My kitty absolutely loves this toy. He meows at us to play with him and he's never done that with any of his other toys. There are only a couple of minor drawbacks. One, it didn't take him long to chew the tail off (two days after we got it). Two, the wire broke 3 weeks after purchase. Fortunately, it broke near the wand, so it was fairly easy to repair. Other than that, the toy is great. Kitty brings it to bed, carries it to every room we're in so we can play and even lays on it when we're not playing.
by Charlotte, NC
My cat went nuts
Cannot be without this toy!
from The South07/24/2012
I have to keep these on-hand -- my cats cannot be without this toy -- have been buying them for years now and my cats STILL love it. The tail comes off right away and the wire will eventually break. I have begun tying a short piece of twine where the "nose" attaches for a new tail and my cats love this. I also wrap clear packing tape tightly around the tip where the wire attaches to the wand -- this seems to help keep it from breaking sooner.
Cats LOVE this toy
Ever see your cat smile and laugh? Do they sit by the drawer you keep their toys in, waiting for you to take one out to play? They will with this toy. There's something about how the mouse wiggles on the end of the wire that makes kitties go nuts. Get your bored (and maybe a bit chubby) cat leaping into the air with this toy. I'd never let them have it unattended though -- just take it out for 15-30 minutes a day when your relaxing and watching TV -- except that watching your kitties will be even more entertaining!
Fabulous cat toy!
Every cat I know seems to adore the Cat Catcher -- they all just go crazy. A must for cat-lovers seeking to please their feline friends!
A great purchase!
We have 2 cats, ages 1 & 6. The six year old, who has a couple of pounds to lose, is definatley getting a workout from this toy. She runs, jumps, & just plain acts crazy to get to this mouse. Once she gets it in her mouth, it is as if she has the real thing. Her hunting instincts are evident as she tries to take off with it. The younger cat loves it too, but has to compete with the older, more experienced hunter. It is the highlight of their day! Buying another one so they each have one.
The mouse on mine was not safe
The mouse on mine had a large metal bar sticking out the butt end. It was sharp and it was an accident waiting to happen. I tried to cut it off, but couldn't get it off without ruining the entire mouse.
It's too bad because one of my cats loved it.
If you buy this product, be sure to check that the mouse is safe to be in your cat's mouth.
My cat is just over a year old and is picky with toys, and when he finds one he likes he becomes obsessed with it....til he eventually tires of it a few weeks later. This toy is STILL his obsession after 4 weeks.... He grabs the mouse and drags the entire wand around the house to wherever I am, or I wake up and find it by my pillow. The only other toy that rivaled this one was the 'feline flyer', but this one surpasses it by miles.
One of our cat's cat-sitters introduced this toy to our cat who never liked any toy we got her, but who LOVES this. She did eventually break one of the wires, so we got her not one, but three, replacements. She sometimes catches it showing great athletic ability and I just wait until eventually she lets it drop, only to go after it again.
Best toy ever!
I bought this toy for all of my friends with cats. My cats hear it on the floor and come racing. They will play for hours, it never loses it's charm.
This was a exellent purchase
from Ventura, Ca.10/28/2011
This is my cats favorite toy, when I want to get his attention, all I need to do is to pick it up, give it a slight shake, and in no time he comes running to play. T his toy has been very helpful, to get him tired so, that I can sleep at night. He is very high energy, this gives him good exercise, to tire him out. It is well made to handle my cat dragging it around the house, in his mouth.
from Las Vegas, NV01/21/2013
I bought this because it has fishing line, my cats are brutal with toys. And they LOVED it! It's made well and fun to use.
Best Cat Toy EVER
My cats go crazy for this toy!!! They love it so much I have to hide it when not playing with them. Since buying it, I have seen it used on Animal Planet pet training shows. The other toys made from Go Cat are just as great - my cats love them all.
from new orleans, la10/23/2012
I have bought a LOT of toys and this beats them all. My cats go crazy for it and I even have to hide it or they dig it out to play themselves!
