Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Cat tunnels are a wonderful addition to any home. They can provide a safe hiding space for “bush dwellers,” cats who prefer to stay low to the ground and tend to seek out spots that are hidden, such as under an end table, or even under the sofa or bed. Tunnels also provide endless hours of play. Allegra and Ruby were very excited when they got a chance to review the Ultimate Cat Tunnel from Pets Can Play.
This collapsible crinkle tunnel features crinkle paper at both ends, but unlike other tunnels we’ve reviewed, the crackle noise is a bit more subtle, which worked well for us because Allegra is super sensitive to noise and usually runs from the sound of even a paper bag being crumpled up. The tunnel is big and sturdy. You can easily connect two tunnels to make kitty’s playground even bigger. By connecting two tunnels, it offers even more flexibility for play: you can bend the tunnels and even wind them around furniture if you want your cats to enter/exit a certain way, which makes it a great tool for catifying your home.
It features a front and back exit, two side holes and one top hole. You can close off one of the exits. The side holes are large enough for even larger cats to easily fit through. The tunnel easily stored in its own zippered bag by closing the tunnel with velcro straps – a feature I particularly like because it avoids the strings that other tunnels use.
Allegra and Ruby are having a blast exploring and playing with this tunnel. As usual, Ruby is more adventurous, while Allegra initially took her time exploring. They love to stalk each other from inside and around the tunnel.
I only have two hands, so I wasn’t able to film the girls playing with their Bird Catcher PRO/EX, also from Pets Can Play, from inside the tunnel. They went nuts batting at the feathers through the holes.
This is a well-made, sturdy tunnel that I believe will hold up well to even vigorous play.
The Ultimate Cat Tunnel is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members, and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Editor’s note: the tunnel sold out on Amazon as of this morning, but will be back in stock this coming weekend in limited supply. Pets Can Play expects to have a large shipment available in early April.
*FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a 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.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.