Robot Bug Toy For Cats
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These are just a whole lot of fun. All four of my granddaughters spent a couple of hours messing around with them. There are tracks to purchase, but we made do with strips about 2" wide cut from cardboard boxes. We used painter's tape to hold them to the floor and hold the strips together and made great mazes for the little beasts. Batteries lasted quite a while and replacements are easily found at the local store. Requires a small Phillips head screwdriver to replace the battery - like the one you'd use on eyeglasses.
Only 2 minor things to improve-upon: 1) these only work on hard surfaces, so i can't use them in the living room; has to be in kitchen or someplace like that. 2) have to keep dogs out of the room when these are on, as they try to eat them - not safe for that at all as they have batteries and hard plastic pieces.
Got this as a cat toy, perfect to keep the cat occupied for a while. He can swat it around and there's no damage and the bug just keeps going. One of the dogs also joined in on the chase. At first I was afraid the dog might swallow it, but the fact that it continues to buzz, makes him drop it after trying to hold it in his mouth for a bit. The only downfall of the Nitro 5 bug is that they have the top lil legs/antennas( so that it can climb up tubes). However, for my purpose, which is just letting it lose on the floor, I find that it gets stuck more often under objects( trashcan, oven etc ) compare to the older version that doesn't have the lil legs on top. To fix this we just cut the rubber legs off. It's super easy since it's a soft rubber.
It's officially my goal to let every shelter, organization, rescue know about these. They are that much fun for my boys.