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 Post subject: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:31 am 
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My boy Franklin keeps destroying his fishing rod toys a day after I get them for him, depending how long he has access to them it could be the same day.

I was wondering if any of you guys in the UK had any advice on a more sturdy and long lasting toy?

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/ ... s/wand-toy This one from pets at home is very good, he didn't break this one for several months but am really interested in some of you guys purchases and findings :)


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:30 pm 
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i found the pets at home toys only last days. The best wand toy I have is a 'Da Bird' equivalent that I brought from Happy House Cats a few years back.

I dont allow my boys to have free rain on the feather and wand toys - they pluck the feathers too quickly getting them stuck in their mouths and i've seen them get tangled in the string when they've got into the secret hiding place where i keep the wands.

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:43 pm 
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buy bulk supplies and make your own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2SsqIfhY8o

If you know any fly fisherman, see if they have fly tying stuff/ vise see if you can use it for a while and get some feathers from a crafts store ,use pipecleaner for the body.


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:13 pm 
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BeckyN wrote:
i found the pets at home toys only last days. The best wand toy I have is a 'Da Bird' equivalent that I brought from Happy House Cats a few years back.

I dont allow my boys to have free rain on the feather and wand toys - they pluck the feathers too quickly getting them stuck in their mouths and i've seen them get tangled in the string when they've got into the secret hiding place where i keep the wands.


Yea, I second this. Especially with the "rat" attachment that they sell. We play with it, the cats get all worked up and get great exercise, then the toy gets put away and it lasts for months. The bird attachments last a little less time, just because the feathers get worn down, but still last a month or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:38 am 
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Trellon, which bit is destroyed after only a day or two? We have two Da Bird type wands, one is a single wand and the other comes apart into two pieces. The wands themselves have stood up to months pf play. The toy at the end itself gets destroyed, within maybe 3-4 weeks, but we, like others, put it away at bedtime and bring it out again each evening. We have purchased replacement attachments and just swap them over when they're destroyed. Our vet said it was important to let them destroy it - or it is incredibly frustrating for them.

They have managed to rip the attachment off, and even broke the string once. We just tie it back on and it lasts for another few days.

They love Da Bird so much that it is by far the easiest way to move them. Want them to leave the bedroom? Just pick up Da Bird and walk away with it - instant fan club following the Pied Piper....


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:18 am 
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Bobkat wrote:
We have two Da Bird type wands, one is a single wand and the other comes apart into two pieces


Serafina must have broken at least 3 or 4 of the two-piece wands :lol: For her those really *did* last only hours or days for us. Thank goodness for the single-piece ones though. MUCH better. We've had those for a couple years now and no breakages :biggrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Advice
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:15 pm 
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Raiden prefers the wand side of the toys. But Da Bird has fallen off the wand more than once and had to be tied back on. So far, he hasn't destroyed any of his toys and he wrestles with quite a few of them.


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