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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 02:57 PM

Best Cat Toy Ever


I got this for my kitties a couple of weeks ago and they surely do love it. All 8 of them play with it but some of them really enjoy it after dark. When I'm trying to sleep. They smack the little balls around and around. For what seems like hours, but I guess it's really only minutes. I try to get photos of them but they make it a real challenge .

If you are wanting to get something for your cat to play with, I highly recommend one of these.


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hermetic Apr 11 OP
tblue37 Apr 11 #1
hermetic Apr 11 #7
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #2
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #3
hermetic Apr 11 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 11 #13
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #21
Karadeniz Apr 11 #29
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #4
hermetic Apr 11 #8
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #12
SheltieLover Apr 11 #6
hermetic Apr 11 #10
SheltieLover Apr 11 #11
hermetic Apr 11 #15
SheltieLover Apr 11 #17
Grasswire2 Apr 11 #14
Karadeniz Apr 11 #30
tblue37 Apr 11 #9
nocoincidences Apr 11 #16
Duppers Apr 11 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 11 #19
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 11 #22
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 11 #23
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 11 #24
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 11 #25
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 11 #26
arkielib Apr 11 #20
Martin68 Apr 11 #27
Freddie Apr 11 #28

Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 02:59 PM

1. My cats liked it for one day, but don't play with it now. Maybe they're too old.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:14 PM

7. The cat in the top picture

is around 8. Don't know for sure as she was a feral rescue. She quite enjoys it. Cats are pretty persnickety, though, about toys. So, you never really know. I've been really impressed, though, with this toy's popularity here.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:07 PM

2. KITTY really likes this one -- just $2.99

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:08 PM

3. of course, though, this one requires a human to make it move. nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:10 PM

5. LOL, yeah

I was looking at it, going: "Wait, what...?"

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:23 PM

13. It was a favorite of one of my past cats!

I bought one that could attach to a wall or door. The cat would play with it periodically just about every day.

Something like this, but I think it was a little different.


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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:06 PM

21. !!

Very cool.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:50 PM

29. My cats just got bored with and then destroyed the wall-mounted version. But they NEVER tire of


Playing with the manual one. It used to be America's best-selling cat toy. All my fosters went up for adoption with one in their folders to get their new lives off to a great start!

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:09 PM

4. eight cats? Eek! nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:16 PM

8. Yeah,

It can be a challenge. But, I committed. Or should be committed, not sure which....

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Response to hermetic (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:22 PM

12. the most I ever had was four.

And I had to lie to the landlord. Haha.

People kept giving me their cats to keep for a while and then going overseas permanently or something.

The only problem was that the two orange boys (not related) HATED EACH OTHER.

I had to keep them in separate rooms for more than a year until, one day, the hate was over.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:12 PM

6. Ty for sharing!

I have a wonderful 12 y/o kitty, and have tried virtually every toy, to no avail. I get the feeling with her that if a toy won't bleed, then any attempt to engage her in playing is infantalizing.

Meanwhile, she is gaining weight, despite my best efforts to control her intake & quality of food.

I'll try one of these! Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:17 PM

10. Let me know

how it works out. You may have to lie on the floor with her and it for a bit, until she gets the hang of it.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:21 PM

11. Will do!

Ty!

What is name of this 1?

I have seriously tried everything else, even remote control mechanical "mouse" toy. She wouldn't even look at it. Just resulted in same disgusted look: "It won't bleed." 😔

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:32 PM

15. That's pretty funny

"It won't bleed."

This was the Cat Tracks Tower Toy from Chewy. It was on sale. Lots of places sell them. I would be sure to get a round one, not the triangle because I don't think the balls would roll as easily in that one, which is probably why it's cheaper.

I have had to train myself to beware of cat toys on the internet because I have spent a goodly amount on things that are now just piled in a corner somewhere because the cats just loved them for a day or two. Then, pfffft.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:50 PM

17. Yup

Me too. Many abandoned "mice," "fishing poles," etc., etc.

Poor kitty keeps getting rounder.

She needs to allow herself to play.

Ty for info. I'll let you know if it works!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:23 PM

14. I just got that purring kitty comforter.

Kitty here is fascinated with it, but doesn't accept it as a real cat. Because it's PURPLE.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:52 PM

30. Have you tried Cat Dancer? First, drag it along the floor. Eventually, some cats will do an airborne

Flip!!!

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:17 PM

9. I might get that wiggling fish toy, but I am afraid it might just scare them.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:40 PM

16. My cats prefer toys that they can just lay there and play with.

This could be the perfect one for them. They are old, fat and lazy, just like their mommy.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:59 PM

18. Got one of these sent to my grandcats

A few yrs ago. My son said they love it.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:01 PM

19. My cat's favorite toy is the laser light.

She makes it clear to me when she wants me to turn it on.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:06 PM

22. Same.

My cat got a lot of exercise from chasing that red dot!

I later read some online articles about why it was supposedly "bad" for them psychologically, but I don't remember the details anymore. Maybe something about leaving them frustrated?

It never seemed to get tired of the chase!

Then the laser light broke and I didn't bother to replace it.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:26 PM

23. Somehow it doesn't seem to be bad for my cat.

I've already had to replace one that wore out.

Also, she often gets a couple of treats when she's done racing around.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:30 PM

24. It didn't seem to "damage" my cat at all either.

It's nice to give it a treat later!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:32 PM

25. I think sometimes she gets me to do the laser light

just so she can get the treat. Which is fine by me.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:43 PM

26. My parents had a Calico that walked around the block with me.

It would wander all over the place along the way, but then scamper back to me.

I pretended to be lost a couple times, and she would stop and meow while seemingly trying to direct me back home.

I thought about it years later, thinking that cat was so amazing to do that, but then I remembered that I always gave it treats after returning home. And I think I gave it treats the first time too, after she just happened to be down the street and followed me home that time too. So I think it mostly associated the activity with the treats, not that it was really concerned about me returning home.

Nonetheless, she's still my all-time favorite cat!

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:05 PM

20. Great cat toy!

My five cats have this toy and they love it!

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:55 PM

27. We've had a couple of these for years, but with only one level. The cats have invented interesting

games with them. You can see our rescue kitten play with it at around 3:51 in this video.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:09 PM

28. I'll have to get this for my lazy boys

Looks too big to end up under the sofa like all other cat toys.

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