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Fun, sturdy toy... Just needs occasional repair
posted 7 years ago
I've had the Catfisher for several years. My cats go crazy for it! Mimi totally hogs this toy. All I have to do is pick up the fishing pole and rattle it, and she comes running. Overall it's a very sturdy, high-quality toy that really appeals to cats.
It takes just a few practice tries to learn how to cast a lure and reel it in. I can play several different games with it: regular cast & return, pull the mouse through the house, make the mouse dance like a puppet and hide in a shoe, or cast the mouse down the ramp between the banister and the stairs, and let the cats paw through the banister to try to catch it.
The line does tangle and get stuck occasionally, so you have to take apart the reel and repair it. When it gets too kinked up it's best to just snip off the tangled line and start fresh. If you run low you can replace it with standard fishing line... you'll just need to re-wind it onto the spool.
Pros: awesome play & exercise for your cat!
Cons: need to repair tangled line occasionally
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posted 7 years ago
This is an absolutely wonderful toy. My kitty loves playing with it and it really gets her moving and grooving. Definitely appeals to the hunter side and is something you can really engage yourself in too.
Since there is a long 'wire' from the rod to the fish - you MUST supervise your cat with this toy. If left unattended, it could get caught around a cats neck. However, this is definitely not a toy intended to keep your cat entertained on his or her own - it's for BOTH of you.
Replacement fish are available and detach easy to switch them out. Not sure if they have cat nip in them, but you could probablt modify any catnip mouse to attach to the rod.
I highly recommend this toy for active kitties (or maybe to get not-so-active kitties running around more!!)
[updated on 2008-02-11 00:37:14]:
This should be a 5 out of 5.
Don't know why it showed that I rated it a 1.
It's fantastic - definitely a 5
My cat LOVES it
Pros: Kitties LOVE it, engages cat and owner, replacement fish available, hones hunting skills
Cons: slightly sensitive mechanism for rod retraction, could be dangerous IF unsupervised
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