I had one of these about 10 years ago and my elder cat loved it. I got another for my baby boys. I assembled it correctly and they had the best FIVE MINUTES of their lives. I thought i put bad batteries in, but noticed it was revolving on hi despite being set to lo. Then it stopped. The boys loved it. I proceeded to drive and get more batteries. Fresh new batteries size C. Installed and still non functioning. My baby boys are literally as i type this,lightly tapping on the arm, to which i gently say better luck next time.
we are on the 4th one of these. Cats enjoy the play but they are big cats and can stop the spinning easily which wears down the batteries and the mechanism. They can quickly take off the cover too! Not easy to change the batteries - had to purchase a set of eyeglass screwdrivers to remove the very small screw that holds the batteries in place. Crazy to purchase over and over but the cats enjoy the chase for awhile and I try to keep them moving. No one seems to make a product thats better that I have found.
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my indoor/outdoor cat Tom. Tom spends warmer days outside mostly, but during our deep freezes in the winter he can wind up cooped up indoors for weeks on end. He gets really bored, and would pace the house picking on the dogs, opening drawers, and yodeling. I could tell he needed something to do! I wasn’t sure if he would be into this toy but he LOVES IT! He even plays with it when it’s not turned on! He loves to bat his toys and treasures under the yellow flap. Sometimes he will even just go and lay on it! It’s super easy to assemble and requires a few C batteries. A cheap toy for hours of entertainment for a very active cat stuck indoors!
I gave a score of 2 because my cats loved it. They loved it for the first 120 minutes before it broke. Gears are plastic and began grinding and sticking. It was so loud it drowned out the TV. Then in less than 24 hrs they had the arm the us supposed to go around under the skirt was broken. I suggest You save your money.
I have fifteen cats and at least ten loves this toy. I always have a spear one, just in case one breaks down. It did happen, but it took over a year. The price is excellent. So I do not mind to get one or two per year. It keeps them busy and they love it. Chewy also sells spear tails for a very reasonable price. I suggest to get some after a while, because they will break the tail eventually.
Good toy but it doesn’t say anywhere on the box that it requires 3 C batteries. I assumed it required A or AA batteries, which I have. The cats were watching me assemble it with great interest. When I opened the battery compartment and realized it required C’s, which I didn’t have, I felt terrible. The box and ads should make that clear.
Mewsette and Roary have had many electronic toys in their 11 years, but Cat's Meow is still their favorite. This one was a replacement for a long-departed one, and they went right to it as soon as I turned it on. They stopped playing when they saw me with the camera, of course.
My furbaby was a little hesitant at first because of the noise but it didn't take her long at all to start playing... she loves it! She loves how it goes in different directions and stops just for a second then goes again
The Cat's Meow Motorized Chaser Cat Toy my boy kittens LOVED, but not for long. It broke within the first week. Of course, they bit off the tip to the red pointer immediately. I put in 3 NEW C batteries, so when it stopped working I checked the batteries, they were still good, it's the toy that malfunctioned. Not worth your money.
This works great for some cats, and the ones that like it will get infatuated over it, so much that ours will play with it till the batteries are dead or he has broken it. I would have given five stars except that it needs batteries, three C, and there could be some major improvements, 1) rechargeable batteries hard wired with a usb port. 2) Auto off after several minutes or a remote control to turn it off and on.