Rated 3 out of 5 by CatLady305 I am down the middle with this one.
I have a year old cat and a 9 year old cat and a few year old feral-turned pet. He doens't look twice, the kitten doesn't look twice, and the older cat just freaks out because i sprinkled some catnip on it.
It comes with a tiny baggie of catnip but no instructions on what to DO with it. There is no "holder" that I can see. It's just the cardboard center which the older cat goes crazy sniffing and scratching, and sitting on, after I sprinkle it with catnip.
For all 3 of my cats the ball may as well not exist. My kitten eyed it when I first swatted it, but then decided not to investigate.
This is also a bit loud, as it has nothing to keep it in place. It slides all over the tile floor - it's quite lightweight -- nothing to keep it sturdy. Little rubber gripper on the bottom or non skid pads would improve the design. With pets, we don't use rugs. Not sure that would do much good but would probably help.
I hope they would play with the ball but they only care about the catnip smell. I'm still glad we have it to give our older cat something else to scratch on, she is big on scratching.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FRAN EXCELLENT TOY
THIS TOY IS WELL MADE AND HAS MULTI-FUNCTIONS. THE CENTER HAS AN AREA FOR SCRATCHING CLAWS AND AN OUTSIDE RING THAT HAS A BALL THAT LIGHTS UP WHEN THE CATS TOUCH IT OR MAKE IT ROLL. MY CATS HAVE DECIDED THAT THIS TOY ALSO MAKES AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO NAP! BOTH THE SCRATCHING PAD AND THE BALL ARE REPLACEABLE.
October 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mauser14 All the kittens and the older Cats just love it
The kittens play with it for hours , and the older cats love playing with it too . They all love using the scratching pad too .
September 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ayviah My ball was defective!
Pulled the tap and made it go around the track a few time but the ball wasn't lighting up. My cat still played with it so I guess it's not a complete bust. I know there is a version of this that comes with an average ping pong ball that doesn't light up but I got this specifically for the light up option and it's not even working it. I am disappointed but Chewy's has the best price. I bought one at Petco for thirty dollars after tax when I saw Chewy's had it for fourteen. I immediately returned my Petco one. I guess I can always buy a replacement ball. Even with the new replacement ball, Chewy's price beats the store bought one.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AllisonK Fun to watch your cat play with!
These kind of toys seem to be really popular so I decided to buy one. This one is nice because the little ball has LED lights and stops flashing when it's not played with. This keeps my cat really entertained and I like watching him play with it. I often join in on the fun and we pass the ball pack and forth to each other. The only down sides are he doesn't scratch the disc in the middle, he kind of just lays on it and sometimes he likes to play with the toy while we are trying to sleep which can be a little annoying. But overall, he loves it!
September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cricket9090 Love it!
my cats have always loved the starchaser. I have another cat and she looked at it like what is that? strange cat. but my other cats loved it.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Devi Love the light up ball!
All of my cats from my kitten to my 14 year old cat love this toy especially the light up ball.
September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MBarb Cats play with it all the time
I have two five year old "kittens". They play with this every day...and night, but its not to loud. Definitely recommend.
September 17, 2016