STAYbowl™ was invented by my husband, Ken Foster, and our 10-year-old daughter, Megan, (now 13) after our family adopted two guinea pigs (Ginger and Cocoa) from a Michigan-based small animal rescue group in 2013. At first, it was cute when our little pets flipped their food bowl over. But it quickly became annoying to sweep up all the kibble off the bottom of the cage. And, it was expensive, too! We realized that when food gets dumped, there is a tendency to refill the bowl, or to put a heavy crock in the cage and overload it with kibble. This leads to overfeeding and a whole host of health problems for small animals, just as it does in humans.
That’s when our father-daughter team sprang into action. What started out as a teachable moment at the kitchen table about product development evolved into a simple working STAYbowl™ prototype, to a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and eventually to a fully designed, commercially produced product that effectively solves a simple problem for small pets.
MySTAYbowl.com is a new online store that focuses on helping small animals get the proper nutrition they need to live happy, healthy lives. We donate some of our profits each year to small animal rescue groups in the U.S.
We welcome your feedback! Please write to us with any questions, suggestions or product ideas you might have: info@mySTAYbowl.com
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