Easy Boredom Busters

We know it might be extra hard to keep your pets entertained at the moment (especially if you’re trying to work!), so we’ve put together some ‘how-to’ guides to make puzzle feeders from household objects. You can also see our cats and dogs reviewing them!

Always make sure to take it off them before an over enthusiastic animal starts to eat the cardboard!

Toilet tube treat feeder – reviewed by Steve

Materials needed: toilet tube inner, a handful of dry treats, shredded paper
How to:
1. Fold over one end of the toilet tube so everything will stay inside
2. Turn it the other way up so the open end is facing you
3. Stuff in shredded paper
4. Drop in a handful of dry treats
5. Fold the open end over so it is completely shut
6. Give it a quick shake and you’re done!

Toilet tube feeder – reviewed by Rosie

Materials needed: toilet tube inner, a decent spoonful of dog food (adapt for a larger breed by using a kitchen roll inner)
How to:
1. Fold over one end of the toilet tube so everything will stay inside
2. Turn it the other way up so the open end is facing you
3. Spoon in some food from a can
4. Fold the open end over so it is completely shut
5. Make sure to take if off them before they eat the cardboard!

Egg box treat puzzle – reviewed by Xena

Materials needed: empty RSPCA Assured egg box, a handful of dry treats, shredded paper
How to:
1. Scatter shredded paper inside the egg box, and add on some dry treats
2. Fold the box back up and create a few holes in the top
3. A little shake will mix up the treats and make them harder to find!

Box treat searcher – for a dog

Materials needed: empty cardboard box, a few handfuls of treats, shredded paper
How to:
1. Fill the box with shredded paper
2. Drop on and mix in some dry biscuit treats
3. You’re done!
This works really well for a bigger dog – our tester video will be online soon!

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