The Indoor Hunter Feeder (formerly the NoBowl) from Doc & Phoebe's Cat Co. is an indoor hunting feeder. The system of Fill, Hide and Hunt claims to help eliminate common bad behaviors that commonly arise in indoor cats. From managing scarf and barf, (exactly what it sounds like), to preventing boredom and bad behavior. Just make sure you fill and hide the mice pouches and the cats will do the rest instinctively.
The beginner indoor hunting feeder set comes with 5 mice, 1 trainer feeder, and 1 scoop which holds 1.6 tablespoons (which is the daily ration of an average 10 lb cat.) Since we were testing this out on 2 cats, I put a little more than 1 scoop into each of the 5 included mice. The first day we tried this out, I hid them in very easy places, ones I knew my cats were sure NOT to miss. And sure enough, that night when I came home from work, all the mice were out and empty.
The NoBowl system is intended to help eliminate common bad behaviors that can arise in indoor cats. From managing scarf and barf, to preventing boredom and bad behavior.
This method of feeding involves bit of extra work. From filling, to hiding and then remembering where you left the mice to be found, or where they actually were batted off to during the day.
We also consistently found tiny bits of kibble strewn all over from the mice forms being batted about.
We aIso couldn't be certain that both our cats were hunting down the same amount of food.
Regardless of the aforementioned, I can still see why single cat homes would find the NoBowl very useful if they didn't mind the extra time it takes to fill up the mice.
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