Thanks for playing!
Sorry for sub-par browser playing experience. We highly recommend playing downloaded versions. We now also will be including Linux and OS X versions, so everyone can enjoy the game.
We are aware of difficulty step in first level and we'll even it out in future builds. With recent versions it has slightly increased as we don't give that much food drops to slow the player down in levels. Little guys are just too fast for player to catch and snappy ones are too deadly.