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How to make a cat puzzle feeder ball

Treat your cat to a fun and tasty puzzle.

Toys allow cats to exhibit natural behaviours, helping them to stay active and mentally stimulated. A puzzle feeder ball is the perfect way to encourage them to play. Best of all, they're easy to make with just a toilet roll tube and some treats!


Treats should be given occasionally and alongside a well-balanced diet. Always check with your vet if your cat has any special dietary requirements.

What you'll need:

  • The cardboard inner tube of a toilet roll
  • Scissors
  • Bite-size cat treats

How to make your cat puzzle ball

1. Cut the toilet roll into four 1.5cm rings

Cardboard toilet roll cut into four circular pieces

2. Insert the first ring into the second to form an X shape, then insert the third and fourth rings to form a ball

Cardboard inner toilet roll in an X shape

3. Poke a few of your cat’s favourite dried treats through the gaps. Leave space for the treats to fall out as your cat plays.

Complete puzzle ball for cats with treats on the side


Supervise your cat at all times to make sure that they are not chewing any pieces of cardboard.

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• 2 February 2024

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Claire Stallard

Animal Behaviourist ABTC-CAB