Sunday, 20 May 2012

Monster Pet Supplies - Kong Cat Products

This review is my own opinion and I am not paid to write it although I did receive the products for free.

I suppose if I did not have my son I would be a 'Crazy Cat Lady' I never intended for my son to be an only child but that is the way that things turned out! So, I have 7 cats, I never intended to have that many cats either! They are all very individual and each and everyone has characteristics that would not be out of place in the local secure unit of a mental health facility.
I love each and everyone of them; even if they drive me insane on a daily basis!

I found  Monster Pet Supplies on Twitter and responded to a call to try some cat treats out for them.
Jack, is my 16yr old Thai Blue Korat - proper name Chandrakan King of Siam Sahm, but known to me as Jack. He was very impressed when informed he would be reviewing treats so when the parcel arrived he was most disgusted with the fact it was toys and NOT food treats, so he passed the review on to Buffy my nearly 5yr old Burmese cross.
Buffy is a very playful, spayed female. I have always found that catnip products are down to the individual cat as to whether they are a fan or not. Most young cats tend to shy away and it is not until they have matured that it becomes popular to play with. I have also found that female cats take longer than male cats to 'come around' to the power of plant!

 The first item is the Kong Kickeroo - Monster Pet prices start from £2.58 for the kitten version. The Cow style we reviewed is priced at £3.58.

KONG Kickeroo Cow
Cats get bored easily, and bored cats are naughty cats. So satisfy your cat's natural hunting instincts with a KONG Kickeroo!

Watch them attack, wrestle, and snuggle up with this soft Tiger striped catnip toy. The Kickeroo's size, shape, and material were specially chosen to promote wrestling and hind paw kicking, while the fluffy tail provides movement for extra excitement!
  • Makes intriguing crinkle sound when squeezed
  • Contains KONG's premium North American catnip
  • Ultra-soft fabrics

So this is Buffy's reaction, please excuse the sound quality!

Build Quality 10/10
Fun 10/10
Size 10/10
Cost 10/10

Overall score 10/10

The second product to try out is the Kong Naturals Catnip Spray priced at £4.32 and you do NOT need much 1 or 2 sprays is sufficient for any item. I used far too much on the towel but it was for the benefit of the video. This bottle will last for months - but keep it put away! I left it out on the side and it was chewed although thankfully not broken in to! 
Make sure you spray the item away from your cats and NEVER be tempted to spray it on them, you will see a glimpse in the video when I am spraying the towel; of Buffy's reaction and all my cats reacted the same way - it is STRONG and affects their eyes if they are to close. Ideal for teaching young cats to use the scratching post etc.

KONG Naturals Catnip Spray
KONG Naturals Catnip Spray is made with concentrated catnip oil for bags of interest and fun. The oil is fancily steam-distilled from the best of North American catnip, making the strongest smelling catnip oil available. For irresistible fun, spray the catnip on toys, teasers, scratchers, or cat condos (anything you want your cat to go crazy for). Your cat will love you it, and you for doing it!
  • Irresistible, highly potent scent
  • Natural, no-mess formula 
  • Spray on toys, teasers, scratchers, and cat condos
KONG Naturals are ecologically responsible cat products. All ingredients and oils come from natural, renewable resources. These products are designed to appeal to the natural instincts of the indoor cat, providing fun with a purpose.

KONG Naturals Catnip Spray comes in a 1 fluid ounce spray bottle.

Buffy and the Kong Catnip Spray:

Cost 8/10
Fun 10/10
Quality 9/10

Overall score 9/10 
Only negative would be maybe too strong so you need to take care with it.

Overall I am thrilled with both items and we have had great fun playing with all the cats with both. I did however have to buy Jack some cat food treats as he would not talk to me!

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