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I need some recommendations on motorized cat toys to keep my two awake during the day so I can get some sleep at night.

I tried the suction cup bird feeder on the window - but no birds have come to use it yet.

I bought a little Hartz motorized toy today at Petsmart just to see how they'd react to it, and they've been playing with it for the last half hour. So, now that I see that, I need to get some more to mix it up for them and keep them interested.
post #2 of 8
I don't really have any suggestions as I don't currently have any motorized toys for Beau. But I wouldn't recommend the Loco!Motion toy. It breaks off too easily (as you can watch here). Maybe it was just the unit I bought, but I suspect it might be just a bad toy because there were boxes and boxes of those at Target on clearance.

It's not motorized, but do you have a ball chaser?
post #3 of 8
I don't know about motorized, I don't like them as most say on the packet that supervision is required due to the small parts, but you can get toys that you hide food in and it occupies the cat whilst trying to get it out. I volunteer at a rescue centre and we use them quite a lot with the "inmates" since they spend a lot of time in kennels.
Also, you might find that your cats are just night owls. De is a night sleeper and prefers to spend time with us during the day, but Jasper is definately nocturnal. He sleeps all day and is out most of the night, returning for breakfast in the morning, and no amount of play or attention can keep him from doing this.
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Originally Posted by Cat.Ling View Post

It's not motorized, but do you have a ball chaser?
Is a ball chaser the ring with the captive ball that the cats can bat around in a circle till they go crazy? If so, its a good one. you may ahve to show them how to use it a few times, but its a good way to teach them how to occupy themselves rahter than depend on you to play with them. aya uses hers at night while I sleep.

How do I know this? I live in a studio apt. and can hear her rolling the ball around...

Mine has a cardboard kitty scratch pad in the middle too.
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Is a ball chaser the ring with the captive ball that the cats can bat around in a circle till they go crazy? If so, its a good one. you may ahve to show them how to use it a few times, but its a good way to teach them how to occupy themselves rahter than depend on you to play with them. aya uses hers at night while I sleep.

How do I know this? I live in a studio apt. and can hear her rolling the ball around...

Mine has a cardboard kitty scratch pad in the middle too.
Yep, that's the one I'm talking about, although the one I have has another chaser compartment in the middle rather than the scratching pad. It's one of Beau's favorite toys.
post #6 of 8
Not sure if this is one that should be surpervised play or not.

http://www.moodypet.com/NewPages/fling.html

Fling-ama-string PetSmart sold them for less $
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Not sure if this is one that should be surpervised play or not.

http://www.moodypet.com/NewPages/fling.html

Fling-ama-string PetSmart sold them for less $
haha this is what i was going to recommend. I am not sure if they need to be supervised while playing with this either as i have thrown out the box. This toy is amazing!! My cats will play with it for hours on end. It is very cute.
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Originally Posted by Skimble View Post
Not sure if this is one that should be surpervised play or not.

http://www.moodypet.com/NewPages/fling.html

Fling-ama-string PetSmart sold them for less $
that is the funniest toy I've seen. I'm going to get one the next time I go out. I have my feral kitten inside, and I've got da bird. she won't play with it, balls, toys on a stick, nothing. she just wants to play with shoelaces. I think this is the toy for her.
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