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Driving the cat crazy with a home made da bird

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by GingerHound, May 6, 2011.


  1. GingerHound

    GingerHound PetForums Member

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    After having read about the Da Bird cat toy on here, I thought I would make my own. I found some hen feathers on the beach (I am guessing one of the beach dogs got lucky with the hens that live at the back of the beach), tied them on to a length of garden cane with a piece of string and proceeded to drive the cat crazy.

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    Result: one mad panting cat, obsessed with the Da Bird, who now follows me around hoping for more feather chasing action. :D
     
  2. Abster21

    Abster21 PetForums Junior

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    Excellent! Home made is always best :)
     
  3. welshjet

    welshjet PetForums VIP

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    Fab idea, !!!!

    We used to have a pheasant feather my old cat used to dlgo mental just when dragging it
     
  4. kerfuffle

    kerfuffle PetForums Senior

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    You did it! Awesome action pic, so funny. :laugh:
     
  5. GingerHound

    GingerHound PetForums Member

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    Well, the da bird only lasted 2 days - the cat appears to have eaten the feathers. :eek:

    She kept on slinking off with the feathers in her mouth... obviously some instinct to take her catch back to the nest.

    More feathers needed, so another trip to the beach to look for an unlucky hen. :(
     
  6. GingerHound

    GingerHound PetForums Member

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    Yep, everyone (including the dog and the 2 year old) are highly amused by the cats da bird chasing antics. :D
     
  7. kerfuffle

    kerfuffle PetForums Senior

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    You may have to get your own hen to get a constant supply. :D
     
  8. GingerHound

    GingerHound PetForums Member

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    I think the hen wouldn't last very long with a hunter/killer cat and a crazy ginger dog around the place. We have now bought a feather duster, to cannabalise to give us a few days feather supply.

    To give the cat a breather after one session in the garden with the new feather in place, I put the da bird out of her reach on the top of the patio doors. This is her Catwoman impression going to collect it. :D

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  9. kerfuffle

    kerfuffle PetForums Senior

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    LOL! Cats eh... they really don't know when to quit. When I get Da Bird out, mine gets ready and starts looking around like a mad cat, and even after play, he'll still try to chase after it when he's panting and looking like he's about to pass out from the exertion. I have to put it away in a cupboard or he'll have all the feathers out in 2 minutes!
     
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