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Does this Cat toy sound familiar?

post #1 of 22
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[I tried to post this message, but I got an error message, so I'm posting again. Please forgive me if it double posts.]

Hi, everyone!

I am a new member. I have a question for you. A VERY long time ago, I purchased a very unique cat toy. I think it might have been at a fair of some sort. It was probably more than 20 years ago when I bought it and I've never seen one since. I tried to Google it, but I don't know exactly what it's called. I believe when I bought it, they said it was called a "Tiger Tamer". They said that they actually used this toy (in a larger scale) in zoos for real tigers. They had developed a smaller version for cats.

Over the years, mine has become really worn, and I would love to buy another one, just so I will always have one. This toy is AMAZING!!

The toy is a series of wooden dowels and balls, connected in specific places with strong, thick cord. It hangs like a three-tier mobile, perfectly balanced. At the end is a long string coming down with a felt mouse at the end. The toy itself is very large, and it might have been discontinued because people didn't want a toy that big in their house. Even though it's a space-hog, the toy is SOOO worth it!

What is so unique about this toy is that you hang it by a single string in a doorway or maybe an archway in your home, and the dowel rods balance it. When the cat bats at the mouse, it moves in very unique ways...it goes in all directions, and even up and down, too, swirling in all kinds of random patterns. It allows the mouse to move in a very large area, and mimics the movements a human would do with a toy on a string. The motion of it creates inertia that keeps the mouse moving a LONG time, so it keeps cats entertained for hours! It's the BEST cat toy I've ever seen!!!!

Does anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? I would love to know where to get another one, or at least the name of the product. When I searched under Tiger Tamer, I got nothing.

Thanks for any information! I will try to get a picture of it...or a video of my youngest kitty playing with it. My digital camera batteries are recharging now.

Jana
post #2 of 22
I've not heard of it, but it sounds fascinating!

Good luck!
post #3 of 22
Think I found it - second one down.
http://www.dogdoors.com/cgi/smart.cg...=catToySpecial

It looks great!

Welcome to TCS! Can't wait to see photos
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Oh, that's it!!!! Yes! It's the BEST!!! My newest cat has been playing all morning...the silly thing just will not stop moving, so my cat is entranced! ha ha!

I just love that toy, and I'm SOOO happy you found it for me!! Thank you SO much, Bonnie!

I probably won't be able to get any pictures until tomorrow, but when I do, I'll be sure to post them!

Jana
post #5 of 22
I think Penny NEEDS me to buy her one of those...
post #6 of 22
That looks pretty cool. It may be something I have to look into for my furry friend.
post #7 of 22
That looks like something my cats would enjoy too!!
post #8 of 22
I think Iam gonna buy one.... AWESOME! Thanks!
post #9 of 22
That looks like a cool toy. It may be just the thing to get Tailer, my couch potato, off the couch!
post #10 of 22
Yep, I think I'm going to have to try one of those. Wonder if it will keep my little lunatics entertained.
post #11 of 22
I think I need to get one of those.
post #12 of 22
That looks like fun! Maybe this is the thing that will finally keep my Pearl entertained when I'm not able to dangle the Infamous Pink String for her! Not a bad price, either. Thanks for the tip, Jana!
post #13 of 22
That does look like a lot of fun. Do you realize how easy (and inexpensive) it would be to make it? Hmmmmmmmm (Auntie Em puts her cat toy hat on).
post #14 of 22
Cool toy - DH wants one.

And Welcome Jana from another Jana
post #15 of 22
I love it when someone mentions a new toy!! It does look rather neat!! Can't wait to see it in action!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
That does look like a lot of fun. Do you realize how easy (and inexpensive) it would be to make it? Hmmmmmmmm (Auntie Em puts her cat toy hat on).

I was just having the same thought

I just wish I could get a view of how it attaches to the hooks to hang
post #17 of 22
I just ordered it
post #18 of 22
I just ordered one too... now I just have to figure out where I can put it at.
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
That does look like a lot of fun. Do you realize how easy (and inexpensive) it would be to make it? Hmmmmmmmm (Auntie Em puts her cat toy hat on).
Quote:
Originally Posted by JellyBella View Post
I was just having the same thought

I just wish I could get a view of how it attaches to the hooks to hang
Count me in on that line of thinking. I had the exact same thought....but also at the same time, it is obvious that things have to be precise...down to the length of the cords, the length of the dowels, and the weight of the balls. We'd have to get someone who has ordered one to give us the specs. After that cat tower that I built, I know I could put that little thing together.
post #20 of 22
I oredered one too

That is going to be one awesome toy!
post #21 of 22
I got mine. I took it out of the casing and it appears to be a hit, at least while I'm holding it. I haven't found a place to hang it yet though. I'm wondering how it's going to hold up to my little demons.
post #22 of 22
BUMP!

I posted above that Penny NEEDS me to get one of these - well I did! And she LOVES it!

Here's my thread reporting how it went...
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