Cat sniffing homemade cat puzzle feeder

How to make a cat food puzzle

Make an activity feeder your cat will love using items destined for the recycling bin! This can be used to slow feed your cat their usual meal or to keep them entertained during the day.

What you’ll need:

  • Four toilet roll inner tubes
  • Cardboard
  • Empty plastic containers – yoghurt and sauce pots work well
  • Empty egg box
  • Scissors or a Stanley knife
  • Super glue – be extra careful that your cat doesn’t come into contact with the glue while it’s setting

 

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

 

How to make it

  1. Cut a piece of cardboard to about 40x40cm. This will form the base of your activity feeder. Place this to one side for later.
  2. Get one of the toilet roll inner tubes and cut this in half horizontally with your scissors or a Stanley knife – so that it now looks like two mini inner tubes
  3. With the other three inner tubes, pop them in a pyramid formation so that you have two at the bottom and one lying on them at the top - glue into place
  4. Remove the lid from your egg box and keep both pieces of it to one side
  5. Grab the base of your activity feeder and your super glue – it’s time to start sticking things in place
  6. Once they’re all stuck to the cardboard, leave to dry for around one hour before popping treats into the various bits that you’ve glued in place and let your cat enjoy!
— Page last updated 23/11/2020

Did you find this helpful?

We provide free pet advice as every pet deserves to be well looked after. We treated around 35,000 sick injured and homeless pets last year. We're so glad we've been able to help these pets who are unable to help themselves, but there are thousands of sick and lonely pets still in need, so we need to ask for a small favour.

All of our work is funded entirely through donations. People like you are essential to our work. If everyone who benefits from our articles is able to give a little back, we can reach thousands more pets. For as little as £1 you can make a difference - do you have one minute? Thank you.