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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Slasher and Da Bird

After hearing so much about Da Bird, I got one for Slasher and Ripper, my five-month-old kitties.

Whoa

I played with them for several minutes with it. Slasher went nuts over it, jumping into the air after it, and almost doing somersaults. When I let him capture it, he would growl while holding the feathers in his mouth.

Then I noticed that he was panting, which I had never seen him do.

I stopped and put the toy away.

Slasher was still panting occasionally, and breathing really fast. I was afraid I had given him a heart attack.

After about 20 minutes, his breathing is more normal, and now he looks very tired.

Is this normal?

Next time, I'll take it easier with Da Bird.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 08:24 PM
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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

It was their first time, you're supposed to be gentle.

Charlee pants after a few minutes, but she's the one who goes after it the most. She'll fly across the room to get it. Plus (shhhhhh), she's a bit heavier than her sister.

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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

My guys do the most amazing acrobatics when we get da bird out! But yeah, we only use it for a few minutes, and not every day, either. They do love it though, once they start panting, it goes away....
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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

The package needs a warning label.

I was waving the wand around in big circles, and it does really look like a bird's loose in the house.

Slasher seems back to normal now, but still a bit tired.
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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

That's why it's the "bedtime" game in my house.

I have one in each hand, which sometimes gets a big confusing, especially when Charlee charges unexpectedly at "Cali's" bird. Rips it right out of my hand!

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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

Charlee wants both Birds, Marie!

Arianwen used to get panting very quickly when I first got Da Bird for her, but she has a little longer endurance now.
Is a 'cardio' workout, in moderation, as beneficial for our kitties as it is for us?

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

Panting is good, just like you pant when you're tired after jogging. It means they are getting excercise and good cardio.
Tiring them out once in a while is good for their health.
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That makes sense. It just scared me because I had never seen him do that before, even when they were chasing each other around the house at full speed.
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Obviously, with kitties who have heart conditions or chronic wheezing you need to be careful about over-exerting them.
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Re: Slasher and Da Bird

Da Bird is one of the best toys ever for a cat. Little Buddy loves his and still goes nuts over it even after 1 year. here is a vid of him playing and yes, he does get out of breath and has to take a break before starting back up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1U0WHig_F4
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