SMARTYKAT Chickadee Chirp Electronic Bird-Sound Cat Toy -

SmartyKat Chickadee Chirp Electronic Bird-Sound Cat Toy

By SmartyKat
Rated 3.9951 out of 5 stars
$5.99Chewy Price
$7.97Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Activated by touch, so this chirping chickadee will burst into sound with every swat of your cat’s paw
  • Mimics real bird sounds for added stimulation
  • Satisfies the instinct to hunt and mimics the unpredictable sights, sounds and movement of a cat’s natural prey
  • Filled with potent catnip to make this toy extra enticing and is refillable for long-lasting fun
  • Guaranteed safe for pets and fulfills your cat's complete need for hunting

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Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

Does this toy come with batteries & what size batteries
Answer by ChewyDec 17, 2020
This toy includes 2 batteries. The battery in this toy is not replaceable. The expected battery life in this toy is 10,000 activations, so remember to turn it off when it's not being used.

How do you turn it off?
Answer by ChewySep 20, 2020
This toy is motion activated. To turn it off, place it out of reach from your pets in a spot where it wont move until the next session.

Does this toy have catnip in it
Answer by ChewyJan 02, 2019
The catnip is located within a refillable pouch inside of the toy and can be removed if needed.

Does the bird need to be squeezed by a person to make the sound or does it sound off just by the swat of a cats paw?
Answer by ChewyOct 20, 2018
This toy is activated by touch, so this chirping chickadee will burst into sound with every swat of your cat’s claw.

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Rated 3.9951 out of 5 stars
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1230 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ecunning16 on May 26, 2023

A must get for picky cats!

My cat is incredibly PICKY. He does not like balls with or without bells, crinkle balls, springs, feathers, balls on cat trees, etc. Not to mention he loses interest within about 2 min of most toys we’ve tried. He really only enjoys mice he can bat around and a worm on a string. We were desperate to find him something he could play with independently while my husband and I work from home. We took a chance on this chirping bird, knowing we may lose our sanity in the progress and he. loved. it. He loved it so much he broke it within 24 hrs due to rough play. Obviously that’s an unfortunate loss for us but it helped immensely in finding stuff he will actually play with. We’re going to look into getting more. If your cat sounds anything like mine, take the chance! I can’t even take a star away for its short life in our household because it gave us momentary peace of mind. Highly recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MerrimacValleygal on May 17, 2023

Chirping bird

The first thing my two feline girls noted the catnip aroma. The both rolled on back packaging. Then I had to get the girls in the chirping bird. The big girl had no interest in the bird. The little girl was definitely interested in it. It was fun to watch. Now both girls go looking for the chirping bird.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Teacher on May 7, 2023

Rescue cat likes

I have a 2 year old rescue cat that lived on her own outside in the country. She's a contented inside cat now. She doesn't know how to play. She has fallen in love with this noisy bird. I put it under a small towel & set it off. She has so much fun getting it free & throwing it around.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Apr 26, 2023

This is a WINNER!

Both my cats LOVED this right out of the package. The sound is engaging and I can hear them batting it around in the other room as I type this review. Wonderful item! I'll see how long the sound lasts. When it stops responding with that chirping sound (it chirps when the cats hit it),I'll consider buying another one. Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By greenmstacey on May 4, 2023

Favorite in this house

I pull this out of the box and pull the tab to activate and one of my kitties comes running (as does the dog). This is her favorite toy. In fact I had to buy another one as the first one went "missing" within the first 15 minutes of having it. Who knows where she hid it? LOL!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Moose on Apr 17, 2023


I pulled the tab, and no chirp. Shook it some and still no chirp. Rolled it in some catnip, and presented it to the kitties. It got batted from one end of the house to the other for over an hour...but still no chirp. It was like a $5+- item, and the cats play with it without the chirp, so not worth the hassle to send it back.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jennie12 on Apr 4, 2023

Non chirping chickadee

I bought 2 of these chirping birds as I foster kittens and the babies love the toys that make noise. I was excited to give one to my momma kitty n kittens pulled the 1st tab didn't work I was bummed so I gave that one to my older fosters. I went and pulled the second tab that one didn't work either very disappointed foster mom here. I'll buy from the store next time so I can pull tab n be sure it works.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Munch on Apr 9, 2023

Poor quality by SmartyKat

Second bird, this one chirps but barely. I have one of their birds from years ago that chirps like there is no tomorrow. Our cats like these but not when they don't chirp. SmartyKat has to get their chirp back on the bird. This is not Chewy's fault. I am working on the second bird to make it well, am hopeful.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By JessicaC28 on Apr 22, 2023

Purrrfect cat toy

My cat has played with this chirping bird almost non stop since it arrived. Alto it can a little annoying when he brings it onto our bed at 6:00 in the morning and wants to share in his playing, all in all it's a great toy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By nick on Apr 26, 2023

poor quality

Poor quality upon arrival. There’s a hole on the underside of the bird and stitching coming out elsewhere, and it’s not even been played with. Not worth the hassle of returning. Chewy product quality has definitely been declining lately.