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Danish Design Crinkle Cat Bag

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      05.10.2010 16:34
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      Neat toy on the pricey side with little longevity!

      When our boys were small this was one of the first toys we bought for our new kittens and I must say they really enjoyed it and played with it a lot. Recently having a sort out in the house, I came across this again and thought about getting it out for our cats now they are a little older. Unfortunately I must emphasise that I am forced to agree with other reviewers on here in that it is just tooo small for full grown cats!

      The idea is simple....the bag makes a crinkly sound when played with and has a little sachet of catnip attached to the interior to entice your pet inside. As anyone who has cats will know, catnip is the equivalent of a beer and a fag to a cat without any of the nasty side effects and there are very few felines who are not attracted to it!

      Like I say, our two cats used to love this toy and would spend hours pouncing on it to produce a noise and trying desperately to remove the catnip parcel from inside. When I got this out again the other day, both my boys played with it for a few seconds then quickly and promptly lost all interest when they realised they could no longer get inside! For the price, I do think this is a bit expensive when you can get similar results from an empty cardboard box and sme catnip spray also this does not have a lot of longevity due to the small size of the bag!

      An okay toy for kittens which they will rapidly outgrow!

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      01.10.2010 22:40
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      If either of my cats see a paper bag or a carrier bag on the floor then it is a given that they will get in it, no matter what the size. If it is on the small size, they will just squeeze themselves in just so long as they are in it. I find it bizarre.

      Whilst looking around on the internet I came across the Crinkle Cat Bag made by a company called Danish Design who I had never heard of previously. Seeing how much my cats like to get in bags I thought the Crinkle Bag would be a good purchase as well as a safer option to them being in a carrier bag. It cost £10.99 from Amazon and I only purchased one despite having two cats as cats can be unpredictable with their likes and dislikes and I didn't have a clue as to what they would make of this.

      The Crinkle Cat Bag arrived quickly and it is a square of material which has an opening and looks like a bag. The exterior of the bag is made of a fleecy like material and is soft to the touch. apparently the Crinkle Cat Bags come in a variety of colours but I didn not have a colour option and was sent a bright orange one with a biscuit coloured interior.

      The material inside the bag is like a plastic inner sheetwhich means you can give it a good wipe down if it starts getting grubby or dirty. The plastic inner sheet is also that material which makes crinkly sounds when it is touched, much like a baby's touch toy. It makes a loud crinkly crisp packet type of noise. The material is also waterproof.

      If the crinkly material isn't enough to entice your cat inside the cat bag then there is also a little puch of cat nip sewn inside it. If your cat looks at the bag a little strange then the cat nip is supposed to act a luring componant for your cat and get them inside the bag.

      One thing I didn't really think about when buying this for my cats was the size. It measures 43cmx43cm and it is pretty small. My cats are 8 months old now and neither of them could fit in it properly. They tried turning and squeezing but no amount of squeezing could get them more than half way into the cat bag which was a shame and because of this they soon lost interest in the bag. Pepsi being a little more determined than her brother still tried to play with the bag and would dab her paws against the crinkly interior but even she eventually got fed up with it.

      I had images in my mind of my cats playing with this toy loads but those images but it just didn't happen and it was because of the size of the product.

      Due to its size, I do think that this product is much more suited to kittens than it is to older cats. As I have said, my two are 8 months old and neither can fit right inside the bag which just annoys them. This would be suitable for kittens from around 8 weeks until they reach about 16 weeks. So not much use in the long run but I do think it would be a good little toy. For older cats, stick to a paper bag that they can fit into.

      All in all, it is a nice product and is well made and a good idea. It just wasn't for our cats. I give it 3 DooYoo stars as it just isn't big enough and I definately don't think it was worth its price tag.

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      28.09.2010 13:35
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      Only for small cats

      Some time ago now whilst browsing online for new toys for my boys I came across these Crinkle Play Bags, as both my lads like to squeeze themselves into carrier bags and paper bags (under supervision of course!) I thought they might like this specially designed bag. Instead of buying two like I normally do I bought just the one as a test first, mine cost me about £10 and I see they now sell for £12.99 on Amazon.

      The Crinkle Bag is made by a company called Danish Design and is a material bag with a strange interior made of a kind of plastic, handy if you need to wipe it down as it's waterproof, that makes a crackling kind of noise when touched. The exterior is available in a variety of colours but when I bought mine I didn't get to choose, I just got sent a pink one with pictures of fish on it and a blue inside. The measurements for the crinkle bag are 43cm x 43cm which is something I didn't look at before I bought ours. There is a catnip sachet sewn into one side to entice the cats in there.

      The idea is your cats get a whiff of the catnip and wanders into the bag only to find the interior makes a crinkling, crackling noise which is supposed to intrigue them and have them rolling around in the bag for hours. As I said before I didn't check the size of the bag before I purchased ours and to be honest 43cm x 43cm isn't really big enough for my two to be able to do anything except half get in the bag, attempt to turn around and find there isn't adequate room for that and back out of the bag so my two, being big cats, couldn't really get in the bag like the cat in the picture above!

      However, they did briefly investigate the bag and stepped onto the crackling interior so it made a noise but I have to say neither of them was particularly impressed and it didn't make them want to play or do anything except have them curiously sniff it for a couple of seconds then ignore it! I think it's safe to say the Crinkle Play Bag wasn't a hit in our house and it is actually now used as a bag where I store some of the boy's toys that they don't use right now so at least I found a use for it!

      Overall I think young, small cats may enjoy these bags, if you have a large cat they just aren't going to be able to squeeze inside. The noise may intrigue them or may not, you can never tell with cats until you try things out so perhaps if you have a cat that likes noises these might be a hit. I can't be too mean on my rating because essentially, apart from the size, there isn't anything wrong with these bags except my boys couldn't get in them and didn't care about the noise they made. I do however think £12.99 is a bit steep for a cotton bag lined with a waterproof interior. I'm going to plump for a middle of the road 3 stars and suggest you shop around for a cheaper price if you think your cat may like, and could get into, these bags.

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