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Da Bird is the best!!

post #1 of 26
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So thanks to all of you that have recommended Da Bird, I bought one the other night when I saw it in a store. OMG - how many cats can you play with at the same time?!?!? And how many cats can you get flying in the air?

Koko was the wildest (surprise) and I eventually had to stop as she was panting so hard. I think we got her about 4 feet off the ground:


Second wildest was brother Muddy:


Then there was Sage:


Then Scarett (yes, she is REALLY fast):


Then Pinky:


Then, for the first time in history, we got Spanky to stand on his hind legs (he is overweight and this will become part of his regular exercise regime):


And poor Sam (dog) was watching from the side and REALLY wanted to play but I wouldn't let him:


So, anyone who sees one of these, simply buy it.
post #2 of 26
Those kitties looked like they really loved it! Such fun!
post #3 of 26

Great pictures!
What is Da Bird? I`ve heard lots of people talk about it on here and other forums but I`ve never seen one.
How many cats do you have?! I think I counted 8 in one picture! They`re gorgeous!
post #4 of 26
nice action pics , i got one of those, and mine wont play with it.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post

Great pictures!
What is Da Bird? I`ve heard lots of people talk about it on here and other forums but I`ve never seen one.
How many cats do you have?! I think I counted 8 in one picture! They`re gorgeous!
Da Bird is a wand toy with feathers on the end, but the feathers are on a swiveling metal clip that makes it swirl around when you wave it around. It looks somewhat like a bird in flight. I think the clip is the same type of thing that you use on a fishing lure to make it spin in the water.

http://www.thecatconnection.com/page...FR5Shgodn29kww

I care for 13 cats (and 2 dogs). 11 former ferals that are socialized, 1 semi-feral that is getting close to tame, and 1 feral. 10 live in the house permanently, 2 go in and out, and the feral lives outside permanently. To get 8 in a picture is a rare event around here.
post #6 of 26
Wow it looks like everyone is having a super time. I going to have to take a look around for one of those...
And that's a great little cat family you have there.
post #7 of 26
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i got one of those, and mine wont play with it.
That is a major bummer!!
post #8 of 26
Oh! I see! Thanks for that.
Your cats all looked happy. They are lucky they found you!
post #9 of 26
wow that looks like fun haha!
you have lots of cat posts/towers like me
post #10 of 26
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wow that looks like fun haha!
you have lots of cat posts/towers like me
I do have a lot of cat trees. Actually have 6 tall towers, 4 waist high trees, and about 3 scratch posts. Plus window perches in the sun room.

Mine aren't spoiled in the least, nope, they are not!!
post #11 of 26
^^ lol
i really love this one on the left:



and how your kitty is just perched on it, my smallest cat would use it as a launch pad!!
post #12 of 26
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^^ lol
i really love this one on the left:



and how your kitty is just perched on it, my smallest cat would use it as a launch pad!!
That would be my little Miss Scarlett, at a whopping 7 pounds after she eats, she actually rules the entire household.

I made that that scratch post out of a tree branch and parts salvaged from another post that fell apart. It's very heavy and actually has never tipped over in spite of the fact that they launch themselves off it all the time.
post #13 of 26
it looks great!! i bet they get allot of pleasure clawing that
post #14 of 26
How did you keep poor Sam from trying to play, too? Whenever I got out my Da Bird(back before the cats killed it)...both my dogs would be right there wanting to play, too!
post #15 of 26
I'd love to get a Da Bird, but unfortunately they don't sell them in the UK

It looks like great fun though, you have beautiful kitties!
post #16 of 26
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How did you keep poor Sam from trying to play, too? Whenever I got out my Da Bird(back before the cats killed it)...both my dogs would be right there wanting to play, too!
Sam and Spike have been terrible deprived of cat toys their entire lives. All we need to say to them is: "this is a kitty toy, not a doggy toy" and they simply back off. Not that they are happy about it, but they are very well behaved dogs.

I did buy a replacement "bird" for when the original gets killed. I'm betting its not going to last thru too many play sessions.
post #17 of 26
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It looks like great fun though, you have beautiful kitties!
Thank you! I think they are pretty gorgeous myself. Nope, I'm not biased at all!!
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
nice action pics , i got one of those, and mine wont play with it.
I've tried every toy you can think of, and Dusty just won't play. She is a real lover girl though, so it's not all bad!

I think she's smart enough to know that a toy isn't prey, so why bother?
post #19 of 26
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I did buy a replacement "bird" for when the original gets killed. I'm betting its not going to last thru too many play sessions.
I was going to suggest you buy a lot of replacement birds...I have already gone through one in 3 months. They really love this toy, but when Bella catches it (not always when I "let" her either) she really chews on the feathers.

I got a pretty good price on the refills from an amazon marketplace seller. They also sell the refills at dr foster & smith. Petsmart has them but they are very $$ there.
post #20 of 26
Awww poor Sam!! How do you stop your dog from playing with the toy? Your kitties sure look like they're enjoying themselves Agree that its a great way to get your kitties to exercise
post #21 of 26
Did you open your windows and let the neighbors cats in? The photos are hysterical as the # of cats continues to grow - even your dog wants to get in on it! Just made me laugh out loud! I have a squeeking mouse on a fishing pole that my 2 cats go nuts over - so I think that it is the same idea!
post #22 of 26
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[b][font="Comic Sans MS"][color="Purple"]Awww poor Sam!! How do you stop your dog from playing with the toy?
I've set expectations for my dogs since they were puppies. Cat toys are for cats and dog toys are for them. My 2 dogs don't have a chance with us - we used to have 5 dogs and we know every trick that they could pull on us. 2 are so much easier to control than 5!!
post #23 of 26
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Did you open your windows and let the neighbors cats in? The photos are hysterical as the # of cats continues to grow
Uh....er......hmmmm.......no. That's why I'm known as "mom of many"!!
post #24 of 26
LOL those are great pics

I just got a Da Bird TODAY. I cant wait to try it out!!! I read about it on this forum and wound up finding it on ebay. I'll add some pics here if it is successful
post #25 of 26
Ok here are Zoey and Saki playing with Da Bird















And a short video that is not that great. Because of course when I get the camera out they stop doing back flips and flying kung fu cat moves lol. But watch Snowflake and Patches in the background outside .. they want to play so bad haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6plcwfMPwwU
post #26 of 26
Great pics you guys...My cats LOVE DaBIRD too, we have been through several already I love the pic of Patches looking in the window Awww
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