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The Fling-ama-String Cat Toy hangs on any standard door knob. It is battery-operated and can run for hours. A long string is sewn to a soft, flat elastic "conveyor belt" which constantly rotates to bring the string out and then back in. Even if the string is caught, the string will automatically begin to rotate again after it has been released!

The toy has 2 speeds to satisfy the frisky or faint feline. The Fling-ama-String was a "Best New Products Showcase winner" at the Global Pet Expo. Takes three AA batteries (not included).

  • Hangs To Knob On The Front Of Any Standard Door (Best To Keep Door Closed When In Use)
  • No Assembly Required - Has Two Speeds
  • Improves Paw-Eye Coordination
  • Entices Even The Laziest Of Cats
  • Just Like Having A Personal Trainer For Your Cat!
  • Requires 3 AA Batteries (Not Included)
  • It Will Bring A Smile To Your Face Watching Your Cat Play To Its Heart's Content
  • Measures About 29" Long
  • Useful Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION: Please always have an adult supervising your cat while playing with this toy. When toy is off, please wind the string tightly around your doorknob so it is out of kitty’s reach. A loose string can be dangerous to your cat; If you see that your cat is trying to chew or bite off the string, please immediately take the toy away from your cat. This is not intended as a child’s toy.

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    58 Reviews
    57% (33)
    26% (15)
    9% (5)
    2% (1)
    7% (4)
    86% Recommend this product (50 of 58 responses)
    By updateCategoryParent
    New jersey
    Great toy for active cats
    November 21, 2020
    He played with it and used it in multiple ways and he Enjoyed it great toy great quality the batteries die fast but it’s worth it
    By Cat22
    Cat Loves this toy!
    March 6, 2019
    My cat is more active now that she has her new String Toy! She's a 10 year old cat and acts like a kitten while playing with her new toy!
    ProsKeeps cat active
    By Tricia47
    Denver, CO
    Great interactive cat toy...
    February 11, 2019
    I have had a String-Ama-Fling for my last two kitties. It wasn't made prior to that or I would have had one. Kitties love the action of the string going round and round and disappearing and reappearing. It used to have two speeds. (slow and fast) However, I notice that the recent model only has one speed now. (maybe too hard on the motor?) Sorry to see that feature go. It created more interest. Anyway, it is a great product and a great idea. My kitty loves it!
    ProsSturdy, hardy, kitty entertaining
    ConsJust one speed now.
    By Gu3mom
    Not at all what I expected
    October 13, 2018
    The toy itself is incredibly simple; nothing to explain or justify the cost. I incorrectly assumed (my fault) that it was on a timer and would stop after so many minutes. Not true. You have to be there to turn it off AND they recommend staying close by to supervise! If I'm going to be right there anyway, I can play with my cat myself, I don't need a toy to do it. I wanted something to provide entertainment and enrichment when he has to be by himself. This isn't it.
    ProsFun for some cats.
    ConsMust supervise & turn off manually.
    By Pat M.
    Sterling Heights, MI
    The best
    January 19, 2017
    I've had 3 cats, and they have LOVED this toy. I've never had any problem at all with its operation. I think it's best to let it operate for no more than 5 minutes at a time so that the cat always finds it a novelty when you turn it on.
    By Dora
    Best cat toy I've ever purchased.
    January 19, 2017
    My three cats love this string toy. They sit in front of it waiting for me to turn it on. So glad I found it.
    By sara
    December 29, 2016
    all the 3 kitten-cats love the fling-a-ma string they have about shredded the string they even fight over it.
    By Mike
    Edina, MN
    Either my cat is a dud or you need to be a kitten
    October 24, 2016
    We debated for a while before buying this toy.
    Our cat loves to chase thread and strings so much that we need a robot to play with him.

    It turns out though that he wants a person to play with him. All he does is watches the string go around and round with this toy.

    He is about 6 or 7 years old though. I think that a younger cat, or a kitty might like it better.

    There is a little bit of a motor noise when it runs, that might be bothering my cat Rocket.
    We rescued him with no tail and are not sure what happened to him. Motors freak him out.
    By Carol
    January 21, 2016
    best purchase ever along with the catnip cat sack. My cat enjoys the flingamastring so much and I enjoy watching her; she really gets into it and sometimes goes around the corner and spies on it before attacking it again. Love it!
    By Pam
    Sanibel Island, FL
    January 11, 2016
    My kitties love this toy. From the 4 month old to the 15 year old. The only problem is that it stops and you must pull the string, turn it off, and restart it. You need to keep the roller at the bottom free from fuzz, hair, etc., but that isn't what's making this one stop. No matter, not much required to restart it, once you figure out what's happening and how to deal with it. They (16 at the moment, 501 (c) 3) all love it!
    By Snowb
    awsome product
    January 8, 2016
    my cat really enjoys playing with her Christmas present
    By Mitzie
    Muncie, Indiana
    Not As Much Fun As Expected
    January 8, 2016
    My cat was a bit uncomfortable with the noise from the motor, at first, but has played with her Fling-ama-String a couple of times. She definitely prefers her Turbo Scratcher, so I'd recommend that cat toy to others before I'd recommend the Fling-ama-String.
    By Doreen
    Seymour, CT
    Favorite Christmas Toy
    December 26, 2015
    My 3 cats (age 2 1/2) are enthralled with this toy! It kept their interest for long periods of time and one of them sits by it meowing for us to turn it back on. Great purchase! My sister-in-law saw our cats enjoying it so much, she plans on getting one for her 2 cats as well.
    By TenneSue
    Johnson city, TN
    Good toy
    May 27, 2015
    Durable. Fun for kitties. Toy can take a lot of pulling and bounces back. This is my third one. I have even repaired previous ones with needle and thread when the elastic becomes saggy.
    By June
    String broke Fling-ama-String Cat Toy
    May 5, 2015
    I bought this toy for my cat who was bored and constantly licking her tail. She had so much fun chasing and attacking the string I had to put panty liners on the back side of the toy to absorb the sound like the door was about to fall down (I live in an apartment) and that worked extremely well. After a couple hours of play time 6" of string either broke off or was chewed. I don't consider this acceptable and need to know if there is a replacement part or can it be fixed. I have recommended this toy to friends and family and hope they don't have the same experience.
    By gq
    Los Angeles
    cats love it, but durability is poor!
    June 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.
    By Kiki
    Jersey Shore
    April 11, 2014
    My cat, Looey, loves this toy. It's his favorite!
    By Ocicat M.
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Love it!
    March 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.
    By deb
    March 1, 2014
    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.
    By Curley
    February 16, 2014
    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.
    By Karlie
    Worth the money!
    September 18, 2013
    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!
    By Dee
    We wore out the first one!
    August 17, 2013
    One of our Persian kittens all-time-favorites!
    By Paula
    Best toy I've bought for my cat
    August 7, 2013
    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!
    By bunty
    Belfast Northern Ireland
    Best cat toy ever made
    July 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.
    By dd
    Oh so fun !
    June 20, 2013
    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 !
    By Satch's m.
    Fling-ama-String cat toy
    May 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.
    By Michaelangelo
    Savannah, ga
    fun for old and young
    April 4, 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.
    By selumom
    Cat lost interest fast
    March 6, 2013
    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.
    By noran
    Lakewood, CO.
    Seems to be very sturdy
    February 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.
    By Calico C.
    They love it!
    February 12, 2013
    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.

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