Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Word—Birds

Is that what I think it is in my condo??
Now that the ground—and everything else—is covered by white stuff, Bird-tv is apparently off the air. It’s not even on reruns. It’s just a snowy screen. I’m sick of looking at it and so are my peeps. I may have found a partial solution.

I’ve seen reviews of the Bird Catcher PRO EX teaser wand toys so I contacted their maker @PetsCanPlay on Twitter. They were more than happy to set me up and I was more than happy to finally get my Bird-tv again. This was better cos it was right in my own condo! My set includes the fiberglass wand kit with 2 feather attachments and canisters of Guinea Fowl Peacock and Twilight Crow feathers.

Let me tell you a little something about the Bird Catcher PRO EX in case you hadn’t heard of it. What makes it different from other wand toys is it has a fiberglass pole, with a comfortable foam grip handle, that can be retracted to fit into the storage bag for safe keeping. With the right wrist action, the Bird Catcher PRO EX flutters through the air like a real bird. Other reviews we’ve read say they don’t like the elastic string but we do. It seems to enhance the flutter action. This toy entices a cat to play and, thus, get  the exercise which is so important to our well being. The minute TW took the wand out of its case and extended it, I was hooked. It fact, I was crazier about it before she put the attachment on. (No comment from the cheap seats.) Just kidding. This toy gets two paws up.


Don’t get me started about how inept she was at putting the attachment on. It took her old, arthritic hands and pea-size brain about an hour to figure out how to attach the feathers. Some instructions would have been nice but beggars can’t be choosers. By the time she’d attached the feathers, I was gone. They did manage to get one video of me playing with it. Excuse the quality. The light was very dim when Pop shot it. You only have to watch the first 16 seconds cos Pop left the camera running. He thought I was coming back. TW suddenly realized that she had the wrong feathers attached since I love my peacock feathers. With the peacock feather, I have leaped several feet in the air to get it but there was no one around to document it so you’ll have to take my word for it. For reasons unbeknownst to Pop, I don’t like to let him see me play. Heh heh. Do you get all shy when your special peep is in the room?


I’ve never seen a wand toy that I haven’t liked to nom on the string and use it like dental floss. This one was no exception. The elastic made it easier to floss. You can watch another video on YouTube of me with the Bird Catcher PRO EX that TW just took.


Disclaimer: I was sent the Bird Catcher PRO EX and additional feather packs at no charge but no cash money exchanged hands. All words and views are my own. Ain’t no one putting words in CK’s mouth.

31 comments:

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Lovin your review! My kitties would absolutely love that!
It looks like so much fun!!!
All my animals stop playing when someone walks into the room! It's funny!
No need to be embarrassed guys!
((husky hugz))
Frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

Selina said...

Looks like fun, CK!

And I LOVE your green eyes in that first photo!

Purrz!
Selina

Caren Gittleman said...

super cool CK!!!! I love that first photo of you too!

Patty Woodland said...

You are definitely your own cat CK.
I'm sure the Farm cats would L.O.V.E. this toy

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That looks like a really fun toy! We love killing the bird-like toys.

Austin Towers said...

That looks like DaBird! I don't think your whole heart was in that whapping, CK!!!

Katie and Glogirly said...

We LOVE the Bird Catcher Pro!!! ...ok, Waffles tends to HOG it to himself, but Glogirly makes sure I get equal time. The feathers are really great and super sturdy. The elastic makes it even MORE fun!

Nice review, CK!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You look like you are having so much fun! Those really are beautiful pictures of you :)

Nailah Bone said...

Wow, that's a fancy cat toy! :) Our kitties are so lazy that they don't like chasing the bird feather toys... these look more enticing so maybe they'd give these a go! :)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That looks like super-fun. What a great way to bring bird TV inside!

Sweet Purrfections said...

That looks like a lot if fun. We need to get one of those.

Prudence said...

Super cool toys CK! Terrific review too! Mom's gonna check these out fur our kitties, they do love to play!

Anonymous said...

That looks like a really fun toy. I hope you don't chew through the string!It looks like you had a great time with this.

The Island Cats said...

We love our wand toys...like Da Bird and Neko Flies. And this Bird Catcher looks like one that could top that list. We gotta get one. Thanks for the review, CK.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sighs in contentment. And longing. Oh CK, I lurve watching you move and play. XOXOXO

Pasha said...

That looks so much fun! We also think those feathers bring out your stunning gray colors even better :)

Lone Star Cats said...

It looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Troyer: MeeeWow! Dat sounds likey da toy fur me! Iz likey chasing birdy feders!
Iz gonna show MeeMommy dis- hoping Iz get to enhance mai huntin skillz.
Panfur Purrs fir Werdless Wednesyday.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's a good review! We love our Da Bird wand toy but last night, we discovered how pawsome peacock feathers are!

Anonymous said...

Gosh....I think even an old guy like me would enjoy that wand toy.....you sure do! I like the stretchy string kind of thing myself.....more action involved and the flossing is better!

Hugs, Sammy

Fur Everywhere said...

It looks like you were having lots of fun, CK!

Brian said...

That really was a great review and fun CK action!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Lucky Keisha! We love your toy!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

uh.......therz a aw full lot oh de B werd comin outta yur mouth rite now CK....we iz gonna hafta leeve de room...

later !!!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Leo really loves the strings on wand toys, and the elastic ones are a fav! We'll have to look into those!

Tamago said...

Oh that's a great review! The toy looks so much fun. My Goro will definitely love it. Gotta get it!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Mmmmm, peacock feathers. They're the best. Maybe we can play fev-vers together next time you come over? And then nap on the blue pillows?

Dash Kitten said...

This looks a really great toy. Thanks for the review - it's nice when a pal we trust reviews something we might like because we know we don't get a lot of goshGeeWows about nuttin - CK tells it like it is.

WE WANT ONE!!

Silver, Miranda and Harvey

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

That looks pawsitively scrumptious! And your photos are stunning. Tell TW we are impressed with her camera prowess!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!!! Mom promised that if my BFGF like it..I MUST have one too!! And yep...I get all shy about leaping and stuff...actually...I almost never do it for Dad...just Mom.

Kitties Blue said...

We'd not heard about or seen that wand toy prior to this post. Thanks for the review. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo