Interactive Cat Toy: Great BuyPublished May 26, 2011
Hush Puppy, who is more of the hunter-type, goes bonkers when I turn it on, and never seems to get bored. In fact, his attention span with this particular gadget is quite amazing. I get such a kick out of his antics as he crouches low to the floor, lifts and excitedly shaking his hind end in anticipation while his tail swishes powerfully from side to side in preparation for pouncing and leaping into the air to capture the elusive floating red dot with dispatch.
On the other hand, his brother Hubble is more of the "Ferdinand the Bull" type kitty in nature and definitely is not into chasing laser beams. He quickly learned there is no benefit at all to him from this highly deceptive contraption, with never anything concrete to show in his paw or his mouth after spending a great deal of energy chasing it. He isn’t fooled.
He far prefers sedentary objects that require a minimum of energy expenditure, such as a Rosy the Rat toy or just a plain cardboard box lined with towels or a small blanket in which he can hide. He adores ambushing his brother as Hush Puppy runs by while prowling in purrsuit of what he considers the “stupid” laser beam.
But now his favorite kitty toy which also gives him some much-needed exercise, albeit moderately, since he controls its speed, is a plastic ball filled with grainless Evo Cat and Kitten kibble. For several weeks after he got the toy, it remained lifeless. However, much to his delight after he finally caught the scent of the food emanating from the ball by moving it with his nose, he discovered he hit the treat jackpot.
Hubble thinks that all kitties should own one. My husband and I agree. Check it out at Amazon.com.
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