Today I have something different to talk about.. the monthly cat subscription box from PurrBoxes.
I was very excited to find something like this for my cats to enjoy. I love my cats.. yes, I’m a crazy cat lady, but they’re my babies and I want them to be spoilt from time to time. Every month (around the 15th) PurrBoxes sends out a pack of random items: toys, treats, cat grass, purrpost (a newsletter), catnip and of course the box it came in.. which is always a hit with cats!
The best part about this subscription service, in my opinion, is that the package is letter-box sized.. so you don’t have to worry about not being able to answer the door as it conveniently fits through your letter-box. Bonus!
It costs £9.95 a month, although there is an option to get a one off box too, so you don’t have to worry about being tied into a monthly payment.. and this means you can send it as a gift too! Get one for the crazy cat people in your life. I know I’d be chuffed to bits to receive one of these as a gift for my cats.
Okay, now I’ve gone over the basics of what PurrBoxes is, let me get to the exciting stuff.. sharing what was in my PurrBox and what my two fur babies thought of it. I can’t tell who was more excited to open the box, though, me or them. They had no idea what it was and it was a nice surprise. Immediately as I opened it and opened up the lovely purple tissue paper, my youngest cat decided she was going to roll her entire body over the contents of the box.. why? I have no idea. She seemed to enjoy herself though!
What was in my box?
- A chirping Cockerel (motion activated)
- A little grey mouse
- Purr by Wagg Treats – Chicken flavoured
- Natures: Menu Beef & Chicken Adult Complete Meal (Wet food)
- Cat grass
- 2 compost pellets (for use with the cat grass)
- A glacier mint (as a treat for myself apparently!)
- The PurrPost paper with a breakdown of what’s in your box and tips about going on holiday on the reverse
My youngest cat seemed the most interested in the box and the toys.. my older furry boy wasn’t interested in the toys (but he’s not a very active cat..) He was VERY interested in the cat treats. They are very different from any other treats we’ve bought for them.. at first they were a bit put off because it was a different shape from their normal treats.. but a quick sniff to confirm it was indeed food, then they both wolfed them down! My big furry boy was literally climbing all over me trying to get more! I haven’t tried out the adult wet food with them yet, I’m going to save that for a special occasion – since they both usually just have dry food. I love the fact that it’s all completely natural though, that means there’s nothing in it that I have to be concerned about giving to my cats. I want to be sure they have the best food for them possible.. and from the claims on the package it sure sounds like it’s top notch stuff.
My little girl, on the other hand, was so excited by the toys.. she ran around tossing them about in an excited manner. My furry boy is frightened of toys that make a noise, so he stayed well away from it. He’s such a scaredy cat! As I type this up I can honestly say I have no idea where she took them, she raced down the hallway with them both and they’ve vanished. I guess she’s put them somewhere to play with later. At least she won’t have to worry about sharing the cockerel with her brother as he’s afraid of it. Hopefully he’ll play with the grey mouse once he realises it doesn’t make any sounds.
The cat grass and compost pellets are a great idea. Both my cats are indoor cats, so this means they can both experience the joy of grass inside. The catnip is always appreciated too.. we have toys that need refilling and they both enjoy catnip.. love watching them with anything with catnip in it, they both lose it!
Now there was no paper to tell me how much each item in my box would have cost at retail value, so I have no idea how cost effective it is to buy it like this. It is, however, a great box if you like surprises and want to spoil your cat each month.
It was incredibly difficult to take pictures of my cats, they both move about so much! The majority of pictures I took were blurry because they won’t sit still, so sorry if the quality isn’t that amazing. I didn’t realise how hard it was going to be taking pictures of excited balls of fluff.
Sorry there’s only one pic of my furry ginger boy, he was camera shy and got scared when the toy started to make noise so he took off. He came back for treats later, don’t worry, he’s fine!
You can get your own box by clicking on the word PurrBoxes which will take you to their website, so you can grab your own box or gift one to someone else.
What do you think of cat subscription boxes?