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stickyicky
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« on: May 17, 2008, 08:00:53 AM »

I recommend this toy to all you cat lovers
http://www.thecatconnection.com/page/TCC/PROD/TYS-WAND/TYS-4990?gclid=CPTbiIjzrZMCFSY1agodBnFGog

I picked one up for the gang and they love it. they leap high into the air going after it and they chase it like wild cats.  I warn you put it away when you are done playing else your cats will drag it around the house tear it apart and it wont "fly" anymore.
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Nabiya
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 08:33:59 AM »

sticky, a lot of these toys are made in China and may not be safe.  If you can't confirm with the online store where they are manufactured I wouldn't suggest buying then.  I only purchase toys made in the US so most of the time that means purchasing from stores in person where you can see the manufacturer on the packaging.  The feathers on these toys may be dyed with unknown chemicals or lead based dyes.  I personally don't buy toys made in China for that reason.  IMO cat toys are as important as cat food in making our choices because the toys end up in their mouths or even digested.
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my4meezers
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 07:08:47 AM »

My cats love the Dabird.  My Bengal goes crazy for it.  If he gets ahold of the feathers he tries to run off with it - growling the whole time. 

It is made in the USA, which definitely makes it one of the top choices at my house.

 http://www.catclaws.com/products/dabird.php
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kittylyda
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 02:47:27 PM »

My cats also love Da Bird.  I bought it long ago, before I was even concerned about MIC products so I am glad to see it's made in the US.  I also like the fact that a replacement "bird" can be purchased!
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Blastermags
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 12:22:21 PM »

My kitty doesn't seem to have much interest in Bird themed toys, but my roommates cat who has a middle aged, rather small and quiet and sweet little girl gets the most active i've ever seen her when I bring out DaBird.

My boyfriends cat also loves it!
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mikken
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 09:52:28 PM »

I recently tried all of the Da Bird birds - the normal feather one, a fluffy feather, a fur thing, and a mylar bird.

I did not expect that they would love the mylar bird to the exclusion of all others!  I just ordered three more mylar birds because they are destroying these things with their love!

I am careful to throw away any stray mylar strands that get broken off during play, because yeah, my guys get really rough with this thing and I don't want anyone swallowing bits of it.

Ok, I just looked at the site and the mylar bird is called "sparkler accessory".  The cats say that it's the best $2 I've spent in a long time.  Not counting shipping and handling, of course.

http://www.go-cat.com/da_bird_accessories.html
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August
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 11:12:27 PM »

Oh, I'd been wanting to get some of these attachments but then got wimpy after Wednesday ate some ribbon.  We had a mylar toy (not Da Bird) and it was a huge hit since it sounds so fantastic.  I can see how they would be great.  Now I'm feeling like I might be able to handle the mylar attachment LOL!


We LOVE our Da Bird.  It's made so that the toy attaches, but then the toy itself swirls around when it goes through the air.  It looks really real and sounds cool, too. 


Mikken - have you tried this attachment?  It also was a huge hit here!

http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Refill-Catcher-Mouse-Accessory/dp/B000S120H2

(So you know, the tail was quickly bitten off so you might be careful with it!)
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mikken
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 11:16:53 PM »

August,

Yeah, my guys do like the mousie, but it's more of a stalk and pounce thing with them, rather than the wild, flying leaps after the sparkler.  Funny how different toys inspire different types of play!

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NellieandAlexis
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 02:22:55 PM »

my cats love the da bird. it is the most played with toy in our house.  well besides  milk rings and twist ties.
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Sandi K
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 02:31:47 PM »

Nellieand Alexis, if your kitties like Da Bird, you might also want to try Neko Flies, our Sophers loves them, most especially the Kragon Fly which in human speak is similar to a dragon fly! She plays with it every night with her dad and I couldnt tell who was getting more wound up last night, her or DH.  He ended up accidently breaking the rod, so we need to order a new one now.  Cheesy

https://www.nekoflies.com/our-products.php
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alclubb
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 11:53:42 AM »

My cats also love Da Bird, but I had a problem with it because the feathers used are the stiff flight feathers.  One of my cats bit the feather and got the sharp quill stuck in the roof of her mouth between her two back molars before I could even get down to take it away from her.  It was pretty scary and I had a hard time getting it out, but I finally did.  I have been looking for something similar but with much softer feathers, and couldn't find what I wanted, so so I decided just to make my own.
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catmom5
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 02:45:30 PM »

Where I live, it's possible to get different toys that attach to the bird. It's a hit with my girls, too.
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alclubb
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 03:05:44 PM »

In my area, the only refills I have seen that are for Da Bird are the regular ones that have the two stiff flight feathers and a couple of softer feathers in the middle.  I'm making mine with emu feathers from a friend and peacock feathers.  I'm tying them like fly fishing lures so that there are no plastic parts.  So far, the cats really go after them like nothing I've ever tried - and I've bought and given away more toys than most pet stores have!
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