Cats can ‘bug out,’ enjoy a ‘rainy day,’ and more with interactive puzzle toys

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Originally unveiled at the 2020 Pet Expo, Nina Ottosson by Petstages cat games have made a big impression on cat parents worldwide.

As the first of their kind, Petstages cat games offer physical and mental stimulation for cats, and are also designed with the ability to adjust the level of difficulty in order to exercise a cat’s natural hunting instincts.

The line of cat games include the award-winning Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play game, as well as the Rainy Day Puzzle & Play and the Melon Madness Puzzle & Play. Each puzzle presents its own level of difficulty to exercise a cat’s natural curiosity and foraging instincts.

The Buggin’ Out puzzle game, for example, offers 16 sliding pegs and swiveling leaves for cats to interact with. Beneath are 16 treats compartments – eight on top and eight on bottom – for feline discovery.

“We noticed on social media that many cats were using the dog games and the owners were tagging us,” said Michael Parness, Outward Hound Chief Marketing Officer in a press release.

Swedish dog trainer Nina Ottosson of Outward Hound designed the cat games after launching her dog games over 20 years ago and seeing the opportunity for cats, too. Nina’s philosophy is that our pets “have four legs and one head, and all five need activity in different ways.”

“Cats need play and mental stimulation, too!” said Ottosson. “We designed these new toys to stimulate cats’  natural foraging abilities.”

The Melon Madness Puzzle & Play Cat Game  from Nina Ottosson by Petstages, an OUTWARD HOUND portfolio brand, has launched at over 2,000 Walmart stores nation-wide.

Learn more about the award-winning cat puzzles on the Outward Hound blog.


Outward Hound® is a Prospect Hill Growth Partners Portfolio Company that is an award-winning innovator, creator, manufacturer and distributor of thetoys, games, gear and feeders for dogs and cats. For more, visit and follow @OutwardHound on Instagram.

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Featured Image: PRNews photo/Outward Hound Melon Madness Puzzle&Play


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