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.
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.
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.)
Cuddle Crate April 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:
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.
SPOT (Ethical) Catnip Stick – Retail Value $5.66
This toy combines two of my cats’ favorite things – compressed catnip and feathers! Mr. Kitty, especially, enjoys compressed catnip toys, and I am always happy to see him take interest in toys.
We get a lot of freeze-dried treats in cat subscription boxes. I like the idea behind them – single-ingredient, grain-free treats without preservatives – but in practice, my cats are not big fans. Sneaky will eat this, though. (Sneaky will eat pretty much anything, including some non-food items…)
We have received these before (not necessarily from this subscription box) but Angus and Monkey knock them under furniture so I’m always happy to get more. These apparently contain catnip and this time, Sneaky was honestly the most interested in them, which is a little surprising, but hey, whatever works.
Ourpets Wooly Mouse – Retail Value $5.30
This has an interesting furry texture. It does also make a (high-pitched, chirping) noise when shaken. My cats are a little freaked out by the noise but they enjoy the texture. I’ve put this one far away from the bedroom so someone doesn’t accidentally discover it at night and wake us up.
My cats have gotten more interested in refillable toys lately. This one doesn’t have a huge compartment for catnip but it has some space, so I filled it up. I think they are also interested in the various textures on this toy (texture is a really big thing with them lately).
Gratuitous cat photos ahead:
Despite all this excitement, Angus dropped the treat on the floor after I took these photos and wouldn’t eat it.
This refillable toy was much more up his alley. Yes, he has a scratch on his nose. No, I don’t know who did it (but I strongly suspect Sneaky).
This is relevant to Monkey’s interests!
But he pretty much just wanted to rub his chin on everything else.
Madison sniffs things.
I was trying to get Sneaky to bite this. She wouldn’t.
She did like these treats, though.
Mr. Kitty investigates the catnip stick.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $26.93 for the April Cuddle Crate for cats subscription box. That is below the cost of the box. You can get a little better deal by signing up for a longer subscription, of course. But I was, in general, happy with the toys this month because the different textures were interesting to my cats, and I was especially happy to see a compressed catnip toy.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May box. Also, there is some customization involved, especially for the multi-pet boxes, so there may be some variation even among March boxes.
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following for each item:
- Catnip stick $6.29
- Treats $5.55
- Woven balls $5.55
- Wooly mouse $5.89
- Refillable fish $6.66
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