January 31, 2023

For Cat People

By Carolyn Rousch

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After reviewing the Potaroma Wall Cat Toy and the Potaroma Flopping Fish final fall, Peaty the Orange Tabby returned to TikTok to see what different toys had enamored the app’s cat lovers. That’s the place he discovered the Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String, one other in style toy promising hours of feline amusement. 

Priced at round $30, the Fling-Ama-String is among the dearer cat toys available on the market. Does it reside as much as expectations and to its excessive worth level? Or is the cat toy extra of a flop than a fling? Naturally, Peaty needed to discover out.


Cat lunging for string toy

What Is the Fling-Ama-String?

The Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String is a door-mounted cat toy with a small hidden motor inside. The motor powers an elastic belt that rotates inside a plastic channel stretching a bit over two toes lengthy. One finish of a rainbow-colored string is connected to the belt. The string is pulled together with the belt, inflicting the free finish to “fling” about. It additionally disappears into the again of the toy and reappears on the prime, charming cats in an endless sport of hide-and-seek. 

The Fling-Ama-String boasts a number of awards, together with the Editor’s Choice from Cat Fancy Magazine and the Best New Cat Product from the Global Pet Expo. In addition, it has greater than 3,000 five-star evaluations on Amazon, with an general score of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

fling string cat toy

First Impressions of the Fling-Ama-String

The Fling-Ama-String arrived for testing in a enjoyable yellow field coated with cheeky illustrations, lovable “evaluations” from different cats, and useful directions. 

It’s product of vibrant orange plastic, with a humorous cat-face painted on the highest part, the place the motor is housed. Two black ears formed from smooth foam stick out of the edges. They look a bit extra like horns than cat ears, however the toy wins on fashion factors nonetheless—it’s vibrant, enjoyable, and charming. Plus, regardless of being made nearly completely of plastic, it feels sturdy.

Setting up the Fling-Ama-String does require some effort. But the method is simple and the directions are clear. Three AA batteries are wanted to energy the toy (these don’t come included). Many reviewers suggest utilizing rechargeable batteries, noting that the toy goes by means of them shortly.

The toy mounts to a door with a steel hook that hangs on the doorknob. The hook matches a wide range of deal with kinds, together with each knobs and levers, and an elastic strap anchors the fling-string cat toy in place, stopping the entire mechanism from flying about. Some motion is inevitable, so smooth pads on the again of the plastic assist to keep away from any harm.

Peaty’s Fling String Toy Experience

Peaty’s curiosity was piqued as quickly as I pulled the Fling-Ama-String from the field. While the producer clearly states that the anchoring black elastic just isn’t a toy, he was unsurprisingly intrigued by the free strap.

After digging round in a drawer for batteries, I hung the toy on a door within the hallway and turned it on.

The Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String strikes at two speeds. I initially and unintentionally chosen “quick,” then moved it again to the marginally extra average velocity.

The field signifies that some cats is likely to be afraid of the toy at first, however that wasn’t the case for Peaty. He camped out within the hallway, watching the string move out and in of the mechanism, assessing the scenario, and pretending to not be entranced by it.

Finally, he pounced. After a couple of failed makes an attempt to catch the flinging string, he acquired ahold of it and held it tight. The motor, which had been surprisingly quiet, now squealed in response. The noise shocked Peaty, and he ran away, however just for a second. As quickly as Peaty launched the string, it resumed its rotation and the cat resumed his place within the hallway. He continued watching the rainbow wire flip round till his subsequent courageous try and catch it.

Many reviewers indicated that the Fling-Ama-String captures their cats’ consideration for hours, however not Peaty. After a couple of profitable makes an attempt to catch the string, he appeared glad, shifting on to different adventures round the home. In all equity to the Fling-Ama-String, that response wasn’t completely shocking. Peaty has one different battery-operated toy, which extra typically induces sleep than pouncing.

Even if the toy doesn’t enrapture Peaty for hours, it does maintain him entertained for fairly some time. And, not like lots of his toys, it does so with little effort on the a part of his people, a vital characteristic within the work-from-home period.

Cat investigates fling-ama-string toy

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Conclusion: Should You Get the Fling-Ama-String for Your Cat?

Based on hundreds of five-star evaluations alone, sure! The Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String is a enjoyable and charming choice to maintain lively pets of all ages amused. As a bonus, reviewers praised Moody Pet’s customer support. The firm was stated to deal with points and even change elements for the toy when issues went mistaken.

Some reviewers expressed concern that their cats may detach—after which devour—all or a part of the string. But with correct supervision, the Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String guarantees many hours of enjoyable for cats and their house owners.

Further Reading

  • Potaroma Catnip Wall Toy: Does It Live Up to the TikTok Hype?
  • We Tested Amazon’s Most Popular Fish Toy—Here’s How It Went
  • The Best Cat Toys for 2021 According to a Few Hyperactive, Playful Cats
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Carolyn Rousch is a contract author and passion photographer. She is predicated in Tucson, Arizona, the place she fortunately shares her house with a canine, a canine who acts like a cat, and a cat who acts like a canine.

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