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Best Cat Cameras In 2022 with Laser or Treat Dispenser

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Written by Clair Chesterman

Cats behave differently when their owners are not around and you can have the ability to watch your cats and even interact with them with the use of cat cameras. There are a lot to choose from especially in terms of their extra features as some cameras for cats may feature laser pointers, others can double as kibble dispensers, and some can serve as an interactive cat cameras. We have chosen below the best we could find to help make it easier for you to decide which one could win your hearts.

My cat is looking at the camera

Our team tested over 20 pet cameras and most of them are designed for dogs. However, we handpicked the ones that perfectly work for cats!

Here’s a quick look at these cat cameras:

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Furbo 360 View
Petcube Play 2
SKYMEE Owl Robot
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Furbo 360° Dog Camera: [New 2022] Rotating 360° View Wide-Angle Pet Camera with Treat Tossing, Color Night Vision, 1080p HD Pan, 2-Way Audio, Barking Alerts, WiFi, Designed for Dogs
Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App
SKYMEE Owl Robot: Mobile Full HD Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, Interactive Toy for Dogs and Cats, Remote Control via App (2.4G WiFi ONLY)
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Furbo 360 View
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Furbo 360° Dog Camera: [New 2022] Rotating 360° View Wide-Angle Pet Camera with Treat Tossing, Color Night Vision, 1080p HD Pan, 2-Way Audio, Barking Alerts, WiFi, Designed for Dogs
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Petcube Play 2
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Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App
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SKYMEE Owl Robot
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SKYMEE Owl Robot: Mobile Full HD Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, Interactive Toy for Dogs and Cats, Remote Control via App (2.4G WiFi ONLY)
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Factors To Choose When Buying A Cat Camera

  • Interactive Elements (e.g. laser, treat dispenser, or voice communication)

Interactive elements on cat camera via app

Some cat cameras are simply made as a regular camera that can help monitor your cats while you are away from home. However, other cat cameras are designed to do more than just observing and monitoring your cats for you as some companies are smart enough to think about the other aspects your cats may need when nobody’s home.

These companies have integrated voice communication so that you can talk to your cats while you are at work or on a vacation; treat dispenser to feed them at a regular interval so as not to interrupt their feeding schedule while you are away and not able to tend to them; a laser pointer for your cat’s game time while running after that red dot. 

  • Camera Quality

Screenshot from live via app on Petcube pet cam

Cats are more agile and sly than other domesticated animals which means that they move swiftly from one place to another; they hide in places you might not wonder such as small boxes, narrow or dark places; or they may even sit on corners that are difficult to spot. 

And this is why it is important for you to have a cat camera with impeccable camera quality to be able to catch and follow their movements promptly. You may want one that shows a crystal clear and crisp video, and has an 1080p HDR resolution. 

  • Smartphone App Integration

What is the use of having a cat camera if it does not have a smartphone app integration? Having a camera for cats that could only record their video while you are not home may not be as useful as you want them to be. 

You may want one where you will be able to remotely see and monitor, interact with your cats, and even have the ability to talk to them whenever you are away. All the cat cameras included in our list have apps. 

  • Night Vision Quality

Night vision on Furbo camera with my cat on it

Cats do not usually sleep at night and you can capture really fun things like I did with my cat. The screenshot is from the Furbo camera that provides the best night-quality images.

1. Furbo 360° Dog Camera (that I use for watching my cat)

Furbo camera for cats

Furbo 360° Dog Camera is popular among dog parents. It is listed as one of the top dog cameras and treats dispensers.

While Furbo 360° Dog Camera is specifically designed for dogs, I prefer to use this camera for my cat all the time. I think this is the best choice for cat cameras because of its auto-detection feature. It allows cat parents to have 360° views of the room as it rotates and follows your fur baby’s movements. You can also record your cat’s activities in high-quality videos and images while you are away as Furbo 360° has 1080p full HD resolution.

Furbo camera screenshot with my cat

Real-time two-way audio is incorporated into the Furbo 360° Dog Camera so you and your cat can converse. It includes a top-notch microphone and speaker integrated right into it. This feature enables you to interact with your cat to soothe or amuse him when he’s upset. Additionally, it offers an in-app volume control for your fur baby’s ears.

