Product Review – Petmate Fat Cat Classic Crackler
This is a toy that is soft, stuffed and has organic catnip inside, with some crackle type material inside that when played with, sounds like a plastic bag crumpling up. Your cat may play with this for hours on end, and then we all know what happens next. They tend to like to have a long nap after hard playing.
We bought this for Isis and in order to get her to play with anything, we have to play with it ourselves. So we did for a while, then we doused it with our own catnip. I then left it in the middle of the floor. Isis began to stalk it, then wiggled her butt and pounced on it a good four or five times. She continued to play with it, until she dragged it off somewhere to play on her back and bite down on it. Each time the crackling material would make noise, it seemed to encourage her to play harder. After all that, she had a nice, long nap.
She continued to play with the toy quite a bit over the next two months, so much so that we needed to buy a replacement because the stuffing began to spill out of it. But at $4.49, it’s not a big deal. We should have bought two to begin with, and if you have a cat that plays hard, you might consider buying two so that your cat never runs out of it.
Final verdict: Highly recommend for any cat that likes to play hard and likes catnip toys. Especially recommend for kittens as this toy seems to help teach and encourage stalking and hunting skills. The only downside is having to replace the toy, but I would think that happens to toys that tend to get played with often. The price can’t be beat, and it is offered on wag.com.
Posted on November 24, 2012, in Product Review, Uncategorized and tagged cat toy, cat toy review, catnip, crackler toy for cats, petmate fat cat classic crackler, pounce toys, product review, stalking toy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.