I was curious when I saw this innovative cat toy on Chewy. I decided to give it a try since my cat likes to burrow. This simple design is a total hit with my cat. I change up the configuration every day and she gets so excited. She dives into the new "cave" that's been created, brings other toys to play on, in, and around the Ripple Rug, and eventually smooshes the cave down into a nest. I've had it for about 2 months and my cat hasn't lost interest in it at all. I love this thing! Definitely get one for your cats.
I’ve had this for a few months now. My cats loved it instantly and that love has not faded. It is their favorite thing. They love to squirm between the folds and wrestle the ripples. Sometimes I sprinkle catnip on it and they have a field day flopping and snaking their bodies along it. It’s so cute. When we play with a string toy, they’ll take it from me if they can and drag it to the rug as their “kill zone.” The rug is a great place for them to hang out and they use it as a home base if they’re stalking a toy. It also adds mystery to play, and they love when I slide a stick toy underneath; they pounce on it and try to pull the toy out through the holes. This rug stays interesting and fresh because you can reconfigure it into new, interesting shapes. Sometimes I’ll make tunnels or tents and one cat will make it his hideout. It’s so cute to see them peeking at me from underneath or poking their snouts out of a hole to try and bite a toy. The rug has a sturdy construction; it doesn’t fray when I vacuum it and it’s thick enough that their claws can’t poke through it. We are obsessed with this thing. I highly, highly recommend it. It will make your cat happy and it will definitely make you laugh.
I got this for my 2 cats. It’s two large carpets. One with holes and Velcro pieces under and another one to lay flat on the floor and attach the top one making folded tunnels. At first it was good and the idea was great, but within 2 weeks the Velcro didn’t hold up and the cats could make it flat in a few hours. I would put things like pop up tunnels, baskets, large balls under the top carpet to make the tunnels and carpet folds hold a tunnel so the cats can play through and under, but again the velcro just doesnt hold. The top carpet is thin and heavy. I was spending more time fixing it than my cats were playing on it. I threw it out. Waste of money in the end.
My honest first impression was "it looks nice. But pricy". My impression now is "This is the happy purchase. Really worth it!" If your cats like hunting play or sleeping on the carpet, this gonna be a great gift for them. My bigger cat is a toy destroyer and loves eating everything however...this doesn't have small pieces so I really like this playing mat from their safety also.
Both my cats started playing the moment I put the mat down. It acts as a hiding spot, scratching post, you can move it so they feel it's new & one of my cats just sits on it like it's "base" and he feels safe. What a great idea. Wish I would have invented it!
My cat doesn't play with toys very much but this activity mat has been a huge hit. He loves tunnels so that's how I shaped it (see photos). He likes playing from the inside, playing from the outside, diving into the end of the tunnel or just chilling inside watching the world go by through his many windows. The material gives when he leans on it and then pops back into shape. And it doesn't slide! The Velcro is strong. They say simple designs are the best designs and this is the perfect example. This has turned him into a livelier, more energetic cat. I'm so pleased and I highly recommend it.
I understand the review that suggested the top mat tends to get soft. I've noticed the extra velcro tabs throughout the top mat tend to grab the base whenever my cats lay on the top. This flattens the experience as the tunnels I make by positioning the top mat disappear. But this particular issue may be partially addressed by putting a random cardboard (small) box between the top mat and the bottom one to keep the velcro from attaching too soon. This toy is a winner if you know how to be creative with it, otherwise, the intention of the holes for tunneling may be just a 45 second experience for you furbabies. That is the only reason for the 4 stars rather than 5. I'd give it 5 stars for durability, as it stands up to lots of rough interactive pay between my two furbabies.
After having my kittens play in it for less than 20 mins, they immediately started to chew on the carpet. I didn't notice it at first because I was busy dealing with work. Then not long after I went to check on them a small chunk has already been chewed out and the kitten had eaten it. You can clearly see in the picture a small part is missing. I worry the kitten won't be able to digest the material and have it stuck in its stomach. I'm very concerned and will need to throw this product away, what a waste of money....
I have been eyeing this toy for a while, and I am so glad I finally got it. My cats love to play on it, lay on it, wrestle on it, and sneak around on it. They love to play on it with each other, and go absolutely crazy when I get out their little wand toy and "sneak" it around the rug and through the holes. My older cat loves to dig and stick his paws under things, and this allows him to engage in that behavior without tearing up a carpet. It seems pretty durable as well.
I am compelled to review this ripple rug as it gets constant happy use. Sometimes we add other elements like a cardboard box or a wool kitty donut house that is also a huge hit. The Ragdoll and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel spend a lot of time playing around this rug or lying on it or lurking beneath one of its perfect hidey holes to pop out and surprise the unsuspecting! So much fun. And easy to roll up and stash away when desired. So many pet entertainment items fail to retain their intrigue for long. This is a keeper. I always recommend to cat owner friends.