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Cuddle Crate Cat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyMay 11, 2016 | 8 comments

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Cuddle Crate
3.3 overall rating
4 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Cuddle Crate is a monthly subscription box for pets.  You can opt for a dog box (choose your dog size), a cat box, or a small animal box (select gerbil/hamster or rabbit/guinea pig).  You can also combine pet types with higher tier subscriptions (i.e., get a combined cat/rabbit box) and opt for a bi-monthly box if monthly is too often for you.  This is a review of the cat option.  (FYI, Cuddle Crate used to be known as Pet Pakz and they are currently undergoing a rebranding process.)

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The Subscription Box: Cuddle Crate (for cats)

The Cost: $28 per month for the bronze level (3-5 items for one type of pet); $39 a month for the silver level (6-8 items for up to two types of pet); $50 a month for the gold level (9+ items for three types of pets); save with longer subscriptions.  This review is for the “bronze” level.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off any subscription!

The Products: Toys, treats, and supplies for your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, gerbil, or hamster.

Ships to: US (free shipping to continental US)

Check out all of our Cuddle Crate reviews and lots of great boxes for cats in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

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Because Cuddle Crate is customizable and you can select different types of animals, there isn’t a traditional information card.  If you have a dog or cat combined subscription, your items will be circled on the card.  (Small animal items are not listed on the card.)

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Kong Active Ball Buddy Birds – Value $4.75

This was pretty popular because of all the feathers.  The body part also had a rattle inside but my cats are not as into noisy toys.  The sound didn’t scare them, though.

Kong Kitten Teddy Bear – Value $5.87

This is a nice, snuggly toy.  And very soft.  Of course none of mine are kittens but they seemed to like this anyway.

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Red Barn Cat Treats in Grain Free Turkey (2.64 oz) – Value $3.79

Madison was a big fan.  He really likes turkey.  Don’t know why but after trying a whole bunch of different kinds of meat/fish/poultry with him, turkey is his favorite.  Sneaky liked these too.

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Kong Tropics Fish Toy (pink) – Value $6.62

The cats were not quite as into this, probably because the bird toy had more feathers.  They do like feathers, though, and I have seen this one moving around the bedroom floor so someone is playing with it when I’m not around.

Petstages Energize Orkakat Wiggle Worm – Value $2.79

The cats liked this toy; I think it is infused with catnip or something.  The only thing to watch out for is some people on Amazon said their cats ate bits of it and threw up or got blockages.  So I am only letting mine play with it when I am around to supervise.

Kitty photos!

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Madison didn’t want to cooperate.  But he would come out of hiding for treats…

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Monkey liked the orange worm toy.  He also really seems to prefer hanging out in the bottom of the TV cabinet…

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Feathers are always popular.  And I think the worm smelled like catnip or something.

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Mr. Kitty was going through a transition in eye drops when I took these photos so he wasn’t feeling so great.  (The vet ran out of the ones he was using so we tried an alternative that had the same antibacterial effect but seemed to cause some sensitivity.  We have since switched back.)  But he did feel up to rubbing his chin on the worm.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $23.82 for the May Cuddle Crate for cats box.  That is a little bit below the monthly cost of the box, but a good deal if you have signed up for a longer subscription.  One thing I am really happy about is that all of the items were new and from current product lines not discontinued by the manufacturers, plus all items were available on Chewy.com (which is a standard retailer and not a closeout store/reseller; I buy cat food from them on a regular basis).

This is good because (1) it is easy to find more of something your pet likes, (2) I feel the treats are fresher so I feel better about feeding them to my cats, and (3) I feel like some actual effort is being put into obtaining the items (as opposed to stuff just being bought in big closeout lots off eBay or something, which happens with a lot of pet subscriptions).  I am happy with the rebranding so far.  (I do hope as the months go on to see a slight increase in value.)

What do you think of the May Cuddle Crate?  Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

Formerly known as Pet Pakz, "Cuddle Crate is one of the most customizable pet subscription available! 3 members sizes from 4-5 items, 6-8 items, or even 9+ items. Boxes for 7 types of pets (tiny, small, medium, and large breed dogs, cats, and two sizes of small animals). The ability to mix and match... read more.
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).

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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8 comments

EC

Sending healing vibes to the cutest “mature” gentleman, Mr. Kitty. And lots of ❤️ You definitely have quite the cast of characters with this furry bunch!

Ragan

He had a vet appointment yesterday. The swelling on his left eye shrank and he is doing much better than the vet expected based on his medical history and current medications. So things are moving in the right direction.

Also the little fatty is up to 13.4 pounds. (We are keeping him a bit overweight because of his IBD, so if something goes wrong he can drop a pound or two while we figure it out.)

Jessvii

Love this review. Might have to sub for a cat box, or for a dog+cat box, from them… About the worm toy – my cat didn’t care for it (got the same one from a different cat box, forget the name, but it shipped from Canada). Still, this seems like a good mix of good quality cat toys and decent treats. I am strongly considering subbing to a cat box again (undecided on which one) ever since I found out what’s in my former grocery store cat treats (Temptations, Google it).

Jay

Your cats’ different personalities (purrsonalities?) come through reading your reviews of these boxes – I kinda feel like I know these cats. Plus I always love seeing the pictures of them enjoying their new goodies!

TJ

Have you tried the combo cat and dog box? I’m guessing the value would come from getting a little bit for both for a price that was less than buying two separate boxes for each species?

Amber P

Love seeing your furbabies – they’re such cuties.

I worry about these plastic chew toys that seem to be popular lately. They seem like a choking hazard to me all around.

Ragan

There are some toys I will only let my cats have under supervision. (As opposed to Nyx, who gets ALL toys under supervision.) Anything that looks like it will get eaten, or has long strings, gets taken away when I am not around.

Maya

On the plus side, his eye issues make him look adorably possessive of that teddy bear. 🙂

Love seeing your kitties. 😀 And these cat box reviews. Still trying to decide which I’d like to try for my two girls. Bit harder for a Canadian with this exchange rate.

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