Cuddle Crate Cat Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Bronze Level, Cat, $28 a month, box.
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.
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: U.S. (free shipping to the continental US)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
They’ve moved away from an information card listing the items in the box and instead are directing you to a URL where you can look up more information about the items.
Obviously, that is not the toy’s official name but I couldn’t find one so I went with something descriptive. Imperial Cat toys are pretty good (we get a lot of them in Cat Claws Club) so I was happy to see these. Sneaky especially liked the bird and Monkey liked the ball.
I kid you not, this is the third set of this exact toy I received in December from a subscription box. Good thing my cats like small catnip mice!
Red Barn Naturals Freeze Dried Turkey (0.75 oz) – Value $4.99
I’ve seen this brand making the rounds lately in the dog boxes, too. Freeze-dried meat treats are always appreciated – with a single ingredient, they don’t have any grains or soy or other things cats shouldn’t have. And Madison is a big turkey fan.
Imperial Cat Cat ‘n Around Wacky Pineapple – Value $7.95
Normally my cats are not into the large toys (you can see the scale of this in some of the cat photos below), but Sneaky thought this was pretty awesome. She actually wrestled with it and everything.
Imperial Cat Cat ‘n Around Refillable Christmas Tree – Value $3.99
And typically, my cats are not into the refillable toys, but I think the decorations on this added textural interest. Mr. Kitty is a big fan of those sparkle ball things.
Sneaky had fun with the toys this month. The “pineapple” thing was her favorite.
I love catching sneaky with her mouth open.
She looks so serious here.
Madison was not really in the mood to be photographed. (He usually isn’t.) But I managed to get one picture of him.
It took Monkey awhile, but he is now quite enthusiastic about this toy. I find it all over the bedroom.
Monkey didn’t eat these treats, but he is pretty skeptical about most treats.
Well, a picture with his eyes open, that’s nice. If you think Mr. Kitty has a weird body shape, it’s from being on prednisolone for four years. He looks thin on top but has quite the belly.
Mr. Kitty nearly always gets his eyes closed before the flash goes off. So most of my pictures of him look like this.
Mr. Kitty wanted the treats. Unfortunately, he can’t have them due to his IBD.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $26.83 for the December Cuddle Crate for cats box. That is a little below the cost of the box. However, I wrote this review and looked up prices after Christmas, when the primary seller of Imperial Cat toys (Cat Claws) was having a sale with a bigger discount on Christmas items, so the retail value of everything was probably a bit higher at the time the box came. I was pleasantly surprised at how much Sneaky enjoyed the pineapple toy, and the smaller toys were of interest to various cats as well.
One thing to note: this box shipped late due to supply problems for Christmas-themed items (which is why you’re only seeing the review now), but the subscription company kept us well-informed of the issue via email. I think this is the only time I’ve received this box late in the whole time I’ve been subscribing.
What do you think of the December Cuddle Crate? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?