SmartyKat Chitter Critter Squirrel Electronic Cat Toy

By SmartyKat
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
$4.49Chewy Price
$7.40Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Fun plush toy that looks like a squirrel and emits a realistic chitter sound.
  • Stimulates your kitty’s hunting instinct with feathers, ribbons and burlap.
  • Features multiple textures to entice your companion to bat, swat and stalk.
  • Contains no stuffing so it will flop and dangle in an appealing way for your paw-tner.
  • Ideal for solo or interactive play with your furry friend.

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Questions & Answers

2 Customer Questions

Does this toy come with a battery?
Answer by ChewyJan 05, 2021
There are batteries included with this product.

Does it have catnip in it?
Answer by ChewyJan 31, 2021
The Chitter Critter does not contain catnip.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
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50 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Mousecat on Nov 2, 2021

chitter mechanism didn’t work

This is a cute toy and my kitten played with it for a minute but the chirping mechanism didnt work at all. I even dissected the toy to try to activate the chirp and it was a dud. I find this a lot with smarty Kat electric items. My bad for thinking this would be an exception.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kittyboots on Dec 20, 2021

Loved it! Want another!

Both my feline babies loved this squirrel toy! Unfortunately I stepped on it and it doesn't make sound anymore. I need to order a new one.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carryon on Nov 26, 2021

not for cats only

My Jack Russell tried to "steal" this toy from my daughters cat. She loved it so much I had to locate it and buy it for her, I also bought her a backup just in case!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on Oct 7, 2021

My babies love this toy!

I have a small dog mixed chihuahua & he had the first one when he was a puppy & loved it funny the sound made my husband annoyed haha. I love it. Now we have 2 my kitten loves it! I had to buy another & id love to replace the battery but I'll just keep buying them they are so cute! Pets love them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lucky on Oct 25, 2021

Love this squeaky squirrel thing

This is a really fun toy. Mom sprays it with catnip and we chase it all over the room. Throwing it up in the air, it chitters and it’s so much fun.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KMFC on Jul 11, 2021

Not Sure about This One

First and foremost, I think this is too large for our cats. They like something they can toss around. I think 1/3 of the size would be more suited to the average cat. Second, I'm not sure if the battery is almost dead or this is the way it's supposed to sound. Sometimes it makes noise, sometimes not. Sometimes it just sounds a little sick. I would contact Chewy and I'm sure they would take care of that, but because of the size I don't think I'll bother. That one is on me because I could have looked at the dimensions.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Church on Aug 30, 2021

My cats favorite toy

We had gotten my cat this when we first got her..... 14 months later, she STILL carries it all over with her. I feel I'm going to need a bunch more for when she destroys this one!!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Chelle on Mar 31, 2021
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I have had this toy previously for my other cats, and they seemed to like it very well. Had great sound, they carried it around etc. So I decided to buy another for our porchies. The male likes to carry toys out to his catio encloser and since I "thought "this would spark curiosity and he would love its chitter sound, I bought it. Wow, was I disappointed. Very little sound what-so-ever after removing the activation tab. You really have to listen to hear it !! And the previous one, you just barely touch it and it made its chitter sound. This one, you have to literally hit it for it to make tiny sounds. I probably received a dud, but IMO its not that cheap of toy and when you need plenty of toys for enriching them this purchase was very disappointing !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gina on May 11, 2021

excellent for small pups

My Shih Tzu and my foster pups love this little chitter toy. The cats haven’t messed with it but the dogs are craZy about it! It makes a nice noise that is very mild and easily ignored. Not offensive at all.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dobby on May 28, 2021

Best ever toy for pup or kitty

I know this is a cat toy but my pup loves this ! she has stolen it from my cat and will not let her have it back !!!