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.
This review is of the Bronze Level Cat subscription for $29.95 a month.
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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.
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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 August 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.
Bag O’ Chippies Cat Toy – Retail Value $5.95
So this is a chipmunk? Anyway, it is a catnip plush that makes a little bit of a crinkly noise. If you squeeze the bottom part, I found, the arms and head move, which Angus found fascinating. Monkey just liked licking the fabric. This is medium-sized for a catnip plush (too big for tossing but too small to be a kicker).
These are on the small side and they are catnip toys, but not exactly plushes. If they get tossed around, they make a little squeaking sound. I’m not sure my cats are so interested in noisy toys (they really don’t react one way or another) but they did like the fur and ear and tail textures.
Sneaky, of course, thought this was awesome, and Madison ate a little. My cats are not super into freeze-dried meat but they seem to prefer chicken and fish over turkey when given the option. (Mr. Kitty can’t have this and Angus is undergoing a food trial where we are avoiding all chicken and turkey.) This is made in the USA.
Ourpets Batting Practice Door Hanger – Retail Value $7.88
The mouse part of this makes little noises just like the two-pack of mice above. I’ve hung this over the door in our home office, where Angus was recently confined so we could put medication on his eosinophilic plaque (he has an allergic condition). The cord stretches so the mouse flies away if your kitty lets go.
Petstages Kick and Scratch – Retail Value $6.16
I have received toys like this in the past, but what makes me like this one is that it does not make noise. (Some of the ones I’ve gotten before have bells inside.) It is not so fun to have an enthusiastic cat wake you in the middle of the night so quiet toys are good. My kitties particularly like the feather/fuzzy tail part coming off the end.
Here are some kitty pictures for you:
Angus with some of the toys from the box. (Yes, he scratched up the carpet. But we are done with his medicine and he is free from the home office now, though still wearing the cone for the time being.)
Madison actually likes feathers quite a lot.
Monkey didn’t eat this.
Sneaky investigates toys.
But she lives for treats.
FYI, Mr. Kitty is slowly but surely getting better. He is (mostly) eating on his own now and sneezing less. We are done with his ear medicine. (He had a lot wrong with him when I took him to the vet last week.) In another week or two, you will probably start seeing him in reviews again.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $34.97 for the August Cuddle Crate for cats subscription box. That is above the month-to-month cost of the box by about $5, which is quite good for this subscription. I don’t think I have received any of these items before, with the exception of maybe the treats, and my cats were intrigued by the various textures (most of them are kind of old but they don’t have to be super active to explore different textures).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. Also, there is some customization involved, especially for the multi-pet boxes, so there may be some variation even among July boxes.
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Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following for each item:
- Chipmunk toy $5.10
- Mouse toy 2-pack $8.56
- Treats $4.27
- Door hanger toy $6.75
- Cardboard tube with tail $5.28
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