In the wild no one is handing cats their meals, instead they must use their natural hunting skills to find food. In fact, cats actually like to work for things even if they don’t think they do. Just like humans, cats are filled with satisfaction after providing themselves with a hearty meal.
Even cats that are fed Meow Mix three times a day enjoy hunting if the opportunity presents itself. So why not give your cat the chance to use their naturally swift and clever instincts? Benjamin Millam decided to do just this by inventing an awesome cat feeding machine.
The self-proclaimed “aspiring geek” built the feeding machine in order to make his cat work for dinner. The machine runs on plastic balls (which Millam hides around the house for his cat to find). When these balls are placed inside the machine automatically releases food.
Millam explained, “This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly exploring the same areas: it’s partly to establish and survey their territory, but they’re also practicing ‘mobile’ hunting. So what if my cat, while out on patrol, actually found its prey? Surely this would bring him one step closer towards a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitty existence.”