4.23 rating based on 43 reviews
Best cat toy we've ever bought
by Pet Mama
from Vineland, NJ01/02/2012
Have only had this about a week, but they absolutely love it and ask for us to turn it on already, by staring at it and talking to us. We hang it out of their reach when we aren't here to supervise as there is a potential for a claw to be stuck, or the cat to break the toy. Like anything mechanical, you should at least be in the general area while using in case of a problem. We've had more laughs out of watching them this week than we have in months. The design is so simple I wonder that it wasn't invented before this. More like this, please.
Have been using this toy for two years with 7 cats and have never had a problem. Just be sure their claws are clipped and not to run it when you are not home to supervise (use common sense). Have had to replace the elastic at least once as they have worn it out. Cats have also figured out how to ask to have it turned on and they never get tired of it!
This cat toy is really clever and my kitty loves it. If you can't decide which toy to buy, get this one - it's the best!
Worth the money!
I really like this product. It is so easy to use- just put it on the door and turn it on. My kitten (who is a piece of work) is fascinated by it. She has not tried to catch the string yet, but does love to stare at in while in attack position.
I think this is a GREAT buy for cat entertainment!
Still waiting for gift
by Smokey's Mom12/20/2011
I am sad because it won't get here till after Christmas. I spoke to a representative yesterday and they agreed to waive the shipping but I was wanting my cat to get it Christmas moring. Another girl where I work has one and from her description and experience I have given it a 5 stars even though I do not have it yet.
interest wanes quickly
I have a 'watching paint dry' cat and a chase everything cat and both get bored with the same rhythm it goes round and round with. I'd say it would depend on the cat but even my very playful one gets bored with it quickly
Danger Unless Declawed
I totally enjoyed the cats play at my sister's house with her declawed cats. When I followed the directions and observed my cats, I was very grateful I was there. One cat got her claw caught on the string and couldn't disentangle the claw because of it's constant pull. I had some trouble, myself, as I jumped in to help.
cats love it, but durability is poor!
from Los Angeles06/11/2014
All of our cats love this toy, however they have broken two of them and shredded the strings quickly. This product needs to be built a lot better to withstand what cats do...otherwise it's a great product.
Best toy I've bought for my cat
My very frisky 4 year old cat usually won't play with any toy for more than a few minutes or very often, and I've bought him just about every toy out there. But he just loves this string toy and will play with it for at least 30 minutes at a time and plays many times during the day. We've been through several of these toys. I do wish they would make replacement elastic bands , that is the only problem with them - my cat stretches the elastic out and the band won't rotate and "fling the string" . But since my cat will play with the toy so much, I buy a new one whenever he's stretched the old one out. He's my little kid and I want him to be happy!
Fling-ama-String cat toy
by Satch's mom05/28/2013
My cat loved this and played it to death, literally!
Only problem that I had was with the elastic strip that held it to the door. It stretched out faster than I'd hoped, but maybe that was because of the work out it received from my BIG guy.
We wore out the first one!
One of our Persian kittens all-time-favorites!
Cats love it
from Grain Valley, MO01/11/2013
My cats love this toy. Although a few love it too much, I had hoped this toy would keep them busy while I did other things but I have to monitor them with it since a few of them grab the string and hold onto it.
Lots of Fun
Our 12 year old tabby doesn't seem to lose interest in this toy. The other more timid cat is afraid of it, but then she is afraid of most things. The only thing I haven't figured out is the two speeds. The switch has two positions: on and off, even though it is labeled as Off, Speed 1, and Speed 2.
My cats LOVE this toy!!
The fling-ama-string is a great toy that totally interest and engage my cats. This toy has even brought back playfulness to my quiet kitty. :)
from Jersey Shore04/11/2014
My cat, Looey, loves this toy. It's his favorite!
Great for kittens
This item would be a great toy for kittens. Older cats may or may not be attracted to it. It's a bit pricey but if your kitten continue to love it then it's worth it.
A cat toy they actually use.
All three of my cats LOVE this toy. I have had it for over a year now, and the only complaint I have is that the batteries die too quickly (it is on for hours every day). I left it on while we left the house one day and when we returned 4 hours later the same cat was still fascinated by it (not playing any more, just laying there and watching it run). If your cats get bored and destructive, this is a great toy for you.
Best cat toy ever made
from Belfast Northern Ireland07/22/2013
My daughter's cat just loves this toy. I bought 2 one for my house and one for her house (he comes to stay with me). I paid high postage and package but it was well worth every penny. He has made friends with it but still tries to strip the string form it and I just love to watch him play with it.
My cats love it!
from St. Louis, MO07/25/2012
This toy is so popular with my cats that I had to order a replacement after 6 months of use! It does tend to go through batteries a bit too frequent. One suggestion: Add a timer to the toy!
One of the cats will paw the fling-ama-string for me to come into the room and turn it on. The other cat loves to lay under it and let it hit her in the head then attack it. Few toys both of them love, but this is one of them. Keeps their attention for 5-10 minutes or so, but is a treat for them when they decide they want to play with it each day.
I have two cats, Jessie and Muffy. Jessie, an intelligent cat, looked at this toy with interest at first but then walked away and never played with it. Muffy, a younger cat than Jessie, loves this toy and plays with it every day without fail.
They love it!
by Calico Comforts
It keeps the cats busy! They come running when it gets turned on - fast speed. The string falls down in a random pattern so the cats are surprised when it does make contact. This is my second purchase; the first one lost its roller at the bottom where the elastic comes 'round. After the elastic gives out (and the string raveled) I used my own stronger elastic and leather string/trim from the fabric store as a replacement... doesn't wear out. (It's not the motor that gives out on this toy but the elastic... replace it with a stronger piece.) Make sure to use re-chargable batteries.
