Cuddle Crate Cat Box Review + Coupon – November 2018


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Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Box Review Front

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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Box All Contents Top

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 November 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 November 2018 - Booklet Top

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.

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Redbarn Turkey Freeze-Dried Cat Treats Top

Redbarn Turkey Freeze-Dried Cat Treats (0.75 oz) – Retail Value $4.99 (found here for $4.15)

Freeze-dried treats are not my cats’ favorite, so I was a bit surprised to see Madison and Monkey gobble these down. (It goes without saying that Sneaky ate them. Sneaky once ate a needle and some beadwork – don’t worry, I got it out of her and she was OK.) Turkey is appropriate considering the season, I suppose.

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Petlinks Rowdy Raccoon Plush Electronic Sound Cat Toy Top

Petlinks Rowdy Raccoon Plush Electronic Sound Cat Toy – Retail Value $7.99 (found here for $5.44)

This toy makes noise and my cats aren’t so into that, but they loved the furry texture. (I am not sure I would’ve guessed this was a raccoon but my cats don’t care what animal it is supposed to be.)

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Ethical Pet Nice Catch Fish Top

Ethical Pet Nice Catch Fish with Catnip – Retail Value $7.91

Oh, this has a BELL, so I have put it where Angus can have fun with it by himself at night and where we can’t hear it in the bedroom. This has a canvas-like texture that Monkey licked a bit. It is what I would call “medium-sized” and it could be tossed or kicked around (or Monkey could just keep licking it if he finds where I put it – I guess that means the catnip is good).

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Petlinks Lemur Lights Toy Top

Petlinks Lemur Lights Toy – Retail Value $5.99 (found here for $2.87)

When this gets jostled, the eyes light up. I found it a bit creepy, but the cats didn’t really even seem to notice. For them, this toy was all about the long, long tail, which they loved. (The blinking eyes didn’t show up very well in photos.)

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Ethical Pets Chenille Chaser Mouse Toy Top

Ethical Pets Chenille Chaser Mouse Toy – Retail Value $9.08

This is knitted from chenille yarn and also ribbon so it has a new and interesting texture for my crew. I know I’ve been talking about textures quite a lot here but my cats are mostly older and they have become interested in different textures. (For Mr. Kitty, it’s probably because he can’t see, but the others show this trait, too.)

Gratuitous cat photos ahead:

   Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Angus 1 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Angus 2 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Angus 3 Side

Angus mostly just wanted to hang out with the toys under this coffee table. You can kind of see the lemur’s eyes lit up in the third photo.

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Madison 1 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Madison 2 Top Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Madison 3 Top

Madison got into these treats. He wasn’t in a super playful mood, though.

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Monkey 1 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Monkey 2 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Monkey 3 Side Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Monkey 4 Front

Monkey liked the treats. He also played with the toys (or, in some cases, rubbed his face on them).

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Sneaky 1 Front Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Sneaky 2 Side

Sneaky wasn’t in a playful mood, either, but she would eat the treats as fast as I could get them out of the bag.

Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Sparkles 1 Top Cuddle Crate November 2018 - Sparkles 2 Top

Mr. Kitty investigates some toys. (His eye looks oily due to some ointment we have been using. It is hard to put in and it goes everywhere.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of $35.96 for the November Cuddle Crate for cats subscription box. That is one of the better values I’ve seen for this box in awhile and is about $5 above the month-to-month cost of the subscription. I appreciated the variety of toys this month; although they were only from two companies, they all had really different features and textures that made them stand out, individually.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? November 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 November boxes.

Coupon – Use code MSA15 to save 15% off any subscription!

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

  • Treats $4.16
  • Raccoon $6.65
  • Fish $6.59
  • Lemur $4.99
  • Chenille mouse $7.56

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What do you think of the November Cuddle Crate? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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