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Cuddle Crate Cat Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Cuddle Crate January 2018 Box closed

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 $29.95 a month.

Cuddle Crate January 2018 Review

About Cuddle Crate

The Subscription Box: Cuddle Crate (for cats)

The Cost: $29.95 per month for the bronze level (3-5 items for one type of pet); $39.95 a month for the silver level (6-8 items for up to two types of pet); $49.95 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 U.S.)

Cuddle Crate January 2018 Review

Cuddle Crate typically sends out a variety of toy types as well as (usually) one package of treats if you have the single pet type option selected. Let’s see what the cats got this month:

Cuddle Crate January 2018 Booklet

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.

Emerald Pet Feline Dental Treats (chicken, 3 oz)

Emerald Pet Feline Dental Treats (chicken, 3 oz) – Retail Value $3.99

These are pretty popular in cat subscription boxes. My cats generally like them. They are quite large, so I find it best to only give a few at a time (Sneaky tries to inhale them if she gets a lot at once and she ends up practically choking). They are crunchy treats that are supposed to help keep your cats’ teeth clean. I don’t know how well they work at that, but they are popular enough with my crew.

Ourpets Groovy Gecko Refillable Catnip Toy

Ourpets Groovy Gecko Refillable Catnip Toy – Retail Value $4.29

Here is another refillable toy (that also comes with catnip). I know this catnip is good quality because I’ve bought it (in huge containers) in the past. This toy is on the smallish side for a refillable toy, which is actually what my cats prefer. Several of them showed interest in this one.

Ourpets Catnip Explosion Catnip Dispensing Toy

Ourpets Catnip Explosion Catnip Dispensing Toy – Retail Value $6.99 (found here for $6.40)

This was quite popular. Mr. Kitty really liked the string attached to it, so I left it in the room where he is convalescing for him to enjoy. (This is a non-plush catnip dispenser.)

KONG Refillables Field Mouse

KONG Refillables Field Mouse – Retail Value $3.69

My cats are liking refillable catnip toys more these days. It helps to be messy at putting the catnip in, so some of it ends up on the outside. You get enough with this toy for a few refills. Anyway, the pink feathers were honestly a bigger hit here than the catnip. (My cats love feathers.)

SPOT (Ethical) Whiskins Felt Mouse

SPOT (Ethical) Whiskins Felt Mouse – Retail Value $3.99 (found here for $2.36)

These come in several different colors. It is a felt catnip toy with a bell on the end of the tail. So, this has also gone into the room with Mr. Kitty because what happens with bell toys is, someone finds them during the night and wakes us up! The felt here is good for hooking claws into.

KONG Naturals Straw Balls (2-pack)

KONG Naturals Straw Balls (2-pack) – Retail Value $3.85

I was not the least bit surprised to find that Angus was a huge fan of these. I put them outside the bedroom so we wouldn’t step on them in the middle of the night, and Angus has repeatedly knocked one or both of them down the stairs. It is only a matter of time before they end up under a piece of furniture…

Gratuitous cat photo time:

Down the hatch!

Angus was really into the catnip in this toy.

Angus wasn’t in a very playful mood when I took these pictures, though. But since then, he has carried a lot of these toys down to the first floor of the house (and Nyx has figured out his hiding spots – those are the first places she goes rooting around when she gets the chance).

Madison liked these treats.

Ooh! Pink feathers! He liked this too.

Monkey wouldn’t actually eat this. But Monkey is not food motivated at all.

He looks skeptical, but he was liking the catnip.

In case you were wondering, yes, I ended up bleeding after this photo was taken.

It’s a little hard to see, but Mr. Kitty was licking and biting the string on this toy. That is the most interest he’s shown in a toy for a long while.

He did sniff this one, as well. Currently, he is in a foul mood because he’s on doxycycline for a mycoplasma infection in his eye socket (he is taking a long time to heal because he is on immune-suppressing medications for his IBD). But, less than a week of medication left, and hopefully, in a little over a week, he can get out of the cone (again), too!

Verdict: I calculated a value of $26.80 for the January Cuddle Crate for cats box.  That is a little below the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis. I’d like to see either one more item to make up the value, or for one of the items to be upgraded to something premium (like a motorized toy or some expensive treats). The items included were popular with my cats, however, and that does count for something.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?  January boxes all ship about the same time, so no.  Also, there is some customization involved, especially for the multi-pet boxes, so there may be some variation even among January boxes.

Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following for each item:

  • Treats $4.46
  • Gecko Toy $4.79
  • Bomb Toy $7.81
  • Mouse with Feathers $4.12
  • Mouse with Bell $4.46
  • Straw Balls $4.30

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Oh, Mr. Kitty! I hope you start feeling better soon. 🙁

    The rest of the gang look like they’re doing great, though!

  2. I’m so sad I bought mr kitty was doing better! Poor guy.

  3. Hoping good health finds Mr Kitty ASAP!

    • I am so sad, we took the e-collar off today after the vet said we could and he scratched the area under his eye where the fur was growing back (it probably was causing him to itch). He was SO HAPPY when I took it off, but I had to put it back on so he didn’t continue to scratch himself.

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