Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cat Hampurr Review*

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at a company called Cat Hampurr, with an e-mail asking if Jaffa and Xena would be interested in trying out their subscription box. Such an unusual e-mail really grabbed my attention, and, as you probably already know, I’m definitely a bit of a crazy cat lady! I couldn’t resist the idea of a subscription box just for my cats and was very excited to receive my hampurr – geddit?!

Inside my (sorry, my cats’!) hampurr was a voucher for £5 off the first hampurr if I become a monthly subscriber. To subscribe it will cost you £11.95 plus £3.95 P&P and for that money you will receive 4 – 6 high quality feline goodies delivered monthly direct to your door. There is also no minimum contract, which I think is really useful. Underneath was a selection of toys and items of food, all nicely packaged in some purple tissue paper.

This hampurr was a special one put together as a PR sample, but it gives you a good idea of what would be in a typical monthly subscription box. First up were the toys. In this box were a couple of little material and feather catnip balls and also a stick with a dangly mouse toy.

There were then a range of different food items, from a pouch of dry food specifically made for health and shine to some fish chewy sticks. I was really impressed by the range of different things for my cats to try, as I tend to stick to the same food for my two so it was an opportunity to try something different.

The toys went down a storm with Jaffa. He might be 10, but he can still act like a kitten when he wants to! He was rolling around on the floor with the catnip balls, pouncing on the dangly mouse and dashing across the room and back with the toys in his mouth. He’s a nightmare to get good photos of because of his colouring, but hopefully the photos do some justice as to just how much fun he was having!

Xena wasn’t quite as enthusiastic about the toys, but she still had a good sniff of the box and did try to get inside at one point. Unfortunately the food wasn’t as popular. I doubted whether Jaffa would show any interest as he has a stomach condition that makes him very picky about what he will and won’t eat. We’ve had to try him on a lot of different diets just to find something he would eat, so it didn’t really surprise me that he didn’t eat anything I gave him. Xena was a bit better and ate some of the Meowingheads dry food, which she seemed to really enjoy, but she wasn’t taken with any of the treats, although I will persevere!

Overall I think it’s a really fun idea, but personally I wouldn’t be able to afford to pay out each month for a subscription box for my cats, as much as I love them both! Perhaps if my cats would eat a larger variety of different foods I might think differently about it, but unfortunately I think I would end up wasting a lot of the great products on my fussy kitties! Saying that, I think it would be a great occasional splurge, or a fun gift for a cat mad friend, so there’s definitely a lot of potential there. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to try out the Cat Hampurr and I know Jaffa and Xena will be enjoying their toys for a long time to come!

Have you ever tried a hamper or subscription box for your pets?

*This hampurr was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own

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