Maggee vs The Bird Catcher PRO EX – Review + Giveaway –
When we adopted Maggee we purchased a bunch of toys and items we thought she might like. We purchased tiny stuffed mice that got lost far to quickly, we purchased balls with bells that were inevitably stepped on and we bought a bird feathers on a string. Since she was a bit older upon adoption, but still very young and recently had given birth we were told to keep her calm the first 5 days at home – Yea! You try to keep a 9 month old kitten “calm”.
As for the toys, she showed little interest until we tried the bird toy. We quickly discovered that one of her favorite ways to play was laying down and letting the bird toy come to her. She learned VERY quickly that the toy always returned within in a radius that she could reach with her paws. At the time we did not know if the fascination with this toy was more that she was healing or that she was lazy. It turned out that she just a lazy player and knows the toys will return.
One of her favorite toys is the bird toys that seem to be flying in the air. The biggest problem is that generally these have long handles and long strings, which makes storage difficult when you live in a small house. When I saw a review of The Bird Catcher PRO Ex online, I was curious if it would be the toy she loved without the storage issues.
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I received a Bird Catcher PRO EX from Pets Can Play for Maggee to play with and chase.
Right off the bat the first thing that I noticed is that this was much smaller than I initially expected, The Bird Catcher PRO EX comes with Two Ultra Guinea Fowl Feather Flyers, One Plush Mouse, an Extendable Handle and Closeable Storage Bag.
The first thing I noticed was the handle was totally extendable – to 3 feet (92 cm) and shrinks to a mere 8 inches (20 CM) which makes storage simple and smaller than the traditional bird toys.
Maggee can be a bit rough on toys, I was concerned that the wand would crack, since she has already snapped the handle of one toy. I noticed right away that the handle of the Bird Catcher PRO EX were flexible while remaining study. Since this extended to 8 feet, it gives a lot of swing in the feathers.
Speaking of the swing, the string is the length of the extended handle, which adds even more swing and distance capability. The distance is important when you are playing since you want this to mimic the flight of a bird.
We often talk in our house that Maggee and Murfee do not know what a bird is, but I think that their instincts kick in and this interactive toy helps those instincts.
The feathers on the Bird Catcher PRO EX are Ultra Guinea Fowl Feathers, and both cats seemed to love them! Also included is a mouse that you can skittle on the ground.
The toys connect easy, using a simple hook. This makes replacement and exchange of toys easy and convenient.
All of this stores very simply in a bag, which makes for easy storage in a small area. Maggee learned VERY quickly that this bag had the feather toy, and after we went to sleep she began its journey across our house. When we awoke in the morning the black re-closable bag was sitting at our door.
Since Maggee loves chasing bird and mice, this is the ideal toy for her. If you have a cat that loves chasing birds, run and get them Bird Catcher PRO EX.
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To purchase the The Bird Catcher Pro on Amazon
GIVEAWAY: Pets Can Play is giving one Bird Catcher to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win 1 – The Bird Catcher Pro EX that comes with Two (2) Ultra Guinea Fowl Feather Flyers, One (1) Plush Mouse, an Extendable Handle and Closeable Storage Bag – This is a $18.95 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on November 3rd (11/3/2017) to receive this bird toy! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Pets Can Play via Amazon. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!