Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kitty's playing with Tupperware

Benji in a bowl playing peek-a-boo
Bjorn in the bowl playing peek-a-boo or hide and seek
Bella holding the bowl down so it quits rolling
Bjorn sitting in the bowl
Bella trying to decide which bowl of Evo canned food she is going to eat. They are all the same flavor, so she must be deciding which color of Fiestaware she likes best.

You know how you buy small children toys and they enjoy playing with the box the toy comes in more, well kittens are the same way. Our kittens find a certain Tupperware bowl fascinating. They sit in it, play peek-a-boo with their siblings, and roll it on the floor. This was the thank you gift for having a Tupperware party last summer. I don't think the designers at Tupperware envisioned this large salad bowl becoming a kitty toy.

The third and fifth pictures show the kittens food. I feed the kittens Evo canned Cat & Kitten, it is chicken based. Currently I also give them Chicken Soup for the Kittens Soul kibble.

I discovered also that Fiestaware small fruit bowls make great dishes for the kittens to eat out of. Saucers they walk and lay in. When the kittens were smaller our usual cat dishes had too high of sides. Fiestaware fruit bowls are sturdy, colorful, lead free, made in the USA, and they aren't just for cats. The fruit bowls cost about the same and many times it costs less than the pet crockery. When I look at the crockery marketed to cat and dog owners many times it says not microwaveable and not dishwasher safe. Most of the time it is made in China. This concerns me because it probably contains lead or other metals if it isn't safe for the microwave. Most of the time there isn't any visible metal details. I don't microwave the cats food, but I don't want them consuming lead. We must remember the tragedy of the tainted pet food a few years ago. The safety standards for pet products are not the same as products consumed by humans. It is our duty to be informed and provide our pets with safe, nutritious food and safe pet products. I try to feed my pets food that is made from human grade ingredients and without byproducts.

Here is a link to Fiesta dinnerware. It can be found in many department stores.

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