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.
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 October 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.
These toys (and the pigs below) have a mix of catnip and silvervine. Madison is the silvervine freak in my house although these also have several different textures, which some of my other cats enjoy. The ribbons are clothlike, not shreddable, so they should be safe (they are attached well).
Jackson Galaxy Mixed Twisted Kicker – Retail Value $6.79
I have received this toy from Cuddle Crate before. My cats liked it better the last time, although I admit that was an unusual case because an entire bottle of catnip spray had doused the toy during shipping last time, and that did not happen here. This did get a few face rubs with the most interest being for the middle part of the toy, which has a slightly different texture than the rest.
OurPets Snugable Shear Pleasure Kicker – Retail Value $5.99
This was a new item for us. It has a woolly outer texture and is a larger toy. My cats don’t play so much with the kickers, but Angus could use some extra snuggles (he is isolated right now due to a gastrointestinal problem) so I have left this in with him.
Petlinks HyperNip Silly Piggies Catnip Toys – Retail Value $6.99
These are from the same product line as the hippos above. My cats were particularly interested in the jute legs, but these also have the silvervine in addition to the catnip.
Emerald Pet Feline Dental Treats with Ocean Fish (3 oz) – Retail Value $3.99
Although I have not received this exact flavor of this item before, I get a bag of these same treats (usually in chicken) nearly every month with this subscription. I do wish they’d mix things up a bit. I have multiple bags of these around now. My cats think they’re OK, but they’re not a favorite, and they’re big enough to be a little difficult to chew.
Here are some gratuitous cat photos for you:
While in the e-collar, Angus mostly wants to rub his face on things.
Madison also likes rubbing his face on things.
Here is Madison eating a treat.
And here is Monkey rubbing his face on things.
I like the look on his face here.
This is not food.
Blep (as Monkey walks in front of the camera).
Yes, I ended up bleeding after this.
I like to think Mr. Kitty was at least somewhat interested in the smells and textures.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $30.75 for the October Cuddle Crate for cats subscription box. That is slightly above the month-to-month cost of the subscription. I think this box is going to be a better deal if you either subscribe long-term or get a box for multiple pets (they even do small animals like hamsters). At any rate, the hypernip toys (pigs and hippos) were especially popular this month, and they were (I think) new to us.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? October 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 October boxes.
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following for each item:
- Hippos $6.81
- Kicker $6.61
- Sheep $5.83
- Piggies $6.81
- Treats $3.89
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