Chasing. Batting. Scratching. All things cats love to do. And Cat Dancer knows it because they make products so cats can do all those things.
Cat Dancer began in 1983 when they designed the first interactive cat toy. From that first Cat Dancer, they have expanded the line to include other toys to get cats moving around.
The felines of the house were pretty excited when they received a box from Terri at Cat Dancer and more excited when we opened the box to find it full of Cat Dancer products including:
- The Cat Dancer-the original interactive toy that started it all. It’s made of wire with twisted cardboard pieces for your cat to chase.
- The Cat Dancer Compleat- includes an adhesive paw that lets you put the Cat Dancer on a wall so your cat can still play even when you can’t
- The Catnip Cat Dancer- takes your playtime to a new level with a mouse-shaped refillable handle that holds catnip oil
- The Cat Dancer Wall Scratcher- a cardboard scratcher with the Cat Dancer added to it.
- 3 different types of chase toys- the RingTail Chasers, the Whisker Chasers, the Bowtie Chasers
- The Cat Charmer- a colorful fleece teaser
Along with all these products, Cat Dancer has an automatic cat toy called Mouse in the House which gives cats a chance to chase a little mouse through a little house. They also carry some cute Cat Dancer Themed t-shirts.
The cats (and my 5 year old niece who happened to be here) were thrilled to play with the toys. The cats get a little short changed around here. There are dog toys everywhere, but the cat toys are lacking (mostly due to dogs who like to destroy cat toys). So my niece and I quickly opened up the RingTail Chasers and drafted Poughkeepsie to try it out. Pough is a senior kitty, but he quickly got into the game batting the Chaser around and carrying it into the other room to get it away from Bitsa. He loved it. And then my niece decided to try it out too and she showed it was a hit with little-girls-who-like-to-play-pretend-they’re-a-cat. Not a part of Cat Dancer’s target market I’m sure, but she had fun!
We had fun checking out the other products. Cardboard scratchers are a favorite here. Adding a toy to kicks the enjoyment up a notch (and helps direct the scratching to the scratcher). The Cat Charmer has been on my cats’ list of favorites for years with the one we’ve had looking well loved and well used. The Cat Dancer was a new toy for us, but the cats love the unpredictable movement. And being able to use the paw adhesive piece gives them something to play while I’m at work. I love watching my cats play. Most of them are seniors so seeing them act like kittens with the Cat Dancer toys has been a joy. Even Minuit with her bad arthritis has been getting into the fun with the Cat Charmer and the Cat Dancer.
With the variety of toys Cat Dancer offers, there is something every cat can enjoy. You can purchase Cat Dancer products directly from their website, by phone or by mail as well as through pet supply retailers.