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Fast and quick delivery.My kitten seems to like playing with these toys BETTER than his squirrel toy.He has played with these EVEN MORE
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I’ve tried a lot of different cat toys for Hugo. He’s a playful kitty that hunts in the house. If he likes the toy, he’ll carry it as he would a live mouse, growling all the way. He’s picky. He likes this one because it’s a good size (close to real mouse size, and fits in his mouth). It has a nice smell and a good chew texture. The plasticy fabric on the outside makes the toy last. Hugo takes the mouse to his bowl of food..chew on the toy, growl, chew on the food, chew on the toy, growl, and on and on. This is the only toy I’ve found that is resilient enough to handle this punishment. Also, I can rinse the food off, dry it in the sun, and it’s good as new to re-use. Added extra is that it’s filled with catnip, so if it does open up, Hugo is not eating plastic filler.
Everyone in our family loves these toy mice – our 2 year old youngster, our 10 year old been-there-done-that grownup, and us, their companion humans. Our main role is to retrieve the mice after they’ve been batted into the unreachable middle beneath our coffee table. (We’re such heroes then!)
We have many cat toys, including the feathered birds on a string. Nothing compares to this fun. I think it’s because a good swat sends the mouse spinning across the floor. The textures help too – the open mesh covering makes for good biting and “stickiness” on toenails. There’s something good about the size, too. Similar toys that are larger just don’t get attention. First, these mice really are mouse-sized, and second, their weight is not too heavy and not too light – they are substantial, yet easy to mouth-carry and quick to go sliding across smooth floors. (I don’t have any experience with carpets on this.)
The only other cat toy with staying-power at our house is a totally different type, and one that anyone can make at home. This toy is for holding and kicking, whereas the mice are for swatting and chasing and pouncing on. The homemade toy consists of a stretchy tube of fabric (like a cut-off opaque stocking, about a foot long), some quilter’s batting (sheet-like nonwoven, cut in a strip about 9 inches wide), and catnip (fresh, or dried – not old). Lay out the batting, and sprinkle on the catnip. Roll it up jelly-roll fashion. Slide it into the stocking. Tie off the opening end(s). Watch the fun! Note: keep it clean and fresh by disassembling periodically. Wash the stocking; toss the old catnip. You can reuse the stuffing for a while.
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