Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 7, 2023 by Crystal Uys
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Sometimes, the best toys are the simplest ones, and what cat doesn’t like paper bags? The folks at Dezi & Roo have taken this concept just a little further and created the Hide and Sneak Paper Tunnel.
Dezi & Roo was created by our resident veterinarian, Dr. Lynn Bahr, who authors our monthly Ask the Cat Doc column. Over the course of her veterinary career, Dr. Bahr found that the lifestyle of cats has changed dramatically. As the lifestyle of cats has changed, so did Dr. Bahr’s client education. In addition to finding medical solutions, she also encourages owners to enrich their home environments so that their cats can live long, happy, and healthy lives.
This new understanding led Dr. Bahr to combine her passion for strengthening the human-animal bond with her veterinary background and knowledge of what animals need and want to start her own solution-based cat product company, Dezi & Roo, inspired by two cats of the same names.
Hide and Sneak Paper Tunnel features
Made from sturdy brown paper, this tunnel combines the fun of a tunnel with the crinkle of a paper bag, and the warmth and mystique of a cardboard box. It folds flat, making it easy to put away, and expands to almost 3 feet long.
The tunnel is handcrafted in the USA. For extra feline appeal, it is marinated in a proprietary blend of cat attractants.
The tunnel measures approximately 12″ x 12″ x 32.5″
Putting the Hide and Sneak Tunnel to the test
As soon as I put the tunnel on the floor, Allegra went to check it out. After her first run through, she was a little hesitant to go back in, so I used a laser pointer to entice her.
The tunnel has since become the source of some fun play sessions for us. I use wand toys to lure her into the tunnel, or run a toy along the sides of the tunnel while she’s in it. I’ve also seen her go in and out on her own, just for the fun of it.
I like that this tunnel can be used for both solo play and interactive play. We previously had one of these tunnels, and Allegra and Ruby had a lot of fun with it then, too. I remember the girls stalking each other from inside the tunnel.
The Hide and Sneak Tunnel is available from Dezi & Roo’s Etsy Shop. Be sure to check out all their other fantastic toys!
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About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.