Hagen Catit Treat Ball – Full Review

Hagen Catit Treat Ball

Hagen Catit Treat Ball

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (3.7/5)The Hagen Catit Treat Ball is a treat dispenser and a toy, all in one. As your cat plays, chasing and swatting the ball, treats or kibbles are released for a delicious surprise.

The treat ball’s lid can be fully closed and then it becomes a regular play ball and so your cat can enjoy playing with it as a simple toy for hours of activity and entertainment.

This cat treat dispenser comes in two colors: pink or blue and will make your pet work for its treats which is good for physical and intellectual stimulation.



  • Cat treat dispenser and toy ball all in one
  • Allows your cat to work and exercise to get the treats.
  • Excellent way to encourage your cat to play.
  • Promotes physical activity and intellectual stimulation
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 4.3 inches
  • Treats are not included



The ball has two openings: one large for filling and one small for your cat to play and get the treats. You have to twist the top to switch between the two, leaving only one hole of the Hagen Catit Treat Ball opened at a time.
The screw mechanism in the middle of the ball allows the treats to tumble out when the hole is facing down but mostly your cat will have to roll, with its nose or paws, repeatedly to get the kibble down to the hole.



  • Adjustable treat dispensing hole to several sizes and shapes.
  • The ball is big enough not to get stuck anywhere.
  • Makes your cat run and play for its food.
  • It has just one hole that makes your cat to work hard to get its treats or kibbles.
  • Sturdy and solid well made toy.
  • Slows down your cat when eating.
  • It allows your cat to do exercise and keep it active.
  • Good complement if your cat is on a diet.



  • Not very easy to clean
  • Too big and heavy for small kitties



  • Put some catnip in the ball with treats.
  • It is not recommended to put tuna or fish pellets inside the ball.
  • The ideal size for treats is not too big and not too small, medium size for treats or kibbles it is recommended.



I recommend the Hagen Catit Treat Ball because it is a good system to keep your cat active and motivated playing with this ball to get its treats or kibbles. As every treat food dispenser toy we cannot predict if your cat will love it or will hate it, however, this treat food ball dispenser is one of the most effective.


? I specially recommend this cat treat dispenser to:

  • Cats that are overweight and need exercise
  • Cats on a diet to complement the program
  • Cats highly motivated for food


X I don’t recommend this cat treat dispenser:

  • If your cat is looking for “instant” rewards and is the type of cat that gets frustrated easily.
  • Kittens or adult cats that are not very big.

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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7 Responses to “Hagen Catit Treat Ball – Full Review”

  1. gabrielle says:

    I changed to this brand of ball because my last one wouldn’t secure the desired hole size, despite it’s locking button.

    This one is a lot more functional, and my reluctant tabby is encouraged by the sight of his food!


    The cleaning issue is a real puzzler. Water in with a drop of soap no problem, but how to dry? I don’t have a dishwasher, but I don’t think that would work anyway. A microwave would do it, but is the ball microwave safe? I don’t know. Currently I have it sitting on a warm magic bag, hole-up, to let moisture escape.

    If I have to resort to using a hair-dryer, it will stop being a nice convenience!

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi gabrielle, thank you very much for sharing your experience with this treat dispenser ball. This will help cat owners to decide with more information.

  2. Tanya McCormack says:

    This treat ball is the only ‘toy’ that my cat will go near. He LOVES it!
    Each day before I leave the house he carries on like a crazy beast until I put some treats (or even his ordinary food) in the treat ball.
    He would rather eat ordinary food from the treat ball than from his food bowl.
    I was devastated recently when the local pet shop said that Catit is discontinuing this item (not sure if that is just for Australia). I have just spent the morning on ebay buying a bunch of them as they do need to be replaced every now and then. They do get dirty and I don’t know how to clean them, so I replace them. That said, only had 2 in 2 years, and one of those broke when someone stood on it.
    Have just purchased 4 off ebay, should see my cat through a few more years.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Tanya! I am happy your cat loves this treat ball dispenser. I don’t think Catit is going to discontinue this toy as there are plenty of them in online stores so far. You can order them in Amazon for the best price. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Casey says:

    This cat food dispenser ball is the best and actually makes your kitty work for the treats and it’s good energy!I highly recommend you get this ball for your cat at home:)

  4. Casey says:

    Not energy!:D I meant excersise