirt + Cargo Pants Costume from Cat Couture – Listed Value $45

The full cat costumes that come in this box always make me laugh. I think it would be impossible to beat the dinosaur costume from a few months ago, but this outfit is pretty awesome, too. Monkey put up with it and Mr. Kitty attacked me when I tried to put it on him. (I did not even make the attempt with the other three.)

Whiskerbox May 2017 Costume

Organic Catnip Taco Toy from Housecat Club – Value $6

This is pretty cute and well-made. We have another one of these from some other cat box and it has lasted for months. The kitties all seemed interested in this, and it was nice and small, which is their preference.

Organic Catnip Salsa Verde Toy from Polydactyl Cats – Value $6?

This isn’t quite the same as the toy in the Polydactyl Etsy shop, but it is only missing the felt “sauce” part, so I just knocked a dollar off the price showing there. At any rate, this was super popular – even Mr. Kitty got in on the action, which you will see below.

Individual Lychee Candy

There’s usually small (for humans) candy with this box. I think of it as a fun extra and not really a major contributor to the box’s value.

Natural Whole Tuna Loin from Applaws (1.06 oz) – Value $2.19

This is pretty much what it says. It was a little rich for Sneaky on its own (Monkey mostly licked the broth), so I’d suggest giving only a part at a time to a single cat, or sharing among several cats. They did enjoy it, though!

Steak Frites with Beef and Pumpkin in Gravy from Weruva (3 oz) – Value $1.61 (buy a case of 24 for $38.64)

You’ll usually get a package of premium cat food with this subscription, as well. I do like to feed my cats food like this, but don’t always want to buy a case because what if they don’t like it? But trying one can or pouch at a time is great. The kitties liked this a lot (especially Sneaky, who is a beef fanatic) – all of them wanted to eat it and all of them got a little (except Mr. Kitty, who can’t have it due to his IBD).

Cat photos ahead…

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Angus with the taco toy.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Angus is a little afraid to butt in here.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

But he gets an opportunity when the other cats (finally) get full.

Here is a photo series in three parts: 1. Madison is hiding under the bed.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

2. Madison decides to come out and share with the other cats.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

3. Madison has the plate to himself for a moment. (Notice how he never fully leaves the safety of being under the bed.)

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Some shots of Monkey in the costume. I think I like the first one best. I also like how all his belly fur is on display.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Monkey with the taco toy.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Monkey rubbing his head on a toy.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

All my photos of Sneaky were like this, this month. All she wants to do is eat. (She’s on prednisolone for her asthma until her inhaler arrives. And the prednisolone makes her want to eat, eat, eat.)

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Some photos of Mr. Kitty in the costume. That is pure and utter rage in the third photo. I have lots and lots of bloody bite marks on my arms now.

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

Now he seems to have resigned himself to his fate…

Whiskerbox Cat Subscription Box - May 2017

At least there is one happy picture of Mr. Kitty to close the review with.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $60.80 for the May 2017 Whiskerbox. Even if you think the value for the costume is a little high, that is about $20 over the cost of the subscription. Plus, the toys are from indie makers and you don’t have to pay separate shipping on them. I always have fun dressing Monkey and Mr. Kitty up, and the treats are always a huge success with this box. This was another fun month for us from Whiskerbox!

What do you think of May’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).

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2 Comments

  1. That is one strange costume. I would have thought the bow went under the chin but then the legs would be backwards. Strange design but Mr. Kitty looks handsome as always

    • I have put the costumes on backwards before because of that. It would not have worked with this one. I guess the idea is that the “front” as we think of it is on the cat’s back so we can actually see that part when the cat is wearing it.

      Mr. Kitty was not a happy boy the day I took these pictures. I still have bite marks.

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