I’m spending the weekend at the Phoenix Feline Fanciers annual cat show in downtown Phoenix (this is a great show that not only celebrates the breeds, but they also support cat rescue. All About Animals Rescue is prominently displayed at the front entrance and yesterday they adopted out all the rescue cats they brought with them!) While at the show, I came across a brand new cat toy that you are going to flip for! It’s the Cat-a-pole, and it may be the best new cat toy on the market.
The Cat-a-pole is an interactive wand toy with some features that set it apart from all the others. First, it is designed to create a fabulous, unpredictable motion that is endlessly intriguing to cats. The Cat-a-pole has a pom pom and feather toy on the end that flits about like a mouse when you drag it across the floor or like a bird when it zips through the air. Kitty will go nuts!
Second, and what I think is the greatest feature ever, the Cat-a-pole does not use a string for attaching the toy. Instead the toy is attached to a long thin plastic tube. This is what creates the unpredictable motion, but best of all, there’s no string to get tangled! Other wand toys are constantly getting tied in knots or tangling around the cat or the furniture. The Cat-a-pole doesn’t do this. Brilliant!
Finally, this toy has an awesome soft grip handle so your hand doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall off after five minutes of play. I played with this toy non-stop for more than an hour last night and my hand never felt fatigued. Thank you, Cat-a-pole!
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN WARNING: THIS TOY IS INTENDED FOR PLAY ONLY AND NOT TO BE USED AS A WHIP. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN OR USE UNDER SUPERVISION.
Check out this video to see the Cat-a-pole in action
Check out this video to see the Cat-a-pole in action!
|Tip: The “Cat-A-Pole” can be strapped to a chair leg with rubber bands, tape, or bungee cords, while you are at work or away. The ‘mouse-bird should be off the ground at least 6 inches when you do this. Keep it well away from anything that can get knocked over or catch on fire. Your cat will play with it all day while you are at work.
Why it Works
A cat’s brain works like a computer to analyze distances, trajectories, and motion. When a cat recognizes that a motion is repetitive it is quickly bored with it. The “catapole” is long enough and complicated enough in its action that it creates random action. This means that it is completely unpredictable just like a real mouse or bird. Cats love it forever! Read More- What to Expect