Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your cats entertained and mentally stimulated when you can’t play with them. The toys are designed to be filled with treats or food, and they challenge kitty to retrieve the treats through varied openings in the toys.
The Akioui (pronounced “eye queue”) offers a new take on these puzzle toys with the Stimulo Interactive Feeder, and Allegra and Ruby got an opportunity to test one for you.
Most puzzle toy manufacturers recommend using dry food with these puzzles. Since I don’t recommend feeding any dry food, not even as treats, I recommend using freeze dried meat based treats such as Pure Bites or Whole Life. I used Pure Bites for our test.
It didn’t take the girls long to figure out what the point of this strange contraption was. Allegra was quick to snag the first few treats, and Ruby soon followed suit. And apparently my girls are not just smart, they’re also lazy, because they took the treats out of the lower cylinders first, then went to work on the high ones. From start to finish, with a little teamwork, it took them about two minutes to empty the Stimulo.
To keep kitties entertained for longer periods of time, simply add more treats. Freeze dried chicken treats are low in calories, but depending on how many you use throughout the day, you may want to adjust the amount of food you feed at meal time.
This fun combination of feeder and activity center is well designed and thought out. It offers a great way to keep cats cats entertained and mentally stimulated. The cylinders are easily removed for cleaning.
Allegra and Ruby give this product four paws up, and I’ll add my two thumbs.
Watch Ruby have fun with the Aikiou Stimulo:
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a small fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion.