Great for cats who respond strongly to catnip
This is a wonderful catnip toy. I bought it for my 16-year-old Siamese cat, who liked it, but didn't go crazy over it. She rubbed her face all over it and drooled on it a little bit, but after about 5 minutes, she was pretty much done. This isn't necessarily the toy's fault, as I think her response
to catnip has decreased as she's aged (she used to go crazy in her younger days), but a word of caution that not every cat is going to go bananas over this toy (sorry, had to make the pun). I took the banana back with me after winter break and let a 14-year-old cat my boyfriend was catsitting have a go at it, and she loved it. She was drooling all over it and biting, hugging, and licking it. She pretty easily put some puncture marks in the banana with her teeth, which was a little worrying, but nothing ripped or spilled. Then I eventually gave the banana to my other friend's young tomcat who doesn't have many toys and did actually go crazy over it. He's pretty rough on everything (he rips into unopened cereal boxes and eats the cereal, he opened and ate my friend's wrapped fortune cookie when he was in the shower, he generally just destroys things). Well, he bit the banana, rolled on the ground whipping it from side to side, clawed it, wouldn't let go of it, etc. He's had it for several days now and still plays with it every day. He's drooled through the yellow cloth, so the banana is green now from the catnip. It looks a little battered, but so far hasn't ripped. So overall, I'm definitely pleased with this toy, as I purposely bought a relatively expensive cat toy knowing that I wanted to spoil my old Siamese, and even if she didn't like it, I'd be able to gift it to another cat who would definitely love it and get a lot of good use out of it, not having many toys of his own.
May 04, 2020