SmartyKat Skitter Critters Cat Toy (with Catnip!) Review

SmartyKat Skitter Critters catnip Cat Toys review

These Skitter Critters Catnip Mice seem to combine everything there is to love about cat toys: mice and catnip!

They’re small, easy for cats to play with, and made from quality materials. But is that all there is to these special cat toys?

Let’s see if it’s really as good as it sounds.

What We Like

Only about 50% of cats are affected by catnip but those who are will likely love these catnip toys. They come complete with pure catnip that’s is not processed with pesticides or chemicals.

It gives cats a boost of energy so they can play and then mellows them out comfortably.

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They’re the perfect size for cats to bat around – even younger, smaller cats – and yet they’re small enough that a cat can carry it in its mouth. Essentially, they give cats the chance to feel like they’re on a real hunt, with real prey.

The filling is made from 100% recycled materials. Do your part to reduce waste by supporting this type of recycled toy. The filling is plastic, which is great for durability as it doesn’t break down like other materials, and it doesn’t hold on to germs and other microbes.

He will Not Run Away

Cats love these simple toys and we love that the package comes with three included. These are very small and can get lost easily but you’ll have backups to ensure your cat can have fun for months to come.

What We Don’t Like

We did find a few issues for concern with these cat toys. First, they’re made in China. Some pet owners feel fine with this (what isn’t made in China?) but others have worries. In the last few years there have been quite a few recalls of toys and pet foods. If this is a concern then you’re better off with toys made in the USA.

The next issue is that these aren’t toys that should be left alone with your cats. You should always supervise their play with toys this size because larger cats could potentially choke on them.

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Note that it is very, very rare for a cat to swallow these toys. However, it’s not impossible – which is why the manufacturer recommends keeping an eye on your cat when they’re playing with them. If that’s not an issue for you then this isn’t a reason not to buy these cat toys. You might want to cut off the tail to reduce the risk of swallowing something bad.

Conclusion: Gives Cats Hours of Fun

We really love that you get three cat toys in this pack and that they come with high-quality, natural cat nip.

Our only concerns are that they’re not made in the United States and there is a very small chance of choking. Simply supervising your cat when they play with them can remove this issue.

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