“ Brand: Whiskas / Food Type: Cat Food „
My oldest bought a packet of these Christmas 2011, in lieu of a cat stocking. She had been cat sitting for her aunties cats and they had these and went bonkers for them, so she decided to get our boys some. They have become something that is now frequently sneaked into my trolley.
Kitbits are a whiskas product. Whiskas well known for its "8 out of 10 owners said their cats prefer it" before trading standards made them change it to "expressed a preference" They are owned by Mars, incorporated.
They sell for an average price of £1 in most supermarkets but I have seen for as low as 89p.
The package is a plastic Cats head shaped container with a clear plastic top, so once opened will keep fresh. The front states which variety you have purchased and includes;
Temptations -beef, (60g)
-chicken & cheese, (60g)
and Treats - anti hairball, (50g)
- crunch, (100g)
- dentabits, (50g)
-healthy coat, (50g)
- Katzinis. (50g)
My boys haven't told me which they prefer and they haven't turned any flavours down as yet.
A sneaky trick is once the box is empty put a few normal cat biscuits in it, as they have a very distinctive smell and left with the lid on the smell obvious permeates the normal biscuits, don't try too many though as they quickly cotton on.
I personally think they are quite expensive but I have nearly lost my finger a few times as the cats absolutely adore them. The cats know exactly where they are kept and if I need a cat to come in or has been out a while and Im checking there okay, one shake of this box and I have a herd around me in seconds, that alone makes them worth keeping in "stock".
I always ensure if we are away on holiday and are being cared for by others, they have a supply in to keep them happy.
Get a 4 from me as I do think they are pricey however they are truly adored by my boys and they will with a warning, take "gently" out of fingers.
As we all know cats have a mind of their own, and getting them to do what you want is nearly impossible, but just shake a little container of these tasty morsels, and the furry kiddies are just like putty in your hands.
I have 3 cats, and as a special treat every few days, I bring the Whiskas Kitbits out of the cupboard. My little gang go absolutely mad for it. I have been using it as a little persuasion tool to get them to use the scraching post, instead of my favourite sofa, and now if I just shake the container, they run to the post and start scratching like crazy!
These little morsels are foil-sealed in a pink plastic container cutely shaped in the head of a cat. They are little tender bites of cheese and meat, and if my babies reaction is anything to go by, they must be absolutely delicious! Mmmm, I might try one someday.......
*What are Whiskas KitBits?*
KitBits are small chewy treats for cats of all ages, made by the Whiskas company- a manufacturer of complete dry food, tins, pouches and cat milk.
*The product itself*
These treats are smaller than a 5p coin in size, with a red coloured middle surrounded by a white outer layer. They are easy for cats to eat in one bite, and are moist chewy treats rather than crunchy biscuits. As far as I know, they come in just the one flavour - Cheese & Meat, and the smell is rather pleasant.
KitBits come in a very handy purple plastic tub with a clear lid, meaning they stay moist and tasty even after opening and there is no need to transfer to another container like you need to do with treats that come in plastic packets. The tub is shaped like the Whiskas 'cat face' logo, under the plastic lid is a tear-off foil top which ensures the treats have not been tampered with and stay fresh until you deciede to open them. Around the sides of the tub and on the foil top is the Whiskas logo, product name and a picture of the grey Whiskas cat.
*Price & Availabilty*
I buy these treats from Pets At Home although they can be purchased in larger supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsburys. A 70g tub, which contains around 50 treats costs 94p.
*What my cat thinks*
My cat Jet goes mad for these treats and will come running from wherever he is as soon as he hears me give the tub a shake, and will then stand purr-ing around my ankles until I give him one. The small size of the treats are easy enough for even small cats like Jet to eat, and the chewy texture takes him a little longer to eat than other crunchy treats he has had in the past. Jet is a very outdoor cat- he comes in at around 8pm for his tea, stays in for the night and will be out again after breakfast 7am the next morning, so he's not around very often for me to give him these treats- so a tub lasts ages, about 3 months.
*Pro's & Con's*
+ Added vitamins
+ Good packaging- the treats stay moist even after opening
+ As the treats are chewy, they take longer for cats to eat than biscuit treats
+ 94p for a tub of treats that last 3 months (in my house anyway), is very good value for money!
