Whiskerbox Review – November 2018
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The Subscription Box: Whiskerbox
The Cost: $34.95 for the “Mew” subscription (3-4 items not including apparel), $49.95 for the “Meow” subscription (4-6 items including apparel)
This is a review of the $49.95/month “Meow” subscription.
The Products: Cat apparel, cat toys and treats, and other cat-related goodies.
Ships to: US and Canada (free), International for $15
Whiskerbox November 2018 Review
One thing that’s great about Whiskerbox is the items are usually off the beaten path when it comes to cat subscriptions – you don’t see these anywhere else! Let’s see what was in store this month:
This month the information card doesn’t contain a list of items. Please note, this is the November box. Due to a postal strike in Canada and US mail delays from holiday shopping, this one didn’t come until pretty far in December.
Almo Nature Rouge Label Tuna and Lobster (1.94 oz) – Buy 24 Pouches for $30
There is often a premium food in Whiskerbox. This brand is totally new to me. It is stinky, as you might imagine, consisting of tuna and lobster. But that made it quite attractive to my kitties (well, Sneaky, Monkey, and Madison, who are the ones without dietary restrictions).
Whiskerbox also has one of these each month: knitted hat (possibly handmade?) for cats, bowtie/collar combo for cats, and costume for cats. This month it was a knitted hat. These are exclusive to Whiskerbox so it is hard to find a value. You can see a few kitties wearing this below.
KONG Active Mega Feather Ball – Retail Value $11.93
Angus and Madison liked this because FEATHERS. It has a lightweight plastic ball and the feathers do seem securely attached. It also makes a sound, so I have put it in our home office where Angus can play with it at night, without bothering us.
I can’t imagine buying a full-sized cat shampoo as it would take about 10 years to use up, but I do like having a little bit around because every now and then, someone needs cleaning. This is usually Monkey (who, coincidentally, is also the only one I can bathe without injuring myself). This does have a nice scent and is also supposed to help condition the coat.
Here are some kitty photos:
Angus inspects the feathers.
Madison views the feathers with caution after being put in the hat.
Monkey in the hat.
Sneaky was also willing to give the feathers a thorough inspection.
Mr. Kitty looks especially pathetic in the hat. (He doesn’t like it when I clean off his eye discharge so I pretty much leave it alone. It looks worse than it is. Rest assured he is under the care of a veterinary ophthalmologist and gets tons of eye drops every day.)
Verdict:I could not calculate a total value for the November 2018 Whiskerbox. The toy was $11.93, leaving $38.02 for the month-to-month subscription price. We can estimate the food to be about $1.25 for one pouch and the shampoo to be about $3.33, based on prices for the full-sized packaging, now leaving $33.44 for the hat. In past months, when a price for the hats has been provided, it’s been around $35. So you’re coming out about even (and don’t forget, this comes with free shipping from Canada, which is not cheap). I personally love the hats (not sure my cats feel the same way) and I have never tried either the shampoo or the food on my cats before, and Angus liked the toy, so content-wise, this was a good box for us.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was October’s box. Whiskerbox ships on the 15th of the month so if you sign up before then (assuming they haven’t sold out), you would get November’s box as your first box.
At $49.95 for this box, the per-item average value is about $12.49. This is about right for the toy, though I’d put the hat at 2-3 times that much and the shampoo and food at quite a bit less.
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What do you think of November’s Whiskerbox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?