Tiger Diner Ceramic Control Dish Review
Unlike the usual food bowls which invite cats to eat food fast and without control, Tiger Diner makes their meal time more challenging and regulated. It has holes of varying shapes and sizes positioned at different angles around the bowl. Cats need to insert their paws in the holes to scoop food out of the dome. This process slows down your cat’s food intake by making them work for their food a little harder.
A funnel-shaped opening can be found at the top of the dome where you can put dry food in. This container distributes the kibbles to the bottom part of the dome where your cats can start scooping in to get them into their small mouths.
The edge of the bottom part is slightly higher than the base of the Tiger Diner where food is stored. This creates a small barrier which prevents food from being easily swept out of the dome. This encourages your cat to do a combination of sweeping and scooping to get the food to their mouth.
Having your cats forage for food stimulates their natural hunting instincts by simulating predator-prey relationships in the wild. This exercise boosts their mental and physical abilities and slowly eliminates their habit of just waiting for food to be directly given to them.
- The overall structure of the Tiger Diner promotes slower eating process for your cats
- The Tiger Diner uses gravity to evenly distribute the food you pour on the hole at the top of the dome
- Suitable for dry food
- Made of heavy-duty ceramic which prevents it from being toppled over
- Built with anti-slip rubber feet
- Made of lead-free and non-toxic materials
- Dishwasher safe
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.2 x 8.2 x 3 in.
- Weighs approximately 3lbs
Pros and Cons
- Place a rubber litter mat under the feeder to make it more stable and have an area where kibbles can fall
- Shake the Tiger Diner if there are some kibbles left at the center to move them onto the edges where your cat can reach them easier
- Households with many cats
- Cats with advanced scooping abilities or those who have been introduced before to similar toys
- Cats who are very patient and loves puzzles
- Owners with overweight cats who want to put them on a diet and get them some form of exercise
- Owners who have dogs that frequents the cat bowl to also eat cat kibbles. The holes on the Tiger Diner are small enough to prevent dogs from clawing things out of it
The Tiger Diner Ceramic Control Dish can be very effective in slowing down your cat’s eating pace. Many cats will find the structure of this dish really challenging, making it ideal for owners who want to put their Garfields on a diet.
Using the Tiger Diner as your main feeder might be more beneficial than using it only for snacks and entertainment. This way, your cats will be forced to use it to fill their bellies. They may like it, don’t like it but they don’t have any choice, or simply ignore it altogether.
The size of the feeder can handle multiple cats feeding at the same time. It’s quite big, though, which may be troublesome for smaller cats. It’s not that suitable for some cats who may find this very challenging, especially those who haven’t tried similar toys yet. You may need to guide them first on how to properly use the Tiger Diner to gain its full benefits.
Overall, it’s a product that lives up to the expectations of cat owners. It’s effective in controlling your cat’s feeding speed while getting them physically and mentally stimulated at the same time.