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How to make a cat puzzle feeder ball

Toys allow animals to exhibit natural behaviours, helping pets stay active and mentally stimulated. 

A puzzle ball will give your cat an outlet for their hunting instinct, using their brain to work out how to get the treats out of the ball.

What you will need

  • Cardboard inner tube of a toilet roll
  • Scissors
  • Treats

Note: Please always supervise children with scissors

How to make your cat puzzle ball

Step one: Cut the toilet roll into four 1.5cm rings

Cardboard toilet roll cut into four circular pieces


Step two: 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

Step three: 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

Note: Please be sure to supervise your cat at all times while playing with the ball

If you liked this, be sure to check out our other DIY pet hacks on our website.

— Page last updated 16/12/2019

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