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 subscription for $28 a month.
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.
Kong Thrasher Clownfish – Value $4.99
Monkey and Angus both liked this one. Monkey’s preferred play technique was knocking it off the table, then waiting for me to pick it back up again.
Kong Hemp Friends – Value $4.89
I have no idea what kind of animal this is supposed to be (some kind of derpy squirrel?). But several cats were interested in the texture and Monkey also liked knocking this one off the table. (According to the Petco website, this is a beaver.)
Redbarn Naturals Freeze Dried Turkey (0.75 oz) – Value $3.99
I’ll be honest, freeze-dried meat is not hugely popular with my cats. Sneaky will eat anything and Angus will at least give it a try. Monkey and Madison weren’t really interested (Madison licked it, then decided he didn’t want it).
Spot A-Door-Able Bouncing Plush Bird with Feather Tail – Value $7.29
Not surprisingly, this was an Angus favorite. (See some action shots below.) Monkey liked watching it but couldn’t be bothered to get off the dining room table to chase it.
Fat Cat Springy Worms (2 pack) – Value $4.99
These toys were universally popular. This brand usually is. Something about the catnip and the texture together makes these winners for pretty much everyone (sometimes kitties prefer chin rubbing on the toys to active play, but I’ll take what I can get).
Gratuitous cat photo time…
Angus makes frequent appearances in these photos not because of any favoritism (I love them all) but because he is only about 15 months old and he is just the most active. By comparison, Sneaky is probably at least 9, Madison about 10, Monkey 11 or 12, and Mr. Kitty will soon be 13.
I actually caught Madison NOT under the bed. Can’t believe it!
Monkey surveys his domain from the top of the dining room table. This is his new favorite spot.
Sneaky is grumpy. This was the only usable picture I got of her. At least she didn’t bite me this time.
I’m not real sure he knew what was going on. Poor guy. Even my vet called him “decrepit” the other day. (She’s not wrong, and I’ve used that word to describe him before, too.) But he has an appetite and uses the litterbox appropriately and isn’t in any pain and he can still see well enough to jump up on the bed with me, so I guess his life is all right.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $26.15 for the July Cuddle Crate for cats box. That is a little bit lower than the month-to-month cost of the box, though it’s close. (Cat boxes tend to be low on the value side. I should note that some of the above prices are Chewy.com and Amazon sale prices, so the MSRP might be a little higher.) I did like the variety of toys – in most cases, at least one cat besides Angus would play with them, or at least express interest. And the dangling bird thing was pretty fun.
What do you think of the July Cuddle Crate? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?