Cloud recording of moves of my cat on Furbo camera app

The best feature of this device is that you can use the free Furbo mobile app to offer goodies to your cat with only a tap of your phone.

Instead of just dropping goodies into a dish, this pet camera tosses them into the air for your cat to catch or chase. The most recent iteration of Furbo has a mechanism that may be adjusted for a quieter throw. To accommodate your pet’s nutritional needs, you may now pick between tiny and big treats.

PROS

  • 360 degrees rotating view
  • Auto movement detection
  • Night vision in color
  • Colored images in low light settings
  • 1080p Full HD
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Treat size may be modified to meet your cat’s needs
  • Spill-proof design
  • Compatible and can be integrated with Alexa

CONS

  • Certain features are only accessible through a subscription

Furbo is popular among pet owners including cat owners. There are 30,000+ reviews on Amazon that you can read for your reference but we highly recommend getting it from the official website for the best product support.

2. Petcube Play 2 & Bites Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In

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Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App
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689 Reviews
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1080p HD with night vision and 4x zoom
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
160-degree ultra wide-angle view
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Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-In, for Cats & Dogs. 1080P HD Video, 160° Full-Room View, 2-Way Audio, Sound/Motion Alerts, Night Vision, Pet Monitoring App
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Reviews
689 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD with night vision and 4x zoom
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
160-degree ultra wide-angle view
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Petcube Bites camera on my TV stand

The Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Smart Pet Camera is an interactive cat camera that features a laser toy and is Alexa built-in. With this cat camera, you are not only able to monitor your cat while you are not home, but it also enables you to interact with your cats by using your smartphone and the integrated laser toy in the Petcube device itself. Petcube Bites 2 model comes with a treat-dispenser instead of the laser that I personally prefer.

Screenshot from live via app on Petcube pet cam

The laser toy feature is a great thing to have as you can still interact with your pets while you are away but moreover, it can still help maintain their physical health by playing with them for some exercises. 

The Petcube Play 2 cat camera not only allows you to take photos and videos of your lovely cats but also lets you talk and listen to them. This cat camera even features a built in vet chat which is a very convenient thing to have in case of emergencies or urgent matters or queries about your cats health.

Petcube play 2 cat camera showing its main features

 

PROS

  • 160 degrees full room view
  • Two-way audio that allows you communicate with your cats
  • 1080p HDR for crisp and clearer video
  • Night vision for better viewing in low light environment
  • Laser toy to play and interact with your cats
  • Sound and motion alerts
  • Supports 4G and 4G wifi network connections
  • Compatible with android 7.1.2 and up and iOS 11 and up

CONS

  • No treat dispensing feature
  • Expensive
  • Some features only available upon subscription
  • Laser toy does not function well for some customers
  • Faulty night vision according to some customer reviews

Read over 300 reviews and check the price on Amazon

3. SKYMEE Owl Robot: Mobile Full HD Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser

The SKYMEE Owl Robot is an excellent smart and interactive cat camera with a treat dispenser and full HD camera. This is a unique camera for cats as it not only has a treat dispenser that can toss out kibbles for their snack time but it is also mobile which means that it can move around your house. This can spark your cat’s curiosity and may exercise their body and mind with physical and mental simulations. All movements of the SKYMEE Owl Robot can also be controlled via their smartphone app but you can also set it to move by itself automatically. 

The recommended kibble size is from 4 mm up to 16 mm only and has a max storage of 50 grams. Another good factor about this cat camera is that it can leave treats while it is moving around so your cats can follow them. Curiosity plus exercise with rewards in the end. 

The full 1080p HD camera allows you to save high quality photos and videos of your cats and share them amongst family and friends.

