Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: July 12, 2023 by Crystal Uys
I have to be honest: when I first received the pitch to review a toy called KittyWhip, I almost declined. It just seemed like such an awful name for a cat toy. But once I took a look at the toys, I decided to accept – and I’m so glad I did.
At first glance, they don’t look like much. A string on a stick – how exciting could this possibly be? Well, let me cut to the chase: of all the wand toys we have in our home (and we have a lot of them,) few others have held Allegra’s interest like these.
Handcrafted in the USA from natural and sustainable materials, these toys feature a sturdy wooden wand. They come in three different versions: a thin cotton rope, a leather rope, and a thicker sisal rope. The design has a patent pending. They are extremely well made and have a nice hand feel to them. They also come in a “junior” version for small kittens.
Putting KittyWhip to the test
Allegra went completely nuts for these toys. She pounced and chased after these strings like a kitten, and she didn’t want to stop. Normally, she gets bored after a few minutes of play. Not with the KittyWhip. In fact, whenever I try to put the toy back in the closet, she follows me and cries and cries until I start a new round of play!
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see my girl so engaged in play. I still don’t like the name, but this toy deserves our coveted Seal of Approval.
For more information and to purchase, visit KittyWhip’s Etsy shop.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.