Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
It’s been a little while since I last reviewed a product, but I’m so happy to be coming back strong with this one! I had the great opportunity to try out SPOT’s Big Mouse Bertha and let me tell you, this toy was a huge winner with our cat Walker.
I wasn’t too concerned to try out this product with Walker since he’s a huge catnip lover, but I didn’t know that it would go down as well as it did with him!
As soon as I put the toy down, Walker walked up to it, put it in his mouth and started running around the house with it as if he had caught himself a real mouse. It was only a few seconds later that he was kangaroo kicking it and tossing it around the place, taking it under the bed so he could hide it. Although we’ve had plenty of catnip toys for him in the past, I think this one is a real winner for him, since it’s easy for him to pick up and take around the house, while others are a bit harder for him to grab since they’re not soft or are too big for his mouth like the compressed catnip ball.
My mother (who he lives with currently), is OCD with her house and doesn’t like leaving toys out, so she’s put all of his toys in a basket, so every so often you can spot Walker pick out one of his favourite toys to play with. This being the case, the mouse is a great addition he won’t have to try too hard to get since he can pick it up easily. So let’s talk about some of the things I love about this toy!
- It’s lightweight and easy to toss around
- It’s a good big size, so it shouldn’t get lost easily
- It’s filled with that yummy nip cats love!
- It seems durable (although I’ll give you an update if/when it breaks since we’ve had some issues in the past with Walker getting a little out of hand.)
- It’s got a crinkle, so when cats jump for it there’s at least a sound (which can be beneficial for cats who don’t like catnip like Beau)
- I actually wish there was a way to refill this toy with catnip, in the past I’ve seen some other toys with velcro openings, and I’m curious why SPOT chose to go the route of making it so you can’t refill the toy. Perhaps because of the crinkle?
- The catnip may lose its potency with age, although I can’t speak to this yet as it hasn’t been long enough. My worry is that my cat will stop playing with this toy at that time.
To be honest, I see no negative side to this toy! It’s really awesome, and if you don’t believe me check out this video of Walker going absolutely nuts over it!
I don’t do this often, but I give this toy a full 5/5, as always I update these reviews later if I see problems with the products and will give relative information of durability or if our cats stop playing with them altogether, but at this point I’m really happy to see Walker so happy to pick this little bugger out of his basket and go nuts!
So tell me Pet Parents, have you ever tried a toy like this? What did your cat think about it?