Product Review – Omega Paw Mouse Pom Pom
The Omega Paw Mouse Pom Pom toy promises hours of fun for your cat with a pom pom ball on a spring and a carpet layer on the base that the cat can pounce on. It claims that it will become your cat’s “favorite playmate”.
I bought this for Isis and set it down for her to play with. It sat there for two days without being touched, just looked at and passed by for other toys. I then put some catnip on it because that normally gets her interested in playing. Even with that, she wouldn’t go near it.
Finally, about two weeks after I brought it into the house, she started to play with it. It did not take long for her to kick the majority of the fuzz off the ball on the spring. As for pouncing on the base carpet, that never happened. She did try to chew and swallow the carpet though. After her eating a bit of it and then throwing it back up, I took the toy away and threw it in the garbage. Luckily the price was such that I didn’t mind wasting that money.
Final verdict: Do not buy this toy. I think it was more of a health hazard for her than anything else. She didn’t play with the toy unless I was playing with it and wiggling the spring. Even then, she didn’t play with it for long, and it ended up losing most of the fuzz (this was after playing with it for maybe a half hour total).
I was very disappointed in this toy and I wrote to the company to tell them what happened and how Isis ate some of the carpeting and threw it back up. I have yet to hear from them, and I will not get my hopes up that they will respond back.
If after all this you would still like to purchase this toy, it is on sale on wag.com.
Steer clear of this toy!