Rated 4 out of 5 by BadKitty Good Balls Once They Off-Gas
The balls that came packaged in the SmartCat Box had a super strong smell, like the box, but the additional balls I purchased didn't smell as bad and only needed to off-gas for a couple days. Our newest addition, the high-energy stray that seems here to stay (he's even gotten mail here- when a stray cat starts getting mail at your house, you know he's moved in for good!), really loves them. I wonder if he even had toys in his previous life, as he's so thrilled and appreciative of what we've given him, and has to figure out how to play with them. It doesn't take him long to figure things out, and he watches the other cats when he's unsure, but I'd swear he's never even had kitty balls to bat at before. He's now a fan. :)
March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEBI great product
these are perfect for the peek and play box, my kitten gets them out and bats them all over the house. Now I have to go find them but he loves it so I do too!!
April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyGodiva He Loves These!
Really hard on cat toys, but these are so sturdy even the big "Beau" finds it hard to destroy these. He has hours of fun just chasing them around the room. Of course, I get lots of exercise, too, since he has to have a best friend to run back and forth with him. Yes, he certainly has me trained. :-)
April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LawAlix Kittens love playing with these from room to room...Great Buy
We have several rescue animals and these are a great buy for the box game as well as on there own. Keeps the kittens and adults occupied for hours. My Chihuahuas also love the perfect size.
March 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by LeosMom Eh
They're alright sometimes my cat Leo likes to guard them and roll em around.
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pepper Extras!
Ordered extras, glad I did, both kids (cats) can play at same time. Bcz balls come out of box too easily, I inserted 3 toothpicks in a triangular pattern around each one and cut toothpicks off at about 1/4 inch, give or take. (Toothpicks can be eased out to longer or pushed in a bit.) Carefully eased back thru hole in box. Tested theory, balls still can be batted and roll around but haven't come out of box yet. Cats play, balls stay. Workable solution.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatMinion Better for tossing/chasing than other balls
I didn't buy these as refills, since I don't have the toy they are made for, I just bought them to use as-is. First (the only somewhat negative): it's true that these are a little too hard to pick up and carry around--one thing my cat loves to do with her toys. Picture a golf ball, but without the hard plastic shell. Other than that, these are great fun. They're good for tossing (I do this) and dribbling (that's mostly her, but she also watches pretty intently, and I suspect condescendingly, when I try). These are especially good to use on carpet, and carpeted stairs, because they're a little heavier than the softer spongy balls, which had been the best ball-type of cat toy. The crazy patterns may also make them easier to find when they get wedged under or behind wherever cat toys disappear to.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCTaos The ball is in play...
My friends' cat, Ollie, lost her ball like these and was not happy with the plastic balls with bells inside. I sent Ollie a set of these and she is back to batting them across the room and chasing them. Very light weight, glad I could find the kind she is used to.
November 22, 2015