Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cat toy review: Magneticat

Popoki the cat with the Magneticat toy

Some cats love to run and jump when they play. Other cats like to take things slow and easy. These cats like to play, for sure. But they don't like things to get too crazy. Popoki is one of those mellow-at-play cats, and this week, I'd love to tell you a little more about a particular toy she really seems to like.

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This JW Pet Company Magneticat Cat Toy comes in three pieces. There's a flat, sturdy base, a yellow swing arm and a dangling bug. There's a tiny magnet in the bug, and there's a magnet inside the base. The magnets work to repel one another, which means the bug tries to stay away from the base. But the sturdy base means the bug can't move too far away.

Popoki playing with her toy

It doesn't take much pressure to get that bug to move. One little tap does the trick. And the action of the magnets will keep the bug moving for quite awhile. The closer together the magnets get, the more erratic the bug's movements become.

Lazy cats like Popoki like to set the little bug to moving, and then they like to watch it settle down closer to the magnet. She likes to sit close to the bug and give it a tap every few moments. She doesn't try to pull the bug off the toy and she doesn't pounce on it. She just watches it.

Some reviewers of these toys claim that the manufacturer didn't make things sturdy enough. Their cats pulled the toys off the strings and ran off with them. I can see how that might be a problem for some active cats. But for our lazy kids, this is a wonderful option.

Popoki the cat with her toy

Popoki plays with this toy for about an hour each day, and she has done so for about 2 weeks. She doesn't seem to tire of this little game. To her, this is a perfect little toy. If you have a similar cat with a mellow play style, it might be ideal for you too.


Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link, so each purchase made due to a click from this entry makes me a tiny bit of money. I wasn't sent a copy of this toy. I bought it myself, and I am reviewing it because I like it so much.


  1. Popoki, you look very sweet in you mellow play mode. We have this toy but unfortunately no one showed any interest in it :(

    the critters in the cottage xo

  2. Nothing's better than the feeling of knowing we gave our furbabies something they enjoy. Bear easily gets scared by toys ... and I bet he'd chew through that string right away ... but this is a really neat idea! I'm tempted to get one for Bear ...

  3. Perhaps our newbies would like that one, but they like most things right now!

  4. That looks fun, I have never seen one.

  5. That looks fun, I have never seen one.

  6. Popoki is so adorable, and I am glad she's loving that toy so much. :)

  7. That sure looks like fun and really good for lazy cats like us. :)

  8. What a fun toy! That definitely looks like something Mudpie would love :)