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Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel 1 ea

 
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Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea
 
3.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (6)
  • Small pets (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great toy for cats and their humans

This is a great toy for cats & their humans! I had to send one back due to a defect, but have had no trouble with the new one. I have not been u...Read complete review

This is a great toy for cats & their humans! I had to send one back due to a defect, but have had no trouble with the new one. I have not been using it long-term so I cannot say much about it's durability, etc. except that so far it is a good product. Once I learned how to keep the rod locked in place I got better at casting & my more playful cat loves it! He gets so excited that he barges in when I try to use it with my female & just takes over.[...] I ordered one for my sis-in-law in NZ for Xmas. She called to say that her 4 kitties absolutely love it! My brother, who is a dog person liked it too. I have one to give to a niece for her kitties. It helps keep the line smooth if you "monitor" it with your fingers when you reel it in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Immediately Broke

I tried to get the line untangled but it was tangled up too much and the button wasnt easy to press... the worst was that I felt so bad for the cat...He...Read complete review

I tried to get the line untangled but it was tangled up too much and the button wasnt easy to press... the worst was that I felt so bad for the cat...He was really ready to play and kept trying but for the life of me I could not get the line to come out and could not cast the toy...So we just played with it while it was only maybe 2ft out and then he gave up. I hate to say this but the line is too thin and I think if he was able to play with this toy more he would end up biting right through the line. I guess its good that it didnt work because I see issues with cats eating plastic line like that.
However, the whole family is really disappointed that it was a broken mess and I really think I'm going to see about returning it.
There are no instructions on how to fix a tangle or anything like a customer service number so I guess they know it sucks, too?

Reviewed by 16 customers

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2.0

Ugh!

By Geo

from Green Bay, WI

describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Fun

Cons

  • Line Gets Tangled Easy

Best Uses

  • Kittens

Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

Great idea for playing with my kitten. I think the line wouldn't get tangled up so easy if the toy were heavier. I'm going to try adding another "lure" from another Fat Cat toy to c if that helps.

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5.0

cats adore - a fisherman's hint

By LynPen

from MIddletown NY

describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Cat Likes It
  • Colorful
  • Fun
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Active Cats
    • House Cats
    • Older Cats
    • Special Playtime

    Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

    This is my cats favorite toy. Fun, and intereactive. One fisherman's hint to keep in mind that husband showed me: after casting the line out, hold the rod handle with your right hand and with you left hand use first two fingers to hold the line to give a little resistence as you reel the line in. This prevents the occasional line tangle inside the line storage reel. Your cat will go crazy for this fun delightful "catfishing" experience for you both!

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    1.0

    Good luck on getting your product!

    By Al who will never shop here again.

    from San Jose,Ca

    describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • It will never arrive

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

    Waste of time. They will not fill the order, and you must might to get a refund. You're better off anywhere else but drugstore.com.

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    4.0

    GREAT toy, but treat it gently!!

    By CindyLouWho's Chief of staff

    from Chicago, IL

    describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Cat loves it
    • Fun to use

    Cons

    • Breaks somewhat easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

      My INTERACTIVE-play loving cat *loves* this toy! I'm a fan, too, because: A) It's fun to cast the rod (it even sounds like a "real" fishing rod); and B) I'm actually able to STAY PUT for once and watch the cat run herself ragged!

      There's one (pretty major) drawback, though: If you don't treat it gently, it breaks fairly easily. I bought my first Catfisher a few years ago, and although we loved the toy, I swore it off after going through a couple of replacement rods. Then about a year later, I noticed it was on sale, so I caved and bought two rods. (I know...)

      THIS time, though, I've been careful not to let the string spool out endlessly when casting, OR jerk the rod too hard if/when the "mouse" gets caught on something. And so far, so good... The second rod is still sealed away in its package after a full month of daily fishing!

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      4.0

      My Cat Loves This

      By Babs

      from Minneapolis, MN

      describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

        We've had this a couple of weeks and our cat loves it. It's easy to use and helps the little guy burn some energy indoors. The line did tangle and I did have to take the housing apart to untangle it. It wasn't too difficult, just took a little time and patience. If you aren't handy and wouldn't be up to fixing it, don't buy. Otherwise this is great!

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        5.0

        Fun for pet and owner alike!

        By Squid

        from Louisville, KY

        describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

            I honestly do not understand all of the other reviewers who keep breaking this item. I've had no problems whatsoever. Cat and owner both love "The Catfisher." A+ for fun!

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            2.0

            Great toy for cats but bad quality

            By Tammy

            from Houston, TX

            describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Small Pets

            Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

            My two kittens absolutely love this toy! As soon as I even approach the fishing rod, they go nuts. However, I'm about to purchase my third one because both of the previous toys had issues; the wire gets tangled easily and I even tried taking apart the entire thing to fix it without success. I would normally never purchase another one, but my kitties love this so much I am just going to purchase several of these as backup!

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            2.0

            Immediately Broke

            By KevinTheCat

            from from VA living in Athens, Greece

            describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use
            • Flimsy
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Small Pets

            Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

            I tried to get the line untangled but it was tangled up too much and the button wasnt easy to press... the worst was that I felt so bad for the cat...He was really ready to play and kept trying but for the life of me I could not get the line to come out and could not cast the toy...So we just played with it while it was only maybe 2ft out and then he gave up. I hate to say this but the line is too thin and I think if he was able to play with this toy more he would end up biting right through the line. I guess its good that it didnt work because I see issues with cats eating plastic line like that.
            However, the whole family is really disappointed that it was a broken mess and I really think I'm going to see about returning it.
            There are no instructions on how to fix a tangle or anything like a customer service number so I guess they know it sucks, too?

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Waste of money

            By Cat lover

            from Maynard, MA

            describe yourself Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

                It broke within the first 30 minutes of play time.

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                4.0

                Cat demands it. His favorite toy.

                By George

                from Reseda, CA

                describe yourself New Owner

                Pros

                • Cat Likes It
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • House Cats

                  Comments about Fat Cat Catfisher Rod & Reel, 1 ea:

                  He loves to run after the toy as it is being cast.

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