If you’ve been watching My Cat From Hell, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been a single episode when the Da Bird toy hasn’t come out of Jackson’s guitar case. And I’m embarassed to admit that until recently, Allegra and Ruby did not have a Da Bird of their own. Since they’ve registered complaints about this oversight on my part after every single episode for the past six weeks, I finally caved and got them their own Da Bird.
It was a huge hit, especially with Allegra. As I’ve mentioned before, Allegra’s play style is very strategic and deliberate. Unlike Ruby, who will pounce on and chase after anything that moves, Allegra watches and waits. She also often takes a step back to Ruby’s more exuberant play. When I spoke with Jackson Galaxy about this, he explained that this is a personality thing: some cats are natural hunters while others are quite happy to sit back and let another cat do the hunting. But, he said, Allegra still needs a chance to play so she can do her own “hunting.” I’ve since stepped up play therapy and increased play time, but it’s still been a challenge to get Allegra to engage with a toy for any length of time.
Not anymore. As you can see in the video below, she goes absolutely nuts for the Da Bird. I can’t even describe the joy I felt when I saw my usually cautious girl pounce and jump after the feathers.
And even better, as you can see in the second video, she and Ruby played together!
I never doubted that Ruby would enjoy the Da Bird, and of course, she did – complete with her signature low growl, which accompanies play with any toy she gets really excited about.
The DaBird is available in retail stores and online, or you can purchase the Da Bird directly from Jackson Galaxy. Use code CONSCIOUSCAT for a 10% discount.
What is your cat’s favorite interactive toy?