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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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We got Da Bird at last and it's all and more!

Yesterday afternoon the woman came to deliver Da Bird at last. I was elated. It cost me a lot because it's imported from the USA and only 2 stores in this country sell it ($13), but it was worth every penny! I closed myself in the bedroom to assemble it and then only waved the wand outside the bedroom door and Prince was already entranced!

After 1 full hour of continuous play, Prince started panting, so I only dragged the feathers, to avoid him jumping and I soon put the toy away.

This was the first time Prince actually cried because I stopped playing.

Prince is indoor/outdoor, but if I had an indoor-only cat, I'd be willing to invest 10 times more than I paid on Da Bird, because the amount of exercise and mental stimulation is amazing. It also gave Prince more confidence in his own movements and although it is interactive play, it stimulated his desire to explore playing on his own with other toys a lot more, which was a problem we had that I had posted a thread on ("Cat won't entertain himself).

I may sound like an ad for this toy, but we are really ecstatic with it. I can't thank you all enough for recommending it!

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It really is the best toy EVER made for cats. I'm glad you and Prince finally got it!!

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It is the best cat toy ever. I'm glad you finally got it and had so much fun with it. I think it's just as (if not more) entertaining for us watching them play and leap about.
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Oh cool, I have heard about Da Bird! Havn't got it for my kitties,
but I will have to get it! Is it fun for Prince to play with??
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Petco in the US sells it at $7.50, almost half what I paid.

Oh and the woman advised how to use it so that the feathers don't have to be replaced often. She says that when the cat succeeds in grabbing the toy, don't pull, relax the hold, and wait till the cat releases it to pull again. Since Prince is such a big and strong boy, this tip saved the feathers. And all his biting hasn't spoilt them either, fortunately. She also advises to always put the toy away in a closed cabinet or drawer immediately after playing, not only for the surprise factor but because it's for supervised play only - cat might get tangled in the string and choke.

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Or because you might have a cat like Nutmeg who will chew through the string to get the "bird" and then bring the "bird" to you in bed at 3am. She also carried it around all day yesterday, I didn't have the heart to take it away. I'm going to buy yet ANOTHER one tomorrow at Petco, they make so much money off of me.

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Ok...all this talk about Da Bird......

I don't have one, but have looked at them online. How is it any different than other toys like it? (ie rod with string and thing attached to the end)

I'm sure I'll go ahead and buy one at some point, but have been wondering.....
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Ok...all this talk about Da Bird......

I don't have one, but have looked at them online. How is it any different than other toys like it? (ie rod with string and thing attached to the end)

I'm sure I'll go ahead and buy one at some point, but have been wondering.....
I personally don't think its any different, I bought a Petco brand one for $3.99 and my cat loves it

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Those DaBirds never disappoint, do they. Our problem was that Murphy would always chew through the string, leaving it in two pieces. That's been mostly fixed by the other DaBird toy, the one with a mouse on the end, where the "string" is a piece of wire.


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I'm not playing with Da Bird as much now- maybe only once a week. Lily gets very possesive and starts growling when she catches it and then runs to take it "away" into the dining room. So Harli doesn't even try to get in on the action. After we play with Da Bird, I have to get a different toy out (a marabou feather on a string) so Harli can have some chase-and-jumping time.


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