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Mystery Motion by Pet Links

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Mystery Motion, formerly Panic Mouse Undercover Mouse, is the toy that introduces your cat to new heights of excitement at play. The concealed-mouse moves silently; randomly speeding and reversing direction under its durable nylon cover. The hidden mouse skitters furtively just out of your cat's view. The movements are so real you and your cat will swear there's a live mouse in the house!

Mystery Motion allows for easy speed adjustment and will provide hours of interactive fun powered by 3 AA batteries.

  • One (1) Concealed-mouse electronic cat toy
  • One (1) ripstop nylon skirt
  • One (1) mouse wand

  • Requires three (3) AA batteries (not included)

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    42 Reviews
    50% (21)
    21% (9)
    7% (3)
    7% (3)
    14% (6)
    64% Recommend this product (27 of 42 responses)
    By Julie
    Great toy
    January 16, 2021
    Our cat lost interest in her toys, but this one ignited her excitement again.
    By Loril
    Rome NY
    My cats favorite toy, until....
    February 21, 2020
    You cannot get replacement wands for this toy. Anywhere. I have searched and searched. For $30, that is criminal. Will NEVER buy a PetLinks cat or dog toy again.
    By Edra
    Mystery motion toy
    December 26, 2018
    I bought this a couple weeks ago & thought u was getting the one with the feathers that went around not that useless hard plastic cats wouldn't even look at it..what happened to the one with the feathers, please bring it back..I do not like the one with the mouse..
    By Cari
    Didn't Last!
    June 26, 2017
    Our cat loved the Mystery Motion but it quit working after only two weeks! The motor was of such poor quality that it quit spinning. It also eats batteries like crazy.
    By lmrye
    Montgomery, TX
    Mystery motion
    January 2, 2017
    My cat was not at all interested. A waste of money. Watched for a while but got up and walked away.
    By Miu
    Great toy
    October 27, 2016
    When I first put this toy together the mouse kept falling off like others have complained and I thought they were right-it was junk. But I REREAD someone's instructions to really SNAP on the mouse tight and like magic it really works.
    No matter how badly my boy cat pouncing on this toy it hasn't fallen apart. He loves it and so do I. Its like cartoons for kids on weekends--turn it on and it entertains the wildest kitty. As far as batteries usage, I bought a large supply at the dollar store but I am still using the same batteries I installed weeks ago. I'm very happy with this product and so are my kitties.
    By xena
    New York
    Eats batteries
    January 24, 2015
    My cats love this toy. It was using 3 batteries ever 2 days. I got rechargeable ones and charge them daily. It is worth it as 5 of my 5 cats show some interest.
    By Sandy
    Harpers Ferry, WV
    Mystery Motion
    January 22, 2015
    4 of my 9 cats liked this, with 2 especially interested. The problem was that the mouse disconnected way too quickly; then the cats lost interest. But the motor kept running so I had to monitor it constantly. I didn't think they would really like it, but they wanted to play more, but the mouse coming loose made it difficult to play very long.
    By Lucinda
    My cats love it!
    July 8, 2014
    My two Siamese just love this toy - they run to it and sit by it, waiting for me to turn it on. It will fascinate them for an hour or more - just watching it or patting it or grabbing it or pouncing on it over and over and over. I got the kind that has the string/feather on the end, and they seem to like that better than the mouse.
    By madmom
    they like it but....
    January 2, 2014
    my two cats both are in love with this toy but the mouse does not stay on its connection. after minimum play time, they have the mouse off and are sitting there looking at it thinking "what do I do now?"
    By Docwaters
    Butte, MT
    Older cat loves it
    September 20, 2013
    Our 10 yr.old cat was hesitant to play with the game, but now he love it. He goes and pats the game for us to turn it on.
    By DLK
    Keeps her mesmerized
    July 28, 2013
    My one cat runs to this toy every morning, waiting for me to turn it on. She sits and watches it, hypnotized (what can I say, she's a bit of an observer) until I turn it off.
    By Skarlet
    Not exactly the best purchase
    July 22, 2013
    I bought this item to replace undercover mouse toy that my cats loved to play with. This was a few dollars less and I wish I had spent the few dollars more and repurchased undercover mouse. My cats play with this toy, but it makes a lot more noise, is harder on batteries, and the undercover mouse comes with mouse and feather toy, this item comes with mouse only and tail does not stick out under the scarf, which really intrigues my cats. This item is not as well made as undercover mouse. My suggestion is spend a few dollars more for better product.
    By FluffyDeb
    South Florida
    A Piece of Junk!!
    June 14, 2013
    I have a 18 month old 9.5 lb. Selkirk Rex. He's not a giant nor overly powerful when playing.

    I assembled this by following the instruction TO THE LETTER and snapped the mouse onto the motorized part. I heard an audible click and the mouse was VERY secure -- I put it on the floor and my Sparky LOVED it! However, within less than a minute he had pulled the mouse off the "supposedly" secure connection to the motor!

