According to the Cat’s Meow website and the box containing the product the Cat’s Meow “is the cat toy your cat can't resist!” The product comes with the Cat’s Meow cat toy, durable 23 inch skirt and mouse wand but it does not come with the three C size batteries required to run the cat toy. In total the cat toy and batteries will run you about $25 at WalMart. It is a little on the expensive side for a cat toy but in the Marseillan house there are nine cats that need entertaining and $25 could be a very a good deal if they all like it.
The Cat’s Meow website lists several things that they believe make it a great cat toy:
“Peek-a-boo wand mimics a scurrying mouse
Randomly changes speeds and directions to keep cats entertained
Never-quit motor just keeps on running even when your cat pounces
Made of durable rip stop nylon
Cat's Meow is the perfect gift for every cat lover
Cats of all ages love Cat's Meow”
So, just how does it stand up to the attacks of nine cats?
At first the cat toy seemed to be doing just fine, that is until the cats learned that they could sit or lay on the skirt and pin the toy. Once they figured that out the Cat’s Meow motor could be heard trying to work to move but unable to do so. It was quickly learned that the toy could not be turned on and left for the cats to play with it as they could easily burn out the motor by pinning it. In the commercial for the cat toy it eludes to turning it on and leaving it for many hours but clearly that is not possible.
Was the Cat’s Meow worth the $25 that was spent on it?
Yes and no.
Yes, because the cats of the Marseillan house really do like playing with it. Certainly it is very entertaining to them and after play the toy does not seem to be falling apart, which was feared. It is expected that the toy will be used and played with for at least a few months, maybe longer.
No, it would have been a good deal at $15 and since it cant actually be left on to entertain the cats for hours at a time as the commercials suggested it is a bit disappointing. In the Marseillan house it can only be left on for about 10-15 minutes at a time.
Over all, the Cat’s Meow is a good cat toy but it is over priced.