Critter Collector Series Facts and Tips

Toy Facts:

  • The toys were designed to stimulate cats/kittens natural hunting instincts by having toys that resemble real life bugs, critters that cats would normally chase in the wild. Thus they never get tired of playing with them.
  • Critter collector toys promote fun interactive bonding experiences between owners/pets, this is important component for the mental health of cats
  • Scared or shy cats can be helped to come out of their shyness by enticing their hunting instincts during playtimes. The inherent hunter in them tends to override their shyness.
  • These toys get cats motivated to all out running, and jumping exercise, which is an important factor for all indoor cats.
  • Each toy is hand crafted to Pet Ki’s highest quality standards in materials and production.
  • Our Cattipeed and Bugzbird toys each take 25” to make one toy!
  • Built in safety features were designed on each toy for your cats utmost safety during play. Such as the foam protector covering metal exposed piece at the backend of the toys. We use 24 gage pvc material for the wings, which is very difficult to tear. All toy rubber legs are knotted, and triple tied down so they will not slide out from the toy body.
  • As every cat is different, we offer a wide variety of bug and critters that appeal to all cat’s needs.
  • Crawling or flying bugs, and selection of mice. Some of our toys also utilize colours that cats can see, such as the Cattimoth toy.
  • All toys are interchangeable with the rods, so you can swap out toys when your cats get tired.
  • The premium rod and classic rod are interchangeable with all Critter collector toys, but you can also use the rods with other kinds of toys, or if you prefer making your own. All you need is to buy a similar size clip and away you go.

Playing Tips:

  • When using classic rod > flick your wrist to get forward/backward motion on the toy. Jiggling the rod with your wrist will make the toy have wiggle movements.
  • To get big jumps > move the toy along the floor towards your cat, then lift toy upwards as you come closer.
  • Play hide and seek with the toys if your cat is not as engaged. This can be done by flicking the toy into a bag or box and wiggling it to make noise. Putting the toy under a sheet or light blanket and slowly pulling it out.
  • If your cat is shy of people visiting, have them play with your cat’s favorite bug for a few minutes each time they come over. Cats will associate them will something good/fun.
  • Stand on the landing of your stairs and run your cat up/down the stairs for cats that need more exercise.

Remember, to achieve healthy exercise levels, veterinarians recommend a gradual increase in activity. Don’t overplay your cat especially if they have been sedentary. Check with your veterinarian to ensure your cat or kitten is capable of safe, vigorous play.