    I put it back together, again making sure it was very secure and heard that connected "click" again but again, in less than a minute Sparky had removed the mouse from the motor, rendering the toy useless (and my poor kitty yowling because he REALLY loved his new toy!)

    Don't waste your $$$$!!
    By Lucy
    Review for Mystery Motion by Pet Links
    January 24, 2013
    Works just as it says it does on carpeting or flooring which is helpful. Unfortunately, one of my cats is afraid of it (14yrs) and the other sits on it when its not in motion and ignores it and walks away when it is (16yrs). Tough customers. Wonder if kittens would be more enthusiastic.
    By AmyCatLady
    December 28, 2012
    So glad we bought this for our cats, they love it and we have had so many laughs watching them play. Yes, you will have to reattach the mouse often ~ we just call it being interactive with our pets!
    By Chris
    Wilson, NY
    Awesome cat toy!
    October 23, 2012
    From the moment I put batteries in the Undercover Mouse cat toy all of my kitties came running! They will play with this non-stop and as soon as I turn it on they will immediately come running from wherever they are to start playing with this. One problem is battery life. Be sure to get rechargeable batteries since this toy eats up batteries very quickly. Wish it could be put on an adapter somehow because I believe my cats would run up our electric bill with this toy!
    By Debs
    Charlotte, NC
    Loud but entertaining
    September 30, 2012
    I have had this toy for a couple of years now and my oldest cat claws at the closet handle every evening wanting me to pull it out for playtime. The only cons are battery life: always putting new batteries in it and the plastic wand is so thin it has broken off twice, but my two cats don't play gently with it. Sometimes they lay on top of it trying to keep it from moving. I wish there were more varities of the repacement wand. Could use a sturdier cover as well.
    By rhonda_lg2
    Review for Mystery Motion by Pet Links
    July 16, 2012
    This thing worked for about a minute and a half, then would not move. I tried everything. I threw it in the trash and gave up.
    By Mountainkatt
    June 22, 2012
    The first toy they actually like. They will play with it for hours.
    The only negative is that it likes batteries.
    It operates best on quality batteries otherwise
    they wont last long.
    By Spoiled H.
    Best Cat Toy Ever!!!!!
    June 5, 2012
    My boys absolutely love this toy!!! I have a Flame Point Siamese who is 4 years old and a Lynx Point Siamese who is 1 year old. At first they didn't really know what to make of this toy.... when I turned it on they just watched it go around and around for a long time. Then when one of them "attacked" it they started going crazy!! Running, jumping, stocking, rolling around on their backs...this toy makes them very active. They love it soo much they play with it when its not even turned on! LOL :)
    By Rakfell
    Great stimulation
    June 2, 2012
    The product provided hours of stimulation for our cats.
    By Glorybe
    build it yourself
    May 2, 2012
    This is a sensational idea for a cat toy and my cat loved long as it was working. The design and execution are so cheaply done that the lifespan of this toy will be short. Problems: the skirt doesn't actually fit properly and I had to cut it to make it stay on, the battery case requires a tiny screwdriver, not easy to find, the motor cannot cope with the cat seizing the toy and it sort of jams, it eats batteries, the batteries won't stay in place and continually become dislodged, causing the toy to stop.
    By Purrkins
    Happy cat
    March 26, 2012
    1 out of 3 cats love this keeps him entertained for daily play . It's not exactly what I thought it would be there is no mouse it is a stick that goes around under the cloth. He does pull the stick off but it is rugged enough just put back on its fine. Would be nice if it had a timer so it wound shut off after a period of time. Would recommend for a energetic cat.
    By SherylM
    Conroe, TX
    Excellent Entertainment!
    March 15, 2012
    I have 3 cats ranging in age from 7 years to 3 years & they all love the Undercover Mouse! They will play with it tirelessly, sometimes one of them at a time & sometimes they enjoy playing with it simultaneously. This is the best cat toy I've ever purchased & will be purchasing another one after they tire this poor mouse out. =)
    By LAY
    May be worth buying
    March 12, 2012
    The motor sounds little loud. This toy really did not hold my cats attention for a long time. I think my cats love toys where they get to play with us and not by themselves.
    By RC
    brunswick, OH
    So Much Fun
    March 11, 2012
    I have 2, 3 year old cats and absolutely LOVE the toy. I would recommend it.
    By Maree
    Review for Mystery Motion by Pet Links
    February 19, 2012
    A great buy. I have 4 cats and they all just love this game. The price was very good, and the shipping service was very fast.
    Thank you
    By bb
    Delaware, OH
    My Cats love this!
    February 3, 2012
    All 4 of them love this one, It's a winner!
    By dogwood_springs
    Winnsboro, TX
    Cool toy!
    January 15, 2012
    We have 8 cats and have found in the past that most toys are ignored almost immediately. This one is different. I would recommend getting it out of the box and letting your cats see it, smell it and get used to it before turning it on. Our cats are all adults (5 or older) and were afraid of the moving "mouse" and the noise at first. Now that it has been out for about 3 weeks we have a couple of cats that ask to have it turned on! We've already replaced the batteries once! All but two of our cats have experienced the fun that this toy provides.

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