Recently, the Mordini felines received a nice big envelop of cat toys for testing from Bewitched Cat Toys. The bright, cool pet line has been created and made by Gigi Gentile of the Chicago-area. (See story.)
Gigi sent a selection of toys that tend to do well with Maine Coons and I let the kitties do their own thing when it came to toy selection. From my perspective, the cats were very well made and look like they’ll perform well in the long haul, but how popular were they with the cats?
Initial sniff – The first day the kitties gave the toys a quick sniff over and each of them snatched one toy for initial testing. Ellie loved the kite – which is filled with catnip and has a tail – and Max went for the fish. Both of these toys made the rounds through the house for a couple of days (I put the rest up for the time being). They are durable and continue to pique their interest for both cats.
Second round – After several weeks, I placed a basket with all the toys in my office to see what would happen. Both cats spend plenty of time sniffing and giving the various toys a run for their money.
The winners – Max is one of those kitties that loves balls and playing his version of fetch/soccer. He loved the Strawberry because it fits in his mouth and he can swat it like a ball and chase it down the hall. Ellie isn’t quite as interested in that toy.
Ellie loves the Fortune cookie – it is also easy to carry around the house and she loves to flip it through the air when playing in my office.
In a multi-cat household, the true test is which toy or toys will they fight over. The Kite continues to be a crowd pleaser – there is a least one tussle a day over that toy. The other crowd pleaser is the kicker. They do battle over this one but I have noticed that they each get some quality playing time before the other cat takes over.
Bewitched Cat Toys are available online and some of the toys are also sold through the site for Tree House Humane Society to help benefit the cats at that shelter.
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