7 Cat Advent Calendars to try in 2021

KitKat is rather particular about what she will put in her mouth and what she will play with, so finding something new for her to enjoy when she gets tired of the same old-same old can be quite tricky.

Because of that and the way treats work in our house, she gets a stocking at Christmas instead of an advent calendar. I have to admit, though, I’m quite jealous of those of you with kitties who will let you spoil them with the annual treat of an advent calendar (or, as I like to call them, cadvent).

And since I’m forced to live vicariously through all of you, here’s a list of different advent calendars you can try on your cat this year. (Let me know how it goes.)

Not gonna lie, I only wrote this because a lovely lady from Scrumbles approached me about a link swap and dropped the intriguing suggestion of a cadvent review.

Given the above, this post is less a review and more of a "here's a list of cadvents to try if your kitty is less fussy than mine..."


Screenshot of Pets At Home website showing their own-brand Advent Calendar for cats

1. Pets At Home

Price: £2.00
Where to buy: Pets At Home
Contents: Catnip treats

Pets At Home is our second-favourite pet store. They're generally more expensive than pretty much anywhere else, but their online selection is also more aesthetically pleasing and I'm willing to pay a bit extra for cat stuff that doesn't make my home look like a pig-sty.

If your cat loves catnip nibbles, £2 is seriously winner-winner-chicken-dinner. This calendar is the cheapest on the list!

Screenshot of Scrumbles website showing their advent calendar

2. Scrumbles

Price: £6
Where to buy: Scrumbles, possibly Amazon
Contents: Gnasher Dental Bites and Chicken Pures

According to the Scrumbles website, Chicken Pures are 100% chicken treats (which can be a good supplement for kitties who can’t afford more than the “4% meat and derivatives” of grocery-store options).

Gnasher Dental Bites contain slippery elm, which “helps reduce tartar build up by up to 80%” and “tackle hairballs, sooth tums & and support digestive health”. Last year’s advent got good reviews on feefo and my fussy cat loves their grain-free wet food, so the Scrumbles Cat Advent Calendar seems like a good bet.

Screenshot of Lily’s Kitchen Advent Calendar for Cats

3. Lily’s Kitchen

Price: £10
Where to buy: Pets At Home or Lily’s Kitchen
Contents: Salmon and Chicken Nibbles

The Lily’s Kitchen calendar seems really expensive to me, considering that the treats are only around 25% meat and the rest is filler like sweet potato. I may be a little biased because KitKat doesn’t like their wet food, but I would still expect something more on par with the Cosma calendar (100% meat) for this price. Instead, it’s twice as much for less than half the nutritional value.

If, however, you know your cat already likes the Lily’s Kitchen brand of treats (Salmon and Chicken Nibbles), then it’s a safe bet they’ll love this calendar, too.

Screenshot of Cupid & Comet Advent Calendar for Cats

4. Rosewood Cupid & Comet

Price: £3.49 + shipping
Where to buy: Jollyes
Contents: Turkey, chicken, salmon, and duck crunchies

The Jollyes website says this one “contains heart-shaped cat treats made with real turkey, chicken, salmon and duck.” The nutrition table claims 56% meat, which is really good for the price. The cover looks pretty good, too.

5. Good Girl

Price: £2.80
Where to buy: Jollyes, possibly Tesco later on in the year
Contents: Catnip and milk drops

This one has catnip and milk drops in it, neither of which KitKat likes. It’s a good price, though the information on Jollyes’ website doesn’t really tell you how much bang you’re getting for your buck.

Screenshot of Cosma Advent Calendar for cats

6. Cosma

Price: €5.99
Where to buy: ZooPlus (Europe only, so far, but might be available in the UK later in the year)
Contents: Cosma Snackies (chicken, duck, beef, tuna)

Cosma Snackies are one of KitKat’s furrrrrrvarourite treats — and mine, though for a different reason. They’re 100% meat/fish chunks that are freeze-dried so they’re not only the healthiest treats I’ve found for her but also the longest-lasting. (As far as I’m aware, there’s no ‘best before’ date on these things.)

