Cuddle Crate Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
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 bimonthly box if monthly is too often for you. This is a review of the cat option.
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About Cuddle Crate
The Subscription Box: Cuddle Crate (for cats)
The Cost: Starting at $29.95 per month for the bronze level (3-5 items for one type of pet) with slight increases for higher levels (where you can combine multiple pet types); save with longer subscriptions. This review is for the “bronze” level.
The Products: Toys, treats, and supplies for your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, gerbil, or hamster.
Ships to: US (free shipping to continental US)
Cuddle Crate February 2019 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.
Ethical Nice Catch Insect – Retail Value $7.75
These toys kind of gross me out because they remind me of the time Sneaky caught a live roach and was CARRYING IT AROUND IN HER MOUTH. I still have nightmares about that. (Naturally, she thought it was the greatest thing ever!) Anyway, the most interesting parts of this for my kitties are the stringy legs. This is a small-to-medium-sized toy.
Multipet Katz Kuddlerz
This is a kicker style toy, but it is smaller than some other kickers. (I actually couldn’t find this one for sale online.) My cats are less into kicking it around and wrestling with it than they are into chewing on the feathers but hey, whatever works.
We have received these in several past cat subscription boxes (I don’t recall which ones). At any rate, now I have two cats (Monkey and Angus) who like batting ball toys around so I have put these in our home office (which is a bit farther from the stairs so there is less chance they’ll be knocked downstairs where Nyx would get them).
This is a mouse (I guess?) but it has a lot of interesting textures like fur and feathers and hemp twine arms. My cats are very interested in toys with a lot of interesting textures (especially feathers) and this also has silvervine in addition to catnip (some cats respond more to silvervine than to catnip; Madison is one of them).
Redbarn Protein Puffs Salmon Flavor (1 oz) – Retail Value $3.19
These smell like fish food! Honestly, they would probably work as food for larger fish. They do have chicken liver and milk protein in addition to salmon, so they may not be appropriate for cats with especially sensitive stomachs, but Sneaky and Madison enjoyed them.
Gratuitous cat photos ahead:
Angus really liked those woven balls a lot. He also sniffed some of the other toys with interest.
Madison was a little grumpy when I posed him with toys, but he perked up for treats.
Lately, Monkey has not wanted to play with toys on camera. But I have caught him – multiple times – sneaking into the home office to play with toys I left there for Angus. I think this is kind of fun since he is an older guy (probably about 13 years?).
I always end up bleeding after taking pictures like this.
I’m not so sure Mr. Kitty knows there are toys next to him. At least he seems to be getting over his pancreatitis and he has stopped losing weight.
Verdict: I didn’t calculate a total value for the February Cuddle Crate for cats subscription box because I couldn’t find the Kuddlerz item for sale online and all the items I found that were sort of similar were much larger in size. The other four items together had a value of $21.92, which leaves about $8.03 for the kicker toy. Based on the price of larger kicker toys, I can see this one being about $8, which means you basically break even. This box happened to work for us because the variety of items provided something of interest to nearly every one of my cats (not counting Mr. Kitty here because he is old, chronically ill, and blind and can’t have most treats and doesn’t play much anymore).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? February 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 February boxes. At any rate, it is now March and your first box would arrive in March.
Coupon – Use code MSA15 to save 15% off any subscription!
Value Breakdown: The four items I found values for total about $21.92, leaving $8.03 for the kicker toy. I would estimate that you are about breaking even with this month’s shipment.
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