Allegra and Ruby were super excited to test three new attachments for the popular Neko Flies interactive toy. Neko Flies is a perennial favorite at our house.
Nekochan Enterprises, Inc., a company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of unique, high quality pet products, was started by Ellen Tsuyuki, a multiple cat owner, because she was dissatisfied with toys available in the cat toy marketplace. Ellen decided to create a toy that would measure up to her and her cats’ particular needs. Ellen named the company after her mother’s Abyssynian cat Nekochan (“neko” means cat in Japanese, “chan” is a term of endearment). The Neko Flies attachments mimic critters cats might encounter in the wild. For someone like me, who is not fond of creepy crawlies, the likeness is almost a bit eerie at times!
The three newest attachments will be available late October/early November. We received the Kattipede, which looks like a green and red centipede, complete with wiggly legs, the Kiticatterfly, a butterfly with beautiful shiny irridescent wings, and the Foxifur Kittenator, which resembles a very furry mouse.
As you can see from this action shot of Allegra playing with the Kiticatterfly, the toys were a big hit.
This photos shows Ruby after “killing” the Kattipede. What you can’t see in the photo, but can hear in the video below, is her low growl. She always does this after catching a toy.
The girls and I loved the older Neko Flies toys, but these new ones appear to be even more popular. They’re a little larger than the older ones, and they move even better. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d pick the Kiticatterfly. When we play with it, the girls’ behavior is very much the same as it is when they’ve got a moth cornered. To me, that’s a testament as to how well these toys mimic real critters.
I’ll leave you with this video of Allegra playing with the Kattipede.
The new attachments will be available late October/early November, and we’ll have an exclusive discount code for Conscious Cat readers only at that time. In the meantime, please visit the Neko Flies website to take a look at all their products.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.