Allegra and the Muffin Tin Game

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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, and they challenge kitty to retrieve the treats through varied openings in the toys. 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.

There’s a huge variety of puzzle toys on the market, but sometimes, all it takes is a little creativity and you can create your own. I wish I could take credit for the Muffin Tin Game, but I actually got the idea from Liz Palika, the owner of Kindred Spirit Dog Training.

I hope you enjoy the video of Allegra playing the Muffin Tin Game (instructions included.)

 

 

14 Comments on Allegra and the Muffin Tin Game

  1. Jackie Younce
    July 20, 2015 at 7:35 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea! Ill have to try this out on my foster kitties! they are just discovering toys and treats!!!

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  2. Caren Gittleman
    July 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    What an incredibly clever idea!!! I have treat dispensers for Cody but I LOVE this idea! Brilliant!

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    • Ingrid
      July 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Let me know if you try it for Cody, Caren!

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  3. Aimee
    July 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes! We’ve done this with freeze dried liver and chicken bits; you can really tell what the favorites are by how hard the cats try to get the treats 🙂 No toy will stand in the way of getting a chicken treat in my house!

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  4. Angela Gosselin
    July 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this! Great idea. I’m going to try this out today. Thanks Ingrid & Allegra

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    • Ingrid
      July 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Let us know how your kitties liked it, Angela.

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  5. Melissa & Truffles
    July 15, 2015 at 9:24 am (2 years ago)

    That is so adorable! I love how every now and then she looked up at you like, “You could give me a hand here, mom!”

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    • Ingrid
      July 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

      I know! I don’t think she understood why I was just pointing the camera at her instead of helping. 🙂

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  6. Janine
    July 15, 2015 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

    What a great idea

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  7. Ilse Devriese
    July 15, 2015 at 5:59 am (2 years ago)

    It is amazing what a little creativity can do. The cheapest toys are also often the most fun for the cat – just think of how much fun they often have with carton boxes 😉

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  8. Summer
    July 15, 2015 at 3:53 am (2 years ago)

    Around here, that muffin tin would be upside down and the toys and treats scattered all over the living room!

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    • Ingrid
      July 15, 2015 at 5:59 am (2 years ago)

      LOL Summer! Allegra has always been very strategic about her play.

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