Kong Wubba is a cat toy that looks something akin to what would happen if a mad scientist bred a mouse with an octopus.
We got a lot of new cat toys when we added two young cats to our household earlier this year and a Kong Wubba was one of them.
This plush octomouse contains American grown cat nip to attract your cat. The legs are filed with crinkle fabric and the soft velvety outer is available in 3 colours, grey, baby blue and pale pink. It also rattles and rather reminds me of a baby toy. It's also a good texture if your cat likes to carry things around in their mouth.
These types of toys are ideal for wrestling type play as they are long enough that your cat can grab one part with their teeth and kick the rest with their paws mimicking hunting. This toy also throws quite well too because the mouse head is slightly weighted.
Kong toys are always well made and feel really solid in comparison to other cat toys so they're a brand we keep buying. All the Kong toys we've had have withstood a good deal of rough cat treatment and this feels like it would be the same.
The major negative with this toy is that none of my three cats has ever been particularly interested in playing with it. We have several other Kong toys and they've all been a hit but for some reason this one just doesn't incite them to play.
A Kong Wubba costs about £4 and they are available in some vets, pet shops and online.
A couple of days ago I reviewed the Kong Kickaroo for kittens, which I believe is a must toy for both kittens and cats alike, so I have now decided to write about another Kong toy that my Tinker owns.
This is called the Kong Wubba Mouse toy and it can be bought from Pets at Home for £3.50. It comes in different colours, I have seen them in grey, blue and green, my Tinker has the green one. The Kong Wubba Mouse is made of soft but reinforced nylon fabric and measures approximately 20 cm, which I think makes it ideal for a kitten as not too big. The mouse has a very cute looking head, complete with whiskers, big pink ears and beady eyes. The body itself is round and hard and contains a rattle. The words Kong Wubba are stitched across its belly. It then has 4 very long legs, making it look a bit like an octopus to be quite honest, and a tail. The card that the toy is attached to claims that the tails (by this meaning the legs I presume) are crinkly. However, this is not the case as there is no crinkle sound whatsoever coming from this cute little mouse, so I have therefore taken one star off for this reason. The legs contain catnip, which is supposed to make kittens more curious and playful.
Tinker does like and use this toy quite often, she easily picks it up with her paws and wrestles it, the rattle is soft sounding and so it does not frighten her, but seems to keep her attention. Even though she also bites it, the Kong Wubba seems to be durable as there are no rips or holes in it yet, however she has only really been playing with it for a few weeks, so I couldn't actually say how long it will actually be before it starts falling to bits.
All in all, The Kong Wubba is a nice little toy, which will keep your kitty occupied for a while, at a very reasonable price, and therefore I would strongly recommend it.
Cute cat toy in tried-and-tested Kong quality covered in plush and equipped with long arms for playing and cuddling with catnip