Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!
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This review is of the Meow Size, $49.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $29.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel, regular price $34.95), $44.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel, regular price $49.95)
Coupon: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life! (excluding the current subscription sale)
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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There was an information card in the box listing the items. It also had my cats’ names – even Angus!
Only 1 Ingredient Beef & Salmon Treats – Listed Value $9
This brand doesn’t have an online shop and isn’t available in the US so I’ve used the value from the information card. These treats were semi-successful. They are large, hard, and crunchy. I broke off two little bitty pieces and gave them to Angus and he did eventually manage to eat them, but it took him forever and he kept dropping them out of his mouth (and he eats kibble as a main food, so he’s used to harder things). Sneaky, of course, ate her pieces in about 1 second flat, but she thinks she is starving. All the time. I do like the ingredients, which are basically what’s in the product name.
Wysong Premium Nurture with Quail Food Sample – Listed Value $3
I don’t have a package weight for this so I’m again using the value from the information card. This is a pretty pricy food ($23.99 for 5 pounds, so that value seems reasonable). Although the first ingredient in here is quail, this is not particularly allergy friendly as it contains chicken, fish, turkey, brown rice, crab, and dairy ingredients. (For many cats, those things will be fine. We’ve been using this as a treat for Sneaky prior to giving her the asthma inhaler.)
Organic Catnip Sushi Toy from Patchwork Pet – Listed Value $6
I found this on a wholesale site, but with no price or “add to cart” button. It is a small, lightweight, plush cat toy. It is perfect for Angus, and there is at least one shot of him below playing with it.
Finally, something I can find online! This is a handmade felt toy that can be purchased on Etsy at the above link. It has some catnip in it and of course, Angus thought it was very fun (see below). This maker has some other cute toys; for some reason, I think this cheese toy is awesome.
Red Stripes Nautical Outfit from Cat Couture – Listed Value $45
The reason I always look forward to this box is the cat costume. The toys are nice, and the food is high quality, but I get the most laughs from shoving Monkey and Mr. Kitty into the costumes (which you will see below, although this was not the funniest Whiskerbox costume I’ve received). This nautical outfit has a lot of cute details and was really easy to put on my cats, plus the snaps held it in place securely.
Weruva Truluxe Mediterranean Harvest (3 oz) – Value $1.53
This is a premium cat food that’s grain free and has real shreds of fish in it. I let Angus have the first crack at it because he always acts like he wants the wet food, but Sneaky and Monkey and Madison never let him have it. This month, one of my cats even ate the peas in here (last month, they ate AROUND the peas).
Gratuitous cat photo time!
These three always hog the wet food. Angus is too timid to push his way in, and Mr. Kitty has given up trying (he can’t have it, anyway).
I let Angus have a few bites of this first.
Angus is getting to be as good at biting treats as Sneaky!
Angus also had fun playing with the toys. (I know my cat tower looks old and beat up. It is. We’re talking about ordering a new one.)
Madison taste tests a treat.
Monkey in the costume. He was in a weird mood when I took these pictures. He was PURRING the whole time I was wrangling him into this outfit.
Sneaky tried to get into the box when my back was turned.
More treat biting!
Mr. Kitty in the costume. He didn’t fight me much, but I don’t think he enjoyed it either.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $70.53 for the August 2017 Whiskerbox. Even if you think some of the information card values are inflated, I feel like it’s still decently above the cost of the subscription. The food ingredients are usually high quality and the costume was well made. The toys are from different makers than you usually see in cat subscription boxes, too. The main thing I like about this subscription is putting my cats in costumes and taking pictures, though, so it’s usually a win for us.