I wanted to wait a little while before I reviewed this item so as to have enough time to see how it would hold up. My 3month old kitten plays extremely rough with his toys and this one is no exception. He does his best to kill it by any means possible and it is still working. It has a decent amount of playtime between charges especially with the strain he puts on the wiggle mechanism in the tail. It is a little difficult to get the battery in and out of the fish, but overall it is well designed, very sturdy, and entertains the feline.
Highly recommend to any dog or cat pet owner. Works great. Short charge time. Safe. Cute.
Bought this for my 3-month old kitty and it has been a god-send!
I am working from home and a kitty needs lots of attention. Some days I just can't stop work to play for a while. She gets bored and starts to act out. Bought this WigWag to see if it could be the distraction I needed for HER so I can meet MY deadlines.
It is perfect. She LOVES it! I use it periodically throughout the day after she has played with all her toys, played with me and toys when I take a break, and still needs more entertainment. Turn the fish on and she is happy for a good long time.
All this and GREAT customer service.
So I purchased several of these for my fur babies and this one is by far the best. They all have a "mechanical sound", although this one does seem a little quieter. They all operate the same way with a lever that fits in the fish and moves back and forth, making the fish flop when touched. This fish is a little thinner than the others and maybe that is why it seems to move more. It actually scoots across the floor when it flops. I spray mine with catnip spray to entice my cats to investigate. I have already washed it (in the washing machine -after removing the mechanical parts) and it came out looking brand new. IT charges back up fairly quickly and the mechanical parts are easy to remove with a zipper that gives access.
Watching my cat react to the fish for the first day was worth the price alone, but as a bonus, he's warmed up to it to the point of grappling and biting it. My cat is very assertive though, so most cats might take a while to get used to it, or might never adjust to it past swatting it and running away, but it's still pretty fun watching them try to interact with it. I usually need to charge the battery every 48 hours of heavy use. I also bought a second one to gift to someone with a very timid cat, and worst case their cat seems to really enjoy the toy with the motor off.
This is a great product, durable and life-like. My cat just loves it and carries it around like he just landed it himself. I really like that it stops swishing its tail and plays dead then once he touches it with his paw or pounces on it then it starts up again and even changes how fast the tale flops back and forth. I can't tell you how many videos I've taken and the laughs I've had watching him playing. It is easy and quick to charge with the included charging cable and charger. This is a MUST have cat toy!!!
She absolutely loves this fish. It works great and keeps her entertained for at least an hour a day. She’ll try to set it down and it starts flopping again which makes her pick it right back up. I have to take it from her and put it up out of reach so that I can charge it.