Handmade pet play mat – size MEDIUM
A handmade play mat for your pet!
Are your cats like ours? And do they eat all their food super quickly each time? It’s really good for your cat to do some extra brainwork to get to their food (or treats!). This mat is perfect for that!
How does it work?
Just take your cat’s (or other pet!) favorite food or snacks and hide them in the different ‘playing elements’ of the mat. So for example, but some treats underneath the ruffles, put a few between the pages of the booklet, put some under the ‘flap’ and also hide some in the ‘sniffle snuffle bits’ (I have no better word for them XD). Then… Put it in front of your pet and see if it starts to snuffle and search. If it doesn’t, maybe it is still too difficult. So you can start by placing some treats around and on top of the mat, not hidden. Then the pet can get a feeling of how it works. Then start to hide some treats, and maybe even help the pet to find some. Then, when the put fully understands it, they will search and snuffle to find all the treats! This way, they eat more slowly and their brains get some workout! When the mat is empty, store it away, so the pet won’t be dissapointed when they have to do lots of work and there is nothing left in the mat anymore. Then… next day… get it out again and the fun can start again!
Personally, with our cats, I just had to hide the treats in the mat and the cat immediatly went to search for them. It is super fun to watch!
To make this play mat, I will need 1 to 2 weeks. So please keep this in mind when you want to order it to wear to a specific date like a birthday for example.
I make it in 3 different sizes, so you can choose which size you like the best. The photos with the cat playing with the mat are with the large mat. The photo where the cat is lying on the mat, is the medium size mat.
The sizes you can choose are:
Small – 21 * 15 cm
Medium – 30 * 21 cm
Large – 50 * 32 cm
All these sizes can be used for cats, however I advise to get the large one, because there are more different ‘mindgames’ in this one to keep your cat interested longer. The smaller mats are ideal for example for bunnies, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mouses!
The base colour of the mat is always dark grey. But for the play bits I can use different colours to give cute accents and to make it fit better with your interior! If you like me to add some colours to the design then just let me know in the order note! You can choose every colour you like (even rainbow).
Some ideas for the accent colour are
I will use fabric that I have, and I have LOTS of colours. So if you choose an accent colour, I will pick some nice pieces that will make a beautiful combination. For example if you pick ‘pink’ I can make a combination with hot pink, baby pink and white.
If you want any other colour to be the accent colour, let me know!
The mats are made using high quality canvas in a dark grey colour (fits in every interior, grey is super stylish!) and it has a layer of soft fleece on the inside to make the mat extra heavy and soft. The playing bits are made with fleece fabric in different colours to give cute accents. The fleece that I use is recycled. Whenever I cut fabric for my hoodies and hats that I make, I end up with little pieces that are too small for the hoodies. These pieces I cut into stripes and ‘book pages’ so I can use them for the pet play mats! So it’s good for the environment too 😉 Less waste, more fun!
Because the mats are mate with canvas and fleece, they are easy to clean. Just throw them in the washing machine! I always suggest to not tumble dry them, just in case. And just hang them to dry.
When your cat doesn’t use the mat,I suggest to put it aside so the cat can’t see it. That way, it will always be interesting for the cat when you take it out and put treats in it!
This item will be shipped in a box with track and trace. After you place your order, you will receive an email with the order information. Then I will start making your item. Once it’s ready and I shipped it, you will receive an email again with the track and trace information.
Shipping within the Netherlands takes 1 to 2 business days. Within Europe it takes mostly a week. Outside of Europe, shipping mostly takes 2 weeks but it can take longer due to customs for example. And now with Covid-19, overseas shipping delays of a month or more are sadly not uncommon. Please understand that this is completely out of my control.
Possible customs fees are not included in the product price, and must be paid by the customer when their country charges them.
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