You may also think of DOG toys, not cat toys because most of us are just familiar with the fact that KONG makes some of the best dog toys around.
You can kick the above mentioned, antiquated thought to the curb because KONG has added CATNIP toys to their itinerary.
Cody and I were excited to be given the opportunity of testing/reviewing two catnip toys by KONG.
The first toy that Cody and I tested was called KONG Misfits (on the package the last "s" is written backwards, so cute!)
|The two "Misfits" lol|
From the description on the package: "The blend of textures on the KONG Misfits tempts cats to play. The long braided limbs allow cats to claw, paw, carry and kick the KONG Misfits, and the soft plush body invites snuggling and cudding. A generous portion of KONG's premium North American catnip helps entice play and gives the successful hunter an added reward."
Colorful, adorable, clever, durable, darling name, unique. I was excited to have Cody play with it. Contained nothing that he could choke on or otherwise hurt himself with. To me it had WINNER written all over it.
I am less than enthused. There doesn't seem to be much of a catnip scent because I looked at it for about 2 seconds and walked away. It could be due to the fact that Mom likes it so much that I don't. It may also be a case where I won't be playing with it now, but 3 months from now when I find it in my toy basket it will be the hottest thing in town. You know how we cats are. You love it, we don't. Or, we will decide we love it when WE want to love it.
|KONG Tennis Ball Fish|
The other toy that Cody tested was the KONG Tennis Ball Fish. Once again from the description on the package: "The Tennis Ball Fish combines a cat-sized tennis ball with soft plumes of feathers, tempting your cat to stalk and chase this toy." It also contains catnip.
I LOVED this toy! I actually played with it for more than 5 minutes. I could smell the catnip (Mom thinks) in this one because I played and played with it! I wrestled it, I chewed it, kicked it, I tried to keep eating the feathers!! We have a WINNER!!!!
Love the bright almost neon green color (the color makes it easy to find this toy in a sea of other toys!), it is incredibly clever the way the "fish" is constructed out of the tennis ball and feathers. It is also highly durable. Downside, did I mention the feathers? Feathers make me nervous, at least with Cody. He EATS them. He doesn't just nibble them. He grunts, chomps and completely tries to inhale them. He cannot be left alone with a toy that has feathers on them, if he is, the toy will be "de-feathered" in no time. I have concerns as to what feathers would do to a cat's digestive tract because this toy is QUITE feathery and the feathers are in long, wispy, thin strands. It could just be my personal paranoia, but they make me nervous. As Cody said, he LOVES this toy!
|laser-eyed, feather-chomping Cody|
loving on his KONG Tennis Ball Fish
|Cody still chomping away|
on the KONG Tennis Ball Fish
If you would like to read other reviews of these toys, please visit Pet Pitch USA, and if you would like more information, or wish to view the entire KONG Cat product line, please visit www.KONGcompany.com
In full disclosure, Cody and I received no compensation for this review. Cody benefited from receiving some FUN new toys to test/review and I reap the reward of relishing watching him play with at least ONE of them!