KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box just for cats. Each month, expect a themed selection of toys and treats for your kitty! There are two subscription options: $19.99 a month for “Happy Cat” and $29.99 a month for “Multi-Cat.”
This is a review of the $29.99/month Multi-Cat Box.
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The Subscription Box: KitNipBox
The Cost: $29.99 a month + free US shipping.
The Products: Toys, treats, and occasional health or hygiene items for cats.
Good to Know: There is a “no treat” option for cats with allergies and food sensitivities!
Ships to: The US (free), Canada ($6.95), and Australia ($7.95). For countries not mentioned, contact KitNipBox for options.
KitNipBox June 2020 Review
KitNipBox has monthly themes. Around holidays, there are holiday themes, but you can never predict what it’ll be at other times. This month did not have a theme, I am guessing KitNipBox is probably at the point in their planning where the pandemic and overseas shipping caught up to them. So let's see what kind of box we got under unusual circumstances like these.
Smartykat Mouse Moods - Retail Value $2.99
This is a toy 2-pack and my cats really like the fuzz but especially the tails (?) and the ribbon. All of the "attachments" are securely in place so I don't feel the need to supervise my cats with these, although your mileage may vary. I've never had a particularly destructive cat but I'm sure they exist. These are small enough to toss around although my boys mostly just wanted to rub their faces on these (which is not so unusual).
You can't buy this particular combo pack as-is but I've linked to the manufacturer's site where they have various options. These are a Monkey item for sure. I have some of these from other cat subscription boxes and he knocks them all over the house. The green one is good for keeping your hands busy during long Zoom calls, too, as I have discovered.
Smartykat Tassel Teaser - Retail Value $2.99
Monkey also liked this very much. He was more a fan of the tassel part, which he kept trying to capture with his paw as I dragged it across the floor. But there are also ribbons and fuzz here so there is a little something for cats with lots of different interests.
Multipet Katz Kuddlerz - Retail Value $3.49
This is a little bigger than some of the other toys but not huge like some kickers can be. Madison was a fan of the feathers and I suspect Monkey will also play with this some as he is my main kicker fan. (It is so cute to catch him in the act. But of course that never happens when I'm taking pictures for reviews.)
Catnip Garden Catnip (1 oz) - Retail Value $8.25
I have cat scratchers around the upstairs. (Basically wherever a cat starts scratching the carpet, I put a scratcher to redirect the behavior. Seems to be working well.) But sometimes the scratchers need to be refreshed and this is perfect. It comes in a resealable bag and the cats were interested in a test scratcher I refilled with this, so I guess it is good catnip.
I couldn't find this size online so I linked to a bigger one. Purebites generally has a good texture for freeze-dried meat (we've had a lot of different varieties over the years). My cats are kind of ambivalent about freeze-dried meat. Except Sneaky, who thought this was great. So she will be eating the bulk of it, probably before and after her asthma treatments. In general this is a good brand, though.
This is very long. Like 5 feet. Although there are little beads in the handle, my cats were mainly into the fuzzy wand part. Sneaky thought this was great. I'm always happy to get her interested in something besides treats. And she was biting and wrestling with this and just having a good time. Monkey and Madison were not quite as interested, but that is to be expected -- all my cats have slightly different interests.
Gratuitous cat photos:
Verdict: I couldn't calculate a total value for the June KitNipBox because some items were not available in the provided configurations online. However, I felt like this was a representative example of this subscription, overall, and KitNipBox consistently exceeds its month-to-month cost by at least a little bit, so I feel like this box was a reasonably good deal. I liked that there were lots of different item types and textures because it meant there was something each of my cats was interested in, and Sneaky was a fan of the treats (plus they agree with her, which some freeze dried meat doesn't, so that's a bonus).
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 including free shipping, which means that each item in the box has a value of about $4.28.
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What did you think of the June KitNipBox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?