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GoCat Da Bird Pull Apart Rod and Bird Cat Feather Toys, Assorted Colors

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  • Realistic feather toy activates your cat's hunting instinct
  • Pull-a-part rod for easy storage
  • Cats love its flight-like motion and prey-like appearance
  • Public Alert: Hide toys when not in use and supervise your pet while playing at all times
  • Hand crafted in the USA
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GoCat Da Bird Pull Apart Rod and Bird Cat Feather Toys, Assorted Colors + Go Cat Cat Catcher Teaser Wand with Mouse Cat Toy + Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000F9JJJE
  • Item model number: GC00106
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

This is the Easy Store 2 part pole version of the Da Bird toy. You can pull it apart and it takes up half the space. Handcrafted in the USA with top quality materials, Da Bird Feather Teaser simulates the motion of a bird at your control. Set on a swivel, its feathers look, sound and feel like real bird wings and will drive your cat wild. Encourages instinctual behaviors and exercise to keep your cat healthy and alert. Fiberglass wand comes apart in two pieces for compact storage. Toy includes 36" 2 part wand, 32" nylon string and one feather dangler.

Customer Reviews

It sounds like a real bird when it flies through the air.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes to play with their cat; and doubly, for anyone who wants to give their indoor cats a good run-around and some great exercise.
I have never seen ALL cats respond to a cat toy like this one.
C. Weinhold

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

463 of 492 people found the following review helpful By D. Baker on January 18, 2011
We first purchased a "Da Bird" cat toy, based on its mention on the ASPCA website. Our cats loved the toy from the start: enough so that we purchased a second one along with some feather refills. The cats get a ton of enjoyment and exercise with these, and having two toys allowed us to play with both cats at once.

Unfortunately, during one session, a few weeks after buying them, my wife felt a burning/stinging on her hand where she was holding the wand. Upon closer inspection it was apparent that the wand, made of fiberglass, was damaged, and splintering at the "handle" end, leaving dozens of shards of fiberglass in the palm of her hand and fingertips. The shards are painful and tiny. Removal was only possible with tweezers and a flashlight; even then only a few of the largest shards could be pulled from her hand. She had to let the rest of them "work their way out" over the next few days.

Needless to say, we were alarmed by the hazard Da Bird was causing, not only to us but more seriously to our cats. -Our boy cat is especially fond of attacking the rigid wand end of `fishing pole' type cat toys. Had he gotten a paw or his mouth on the splintering fiberglass wand, he likely would have been in real pain and/or danger.

Doing a simple Google search of "Da Bird fiberglass splinters" we came across several product review sites and online cat forums where people had suffered from the fiberglass splinters, however these warnings were not known to us when buying the item online for the first time.
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135 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Amazing Larry on May 9, 2007
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Before introducing them to Da Bird, my two indoor cats were none too impressed with any of the myriad of cat toys I had purchased for them. In fact, they were much more enthralled by a plain old drawstring that I had removed from a pair of sweatpants than by any of the various mice, balls, or wand toys that I futilely dangled in front of them. Da Bird, however, has them in an absolute frenzy, so much so that they know it by name. If I even motion toward the living room, where we typically engage in our Da Bird sessions, the cats will come darting in immediately in eager anticipation. I don't know if it's the the colorful feathers, or the spiral flying motion, but something about Da Bird drives my cats wild. I never before had heard my cats growl or hiss, until the first time they each proudly captured the bird in their jaws. They will chase, chew, and bat at the thing until exhaustion, and not boredom, brings and end to the play time. Many thanks to the inventor of this toy, for it has allowed me to throw out my cluttered congeries of useless mice and balls, although I'm still hanging on to the sweatpants drawstring.

A note of caution...If you want each bird to last as long as possible, it's a good idea to stash the toy away after use. Otherwise, you may return to find a shabby, featherless, and rather un-aerodynamic object. Even with proper storage, I still replace the bird about once every 3 weeks or so due to wear. Also, I found that the string needs to be replaced every so often as well. Rather than purchase an entire new wand, I simply bought a spool of elastic stretchrite thread and replace it myself.
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78 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Abdullah Nagasaki on January 25, 2005
This is ESSENTIAL for truly enjoying your cat(s) and having them truly enjoying themselves...it's a cat toy that they'll actually USE, not one that just looks good in the store and then collects dust as soon as you get it home.

I discovered it on the cats dot about dot com forum, and it's totally lived up to all the raves it got there. (BTW, that forum is an excellent resource for cat info in general, especially cat food information.)

The key with using DaBird is to occasionally let your cat capture the feather prey so it won't get frustrated and stop responding altogether.

Also it's good to make the cat STALK the DaBird...put the feathers behind something and just make noise with it, soon your cat will approach it on tiptoe, crouch, and spring. It's a beautiful sight to watch all the predatory instincts come out in your otherwise normally subdued domesticated kitty.

Using this toy say 15 minutes a day with your cat will provide it with plenty of exercise, mental as well as physical, and this in turn will keep your cat happier and less likely to vent its energy on your plants, rug, etc. It can also provide YOU with some exercise, too! Sure beats watching TV all the time...

I'd give this TEN stars if I could!
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By BL on November 27, 2006
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mousie loves birdies! she likes to watch them at the feeder. oh, she'll chase balls and pounce on fuzzy rodent toys, but birds are where it's at!

i can't really add anything to all the other glowing reviews of this product. just look at the customer photos of the cats playing; how can you resist?

but, i want to add a note about the size of this toy. if you have a small apartment, or crowded furniture, you may want to get the 3-sectional rod and use only one or two pieces, instead of the original 1-piece rod, which is 3 feet long. and/or roll up the string (which is also nearly 3 feet long). otherwise, you may not have room to use it.

although you can dangle it like most teasers, the true beauty of it is when you make it 'fly.' you'll need about 12 feet to swing it in an arc. i use mine by standing on the second step up, and swinging it between two opposing doorways. making it fly in a circle is difficult, because the rod and sting are so long. again, you can use the shorter sectional rod, or roll up the string a bit.

lastly, don't settle for cheap imitations. it's not just a bunch of feathers on a string. there's a swivel-attachment, and two wing feathers positioned in such a way as to make it spin as it flies. a regular soft-feather cluster may flutter, but the spinning motion is closer to looking and sounding like a bird flapping.

if you don't have wing feathers to use for repairs to this toy, you may want to splurge on a couple replacements, or the two-in-one deal where you get the toy and 2 replacement birds for 12 dollars. again, slapping some feathers on a string doesn't give you the same results as this carefully designed and constructed "lure."
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