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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:56 pm 
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I have a number of teasers including Da Bird, and none seem to capture her attention for more than a few minutes. This raises two questions:
  1. Am I playing with her correctly? Are there any recommended YouTube videos on the correct way to use a teaser, specifically Da Bird?
  2. Which toys have you had success with in the past? I'm looking to add to Aurora's growing collections of toys.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:25 pm 
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Most cats LOVE the wand toys. Neko Fly makes some interesting ones with different attachments. You can order them online. My cat doesn't like wand toys at all. Doesn't like any kicker except his TNR buddy. I let an outdoor cat inside while I get his food and he finds a monkey toy and goes to town with it. I don't think Raiden's previous owner ever played with him.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Hmm, I'll try to post a video soon. But in general, your cat will teach you how she wants to be played with (they are master trainers by using positive reinforcement techniques lol). But it may be as simple as your kitty not liking that particular type of teaser. With my three:

Serafina prefers flying things. So da-bird, Neko flies, and some of the flying frenzy toys. She shows almost no interest in the mice and furry types of critters.

Gaga is the opposite. She has little use for things that fly, but anything furry, she gets real excited about.

Neytiri is kind of in-between. Her favorite is the "da mouse" aka cat catcher attachment. But she also likes the bird stuff and larger furrier attachments, but just not as much as the small mice attachments.

So I'd recommend trying:

https://www.amazon.com/Go-Cat-Refill-Ca ... KHX46K75FS

https://www.amazon.com/Frenzy-Mouse-Ref ... ing+frenzy

https://www.amazon.com/Litterboy-Cat-To ... ing+frenzy

https://www.amazon.com/Frenzy-HareTasti ... ing+frenzy

https://www.amazon.com/Refill-Attachmen ... ing+frenzy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:32 pm 
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Man, you guys are so lucky in the States. Paying under $5 per attachment. The prices between Canadian and American amazon is astounding sometimes.

Regardless, I have managed to amount a pretty sizeable collection of attachments and wands. I have some toys that I call "jackpot" toys because he likes them so much- when he plays with them, you can tell he's exerting 100% energy. I have some other attachments that he initially liked (like Da Bee) but now has zero interest in. There are some toys that he likes occasionally, so maybe 30% of the time that I bring it out, he shows good enough interest to finish an entire play session with it, but most times he will just ignore it.

If he loses interest within the first few minutes, I know he's either A) not in the mood to play, B) doesn't like the attachment I've chosen. And man oh man, he's a picky little bugger. Even the "jackpot" toys can become boring to him, in time, so it is a real challenge.

My advice to you would be to try and get a few (like 3 or 4) different kinds of attachments, if you haven't already, and see if he goes for any of them. Try things with feathers or fur- I've gotten good results with those. I had one that was a fur ball with some leather strips attached that he used to really like too- before it got destroyed.

Also instead of buying stuff- try some simpler things from home. Crunched up balls of paper, or a chips bag with a knot in it, or a long string, or anything (a sock with a knot in it) , and you can throw them up and down the stairs and see if he goes for it. Drag the object on the floor to make a sound so you catch his attention and then throw it up the stairs.

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This is one of Miko's "jackpot" toys: (word of caution though: be diligent about not letting them eat the feathers)

https://www.amazon.com/PURRfect-Cat-Toy ... ct+cat+toy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:34 am 
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MWB wrote:
Man, you guys are so lucky in the States. Paying under $5 per attachment. The prices between Canadian and American amazon is astounding sometimes.


Yes. I am an ex-pat living in Utah. My family is all still in Ontario. My children order things while they are visiting and carry them back in their luggage because they can get such great deals on the American amazon.

However, the cost of health care more than makes up for the savings and selection on amazon.com

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