Skymee owl robot cat camera dispensing cat treats

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SKYMEE Owl Robot: Mobile Full HD Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, Interactive Toy for Dogs and Cats, Remote Control via App (2.4G WiFi ONLY)
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Reviews
554 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD with 4x zoom and night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
160-degree wide angle view
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SKYMEE Owl Robot: Mobile Full HD Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, Interactive Toy for Dogs and Cats, Remote Control via App (2.4G WiFi ONLY)
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Reviews
554 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD with 4x zoom and night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
160-degree wide angle view
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PROS

  • Treat dispenser for your cat’s snack time
  • Night vision to see them even when it’s dark
  • Two-way audio that lets you talk to them and vice versa
  • Very interactive mobile robot cat camera which moves so your cat can get curious
  • TF recording and PIR detection mean that this robot will react by being touched
  • 8 hours battery life (continuous use)

CONS

  • Only supports 2.4G wifi connection
  • Expensive
  • TF card not included
  • Low battery alert does not turn off unless you turn off your phone based on customer review
  • Not as durable
  • Faulty route functions and difficult to set up

Read over 300 reviews and check the price on Amazon

4. VSTARCAM Cat Camera with Laser

The VSTARCAM Cat Camera with Laser Wireless Cat Camera is another high quality cat camera with laser! This lets you play with your cats even when you are not home; this is a good thing to keep your cats strong and healthy by having them chase with the laser dot. You can control this laser remotely via their app or you can also set it up to automatically move so you won’t have to. 

It has a two-way intercom so you can talk to your cats and hear them at the same time, and it also provides 360-degree protection for your household with 107-degree view and horizontal and vertical rotation ranges by 355 and 120 degrees, respectively.

a woman communicating with her cat using the VSTARCAM cat camera

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Pet Camera, VStarcam Cat Camera with Laser Wireless Dog Camera 1080P Cat Toys, Night Vision Sound Motion Alerts, APP Remote Control Home Security Camera for Pet &Baby
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Reviews
1,283 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD with night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
  • 107-degree wide-angle view
  • 355-degree PAN
  • 120-degree TILT
  • Gives 360-degree protection for your home
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Pet Camera, VStarcam Cat Camera with Laser Wireless Dog Camera 1080P Cat Toys, Night Vision Sound Motion Alerts, APP Remote Control Home Security Camera for Pet &Baby
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Reviews
1,283 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD with night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
  • 107-degree wide-angle view
  • 355-degree PAN
  • 120-degree TILT
  • Gives 360-degree protection for your home
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PROS

  • Affordable
  • Comic laser pointer to play with your cat (can be controlled via app or computer)
  • 1080p plus night vision for better viewing
  • Two-way voice intercom to talk with your cats
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Supports video recording up to 24 hours
  • Maximum of 128G TF (not included) plus cloud storage

CONS

  • Only supports 2.4G wifi connection
  • Difficult to set up
  • App has bad user interface
  • Controls for camera and laser are not separate
  • Faulty camera functions per customer review

Read over 400 reviews and check the price on Amazon

5. VISON Indoor Cat Camera with Night Vision and Two-way Audio

The VISON Indoor Cat Camera with Night Vision and Two-way Audio is not only a perfect cameras for your cats but also for your home as it can cover a full 360-degree panoramic view of your surroundings and has a built-in motion detector which can be triggered by any movements and will then record short clips and send it to your phone to alert you if there’s anything to worry about such as theft.

Cat and dog having their picture taken using Vison Indoor Camera for Cats

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HD 1080p Pet Camera,Dog Camera 360° Pet Monitor Indoor Cat Camera with Night Vision and Two Way Audio
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Reviews
1,357 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD plus night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
360-degree panoramic view
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HD 1080p Pet Camera,Dog Camera 360° Pet Monitor Indoor Cat Camera with Night Vision and Two Way Audio
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Reviews
1,357 Reviews
Video Resolution
1080p HD plus night vision
Treat Dispensing Feature
Laser
Field of View
360-degree panoramic view
More Information

PROS

  • Very affordable
  • High quality two-way audio for clearer and better communication with your cats
  • 1080p plus night vision lets you view even at night time or dark environment
  • 3D nav pan/tilt so you can see all angles anytime
  • Supports Android and iOS devices

CONS

  • Only supports 2.4G wifi connection
  • Short power cord
  • Tricky motion control
  • Goes offline for some customers
  • Instructions not clear

Read over 400 reviews and check the price on Amazon

There are also cat collar cameras, but they are created for different purposes.

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

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