Even though it might seem like she sleeps all day to store up energy for insane sprints through the house at 3 a.m, even the most aloof cat needs a little stimulation, exercise and human interaction. And while it’s difficult to generalize with such independent, quirky creatures, the Law of Cats states this: any small, furry object that’s running away simply has to be chased.
To use this toy, simply wind up the spring using the knob on the side, place it on the floor and watch it flee from your furry little monster. It works best on hard flooring and doesn’t go all that far, but your kitty will have plenty of time to practice their pouncing as long as you get their attention beforehand. Each mouse tends to run in a curve and changes direction whenever swatted or after bumping into something, increasing the challenge.
Unfortunately but not surprisingly at this price, these things won’t last forever or even until Kitty manages to hide them under the sofa or behind the fridge. You’ll soon be back to the classic feather on a stick.
Winding them too tightly will cause the clockwork mechanism to break, so be sure to explain this to any children playing with them. Still, with four mice in each set, you should be able to get a couple of weeks of use out of them, and both you and your feline should have a great time playing with these mechanical rodents.