Why do Cats Kick at things?
A gift arrived quickly via USPS Can you guess who was immediately interested?
Kitty Kick Stix is the perfect toy that encourages your cat’s natural kicking instinct. When hunting or defending themselves cats use ferocious tactics included wrapping their front legs around their prey freeing up their back legs. This method is referred to as the “bunny kick” Sounds terrifying right? I suppose it can be for the kitty prey. Fun fact! all felines have this instinct even lions and tigers.
Indoor cats need a lot of toys, especially if they are solitary. A kicking toy can stimulate, entertain, and be used to bond with your cat. All cats like to practice hunting skills, even if they have never been outside. Offering the opportunity for play helps combat boredom, overeating, anxiety and depression in indoor cats.
Where have these Kitty Kick Stix been all of Pizza’s Life?
These well-made cat toys added some fun to otherwise boring days of naps and snacks. When it arrived I could smell the high-quality catnip through the package. Even the dog at home was interested. Initially, I was a little unsure if the fabric would be able to withstand the play, but so far so good. Each product is made with care by hand, once you place the order, they get busy sewing it.
They fill the products with fiber cotton fill and extremely fresh potent catnip. They use a professional-quality sewing machine and an overlock stitch method that reinforces the stitch, that holds this toy together. This kick stick is firmly packed with filler and catnip. However, if your cat is extra rambunctious and you are afraid of a tear, kitty kick stix does offer a “clawtastic” extra strength option for cats with love to kick more enthusiastically. I am not sure it would be necessary, but it’s great they offer the option.
Having an indoor-only cat, I need to make sure my little buddy stays active and entertained. The toy made an excellent first impression on my cat. Although he was a little timid at first, quickly warmed up to it, quickly. I left sticks out for several hours for him to play with it. Pizza interacted with his new kitty kick stix for solid spurts of about 5-10 min each. He did seem to get a little more aggressive towards the dog, he raised a paw once or twice when normally he doesn’t. Reacting a little territorial, maybe he didn’t want to share his new toy. . Who can blame him? When he was done, he flopped down and had a deep sleep after having fun. I may have even heard little kitty snores. In fact, I am pretty sure I did.
Why we love this company
- Family Owned Business
- Simple concept, very well made ( no batteries or recharging necessary)
- Colorful and fun
- Quality organic catnip ingredients
- Kitty Kick Stix gives to back to animal shelters
- Handmade in the USA
What is not to love? They offer different size sizes 6″, 10″ and 15″. Since Pizza, the Cat is a big guy I chose the 15″. it is the perfect size for this 10-year-old male. They have a wide selection of fun fabric to choose from, or if you are anything like me, and can’t make up your mind, they will surprise you. I like that option. Kitty kick stix the toys that cats love to kick
Finally, now that I have ordered and seen the product, I understand why they offer a 2 packs. I will definitely be placing another order soon. I may even be sharing with all my other cat-loving friends. In addition to their original kick sticks, they also offer goldfish kick sticks so cute! Also, they offer catnip pillows and their 100% Organic High Quality Catnip separately.
I try to support small family businesses when I can. This is an awesome quality product that I’m sure you will be glad you purchased. So go check out their stuff. I don’t want to be the one to remind you but It is holiday season, and these would make the perfect pet stocking stuffer.
**** Update**** ONE MONTH UPDATE**** It is holding up nicely….. even the other fuzzy housemate has had a little fun. But no rips or tears. I have rubbed new catnip on it to refresh it.
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I’m a busy blogger pet parent to my senior-aged cat Pizza. We have traveled all over Los Angeles, endured several moves, jobs, roommates and now global pandemic together. Today we write, learn, and share information and our favorite products, in hopes you can experience your best life with pets too, We currently live with other humans and their beautiful dog.