+ The cheese in these treats contain calicum
- Just one flavour available
- The ingredients list states ''4% Meat'', but doesn't say what kind of meat it is, so may not be suitable for cats with certain allergies
- The tub doesn't say whether or not these treats are suitable for kittens
My cat is a Whiskas addict. There must be something that they put in Whiskas products as for some reason he'll happily turn his nose up and leave other branded cat food, but with Whiskas he'll normally eat it as quick as he can! Given his addiciton for all things purple packaged (Whiskas packaging is predominantly purple) it seemed logical that he'd probably like Whiskas Kit Bits! Kit Bits are supposed to be used as an occasional treat or something to add variety to meal times. They come in two flavours - Beef and Chicken, and Cheese and Beef. There was no particular reason I decided to try the product on my cat, it was pretty much an impulse purchase - I don't tend to feed my cat treat type products very often, he normally just gets dry food in the morning and tinned food or pouched food in the evening (always Whiskas). The product comes packaged in a 50g foil pouch style bag. The idea is that the first time you open the bag you trim the top off with scissors, and then you can reseal it using the plastic fastening strips that are inside. The bag is in the same style as all Whiskas products, with a picture of a cat on the purple background, the logos of the company and of the product, and a picture of what the product looks like. There's nutritional information on the packaging, but to be honest I have never paid any attention to the nutritional information on cat food, presuming that so long as he's healthy and enjoying it then that's what matters! I don't think the cat's that bothered either! The variety of Kit Bits that I offered to my cat was the cheese and beef flavour. Some of the dry food he has contains this combination of flavours so I figured that this would taste similar. On opening the packet they just smelt like most cat food products do... pretty nasty in my opinion, but hey, the cat usually seems to like it! Each kit bit is a bit smaller than a 5p coin, and not quite round, more o
val shaped. It's got a lighter yellowy brown edging to it with a darker brown centre - presumably this is the cheese flavour around the edge and the beef flavour in the centre. The product is described on the packaging as being moist. This isn't moist as in wet, but it's moister than dry cat food. Each piece is dry to the touch, but you can squeeze it a bit - I'd imagine it's probably a bit on the chewy side to eat. On to the taste test then... I poured a few of the kit bits into my cat's bowl. Immediately he came running over, but that's because he's a greedy cat... He sniffed the kit bits in his bowl as though he wasn't really sure what to make of them. He tried a few, but didn't start to wolf them down in his usual manner, in fact, he was happy to leave about half of them and walk away - this is unusual behaviour for my cat! These certainly don't seem to impress my cat, which is certainly not what I expected as he loves Whiskas dry cat food as well as the tinned food and pouches. He likes Whiskas Pockets and Whiskas Crunch, so I imagined this would be another product he'd enjoy but not so. The only way I've found to use them up is to mix them in with either some of his dry food or sprinkle them on some of his wet food. At 79p for a 50g bag they're quite expensive when you consider that cat's don't actually realise you're treating them, they just think they're being fed. I won't be buying them in the future, but I'd probably still recommend them if you think your cat might like them as Whiskas are well known for their high quality products. Whiskas say "Each delicious morsel is specially prepared and packed full of flavour and goodness?so it doesn?t just taste good, it does her good too." My cat say's "Don't you have something better?!" Overall rating 3 out of 5 * * *
Hello big apes, dad let us borrow the computer to write and tell you how much we like Kitbits. My name's Orville and I have a younger, but bigger brother called Toffee. We like to play a bit of a game with daddy, where we pretend that we really like a brand of food one day so that daddy goes and buys lots and lots of it. Then the next time he gives it to us we don't even look at it....we just walk off. It makes him so angry. Sometimes Toffee bites his leg too, but my mouth isn't big enough for that yet. The only thing that we don't play our little game with is Kitbits. Daddy got confused one time and bought the dry ones in the box. We don't like those ones, we like the moist ones. They are so yummy, sometimes we even come when he calls us just to get one. Not very often though cos he usually gives us one when we come anyway, even if it is about 30 cat minutes later!! Anyway, I had better go now cos my paws are getting sore. Buy Kitbits for your cat and then if we are bigger, we can steal them. Purrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!
I’ve just finished writing a review on how much my cats like Felix what I failed to mention was that Whiskas Kitbits are one of their most favorite treats and at around 70p a box one of mine as well (and you get loads in a box). I’ve somehow managed to train them to come in when ever I shake the Kitbits they hardly ever go further than the bottom of the garden just incase the Kitbits come out. Its so funny I shake the Kitbits and suddenly two tabby cats come from almost nowhere the neighbours must think I’m completely mad!! I also give them the Whiskas Dentabits, which they seem to like but not as much as the Kitbits. The Cheesey Pockets and the soft ones with the dark centre are not much of a treat - they usually have a sniff then walk away. On the odd occasion the Kitbit box has been left on the table, which has resulted in both cats trying to get the treats out of the box – a real joy to watch but I have learnt a valuable lesson NEVER to leave them unattended and in full view of our tigers unless that is you want an empty box and a very fat cat !!
"Whiskas Kitbits" are yet another treat for your moggie that will help empty your wallet of purse. "Kitbits" are basically a small, round biscuit that has been flavoured with 4% beef (outside) and 4% chicken (inside) and as such, offers poor value for money. However, cats love 'em and that's why I buy them. think of them as a cross between a small sausage roll and a crisp that has been sliced up very thinly and then dried out. they are also fortified with extra vitamins A, D and E and this may well be the most beneficial cat treat of them all. Although my cat ate the special cat vitamins at first, she won't now but she still eats "Kit Bits" so at least she is healthy - more so than me! Whilst this product is very popular, the makers have only produced one variety. If they made others then it would be likely their brand s would sell more, as I like to get my cat some different treats so that she doesn't get bored. Expensive - the 50g box cost 85p (£17.00/kilo!!!) from the Co-Op and was the only cat treat left, but the look of enjoyment my cat shows more than made up for the high price paid.