The 10 Best Cat Puzzle Feeders to Keep Your Kitty’s Mind Sharp

Let’s be honest: Lounging around all day waiting for someone to hand you your favorite meal on a silver platter sounds like a dream. But after a while, it’d get boring—and cats feel the same way. Instead of letting your cat lie around and wait for every meal, many veterinarians and feline behavior experts recommend using cat puzzle feeders as a way to make cats work hard for their food.

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For cats and kittens who are just starting to problem solve, these easier puzzles are a great introduction to enrichment toys. By easing them in with one of these simpler toys, you’ll prevent them from getting frustrated and giving up right away.

  • PetSafe Funkitty Egg-Cersizer Treat Dispenser Cat Toy
  • Pet Zone Boredom Busters Relax Slow Feeder Licking Cat Mat
  • The Company of Animals CATCH Interactive Feeder
  • Petstages Hunt N Snack Mat Slow Feeder Cat Bowl


As your kitty becomes wiser, you’ll need to level up her puzzle game. “If your cat gets all the food out in a very short amount of time, you’re probably ready to increase the skill level,” Johnson-Bennett says. Besides just finding a more difficult toy, switching up the type of puzzle keeps the challenge new and exciting for your kitty.

  • TRIXIE Activity Fun Board
  • Catit Senses 2.0 Digger
  • Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder
  • Petstages Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play Cat Toy


Even if your cat has mastered all of her previous puzzle toys, these advanced options are sure to keep her on her toes.

  • Petstages Rainy Day Puzzle & Play by Nina Ottosson Cat Toy
  • Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle
  • Cat Amazing Sliders Interactive Treat Maze

Beginner Cat Puzzle Feeders