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Trixie Mad Scientist for Cats


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  • Set includes a base with frame and 3 beakers and 2 sets of patterned lids
  • Step 1: place treats in beakers
  • Step 2: leave lids off until flipping and then balancing beakers is mastered
  • Step 3: place lids with patterned holes on beakers
  • Step 4: mix and match lids for an added challenge
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Trixie Mad Scientist for Cats + Trixie 5-in-1 Activity Center + TRIXIE Pet Products Fantasy Toy Board for Cats
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.2 x 13 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003TOO5PA
  • Item model number: 4591
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,013 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Cats are cleaver and inquisitive animals. Channel their energy and curiosity into something positive with TRIXIE's Mad Scientist for Cats. Simply place treats inside any of the three beakers and cover with our lids with holes. We've included two sets of lids, each with a different pattern of holes through which your cat must navigate its reward. Once the beakers are correctly flipped and balanced upside down, the treats will fall into the pegs below where your cat will have the added challenge of teasing them out. Mix and match the lids for varying levels of difficulty. We've also included an instructional booklet with tips and tricks to stimulate your cat's sense of curiosity through play. One year warranty. Measures 9 x 7 x 13 inches. Weight 1 lb.

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Customer Reviews

Also, it disassembles and is easy to clean.
Jeanette Valleau
He is a very patient cat and doesn't get frustrated so I think he will eventually get it.
IslandSandy
This is a well made cat activity toy that my cats got right away and continue to use.
MonaLS

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By MonaLS on March 2, 2012
This is a well made cat activity toy that my cats got right away and continue to use. I put it out as soon as I got it and put some of their favorite treats in the tubes. Within minutes the cats had figured out that they could get the treats out by pawing at the tubes to get them to dump their contents onto the area below and then paw the treats out from between the plastic spines. Surprisingly, they seem to enjoy it and I have started putting their dry food in it when I leave in the morning for work. In the evenings, I put a variety of their favorite treats in it after they have eaten their dinner. The tubes have different caps you can put on them to change the difficulty level of the toy. They have several different puzzles and I switch them around so they have some variety. I have four different Trixie cat activity toys and my cats haven't had any problems figuring out any of them, unlike one of the other puzzles I tried. Also I have found this an easy to clean toy as well. Can't wait to see what else Trixie comes up with. Outside the US, this toy is called the Turn Around.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Azurocha on January 5, 2013
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This is a great treat dispensing toy. 2/5 cats figured it out within 5 minutes, 1 hasn't figured out the top part but enjoys retrieving treats from the bottom, and 2 other cats don't get it at all (they're not mine). The three who get it now wait beside it every night at 9:00 P.M. and stare at me waiting for their favorite activity. It seems to be most suitable for highly active, intelligent cats, but I'd recommend trying it for all cats.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By IslandSandy on January 3, 2013
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I really hesitated on how many stars to give this product but have chosen after a few days use to give it a five and will update. I have two Trixie products already that my food inspired two year old cat of 15 pounds loves and caught on to immediately. However, this one is a bit more complicated for him.

This product is very well made and I can see why the $29 price tag. It does require assembly and I would suggest reading directions thoroughly before putting together. Initially you will have only one beaker installed till your cat learns how to use this. It comes with a variety of lids for the beakers but you also begin with no lid on the beaker. Again, it is dishwasher safe.

We have a very large coffee table in our living room and it has the Trixie 5-in-1 activity center and the Trixie snack box and this for the cats to play with. After having for about four days my cat still hasn't gotten the hang of this. He immediately checked it out and understands there is food in the beaker. However, even at 15 pounds he cannot get the hang of tilting the beaker to drop the food. (FYI: My other two year old cat is totally disinterested and while she likes the other Trixie products will have nothing to do with this.)

As time goes on I will update. He will go to this several times a day and mess with it and I will help him drop out pieces of food but he cannot get it to turn over on his own. He is a very patient cat and doesn't get frustrated so I think he will eventually get it.

UPDATE: Unfortunately after two months I just put this away. We will try later on and see if he gets the hang of it. He cannot turn over the beaker to drop out the food. He tries but it just doesn't work for him.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Careful Shopper on March 5, 2013
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We really like the quality of the Trixie cat toys and that's one reason we tried this one after buying--and returning--the more expensive 5-in-1 Activity Center.

But this toy had the same flaw--at least for us--that the other had: It's simply too easy for our cat to "solve" and get all the treats/food out of. It only took a few moments for the kibbles to be spun around, tossed into the "spike" area and then slid out with a paw directly into Kona's waiting mouth.

Yes, the toy does come with three more lids for the spinning tubes. One set had a large hole. One set had three small holes. It didn't seem to matter. The only thing we were able to do to keep our cat from getting the food out immediately was to put in a very large chunk of dehydrated chicken (he *loves* those) and then, because it was so much bigger than the hole, he kept spinning and spinning and spinning the tube. Of course, it was too big to get out by a cat or anyone else (even in spite of our nifty opposable thumb) so there really was nothing more for him to do than keep spinning. But that's hardly fair since it then became an unsolvable puzzle. Sigh...

I'm thinking maybe we'll try one of the Trixie puzzle toys for dogs...hopefully we'll find something that's more of a challenge.

However, Trixie toys are German-designed and the quality is evident and it looks as if they'd stand up to a lot of abuse/use.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2013
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My cat loves this thing. I had to show him how to dump the first treat out, but he's quickly become a pro. I fill this this up with a few treats as I get up in the morning and he'll keep batting at it every few hours through the day until it's run dry.

The pegs at the bottom seem to confound him more than the spinning vials.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Neil Nelson on April 2, 2013
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I have six cats and have multiple feeding stations. This one I purchased about two or three months ago. It does what it is designed to do. Cats play around with it until treats or food comes out of it, keeps them occupied, thinking, and prevents them from just eating all the dry food right away. This is way better than leaving out a bowl of dry food and much more convenient than supervised dry food feeding times.
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