My kitten is absolutely spoiled rotten. All of my money goes on him and he has everything a kitten could want. I seem to have some sort of obsession with buying him food. I don't really know why but think it might stem back to my anxiety disorder as I feel comforted knowing he has enough food to last him 6 weeks, therefore if something meant we had no money I know my little man would be okay. Therefore I find myself on the Zooplus website at least once a week.
I've seen this feather waggler on the site for a while but only recently bought one. I paid the very expensive price of 99p for this. He has a lot of dangle type toys but this one is actually on a plastic pole with feathers on the end. He really likes feathers at the moment so I thought he would like this.
The pole is black in colour and around 40-50cm long. It is quite thin and bends easily. The tip of the toy has numerous neon and brightly coloured feathers attached. The feathers range in length from around 4cm to 8cm and there are probably around 20 in total.
To play with the toy you simply hold onto the end and wave and waggle the stick about encouraging the feathers to move around and catch the cats attention. The cat should then begin to hunt it and chase it.
My kitten was very interested in this as soon as I had got it out of the box. He was eager to catch the feathers and he had a great time playing.
I think that this is a brilliant product type because it allows you to play with your cat and develop your bond and also to aid the cat to get a good amount of exercise. I believe that the pole length is perfect because it allows you to be close to your cat but there's no chance he will catch your fingers.
We haven't had ours too long but we have found a few of the feathers fell out on day one and also a small black cap fell off the tip. These aren't disastrous problems but I would like the rest of the feathers to stick around a bit longer. The cap was easy enough to put back on and I do think it is better with it on as it's less sharp/hard.
Playing with the toy is simple and the plastic handle is easy to use to get the feathers to move how you want them to. I like the fact that you can control it well as it allows you to make alterations to the game eg.slowly moving along the floor,waving it through the air etc.
My kitten loves this toy, I knew he would as he likes most things! He loves the feathers and I like the fact that it is a rod rather than a string as it gives me more control and allows him to have a better game. He loves the feathers as they are tickly and there are numerous feathers for him to catch and chew etc.
I also like the way that as it's a pole instead of string I don't have to worry about putting it away when I'm not around as he couldn't get it caught round his neck.
We like this toy and it is definitely one that I pick for him to play with often. The only downside is that the feathers aren't stuck on too well. However, for the price I think it's a very good toy and I would definitely buy another.
Ok I bought this from Pets at home for our two cats as they love these types of toy. It only cost me £2.99 and I have to say it was worth every penny spent on it. It is basically a stick which then has piece of fabric which is then covered in brightly coloured feathers. You can pick different colours if you wish, mine was mainly purple.
The idea is that you show it to the cat and you can make them jump for it or chase it around the room. My cats love it when you drag it round in a large circle for them and they go mad for it. The stick itself is quite long so you can play with your cats without the fear that they will scratch you by accident which I like as our cats are quite clumsy.
Now both my cats love playing with this toy so I would say it rates a ten out of ten for entertainment for the cats. Even when I would let the toy go and leave it on the floor, Harry would always grab it and drag it around the room. They love feathers and it is so tempting when you dangle it in front of them that I have used it to get them out of hiding places before.
So it is cheap and cats seem to love it are there any bad aspects? Well yes. It may just be my cats but because it is not exactly the strongest toy around I found the fabric around the feathers would often come apart. Also The feathers come off quite quickly. The toy lasts a few weeks but then it is torn apart and we would have to buy them a new one. It is a testament to the toy though as the cats love it.
I think I would recommend this toy to all cats as it is fantastic and a toy that you can get involved with is great. I love playing with them without worrying about getting hurt by wayward claws.
Also it is relatively cheap and you can buy the, everywhere.
Cats love hunting - why not join in? Fun without scratches!