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 August 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 had a carnival theme.
On to the items:
Playful Pet Merry-Go-Round Door Dangler - Listed Value $7
Lately there has been a wand or finger dangler or door dangler toy in every box, which is fine by me, as these are the toys my cats most consistently like (and, although it's usually Sneaky, as it was this time, different cats play with this toy type). I don't have a good door to put this on at the moment because some are closed off to keep cats out (like Monkey does not need to visit my cockatiel and tortoise) and one room is where I do Zoom calls with big corporate clients but it worked pretty well as a (non-door) dangler type toy as well.
Safemade 100% Catnip Cotton Candy - Listed Value $6
This was one of the most popular toys in the box; Monkey liked it for pictures but I caught Sneaky rolling around with it later. I have to admit, I don't typically associate the color green with cotton candy, although I guess the familiar pink and blue were always food dye anyway. This is an all-catnip, no-stuffing toy that I would call medium sized. You can see it next to a cat in the kitty photos for a size reference.
All for Paws Jingle Clown - Listed Value $6
There were a lot of noisy toys this month. This was one of them. Monkey found it pretty interesting, I think because it has a lot of different textures (like the hair and clothes, etc.). This is of a similar size to the cotton candy toy. (Noisy toys go in the home office where no one can find them while we're trying to sleep...)
Kittycat Razzle Dazzle Balloon Animal - Listed Value $5
This is pretty lightweight. It has a very smooth texture, like maybe a polyester or something (not actually rubbery like a balloon). Sneaky wanted to rub her face on this. Sneaky has not traditionally been a face-rubbing kind of cat, but she did a lot of it with the contents of this box. Madison found this interesting as well, although he would only let me take pictures from a distance.
Max Bumper Car Toss Toy - Listed Value $5
This was maybe a little smaller than some of the other toys. There were fuzzy textures and some smooth ones as well. The interior is open but cats don't really like it when you try to put things on their feet or tails so those photos didn't work out. This one was good for chin-rubbing (seems to be a common activity for older cats, or at least for my three, who are 12, 13, and 14, or thereabouts).
Queen Pet Carnival Prize Fish - Listed Value $5
This is a large toy, maybe could be a kicker or wrestler for a smaller cat. It is very lightweight and also a noisy toy. Sneaky was into this one as well so I guess the catnip was good or I just caught her in the right mood to play. Either way, it works. (I use "lightweight" a lot but those toys are easier for my cats to play with. Did you know Monkey only weighs 10 pounds? It is a fight to keep every ounce on him. We went a whole year without him losing any weight at all and that seems like a major accomplishment. But anyway, it means like the lighter toys, that are easier to lift, are well-liked by my crew.) This one is also a good outer texture for sinking a claw (or claws) into.
Wellness Kittles Grain Free Salmon and Cranberries Cat Treats, 2 oz - Retail Value $2.37
Wellness treats are high-quality, in general. These are small, crunchy treats and all of the cats liked them. Madison even let me take pictures of him eating treats. Sneaky was, as usual, too fast for me, although I caught one pretty good "aftermath" photo with her tongue partway out. Also she sank her teeth into my fingers a few times. Anyway, these come in a resealable package for freshness and Sneaky will probably get to eat most of them before and after her asthma treatments.
On to the kitties:
Verdict: I calculated a total value of $36.37 for the August KitNipBox. I did have to take almost all the values from the information card, but they are not so far away from values of items I find in other cat subscription boxes. This is about $7 over the cost of the box, which is decent for a cat subscription box (many barely break even). The toys had a number of different textures both for the fabric making them up and for the density in terms of stuffing type and amount, which I appreciate. Everything was liked by at least one or two cats; I find that it helps to have several different cats as they seem to have different preferences. I would say this was a typical month for this subscription.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 including free shipping, so you are paying approximately $4.28 per item.
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What did you think of the August KitNipBox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?