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The Kong Wubba Mouse is a very odd looking item - like the output of a cloning mistake between a mouse and a squid. In total, it’s about six inches long, of which I’d estimate about two and a half inches is the mouse body, and the rest the squid legs. The mouse part is quite well structured with a lavender plush fabric soft head with droopy black wool whiskers, a soft, round nose and cute little pink ears. The main mouse body is hard and has a bell inside. Emerging from the base of the body are a little purple tail and four long lavender plush fabric legs. The legs have crackly plastic inside. The Wubba has catnip inside although it’s not entirely clear which part has the nip.
Our girl cat, Pandora, was the first of the cats to get hold of the Wubba Mouse on Christmas day and she went potty. Within moments she had her front legs wrapped around the Wubba and was licking its head. Moments later she had the body hugged to her and was kicking the living daylights out of the legs, seeming to love the crackling noise that they made.
Baloo, our psycho Burmese loved it too. As a cat who loves to kill anything furry that moves from tiny mice right up to squirrels and rats, he’s very familiar with the attraction of rodents. Of course a Wubba doesn’t run around temptingly but if it was thrown in his direction, he quickly grabbed it, hugged it to him and rolled onto his back to give it a good kicking.
About ten days after they got it, the cats had hugged, kicked, licked and slobbered all over the Wubba mouse and it looked a little bit sorry for itself. However, whilst the plush was a bit less ‘plush’ than before, the seams were all holding up really well and there was no sign of the mouse falling apart. Pandora likes the crackly plastic sound from the legs so much that she’s found an alternative source of crackles and I keep hearing her in the night jumping up and down on a small Jiffy bag that she found in the bedroom.
Another week later and nobody was interested in the Wubba mouse any more. I throw it at the cats but they’re just bored with it now. My guess is that they’ve licked all the catnip taste off it and they’re just ignoring it now.
The Kong Wubba Mouse is a cheap cat toy, costing just under 3.00 but it’s surprisingly well made. However, familiarity quickly bred contempt and they’re just not interested in playing any more but it helped prevent them from taking quite so many soft toys off the Christmas tree this year.
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