Have you seen advertisements for a cat toy called Cat’s Meow? Today we’ll offer our review and seek reader input as well.
Cat’s Meow is a toy which is supposed to mimic the action of a rodent scurrying underneath a nylon cover. This is achieved by a ball attached to a wand controlled by a battery-operated motor.
Cat’s Meow costs $19.99 plus $7.99 processing and handling for a total cost of $27.98.
You can add a second Cat’s Meow for another $7.99 for a grand total of $35.97.
Cat’s Meow Review
We tested out a Cat’s Meow with two cats over a 7-day period. As with many cat toys, our cats seemed very interested initially, but lost interest after a few days.
Not all cats play the same, nor do they all play like the ones depicted in the television ad above. For example, one of our cats didn’t just play with the toy, he literally assaulted the Cat’s Meow and managed to drag it around the house, nearly destroying it. The other cat watched it with interest, but she never actually played with it. Their initial interest in the toy was short-lived. Again, not all cats are the same. Yours may not lose interest as quickly.
Materials: We had no problems with operation or breakage, though the unit didn’t strike us as crafted from particularly high-quality materials.
Billing issues. We have seen complaints from consumers regarding the billing process when ordering online. In some cases, confusion in the online ordering process has led multiple orders being placed. You can find a couple of these complaints over on Ripoff Report.
Below is a television commercial that has been airing mostly on weekends since April 2013.
Text of the above commercial
Your cat gets bored and wants to play, but that can spell trouble when you’re away. Introducing Cat’s Meow, the exciting new cat toy that keeps your kitty entertained at play both night and day. Just press the button and watch Cat’s Meow silently attract your pet instantly as she tries to catch the peekaboo wand. No matter what their age, cats love to stalk and pounce on prey. It’s a natural instinct that won’t go away. Just like scurrying mouse, Cat’s Meow swings back and forth, peeking in and out of the carousel cover with random movements. It speeds up and slows down, then it surprises the kitty by changing directions when you least expect it, so your cat will never get bored. Now you see it, now you don’t. Come one or come all. It’s so crazy, your cats will go crazy for Cat’s Meow. Older cats can get fat and lazy, and that’s not healthy. With Cat’s Meow, your cat is so active, you’ll turn lazy kitty into crazy kitty. No matter how old or slow, your cat will be as playful as a kitten. Made of durable nylon, Cat’s Meow will last for years. Even when your cat catches the mouse, Cat’s Meow just keeps on running. Battery operated, Cat’s Meow operates anywhere your cat likes to play. You’ll enjoy hours of fun watching your cat and mouse. Cat’s Meow gives kitty a place to play and stops them from tearing away. Now order your very own Cat’s Meow for the special TV price of just $19.99. Let your kitty enjoy hours of Cat’s Meow fun. But wait. Call right now and you’ll get a second Cat’s Meow free, just play separate processing and handling. Cat’s Meow is the perfect gift for every cat lover. You get it all: 2 Cat’s Meows for $19.99, so call or click now.
If you believe your cat would play with the Cat’s Meow without quickly losing interest, it may be an option to consider, but we feel it’s somewhat expensive for a cat toy. Local pet stores are filled with cat toys from a wide variety of price ranges, none of which require shipping costs or a month-long wait to receive.
What has been your experience with Cat’s Meow cat toy? Let us hear from you in the comments below.
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