Always have on-hand!
from The South12/04/2012
My house has been using Cat Catcher wands for years now...we cannot be without them --- my 3 cats LOVE this toy. I have to keep extras on-hand at all times. Unfortunately, the wire breaks/frays rather quickly. We have come up with our own methods of extending the "life" of the wands...before giving it to the cats...we remove the red tip at the top and use Gorilla glue inside and on the outside. After it dries, we wrap duck tape or clear packing tape around the red tip, wire, and onto the wand. This really helps. Also, when the wire frays. We remove the wire and use fishing line instead (re-wrap with tape also). This has extended the life of the wand for months now. NOTE: be careful with the fishing line as it can get wrapped around cat legs, tails -- always supervise play with this toy. Happy Playing! =^..^=
You have to buy this!
from Sonoma, CA08/07/2011
Your cat will love this toy: as a breeder, I've tried every toy in the book over many, many years and this absolutely beats 'em all. Adult cats love it, kittens love it; even geriatric kitties love it. I've bought them for every single cat I know and everyone raves. Trying to please your impossible-to-please kitty? Get a Cat Chaser and watch your feline go wild! A must-have -- believe me!
Loads of FUN but wire breaks easily!
from Coeur d'Alene, ID04/01/2012
My 21-month-young kitty LOVES this toy. She gets lots of exercise chasing it onto the recliner and down to the floor. However, today my second one broke after only 2˝ weeks of play. The wires that are twisted together & attached in the end of the wand come apart. Then, before we know it, ALL of the wire is out. No more play. Knowing that, I bought 4 of these ... tho I cannot say I would recommend it to anyone. Wish the manufacturer would revise the toy so it would not break apart so easily. They aren't a cheap toy to keep replacing!
Fantastic interactive toy
from Elizabeth Lake, CA01/04/2014
This is definitely a great one for the active cat.
So many ways to interest your pet with this toy.
It really mimics a live mouse!
I have 5 cats ages 2 to 15 and each one of them loves this toy. They will play for hours or until I get tired. This is a wonderful interaction toy and a great exercise tool. I plan on buying Go Cat Catchers for everyone in my family that has a cat, and I will also purchase more for my cats because if you leave it unattended they will eat the tail!
Best Cat Toy ever
Both of my cats LOVE this toy...it is clever, well-made and acts like a really mouse skittering across the floor. My male cat brings the toy to us up 4 flights of stairs so that we will play with him. They used to chew through the string of other flying toys, but this one they can't chew through. I hope this toy will always be available. I have already purchased another for my daughter's cat.
from Danville, CA07/18/2012
Of our three cats, Rudy thinks he is a dog (maybe he was in a past life! LOL). Every evening I say to him, "Where's your toy, Rudy? Go get your toy!" and off he trots to the bedroom, carrying the mouse in his mouth, the wire and the wand trailing behind him as he faithfully brings me his toy to play with me while I watch TV. Rudy also always recover the wand from the trash after the mouse has gone on to mouse wand heaven. He can't live without this toy.
Puff's favorite toy
by Puff''s Mom
from Scottsdale AZ04/29/2012
I've have had cats my entire life and this toy by far has gotten the most use. My cat Puff actually carries the mouse in her mouth draging the stick behind her looking for us to play with her. I also find it in bed with us each morning. She loves it!
Every cat loves this!
from Atlanta, GA12/17/2012
Even my 15-year-old cat plays with his "mousie" toy. I gave them away for Christmas gifts.
Great toy for exercise
from Toledo, OH12/13/2014
This toy is excellent for getting your cats to exercise. When drug on the floor, the bobber end moves like a running mouse. The tail on the toy may not last long, but the toy will still work and is attractive to a cat that wants to play.
Every cat needs one of these
This is my cat's favorite toy. This is his 2nd one. I had to buy a new mouse refill for the first one because he chewed it down to nothing. Then he chewed the rubber ends off of the wand and the wire started to unravel. He drags it around all over the place. He brings it to bed. He brings it to me when he wants me to play. I actually ordered 3 this time: one for my cat, one for a backup, and one for my friend's cat :)
Best Cat Toy Ever
This is my cats' favorite toy! (And they have a lot of toys!) This type is always a good choice: wand, wire, natural-looking "lure". They love it=:)
Best cat toy
by Just me
from Orlando, FL11/06/2012
This is the best cat toy I have ever bought and I have bought many!
Cats love these
My cats realy love these toy!!! They will play for hours!!!
I have not had a cat that didn't like this toy!!
Best cat toy! Period!
from New York, NY07/30/2012
I admit that I was a bit skeptical looking at this toy. It does not look like much and, actually, looks kind of cheap. However..... We have a Bengal cat who is just over 1 year old and he LOVES this thing! He has boycotted all feather toys since we introduced this to him. The tail falls off pretty easily, but overall it's pretty durable. I ordered 3 extras because I know we'll use them. I definitely recommend this to anyone with an active cat.