Peek-A-Prize cat toy in action.

We cat owners know that there's no surefire way to know whether our finicky furballs are going to take to a new toy, or eschew it in favor of the box it came in. Which leads me to one of the reasons I was drawn to the : not only does it come equipped with two multi-colored foam balls, but you can use it with toys that are already tried, tested, and beloved. The concept is simple. Peek-A-Prize is a swiss cheese-esque box that challenges cats to liberate objects from within its hole-y walls.

SmartCat Peek a Prize Pet Cat Toy Box / Pet Stages Tower of Tracks Combo 2 Toys

Hi,
Some great options for toys here. I currently have the smartcat Peek a Prize toy and my cats go crazy on it. Cats are such acrobats, it keeps amazing me. I am going to try the Trixie activity center next. Do you have any advice on what treats to use?

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Toys 20741: Smartcat 3833 Peek-A-Prize Pet Toy Box...New BUY IT NOW ONLY: $30.26 The Peek-A-Prize Toy Box is designed to build on your cat's instinct. Go ahead, partially hide some of your cat's favorite toys in this toy box and watch while he spends hours trying to fish them out. The Peek-A-Prize is especially great for those times when you have to leave your cat home alone because it will help keep your cat entertained. Rotate the toys in the box so that they are always digging for something different, and for extra fun, put a few food treats inside. Includes two fun toys for added cat attraction. Plus, the sturdy wood construction will last for years.

SmartCat Peek a Prize Toy Box Cat Toy

The Peek-A-Prize Toy Box is designed to build on your cat's instinct. Go ahead, partially hide some of your cat's favorite toys in this toy box and watch while he spends hours trying to fish them out. The Peek-A-Prize is especially great for those times when you have to leave your cat home alone because it will help keep your cat entertained. Rotate the toys in the box so that they are always digging for something different, and for extra fun, put a few food treats inside. Includes two fun toys for added cat attraction. Plus, the sturdy wood construction will last for years.

SmartCat Peek a Prize Toy Box Cat Toy


“I have had the peek-a-prize for several months now and it has been a HUGE hit with my cats. Every morning before I leave, I make sure to pick up the toys they took out over the night and pop them back in the peek-a-prize. Occasionally I leave some treats in there for them. I often see both cats checking it out to see what kind tasty snacks or fun new toys might be in there for them. They both know there is always something fun in there for them. It is the only toy they have not gotten bored of yet.”“Just bought the Peek A Prize Box for our cat Seamus, a 3 yr old indoor housecat. The great thing about this toy is that I can put a variety of his tiny toys, or cat treats, inside the box to brighten up his day. I also like the sturdy wood design – good for kitties with claws! A wonderful toy!”To review the most used toys in our home are the Bergan turbo scratch, the peek a prize and the crazy circle. My cats have voted them as the best cat toys available. Note: your results may vary and your cats might disagree with mine. I live in a three-cat household. Two out of the three, (8) and (7), expressed interest in Peek-A-Prize from the moment I set it down. However, (9) our eldest and a card-carrying member of the "meh, just give me a cardboard box" club, was uninterested. (To be fair, though, we suspected Murph to have been feeling a little under the weather that day. Poor guy.) I decided to initially present the Peek-A-Prize to my cats as is—out of the box with no additional toys, catnip, nor treats. It was slow going at first. I had to roll the little balls around to create some movement to catch their eyes, which worked. However, once they got going, it proved very easy for them to bat the balls right out of the box—which had me constantly on the floor, reaching for balls under tables, chairs, and the sofa. To see if I could extend playtime, I introduced some furry toy mice (always winners!), a few treats, and a sprinkle of catnip into the mix. The cats reached in and pulled out the mice in no time (anything that can be easily snagged with claws will be out in seconds flat), but it took slightly longer for them to whack out and gobble up the small treats.