KONG Naturals Straw Balls Cat Toy
Fell apart too fast.
I would not buy this toy again. It was flimsy and fell apart way too fast....as in less than an hour.
February 8, 2013
Cool toy but...
My 4 cats loved the two KONG straw balls. They went crazy. The two balls lasted 5 minutes at most. These are awesome toys and I believe made of renewable materials, one reason I chose them, but sadly, not able to withstand the enthusiasm with which they were greeted. On the other hand, they brought five minutes of absolute joy.
January 19, 2013
Kitty crack but don't last
Other reviewers are absolutely correct--my cats loved these, but they fall apart pretty easily. Actually, in a package of two, one broke while I was getting it out of the package, but the other lasted several months. So somehow the quality varies with each ball. Otherwise, they would be the world's best cat toy.
December 16, 2013
Each ball lasted less than five minutes. Just as Bob began to get into his new toys they fell apart!
May 23, 2014
Great toy - but cat destroyed it in minutes!
It was the perfect toy until my cat tore it apart to get to the inner cheesecloth bag of catnip powder (which I grabbed from her mouth before it showered the carpet). BTW: my cat is a chewer; so no surprise.
May 6, 2014
I can see that a young, active cat would tear this thing to shreds in minutes. My perspective is that it got an older cat, who hasn't chased a thrown object in YEARS, to actually get up and play. Good enough for me.
March 24, 2014
Straw cats' favorite
These straw balls were a delight to Simon! First, he liked their scent, lingering to sniff before batting them. When he found that he could pick the balls up and carry them, due to their light weight and unique shape, they became his favorite ball toys!
December 4, 2013
Amazing Concept but....
My 2 cats have several catnip toys that still exist after years of torment. When I first brought these home they went crazy for them immediately. Good job KONG fro creating the PERFECT cat toy!!! Only problem is one bite and it began to disintegrate within minutes. No doubt hey love the texture and although KONG is known for tough indestructible toys it was surprising that these balls were only held together with a flimsy cloth-like string. Perhaps if a strong Nylon line was used it would stay together and still have the flexibility and retain great "mouth appeal!" When I returned the pieces back to PETSMART the cashier said "wow your cats play rough!" Ummm...There is catnip inside it and What cat doesn't bite their toys? They are hunters for goodness sake! TO KONG: Please bring back a stronger version of this toy!
July 15, 2014