Seems to be very sturdy
from Lakewood, CO.02/21/2013
I'm always concerned about how my cat's toys will stand up to her energetic attacks on them. So far Fling-ama-String has met the test. She will spend ten or fifteen minutes analyzing the string movement before she attacks it. She will play with it for an hour or more.
Just So So!
from Tucson, AZ02/06/2013
I've purchased two of these toys. The first one, my cat chewed the string off in no time. The second one, came with the elastic being too big and not going around. I didn't want the hastle of sending it back so I cut about two inches off and resewed it; that lasted a few weeks as the elastic is so cheap that it has stretched again. I can't just throw it away, like I did the first one I bought, because it has discolored the paint on the white cupboard kitchen door where it was hanging. My two cats do love it when it is working that's why I gave it two stars.
Everyone should have one
I have actually bought 5 Fling-ama-String Cat Toys , one for myself and 4 for my other cat loving friends. My friends son even made the comment that I buy the best cat toys ever!
Fling-ama-String Cat Toy
from Franklin, NC07/20/2012
We have five cats, no kittens. I wanted to give them something different to do that I didn't have to stand and operate. When we first hung the toy on the door, all of them were interested. In the end, only one cat still plays with it. I don't turn it on every day. Newby lays on the floor and bats it but gets bored soon. If the toy varied its game instead of being predictable, I think the cats would like it longer.
My worst purchase ever
by Upset I got ripped off
from Pinconning, Michigan10/03/2013
This item just hangs from my stereo door & they would not even touch it. But then after a little while they played with it for a few times and then they would never touch it again for years it just hangs there. Little kids played with it and stretch it way out and now it don't work at all.
Best toy ever!!
I bought this for 2 cats we adopted last year, 7 and 8 year olds. One is very overweight and I wanted something to keep her moving more and this was the toy, she loves it and so does my other cat. They sit by the toy waiting for me to come by to turn it on for them.
from greenville, tx07/31/2012
the string breaks too easy. would not buy again
This toy is great. You MUST use rechargeable batteries unless you have an endless supply of them but aside from that this toy keeps my cats entertained. This is actually my second one as the first one got soo must use and abuse my cats finally killed the motor in it and yet the still played with it!! I really hope they keep this toy available for a long time…
from Santa Fe11/06/2012
Our cat love to play with everything, except the "Fling-ama-String Cat toy. He looked at it and walked away. We tried to coax him time after time over the period of several weeks, but he found it uninteresting and unchallenging. Save your money.
Cat lost interest fast
My cat loves to follow a string if my husband or I am pulling it for her but she lost interest fast in this toy.
CAT REALLY ENJOYED
KEEPS THEM BUSY AND WHEN I STOP IT, I LET THE STRING HANG LOOSE AT THE BOTTOM AND THEY'LL CONTINUE TO PLAY WITH IT.
It is a grreat purchase.
Out two new Bengal kittens just love it and play with it whenever I turn it on.
fun for old and young
from Savannah, ga04/04/2013
I can't say that they both love playing with it all the time, but it certainly gets both my kitten and old kitty's attention - they'll sit and watch the string go by if not play with it every time we turn it on. We have had no safety issues - I just am careful to stop it when the string is retracted completely inside.
My cat loves this. It intrigues her and keeps her playing time after time. I'm going to get one for my daughter's cats. I was worried that like many electronic toys, it would "get old" after awhile and she would ignore it. Not so.
String Cat toy is actually used
One of those toys the cats like more than the box it came in! Out of the 3 cats that have been introduced to it, two are active in playing with it to the amusement of the cats and we humans, the third cat does some heavy looking on!
My cat's favourite toy!!!
from Glasgow, Scotland, UK11/06/2012
I have bought these previously but I now find they are hard to find in the UK. I felt bad when I saw my cat sitting at the bottom of the door where her toy used to be attached....a heavy hint indeed! She is thrilled that I managed to track one down. I do not regret the international shipping costs as it keeps her very entertained!!
My 2 year old male Siamese LOVES this !!
As soon as I turn it on he is right there and ready.
On the slower speed it would stick sometimes,
but never on the high speed.
He has played for hours with this,
best cat toy ever invented.
Oh so fun !
This thing is neat ! When I don't have the time to play with my cats or if they are bored, I just turn this on. My cat will come running when she hears it. Sometimes they just lay there and catch the string but it keeps them occupied. I would buy this again and yes....cats would buy this if they could !
Makes my life easier.
This is the second Fling-ama-String toy I have purchased. The first lasted for almost a year before my cat totally destroyed it. This is his favorite toy and he can literally spend hours playing with it as well as sitting and simply watching it go round and round. I no longer have to wait for him to be in the mood to play. I will buy another when he breaks this one. The Fling-ama-String toy has made my life a little bit easier.
Fling ama String
from Northern Illinois01/09/2012
I think the product should be enticing to all cats, however, mine shows no interest at all. I haven't given up hope, each day I turn it on and try to lure her to it. She has slapped at the string one time..... So, there is hope.
Thing a ma String
from Standish ME12/23/2012
Neither cat played with it. They just stared at it!
by Ocicat Mom
from West Palm Beach, FL03/25/2014
My 3 active cats (almost 2 yrs old) love it. One of them can lie on the floor and play with it for hours. The only down side is they end up eating the string. The upside of that is you call customer service and they will send new strings and it is easy to sew on. It is just kind of a pain that you have to do it. But since they enjoy it so much and my participation is minimal, I don't mind so much.
Both of our cats are older but they do enjoy chasing the string.
hours of cat fun
my cat loves this toy and never seems to tire of it