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 U.S. 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 U.S. (free), Canada ($6.95), and Australia ($7.95). For countries not mentioned, contact KitNipBox for options.
KitNipBox October 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 "hide and hunt" theme.
On to the items:
Petlinks Knit Nipper Cat and Mouse Refillable Catnip Set - Retail Value $9.99 (found here for $6.59)
These are knit toys and the larger one has a pocket that opens on the bottom in which you can put catnip. (It comes with a tube of catnip as well.) Madison is a fan of knit toys and he especially likes the smaller one (the mouse, I guess). Monkey is more of a fan of the larger one; he mostly licks the catnip compartment.
Best Pet Motorized Critter - Listed Value $6
This has a ring you pull (the tail, of course) and then if you set it down, it vibrates on the floor. It moves a little although that doesn't seem to be the primary purpose. My cats were interested in investigating, anyway. This is more of an interactive toy because the cat can't really activate the toy on its own (you need opposable thumbs to pull the ring!).
Multipet Animal Fun Wand - Listed Value $6
Most months you will receive a wand in this subscription. This one has a little something for everyone, with dangly ribbons and a sparkle ball and some plush toys with different textures. Sneaky was mostly interested in the sparkle ball and she also bit the pig part. She liked the elastic string as well. The only thing I would change about this toy is I would make the stick a little longer and the string a little shorter. But overall it was fun. (Madison liked it too, but he wouldn't let me take pictures...)
Best Pet Feather Ball with Sound (2 pack) - Listed Value $5
Only one of these makes sounds and it doesn't take much to activate it. Monkey walked by on the way to something else and knocked into it ever so lightly and it went off. The other one is lighter because it doesn't include the electrical components. My cats were mostly interested in the feathers, which is not really surprising, but I liked that there were different textures as well.
You kind of fling this across the room by using the rubber part as a launcher. (Sneaky just wanted to bite the rubber part. That's Sneaky for you.) This has silvervine as well as catnip (Madison is my silvervine fanatic). And it also has a lot of interesting textures, which is something my cats appreciate as they are a bit old to be interested in chasing things that get launched across the room.
This mist has catnip oil in it and you can use it to refresh toys and other items that aren't refillable. I once got Monkey to lick a cardboard box by spraying this all over the box. (Not that I recommend doing that, I was just curious to see what would happen.) Anyway, this brand seems to work as well as any other that I've tried.
Pet Winery Purrgundy Catnip Drinkable Treat (1.6 fl oz) - Retail Value $4.95
Instead of a bag of treats, this month we got cat wine! In reality, this is catnip and a little fish oil in water. My cats all like sniffing it, and Monkey will drink a little if I put it in a bowl, but mostly they just splash it on the floor (you may want to avoid giving it to your cats on carpet for that reason as it could stain).
On to the kitties:
(Sneaky is calico, Monkey is tan and white, and Madison is black.)
Verdict: I calculated a total value of $42.35 for the October KitNipBox. I couldn't find some of the items online, which is not unusual for this subscription, but more than half of the items were currently available from standard retailers. This month's variety was nice, with a wand and a motorized toy and one that you launch, plus one that makes noise, and with every texture from knit to feathers, to sparkle toys, to soft/plush. The wand was a particular hit, as were the knit toys (especially the smaller one).
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 including free shipping, so you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Knit toys $7.07
- Motorized toy $4.25
- Wand $4.25
- Feather ball with sound $3.54
- Foxy flyer $4.60
- Catnip mist $2.78
- Cat wine $3.51
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What did you think of the October KitNipBox? Do you subscribe to any cat boxes?