INSPIRED BY NATURE, BASED IN SCIENCE, LOVED BY CATS. The NoBowl Feeding System™ is the world's first indoor hunting system and is changing the way that cats get their food. Use this set of five NoBowls to replace your food bowl and allow your cat to hunt in a natural and healthy way!
Benefits of the NoBowl Feeding System: - satisfy the natural hunting behavior of your cat: cats that cannot hunt become lazy, can show play-aggression or become destructive by redirecting the hunting instinct into bad behavior, like clawing furniture. - engage your cat while you are not at home, prevent boredom - prevent “scarf and barf”: by hunting, finding and eating the small portions, your cat will not only feel more satisfied, but will eat at a natural pace - weight management: feeding your cat an appropriate amount of food in small portions throughout the day will help your cat to maintain a healthy weight. And by satisfying their hunting need, they will not feel the need for ‘comfort food’. - cat wakes you up early in the morning for food? Save two of the five NoBowls™ to hide them before you go to sleep.
Feed The Need. Lose the Bowl For cats, hunting is part of what brain scientists call "The Seeking Circuit." In the seeking circuit, the brain releases dopamine, which heightens their arousal and creates a great feeling of anticipation... like a child on Christmas morning. The small meal completes the cycle and leaves your cat feeling satisfied and complete... the presents are open. Cats need to engage in the seeking circuit many times a day to be mentally and physically healthy. Eating from a bowl denies them this natural cycle entirely, yet the need to hunt remains instinctual.
In nature, cats hunt and engage this seeking circuit between 9-20 times a day, 24 hours a day. Cats spend an average of 6 hours a day seeking their food. When we remove the opportunity to hunt, we deny their natural instincts. This can lead to physical, behavioral and mental problems.
The NoBowl Feeding System mimics the natural cycle of the hunt by engaging the natural seeking circuit and completing it with the satisfaction of a food reward. In addition, the NoBowl Skin provides the tactile sensation cats want, so that they can engage their teeth, claws and paws in the hunt.
Once transitioned onto the system, your cat will hunt, find their meal, and then play with it to get the food reward. Satisfied with this healthy portion, your cat will groom and rest until hunger motivates the next hunt... just like in nature. Because the NoBowl preys, hidden by you, don’t run of once found, the need to play activity games with them several times a day will remain. But the NoBowl way of feeding completes the hunting need.
What is in the box? - 1 NoBowl Trainer™ (for the rookie Hunter) - 5 NoBowls with a soft skin to simulate its prey - a portion filler The NoBowl Feeding System is designed with a soft skin to simulate its prey. Cats love to pick it up and use their claws to enhance the experience. Its shape is designed to roll and move in the way a prey would. You portion out the day's food between the 5 NoBowls and then hide them. Your cat will hunt, play, eat and then rest until hunger stimulates her to go hunting again... just like in nature.
Easy maintenance: - NoBowls are dishwasher safe - Skins can be washed by hand or in the washing machine (30°C) in a washing bag for protection and to keep them separated from your socks ;-) No tumbledry. Tip: don’t use detergent with citrus scent. Cats can still smell that afterwards and don’t like citrus, so it will make their food less attractive when their NoBowls or sleeves (or any feeding of drinking bowl) is cleaned with citrus.
TIPS: - As your cat becomes an advanced hunter: get creative about hiding places. You can put a NoBowl into an empty tissue box, inside of a brown paper shopping bag (cut off the handles for safety), or inside a shoebox. Make sure to refill all 5 of the NoBowls daily. If a hiding spot is not uncovered, make it easier so your cat is sure to get his/her complete daily rations.
- Multi-cat household, each cat deserves to have its hunting needs met. If the cat group is not in harmony, the NoBowl Feeding System™ can even reduces fights between cats because they can each fulfil their need for hunting. Do note that there should be 5 NoBowls hidden for each cat (more cats = more prey). If one cat eats to much of the other cats food or needs different food for medical reasons, the solution is the same as with bowl: isolate the cats for hunting time.
"Welcome to The NoBowl Feeding System. Scientists agree, cats need to hunt, not be served from a bowl. The NoBowl Feeding System replaces the bowl with the hunt, letting your cat stalk, trap and play with its food the way nature intended. The NoBowl Feeding System satisfies your cat’s inborn instinct to hunt."
—Dr. Liz Bales, VMD
IrisPosted on 27 July 2017 at 08:31
The no bowl feeding system ben ik echt heel tevreden mee! Onze kat is niet alleen afgevallen maar speelt ook meer, actiever en is wat brutaler geworden.. helemaal super dus! Ook als ik savonds in bed lig en nog niet helemaal lig te slapen, hoor ik haar dat muisje pakken en na 10minuutjes ofzo voel ik haar bij mij kruipen.. Haha kan altijd hartelijk lachen dan omdat zij merkbaar! Een stuk gelukkiger is geworden!! Aanrader voor elke katten eigenaar!
IrisPosted on 25 March 2017 at 17:12
Met de muisjes gaat het goed! Ben nu al bij het verstoppen, de eerste 2 verstopte muisjes heeft ze al gevonden vandaag! Onwijs bedankt en geweldig systeem, je ziet echt het instinct naar boven komen. Ik zal het zeker iedereen aanraden.
StellaPosted on 29 January 2017 at 13:26
We hebben het ontvangen en zijn op enkele dagen tijd al aan stap 4! Onze kat vindt het super!