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Jim Ball

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Frontenac, Kansas, US

I've been using a radio-controlled toy car, but she just jumps up on the arm of the couch or a chair and watches it.

I'm thinking of switching to a R/C toy helecopter! tongue

Feb 11 13 07:14 am Link

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-Nicole-

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Madison, Wisconsin, US

Laser pointer.

Feb 11 13 07:16 am Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17232

Frontenac, Kansas, US

-Nicole- wrote:
Laser pointer.

She ignores laser pointers.

Feb 11 13 07:27 am Link

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Caradoc

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Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Jim Ball wrote:

She ignores laser pointers.

Have you tried different colors? We had a neighborhood cat that ignored the red dot, but went batshit for the green one.

Feb 11 13 07:35 am Link

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Jim Ball

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Frontenac, Kansas, US

Caradoc wrote:

Have you tried different colors? We had a neighborhood cat that ignored the red dot, but went batshit for the green one.

Hmm?  I've never seen a green pointer.  I might try that, but she's a lazy-ass.  She'll bat at a toy on a string for  a minute or two, then give up and quit.  Thus my proactive approach with the R/C car. smile

Feb 11 13 07:56 am Link

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Caradoc

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Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Jim Ball wrote:
I've never seen a green pointer.

You can get red, green, and blue-violet from Amazon for $5ish each.

Caution with the blue-violet - it puts out a bit of UV.

Feb 11 13 10:22 am Link

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MoRina

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Get her a kitty.

Feb 11 13 12:15 pm Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

Caradoc wrote:

Have you tried different colors? We had a neighborhood cat that ignored the red dot, but went batshit for the green one.

I have a cat who will only play with hot pink toys.

Feb 11 13 04:54 pm Link

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-Jen-

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Howell, Michigan, US

Jim Ball wrote:
I've been using a radio-controlled toy car, but she just jumps up on the arm of the couch or a chair and watches it.

I'm thinking of switching to a R/C toy helecopter! tongue

That kind of stuff that scares the crap out of my cats.

Feb 12 13 06:47 am Link

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Marc Damon

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Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Put a bit of catnip on the end of a string. Dangle it in front of her but don't let her catch it. She'll chase it all over the house as long as you play with her.

Feb 12 13 09:05 am Link

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Russian Katarina

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London, England, United Kingdom

If the cat doesn't leave the house it needs a companion. Cats get bored when they're all alone.

Feb 12 13 11:10 am Link

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Tore

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Stamford, Connecticut, US

Jim Ball wrote:

Hmm?  I've never seen a green pointer.  I might try that, but she's a lazy-ass.  She'll bat at a toy on a string for  a minute or two, then give up and quit.  Thus my proactive approach with the R/C car. smile

You mean something like "Da Bird" with you controlling it doesn't keep her engaged?

Feb 12 13 11:32 am Link