Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (#7) - Cat Toys - PART 2


Here are thirteen toys that I've bought for my bengals and maine coon - without much luck. I've seen other cats play with them for hours, but mine either weren't interested, or they broke too quick! Enjoy!


Name: Sisal Mouse
Description:
Name says it all! Boys sniffed it and that was it...
Time to Destruction:
Will let you know if they ever play with it!
Enjoyment rating: 1/10




Name: Elevated Sisal scracher
Description:
Name says it all! Boys sometimes use it, but I
Time to Destruction:
Will let you know if they ever play with it!
Enjoyment rating: 4/10


Name:
Curvy Scratcher
Description:
Ours is purple and green and it looks great. The boys will hide in it, but haven't figured out to scratch it, yet! I keep trying!
Time to Destruction: Still looking good after a year!
Enjoyment rating: 4/10




Name: Feather Toy
Description:
Weighted bottom with lots of feathers. The boys LOVE this toy. Unfortunately, it is destroyed in a few hours and they aren't cheap enough to buy that regularly (especially as I bought mine from the US and had it shipped to Hong Kong!).
Time to Destruction:
4 hours
Enjoyment rating: 10/10





Name: Cat Glove
Description:
Glove that has longer fingers to entice cats! It works moderately ok for the first few minutes, then they lost interest and found something else to play with (the feather toy above, probably!).
Time to Destruction:
I've only used it a few times and stiching is already breaking. Then again, I think I got a cheaper knock off of the original so that's probably why!
Enjoyment rating: 3/10




Name: Sisal Feather Toy
Description:
Size of my hand toy made of sisal with feathers. Haven't seen the boys play with it yet, although they did pee on it one time I put it in their stroller when we went to the vets.
Time to Destruction:
Feathers lost pretty quick. Rest of it is still with us.
Enjoyment rating: 2/10


Name: Sisal Scraching Post
Description:
Name says it all! Oh, and there's a hanging, swinging ball at the top. Boys scratch now and again. Not that riveting.
Time to Destruction:
Still looks good!
Enjoyment rating: 3/10





Name: Catnip Mouse
Description:
I bought this lovely velvety mouse that you fill with catnip more because I thought it was cute and not so much cause I thought the boys would play with it. They did. But lost interest pretty quickly.
Time to Destruction:
Can't find it!
Enjoyment rating: 4/10




Name: Catnip Heart
Description:
Plastic heart you fill with catnip. Boys played with it for 2 minutes and that was it. Again, I bought it with the hope that my boys would suddently love catnip! They didn't. How did I end up with three cats that don't like catnip? Infact, I'll do a post on it sometime!
Time to Destruction:
Pretty sturdy, except it looks like the two halves may start coming apart easier after being refilled a few times.
Enjoyment rating: 2/10



Name: Remote Contol Motorized mouse toy
Description:
Mouse zooms around as cats chase it. Only prob, it runs out of battery super quick (1 min. approx.) and the recharger has stopped recharging it so it's pretty useless now.
Time to Destruction:
A few weeks before couldn't charge anymore.
Enjoyment rating: 7/10



Name:
Pawbreaker
Description:
Catnip ball - 100% edible
Time to Destruction:
My boys didn't even sniff it and I have totally lost it. Hmm... wonder if they ate it? Disappointing as I got it from a specialist store here and it cost almost $8 US!
Enjoyment rating: 0/10




Name:
Super Catnip Ball
Description:
Same as above except you fill it with catnip.
Time to Destruction:
Same as above. You would really think I had learnt my lesson to stay away from catnip products by now! I just keep trying with the hopes my boys will change!
Enjoyment rating: 0/10




Name: Motorized Mouse
Description:
Mouse that starts moving and flashing when touched.
Time to Destruction:
Got it from the US - it's still with us as the boys are scared of it!
Enjoyment rating: 1/10 (although a 10/10 from humans watching!)




Last week I did the top 13 toys and can't belive I forgot to include "Da Bird", which has to be the very bestest toy in the whole widest world! This is definitely the 100% best toy out there and all three of my cats LOVE it!

Name: Da Bird
Description:
Feathers (or other attachement) on a string on a stick.
Time to Destruction:
Have bought plenty of replacements as they have killed all the feathers numerous times and have even broken the string. But, replacements are VERY, VERY worth it!!!
Enjoyment rating: 2/10




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13 comments:

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Hilarious! We could buy the most innovative toy out there, and all our cats wanted to play with were crumpled up pieces of paper. Man, I really miss my Maine Coon.

Dragonheart said...

Da Bird is a lot like the Whirlybird, and that is my all-time favourite toy! I love going after the feathers. :)

Another great list. :) I like my sisal scratching posts and I like my glove toys, but the rest of those probably wouldn't do a lot for me either.

Daisy said...

I do not much care for sisal toys either!

Eric and Flynn said...

We like anyfing wiv fev-vers. Mum bought us the motorised mouse once, and it skeered the poop out of us. Eric duzn't like catnip much, but I loooooove it, speshully my carrot.
Flynn

Maggy & Zoey said...

Finicky felines! After all your beans efforts and funds to find all these wonderous toys... nothing is a "10"...

tanabata said...

I went back and read your list of toys that they love as well. One of our boys loves anything fur. He'll totally destroy a fur stick within a few hours. He's pretty easy going though and will play with almost anything, even the stick with nothing on the end anymore! Our other cat is more selective with his toys but his favourite has to be the laser pointer. So much fun to watch them chase around that little red dot!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Toys are hard, you never know what you're going to love or hate. I like certain pink mice but not all mice, I like the Whirly-Bird SOOOOOO much but I also love to be groomed with my zoom groom and most cats think I'm crazy. Yeeeooow nip sets even Kaze off and she's not a nip lover.

Latte

Tybalt said...

Very helpful and useful Thursday Thirteen! We love mousies and jingly balls at my house. Holly is really the only one of us three who goes crazy for the 'nip.

Captain Jack and Dante said...

We have and do not like several of those - the stratching post, catnip heart and the motorized mouse. Samwise however(our dog) loves the motorized mouse and carries it and barks at it if you let him. He's a weird dog though.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

That's kind of funny. I have a remote control mouse and I just sort of watch it running around. I don't try to chase it or anything.

Mickey said...

Da bird is the most favourite but scores 2/10?
I don't play with sisal either ;)
Purrs

Starbuck and Torrey said...

I can't believe I gave Da Bird a 2/10! I though I had given it a 10*/10! I'll edit it on Monday as I'm not able to edit at home.

Thanks for picking up the mistake!

K_Bologna said...

I can't believe your cats didn't like the catnip mouse!! My cats love this, and Kitty even fetches this and brings it back to me!! It's really cute to watch. Did you ever try toys on a stick? Mine has feathers and whatnot and the girls are big fans. Also, the Cat Dancer, if you can find it (commonly available, but I'm new to your blog and gather you are not in the U.S.) is a toy that every cat will love! Your cats are super cute by the way!!