Cat Food Ball SlimCat – Full Review

Cat Food Ball Slimcat

(3.9/5) I picked this cat food ball Slimcat dispenser to make my review because this feeder is a perfect solution to slow down your cat when eating.


Cat Food Ball SlimCat is a good choice if you need your cat to lose weight or correct bad behavior with food. This ball food dispenser is made for your cat to play, hunt and eat, all three at the same time. The ball has a hole on it where you put about 70% of a dry cat food cup, then adjust the hole in the Slimcat to let one piece of food pass through easily. If you want to let more than one piece of food, you can adjust the hole little bigger.

As your cat chases and bats the Slimcat around the room, one (or more) piece of food at a time will exit the ball.

Cat Food Ball SlimcatWhen your cat pushes the ball with its nose or chase it for eating, it takes longer for your pet to finish its meal so this system allows you to control how fast your pet eats and at the same time it gives him a fun game, which is good if you want to help your cat to lose weight because it keeps your pet more active.

Small portions of food several times a day will improve your cat digestion. This food dispenser will also satisfy your cat’s inherent need to hunt.

Slimcat corrects your cat behavior because enriches your cat environmental needs through exercise.

You can wash the FDA-approved plastic Slimcat in your dishwasher or with hot soapy water. This product is also safe for cats of all breeds, ages, and sizes.


What are the Pros and Cons of the Cat Food Ball SlimCat?


  • The product is effective in the control of how fast your cat eats. Is proved that a cat eating with this ball food dispenser takes longer to finish it’s meal in comparison with other systems.
  • The adjustable system on the holes of the ball allows you to control effectively how fast you want your cat eat and also allows you to use whatever size your cat food is. You don’t have to change your food in order to adapt it to this dispenser.
  • It takes a couple of days for cats to get used to this ball food dispenser, but once they do, they seem to have fun eating this way.
  • A solution for bad eating behavior of the cat.
  • It makes your cat exercise while eating which helps in a losing weight program for your cat.


  • As your cat plays with this toy, depending on where he or she is playing, the ball may get lost below couches or behind the furniture.

Note: It might happen that your cat just looks at this ball and does not play with it, it is recommended to encourage your cat to play with the ball on the beginning. A good idea is to put its favorite treats to motivate your feline friend even more.


My tips how to use it:

  • Take off the top of the ball, pour in the desired amount of dry food (approx.70% of a cup).
  • The ball has two types of holes where the food can come out from: a set of 3 small round holes, and another set of 3 large holes. You can adapt the hole size by unlocking a little mechanism and twisting half of the ball so that it’s where ever you want it. How small you adjust the hole it will depend on how easily you want it to fall out of the ball.
  • On the beginning it is recommendable to adjust the hole little bigger so this way is easier for your cat to get food from the ball as it’s gets used to it. As your cat gets more expert playing with the ball, you can reduce the opening a little more.


Video How the Slimcat Ball Toy Food Dispenser works:


CONCLUSION?  I recommend the Cat Food Ball SlimCat. This feeder is especially for:

  • Cat with bad eating behavior.
  • Cat that needs exercise to lose weight.
  • Cat that eats too fast.
  • Re-educate your cat if it eats your other pet’s food.
  • Indoor cats to reduce boredom


Lorena Avila is a Marketing Engineer, Writer, cat figures collector, cat lover and cat owner as well but above all a very passionate investigator of felines. She started investigating cat products 5 years ago when she couldn’t find reliable reviews on the internet to buy an automatic feeder for her own cat and since then she has been helping others providing honest information online.

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8 Responses to “Cat Food Ball SlimCat – Full Review”

  1. April says:

    Our cat (Lucy) outsmarted it — she would roll it to a wall or the edge of the couch, and bounce it against it back and forth so it released the food pretty quickly.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi April, I think Lucy is one of those very smart cats that defeat treat dispensers toys. Cats are very unique and versatile creatures and some of them are very intelligent like your cat Lucy. Other cats enjoy the challenge of working for their treats so when it comes to cats you will never know until you try new things with them. I suggest you to try more complex toys with Lucy, like Trixie 5-in-1 Activity Center. or this other plate shaped toy from Nina Ottosson.

  2. Evie says:

    So one of our three kitties is starting to resemble a furry basketball, and has this habit of wolfing down her food so fast that she barfs it up later (it’s okay, she just eats her siblings’ food instead). I found this ball while shopping at the pet store, so I decided to try it. I’ve been spending days trying to show her that if she pushes the ball, food falls out. She loves rolling balls and pencils and bottle caps around anyways, especially at night. I figured this wouldn’t be a difficult concept for her.

    Or so I thought. Sadly, I think I’ve overestimated her intelligence. She seems completely baffled by it. Thankfully, her two siblings seem amused by her incompetence, and will bat it around for her and watch her eat. Hopefully she’ll figure it out before they get bored of that.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hopefully when the siblings stop doing it for her, she will do it for herself. That’s a very cool story 🙂

      • Evie says:

        By Jove, she figured it out! She finally got it! Granted, she’s headbutting the thing instead of rolling it with her paws like the others, but, still, she’s dispensing food on her own!

        So there it is. If our furry little special snowflake can eventually figure out this thing out, any cat can. Here’s hoping for less barfs and a slightly less round orange cat.

        • Lorena Ávila says:

          Evie, that’s great news! I am so happy about it!! great accomplishment from your kitty. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Jodie says:

    Our cat Harley loves the ball. Only 1 problem, it’s small enough that it gets lost who-knows-where – under a couch, cabinets, in the corner, behind boxes . . . we’ve looked everywhere. Is there a larger ball on the market?

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Jodie, the Slimcat ball is the biggest cat treat dispenser ball I have made a review so far. All others are smaller in diameter. Your little furry friend must love the toy if he get it lost often LOL! that’s cute. I cannot think about a good idea to help you with that problem other than trying to block the areas where the ball goes permanently. I will research for a bigger ball toy and will let you know. Good luck Jodie and give Harley a little kiss in its nose from me. Thanks for sharing!