Bat-A-Rat: Pet Feeding, Foraging and Exercise Toy

About Bat-A-Rat

Bat-A-Rat™ is an innovative pet feeding toy that provides hours of stimulation while controlling the amount of food being dispensed. Designed with a cat or small dog in mind, this feeder specifically helps those pets that tend to eat too much or too fast resulting in unhealthy and unwanted consequences.

In addition to controlling how much and how fast your pet eats, food dispensing toys like Bat-A-Rat™ (also known as foraging toys) give your indoor cat something to stalk and hunt, providing a much needed outlet for their prey drive and hunting instincts. For more on the benefits of foraging toys, as well as tips on motivating your cat to forage, read this article by Paws, Whiskers & Claws, The Feline Hospital (Adobe PDF).

Bat-A-Rat™ is patent pending and 100% made in the USA.

Product Features

  • Designed for cats and small dogs
  • Non-toxic, eco-friendly, food grade plastic
  • Self-propelled; no batteries required
  • Provides hours of stimulation for your pet!

How it Works

The innovative design wobbles and moves about the floor, forcing your pet to move and interact with the toy in order to eat. The unique food dispensing hole adjusts by rotating the two ends; allowing for different sized dry food and dispensing rates. Holes at the bottom allow trapped bits to escape. The two ends come apart for easy filling and cleaning.

See our list of adoption hints to help your cat enjoy its new Bat-A-Rat.


“Cody Loves his Bat-A-Rat”

Read reviews on Haute or Not Pets and Cat Chat With Caren And Cody »

“The Bat-a-Rat toy fills a gap in the marketplace for cats, providing a challenging and engaging food dispensing toy. These toys are an imperative addition to any cat’s daily enrichment regimen. Cats are stealth hunters and the indoor environment provides little outlet for this natural instinct. Foraging for their food gives them a means of hunting while still living safely indoors. Food dispensing toys can also be an integral part of a diet plan if your kitty has a few pounds to shed, but be sure to consult with your veterinarian before implementing. This toy is made in the U.S.A. from safe non toxic plastic and the “weeble-wobble” type movement keeps cats moving and problem solving in order to obtain the food. The Bat-a Rat also provides an adjustable opening so that different sized kibble can be used. This toy is a great addition to every cat’s daily life.”

Ingrid Johnson
Feline Behavior Consultant, IAABC
Paws Whiskers and Claws, The Feline Hospital

Shelby Township man invents all-Michigan-made cat-feeding device, published in the Advisor & Source Newspapers on Friday, April 08, 2011

Shelby Twp. man designs exercise toy to slow cat’s eating, published in the The Oakland Press on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shelby Twp. man designs exercise toy to slow cat’s eating, published in the The Macomb Daily on Thursday, April 14, 2011