Whiskerbox Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2017
Whiskerbox is a monthly subscription filled with artisanal products for your cat(s)!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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!
Applaws Natural Whole Mackerel Loin (1.06 oz) – Value $2.19
I cannot describe to you how nasty I thought this was, but I have been a vegetarian for 24 years. My cats, however, are not vegetarians. I put on some latex gloves and cut this into small bits with a steak knife (there was a little broth there in the package, too) on a plate and put it down for the kitties. It didn’t smell too awful and Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison sure enjoyed it. (For what it’s worth, there were no bones, and everyone kept it down just fine, even though they don’t usually get to eat such things.)
Wysong Premium Optimal Vitality Food – Listed Value $3
I’m not sure of the weight of this product so I’ve used the value from the information card. This is a low carbohydrate food (cats wouldn’t naturally eat a lot of carbs) and has the appropriate omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid levels for felines, as well as digestive enzymes and probiotics. We received this same sample last month and it proved to be a nice treat for Sneaky before and after using her asthma inhaler, so that is probably how I will use this bag, as well.
Tabby James Premium Organic Catnip – Value $8
This is all natural catnip grown and processed in the Pacific Northwest. We go through a lot of catnip in my house; although not all cats will respond to catnip, it seems as though all of MY cats will. I used this to refresh some of my cardboard cat scratchers.
Grandma’s Chicken Soup from Weruva (3 oz) – Value $1.25 (buy a case of 24 cans for $30)
Weruva is a natural, grain-free, premium cat food brand. You’ll usually get one of their products in Whiskerbox. This month it was a canned wet food with peas, carrots, and boneless white meat chicken breast. As with the mackerel, Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison crowded in and Angus kind of watched but was afraid to stick his nose in there. Mr. Kitty was blissfully clueless about this food in another room, which is fine since he can’t eat chicken due to his IBD.
The Cat Farm Feather Flier Toy – Value $7
The Cat Farm is an Etsy shop (linked above) that makes cat toys of this sort in a variety of color schemes. I knew as soon as I saw this that it would be a hit with Angus. Because feathers. The little part at the bottom is weighted so if you fling this, you do have a good idea where it will land (but it’s not too heavy for cats to play with on their own, either). This seemed well-made – Angus didn’t manage to destroy it.
There was also a small piece of candy in the box.
Caticorn Hat from Cat Couture – Listed Value $35
I’m saving the best item for last. Whiskerbox always has cat apparel (in the “Meow” version, anyway). This month it is a knit unicorn horn. It’s a little hard to visualize in this photo, so if you look below, you will see some of my cats wearing it. It has nice, generous slits for the ears (Monkey needs that; he has huge ears) and is pretty easy to tie under the chin of your cat, assuming you have the sort of cat who will cooperate. This one is best for cats with larger heads.
Gratuitous cat photos ahead!
Most of my photos of these guys were like this, of them crowding around the mackerel.
Sneaky was dedicated to cleaning the plate.
Madison takes a break.
Angus was clearly interested in the mackerel, but Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison scared him off. He did get to play with the feather toy, though, and had lots of fun!
Monkey didn’t appreciate this hat too much…
Sneaky thought the hat was interesting, as long as SHE wasn’t the one wearing it.
Mr. Kitty didn’t want to look at the camera. I did my best! He wasn’t very happy, though.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $56.44 for the July 2017 Whiskerbox. That’s more than $10 above the cost of the subscription, so it’s a good value for a cat subscription (those tend to be low in value, relative to cost). Plus, my cats loved the food and treats, Angus thought the toy was pretty fun, and I got quite a few laughs (and no scratches) from the unicorn hat.
What do you think of July’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?