“ Manufacturer: Willow's / Type: Cat Toy „
Up until 2 weeks ago I had 3 beautiful cats, 2 seven year olds and a 3 year old, then suddenly one evening my beautiful 7 year old girl Poppy died very suddenly in front of us. It was very sad and upsetting for Mark and myself and I worried how my other 2 girls would react.
My youngest cat Layla was fine but my other 7 year old girl Daisy was very unsettled, she had been bought up with Poppy and seemed really lost without her. I needed to get her interested in things again and decided a couple of new toys to play with might buck her up a bit, I went to my local Pets At Home and bought a few bits including Willows Mini Nibbler Catnip Toys.
The Mini Nibbler Catnip Toys are sold in very basic packaging consisting of just a clear plastic bag with a cardboard label attached to it. The plastic bag contains 3 little toy mice made from sisal which is like a type of rope/twine, the sort of substance that cats love to get their claws into, this has been impregnated with catnip, a substance my girls also love although some cats don't seem to be affected by it. The mice don't really have any detail on them, they have ears and a tail but its obvious what they are supposed to be they do actually kook like mice.
I gave these little mice to Daisy and Layla the day I bought them and they love them, Layla likes to pat them around and chase them whereas Daisy my older girl seems to like chewing them for a while then she lays down and rubs her face around the toy mouse, I assume she's getting all purry because of the catnip. Either way they love the Mini Nibblers, they have been a big hit and Daisy has started to pick up and get back to her old self.
Despite 2 weeks of being played with on a daily basis inside and out in the garden the Mini Nibblers Catnip Toys have held up reasonably well, the tail is missing off one of them and another has one ear missing but apart from that they are still intact although do look a little battered. My girls love them and they have become their favourite toys for now. I think the sisal they are made from is ideal as its just the sort of thing they like to claw and chew.
I f you have a cat and buy them toys then I would definitely recommend taking a look at the Willow Mini Nibbler Catnip Toys, for a measly £1.99 they have provided my girls and us a lot of amusement and seems to have bought out the kitten in them. I will certainly be replacing these when they finally get chewed or clawed to bits.
Goodnight my Poppy xx
Our cat is the Queen of our home and as such she is showered with toys, treats, beds, playthings and anything else that we can possibly find related to having a cat. Pets At Home is one of our favourite places to find toys and that was where we picked up these 'Mini Nibblers' for £1.99 for 3.
These toys come in a thick plastic style packaging that is stapled on to a piece of cardboard. The cardboard piece then has a shape cut out of it to allow for it to be hung up in the story. This packaging is very basic and is also very simple to open once we got home which always goes down well with Izzy!
These toys are made from sisal and they have catnip infused in to them. The only time we have noticed catnip to have an effect on our cat is when we have used the catnip drops from 'Good Girl' or catnip pure or something similar. She does appear to play with catnip related toys a lot but then she loves all of her toys so it is difficult to say whether that is because of the catnip or not. This toy is made with a scratchy kind of feel to it, that will be the sisal I guess, and Izzy loves toys like these. She tends to get her claws really in to them and carries them around quite a lot in her mouth too (usually by the tail!) so they are definitely easy for her to grip and play with.
We love the price of these and Izzy seems to love playing with them. She has had this packet for a couple of months now and along with about 10-15 other toy mice that she regularly plays with she gets one of these thrown to her once or twice a week (we change her toys around to prevent boredom) and she seems to love it! She loves to play with this toy with us and we tend to hold on the tail and twist the mouse around in front of her. This always provokes her attention and she will happily play with this for a good 5 or 10 minutes before she wants to relax again or move on to looking at or playing with something else.
Overall we love these toys. They are safe for our cat to play with, they don't break down in to little shards or thin pieces too much and if they do the mess is easy enough just to hoover up. Izzy loves these toys and they have lasted us well so far considering that she throws them around, hooks them with her nail and just generally beats them around under our dining table.
We recently replaced a set of rather mauled and over abused Jolly Moggy Catnip Balls with these innocent and cute looking Willow's Mini Nibblers Catnip Cat Toy Mice. Whilst we bought them knowing they wouldn't last long when faced with the claws of our eager to pounce kittys, we thought they would make an excellent if transient toy for our cats to enjoy. As they have been added as a product here today I can now share my thoughts about them.
The Willow's Mini Nibblers Catnip Cat Toys are not too expensive to buy at £1.99 for a pack of 3 little catnip mice. They come nicely packed in a clear plastic hang tag style bag with cardboard top that has the Willows name in bold green lettering on the front. This makes them easy to spot in store if you feel your cats would like them.
The Willow's Mini Nibblers Catnip Cat Toys are a small but rather tempting toy that our two cats have really liked. The small mice are made from natural materials and have a good texture to them thats purrfect for cats to get their claws into. The sisal which is used in the mouse toys is infused with catnip, the cat worlds love drug!
Our cats respond well to catnip and so we do tend to look out for toys with a bit of that in, as we know that they are usually well received. If the little mouse toys survive long enough for the catnip effects to have worn off, you can easily give them a quick spritz of catnip spray to keep you pets interest going if needed. Although we have found the fact that these little mice have dangly tales to be quite an inducement to our cats without the added catnip.
So far we have had just one casualty with our Willow's Mini Nibblers Mice and he has gone off to cat toy heaven as he ended up as just a few bits of sisal fibres and a bit of plastic inner material. The other two are hanging on for dear life and although neither have any ears left their bodies remain intact, even after a good old pawing and biting.
One of our cats has been carrying his mouse around by the tail back and forth between his cardboard box kingdoms, which is quite funny to see and it seems he really thinks he has a caught a proper mouse. The only real down side apart from having to keep an eye on the condition of the mice, as they will deteriorate, is the fact that we keep finding them in all sorts of odd hard to get at places. Which then means the cats sit mewing mournfully until the mice have been liberated and can come back out to play.
We have found the Willow's Mini Nibblers Catnip Cat Toy Mice to be a fun little toy for our cats which they have really taken to. As they are natural based product that will biodegrade (except the plastic inner bit) you don't need to worry too much about having to keep replacing them.
With the price for 3 of the mice being just £1.99, that works out at just under 67p per mouse toy, which isn't too bad to keep our cats lives filled with interesting toys that they enjoy playing with. As these have gone down so well, in spite of the fact they they only have a limited life span, they get a 4 star rating.