Predator nonconsumptive effects (NCEs) on prey activity are common in nature. Upon sensing predator cues, a common prey response is to reduce feeding to avoid being detected by predators. Using an aquatic system, this study investigated how prey density and predator cue type affect predator NCEs on prey feeding. Prey density was investigated because, as it increases, the individual risk of being preyed upon decreases, which may reduce NCEs if prey can detect conspecifics. Predator cue type was investigated because waterborne cues would trigger weaker NCEs than waterborne and tactile cues combined, as predation risk may be perceived by prey to be stronger in the second case. Specifically, a factorial experiment tested the hypotheses that (i) increasing dogwhelk (prey) density reduces the limitation that crab (predator) chemical cues can have on dogwhelk consumption of mussels and that (ii) chemical and tactile crab cues combined limit dogwhelk feeding more strongly than chemical crab cues alone. The results broadly supported these hypotheses. On the one hand, crab chemical cues limited the per-capita consumption of mussels by dogwhelks at a low dogwhelk density, but such NCEs disappeared at intermediate and high dogwhelk densities. On the other hand, the combination of chemical and tactile cues from crabs caused stronger NCEs, as dogwhelk consumption of mussels was negatively affected at all three dogwhelk densities. The structurally complex mussel beds may provide not only food for dogwhelks but a refuge from crab predation that allows dogwhelk density to limit crab NCEs when mediated by waterborne cues. Overall, this study suggests that prey evaluate conspecific density when assessing predation risk and that the type of cues prey are exposed to can affect their interpretation of risk.