Did you know that AïKiou, pronounced “IQ”, developed the first interactive feeders for both cats and dogs 7 years ago. Since our beginning in 2008, we have been working on feeders aimed at specific behaviour. Our products have been acclaimed by many specialists from around the globe. They bring a new fun and interactive way for your pets to eat their meal.
For more than 10 years, many behaviourists agree that the lack of activity for our household pets can cause behavioural, weight and anxiety problems.
With the release of the first interactive feeders for household pets in 2009, AïKiou (pronounced “IQ”) started a revolution in the pet industry. Our products are now recognized as a must have for pet owners because of all of its benefits including pet weight and anxiety control and for the way it enriches their lives.
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Your cat is a natural hunter. With this tube feeder, bring back his true nature by getting him a true hunting experience. It’s like mouse hunting for him.
The sense of smell is crucial for a dog. If there is food hidden, they like to search for the source of the odor.
Cats were never designed to sit at an endless open buffet,” he said, rejoicing that these feline “hunters” have to “think and work to get the food out of this product’s tubes—one piece at a time.
As I suspected, this has been wonderful for my 5 Siamese cats and one Havana Brown. They used to eat their kibble WAY too fast and one cat in particular would vomit at least once daily. Now that is a thing of the past. Over-eating is virtually impossible with this feeder and they also seem to enjoy hooking out a piece of kibble before eating it. BTW I did not have to move up in stages to the full "build" The Siamese got it in about 30 seconds flat!
We have a food obsessed cat who would, quite literally, spend most of the time between meals howling for food. Nothing we tried helped and we were getting pretty desperate for peace and quiet. This seems to have done the trick. She's an evil genius so it took her just a couple of minutes to figure out what to do. Within days she could get all of her food out pretty quickly. The short tubes are fine for the first day or for "special" cats but I think, on average, it would be better if it just had all - or mostly - long tubes right from the start. The good news is that she isn't gobbling up her food in 10 seconds or constantly begging for more. No more howling! YAY!
When you look for a dog feeder, you should be looking for something more than an open bowl. Dogs like to dig and search for hidden objets using their sense of smell. Using the AïKiou is fun because they have to both search and think in order to find their food which makes it more natural for them.
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Since the beginning, the cat is a hunter. This cat tube feeder, also know as the Stimulo cat interactive feeder helps cats rediscover their True Nature. It is designed to help cats maintain a healthy activity level with its many opening where you can spread and hide the food. You cat will be able to explore its instinct and search for food.
Your dog likes using his paws and nose to search for food. In nature, dogs devote part of their day to food search and hunting.
The AïKiou (pronounced “IQ”) uses this idea, also knowed as behavioral enrichment to help him relieve anxiety and eat at a slower pace. It is recommended by behavioral specialists and the ASPCA.
Winner of dr Marthy Beckers Best in show in 2012, AïKiou products have been recognized by the industry specialists for years as some of the best products to prevent boredom and obesity in household pets.
Results are astonishing as some cats do regain their healthy weight within months or use.