My wife ordered a cat toy recently and it arrived Monday. The actual name of the toy is not on the box. It just says “Dougez Cat.”
I asked my wife who she ordered it from but she couldn’t remember. The closest I could find was here on Amazon but there is no mention of “Dougez.” I’m sure it is made in China and whoever is selling it puts their name on it.
It has three speeds and shuts off after ten minutes. I turned it on using the slowest speed and watched to see what our cats would do.
The toy is suppose to promote exercise but our cats seemed to take a more passive interest, especially Chris who played with it while lying down.
I would not call this toy a great success but it is not a failure either. After two days Chris still sometimes asks for it to be turned on so he can play with it while lying down. In terms of health benefits though, it’s right up there with John Madden Football.
I love the way they play with a speed toy… they are super smart and pick the comfy way ;O)
The lazy way. 🙂
We featured that toy in 2015 and it was called the FroliCat™ POUNCE™ by PetSafe® here is the link to the post https://www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com/2015/04/codys-frolicat-petsafe-colossal-cat-toy.html
That is very interesting. It must be made by the same manufacturer and sold to different companies. Or maybe it’s a knockoff.
I just noticed I replied on your blog post so I guess I saw it but forgot about it, although I did think that toy looked familiar.
Well, playing while laying down works for me too!
That cat toy looks like a win to me! #popular
I think it is a good addition.
Looks like good intellectual stimulation, if nothing else!
There is a good way to think about it. 🙂
My cat lies down when she “hunts” the butterfly on the wire, too. She just puts herself into the way and when the butterfly bustles along her side she gets it …
I guess there is no point in wasting energy. 🙂
Tell that to my cat when she has the zoomies.
Hahaha. I think sometimes cats have too much energy and need to release some of it. 🙂
Looks like fun!
It is a good distraction.
I’m reminded of another cat toy that promised to exercise one’s cat… Both Andy and Dougy played with it stretched out next to it, letting the lure come to them. I think the only way to get a cat moving is to be personally involved in play with them. That of course, means you can’t sit on your butt in a chair flopping the toy around to try to get the kitties excited enough to get off their butts to work up a kitty sweat! LOL!
I think you are right about that.
We won one of those 2 years ago. My younger cats like it.
Our youngest cat, Floki, seemed to be the only one who plays with it standing up.
The cats seem interested, though. Every cat will react differently. The cat I used to have was hyper and would chase everything. I got it an electronic mouse that can run, and my cat had chased it from one side of the room to another, grab it with his teeth, throw it up into the air, and then clap his paws together as the mouse went down. He had destroyed that mouse completely, tore its eye out and messed up its tail, and the mouse was running kind of funny.
That must have been fun to watch. I should look for a mouse like that.
We had one of those… and we were not impressed.
I think the biggest issue is that it makes too much noise. Perhaps it would be better if the noise sounded like a squeaking mouse.
Our fellows play with this kind of toy the same way. Does Chris break them? Rumpy tries his best to break any toys and succeeds quite admirably
They actually have not broken many toys.