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.
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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.
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 U.S.)
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Cuddle Crate has moved away from an information card listing the items in the box and instead are directing you to an URL where you can look up more information about the items.
Buddy Biscuits in Tempting Tuna (3 oz) – Value $3.16
These are semi-moist treats, which is my cats’ preference. Everyone who can eat the treats (that is, everyone except Mr. Kitty) enjoyed them quite a bit. These are made in the USA, too!
Petmate Cruisers Catnip Dispenser (ladybug) – Value $7.25
I’ve seen these before. They would be cool if they worked, but they don’t work. The inside part is a ball (kind of like an old-school computer mouse) and you are supposed to unscrew a cap and put catnip in (catnip is included in the packaging). Only, the plastic is so soft that when you go to unscrew the cap, you mar the plastic and can’t open it. It’s not just this one, but every one of these I’ve ever seen. I think the groove on the cap needs to be deeper.
Turbo by Coastal Vibrating Mouse – Value $3.99
My cats usually aren’t into this sort of toy, but several of them, especially Sneaky and Angus, found this interesting when it was vibrating (you pull on the ring at the back end to make it vibrate).
Petmate Itty Bitty Batters Catnip Toy (rabbit) – Value $6.99
This was a nice, soft toy with some different textural elements. Several of the cats liked it. Angus was fascinated with its tail (no surprise there).
Madcat Classics Crackler (lizard?) – Value $8.07
I think this is a lizard. I suppose it could be a salamander. Anyway, Madcat toys with this texture are always a win for us. Monkey loves them and the other cats will occasionally play with them, too.
Gratuitous cat photo time:
Angus sniffs a treat.
Angus thought the vibration with this toy was really interesting.
His favorite part of this toy was the feathery tail.
Madison inspects a treat.
Madison poses with a toy. Right after this, he went and hid under the bed.
Monkey licks a treat.
Monkey really wanted to rub his chin on this toy.
I just like the look on his face here.
Sneaky wasn’t sure what to think of this thing.
It’s not a good cat subscription review without a few shots of Sneaky doing things like this for treats.
Mr. Kitty poses with a toy.
Mr. Kitty sniffs the treats. Sadly, he cannot eat them.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $29.46 for the May Cuddle Crate for cats box. That is way better than last month and actually exceeds the month-to-month cost of the box, which is a big improvement. (Some of the values are Amazon third party seller values as I did have a little bit of difficulty finding some of the items online. However, the age of a toy and/or whether or not it is discontinued is not really a problem for me as long as it is new in the package, plus the treats were fresh.) I’m a little disappointed that the ladybug didn’t work, but Monkey and Angus will still have fun batting it around the dining room.
What do you think of the May Cuddle Crate? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?