(Closed) I just bought this toy for my 3 yo cat… anyone else have the same thing?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I have the turbo scratcher, which is just a disc with the ball on a track and the scratcher stuff in the middle. My cat mostly sits in the middle of it, idly swatting at the ball. It’s not her favorite toy by any means. I read a lot of reviews and it seems like every other cat adores it, so I’m not sure.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oooh fun!  I’ve never purchased that large of a ball and track set before.  Every cat I’ve ever had LOVES chasing a little red laser light!  My one cat was so overweight, but she would HAUL butt across the house trying to catch that light! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our cats turn up their noses at all toys except laser pointers and anything on a string. It’s ridiculous – we’ve tried everything. Hopefully your cat is not as picky and will play with that for a long time! If not, they do have laser pointers that you can set to turn on for 15 minutes while you’re gone. I think that’s pretty nifty!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have something similar for my cats but smaller.  They love it.  They each play with it alone and together.

I would also pick up a laser pointer if you don’t already have one.  My cats go crazy for it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOL the laser pointer is where its at!!  My cat goes nuts for it!  It’s soo cute:)

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have this track & my cats love it. I bought it because my cats also like the round track with the scratcher in the middle. They’re set up next to each other and sometimes my one cat will hit the ball in one track and then run over to the other track and hit that ball. He also likes to play with me with the tracks. I’ll hit the ball one way and then he’ll stop it and hit it back to me.

My cats also like the laser pointer.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have the turbo track scratcher too.  The cats love to scratch it and I hear them playing with the balls all the time.  Also, we use a laser pointer a lot.  We don’t have problems about pointing it at her eyes because she looks down at it to chase it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

anything that makes light will work we play the “cd” game where i use a cd to make a patch of light on the rug. Her goal is to kill the tinkerbell light. Also if you buy a weak laser it wont hurt your cat unless you shine it repeatedly into her eyes. we use ours to make kitty run in circles.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our cat Midori was extremely picky with toys and wouldnt play with anything and gained weight after we adopted her. I found this toy at walmart that was just a pole with string on the end that had a bell and some feathers at the end and she LOVED it. Its the only toy she plays with and we have had to resort to hiding it in a drawer so she doesnt ruin it when we arent looking. When we bring it out though she is running and jumping playing with it. Its the only time we can get her off the couch haha

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010
Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Try Q-tips.  Seriously.  My cat goes NUTS playing with them.  She jumps for them, bats them around, and just generally goes crazy playing with them.  She meows at me when I use them because she thinks I am sticking her toys in my ear!

I also second the laser toy idea.  You can get them in shapes…so you can have a little mouse shaped laser light running along the wall. 

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine like straws. Like, the slurpee red ones. They’re dumb =]

Mine like lasers but I only run them around the carpeted floor; it’s easy to avoid reflections and their eyes. I’ll flick it on and off and watch them go WHERE’D IT GO?!

Also i had a Hide-A-Mouse toy but they tore that guy up and now only want the feathered arms.

Here’s what mine like

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sportpet-Cat-Cat-Play-Cube-1-ct/10532707 (they’re $3.99 at WAlmart stores)

I think they make love to these, it’s pretty ridiculous. They heart feathers

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Smartykat-Flutter-Cat-Balls-3-ct/10804649

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My kitty actually doesn’t like cat toys either! (with the exception of the laser pointer!) She does however LOVE stuffed animals, like legitimate stuffed animals, my FH bought me a teddy bear and SHE is obsessed with it. It’s like the only thing she plays with, she’ll hurl it around and run and attack it, she also likes shoes! Some cats are just picky I guess!!

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