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Anyone who has an indoor cat knows that after the first few months or a year it gets really hard to keep your cat entertained. An indoor cat especially needs artificially invented activities since it lives in an artificial environment.
This is even more true for small apartment cats – like my cat Puffy. I live in an extremely small apartment, it is 25 square meters or 270 square foot. I’ve tried walking my cat on a cat leash downstairs of my building in the nearest park and I can say that we are both stressed every time. I once ended with really bad scratches.
I feel so sorry that she has to stay all the time in that small space but it is also difficult to get her out. She is a very shy cat. A real stay-at-home cat.
So I buy toys. Lots of toys. Just as if I had a toddler living with me. And in a way cats are so much alike small children and even babies: they sleep a lot, play a lot, love to cuddle, to those paw movements when cuddling. To a cat you are just like its mommy/daddy. And you can’t stay mad at them for a long time. Mission impossible :). Exactly like never growing up non-human babies.
The latest toy I got my cat was a swimming fish toy for cats – a robofish cat toy to be specific. I admit it was a bit expensive but when the cashier said: “It has a price but kids love them” I had to buy it. And I do not regret it! My cat is SO cute when playing with it!
I must admit I was just as curious as she was so we both found ourselves watching this funny thing swim around in the beginning. This robo fish looks incredibly realistic to the point that I would actually hesitate before taking it out. This realistic swimming fake fish provides the fun needed to keep my cat interested which is exactly what I was looking for.
To prove you this here is a short swimming fish cat video of my Puffy vs the robo fish:
When you get the fish it already has batteries inside so all you have to do is unbox it and put it in water. So easy!
It starts swimming on a tap so basically it is ready to use when you buy it. This is also great for preserving the batteries as if you don’t tap it it will just float around.
It also comes with reserve batteries in the small box – and I was so “smart” to throw them away. Yay me! I was tired from work if that’s an excuse 🙂 I was a little worried on how to change these batteries but this robo fish toy has a small paper of instructions included – so no problem here.
The realistic look of this robo swimming fish cat toy is achieved with the silicon fin and the way that it moves is so similar to a real fish. I know because I used to have an aquarium at home. So here is how this battle ends up every time:
Now this interest doesn’t last a long time but it works every time I put the fish back in water. She needs to “kill it”, then I do a little search for the fish under the table or under the bed and the fun starts again :)).
This robo fish toy does occupy my cat so overall I recommend it for indoor cats. Plus it’s fun for adults too and if you have kids well triple fun on the horizon!
Below is the robo fish cat toy (the brand is the same although the colors differ a little) that I bought for my Puffy so if you’re looking for a new toy for your cat – give this robotic fish a try.
Toy Fish That Swim When Put In Water