KitKat only likes the chicken (XXL) and salmon, of course, or I’d be ordering this advent calendar faster than you can say “please ship these to the UK”. At the time of writing this, the Cosma cadvent wasn’t available on the UK store, but there is a link for it that suggests it might be available in the UK a little later in the year.

Screenshot of Meowee Advent Calendar for Cats

7. Meowee

Price: £2.29
Where to buy: Jollyes
Contents: Catnip treats

Much like the Pets At Home offering, the Meowee Advent Calendar for Cats is full of catnip treats. It’s also the second-cheapest cadvent on this list, so if your cat loves catnip, this is a pretty safe (and cheap) option for you.

Which will your kitty try?

So, which of these cute cadvents will your cat try this Christmas? I’m thinking I might actually get the Cupid & Comet one for KitKat. It’s been a while since I tried her with an advent.

What about you? What kind of treats does your cat like?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. IdleEmma says:

    Mysty has never liked the treats in advent calendars so they’ve always been wasted on her buy Vivi seems a lot less fussy so I might be able to get her one this year.

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    1. Emma says:

      Fingers crossed! Let me know which one you get her and if she ends up liking it. 😀

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      1. IdleEmma says:

        Hopefully the shops here will get some good ones in – looking forward to getting her needlessly expensive Christmas stuff!


        1. Emma says:

          Oh oh oh! You need to get her this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B097BJ4X22/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=A3H0TGSHOA5ROB&psc=1

          (If it’s not available to Ireland, let me know and I’ll get it for you. I keep talking myself out of buying it for KitKat. My carer keeps telling me we just don’t have the room…)

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          1. IdleEmma says:

            So cute! I could totally see myself getting something like that for Vivi! That particular one won’t ship to Ireland (for who knows what reasons!) but I gave a quick search and there seem to be some similar Christmas tree beds that will.
            (I mean sure, you mightn’t have the room but also, isn’t it’s really cute a good enough reason? :D)

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            1. Emma says:

              Well it is for me and there’s a new space opened up because KitKat really went to town on her first cat tree. (It’s really a kitten tree, I got it thinking I’d be getting a kitten, it only cost like £9 to give you an idea of the size. I’ve had KitKat for six years, so that’s how old the tree was. She barely touched it in all that time and then suddenly… there’s rope and bits all over the lounge floor. Carer brought it in to show me the level of destruction and I couldn’t believe MY cat did that. 😂)

              But she has so many beds she never uses, and I feel like she’d benefit more from a replacement mini tree, so… And I haven’t bought her Christmas present yet… 😅

              You definitely need something like that for Vivi, though. But don’t leave Mysty out! She might surprise you! (Or not xD)

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              1. IdleEmma says:

                Haha, funny how cats can ignore something for so long and then out of nowhere they’re like ‘oh hey, I just realised this is here and I’m going make up for the years of not using it now!’
                I’d say that she maybe deserves a nice new cat tree then.
                and of course Mysty won’t be forgotten! Although she’s more interested in a good piece of steak than a new bed. But she does surprise me sometimes.
                I got a kallax shelf for my bedroom to use as a bookshelf about two months ago but she’d not really spent a lot of time in my room since Vivi showed up (and when she was in my room she just slept on the bed, right in the middle of a small double bed making it hard for me find space – seriously, one cat and she knows how to take up an entire bed!). Anyway, the other day she started showing interest in the kallax and trying to get behind the books (probably looking for somewhere to hide) so I immediately took the books off the shelf and put a cushion in. She checked again but didn’t get in so I then went out and bought one of those cube beds that fits in a kallax and sure enough, she slept in it last! I honestly thought she wouldn’t use it (but was hopeful) and she surprised me.

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                1. Emma says:

                  Ah, man, you gotta love cats. 😂😂😂

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