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    Default Exercising a cat: Various ways? And who exercises whom?

    Thanks to Sunset, you have this to consider:

    http://www.oldmaidcatlady.com/cat_ex...FeU5QgodfCwAhg

    So many people are complaining about bad cats.... fat cats..... slacker cats.

    Do you exercise your cat? If so, how? Who is more tired at the end?
    Last edited by mvp; May. 11, 2013 at 01:14 AM.
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    The link doesn't work!

    My cats definitely exercise me, but also exercise themselves by chasing each other around the house.



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    ^^^

    Sorry! Fixed it, I think.

    And while I was there, getting the URL directly from the website, I saw the price tag:

    Five Hundred Smackers for that thing! $500!
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    Exorcising a cat? I dunno...mine have feinted off all attempts.

    Oh wait...exercising....


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    Nothing inspires my chubby huntress to exercise like BUTTERFLIES. She will chase those white summertime butterflies until she flops over with exhaustion.



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    With four, they seem to be pretty good at exercising each other (especially teh ebil girl kitteh, who is easily offended), but we occasionally break out the laser pointer. Better entertainment than 90% of what's on tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchingonHay View Post
    I love Da'Bird!
    I second this! I have to hide it, or else it would get chewed up in one second flat.



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    I have to hide mine too, every.single.one I have bought for the past decade I have had to hide in the closet.



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    Third this, da Bird is IMO the best cat toy for sale. I have two - one currently secreted on top of the refrigerator and the other stowed away in the highest cabinet. Both objects of intense fascination, both highly motivational when it comes to getting cats to move. My cats have developed a thriving Cargo Cult around them.



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    None of mine would EVER be caught, not even dead, in the cat exercise wheel thingy linked above. EVER.

    They do, however, love the laser pointer, and kind of sun spots/moving shadows on the walls/floor, and feather toys.
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    Little Man is young enough to either be a) self-entertaining/exercising or b) loves to play fetch. Old Lady really doesn't give a @#&$ to exercise. She reminds me of Maxine, the Hallmark greeting cards character.



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    The Cat Dancer toy is great too... the wire weight helps mimic randomly flying insects... http://www.catdancer.com/products.htm

    And no way any of my girls would do the exercise wheel thingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchingonHay View Post
    I love Da'Bird!
    What's that?

    Should we have a separate thread about cat toys?

    I was a kid who was given Lincoln Logs while everyone else had Legos, so my cats have similarly grown up with low budget toys.
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    With Sam, we go for long walks on the beach, or rather around the front yard...
    http://www.houseofmeow.com/2013/04/h...-for-walk.html

    Tiger has found his own source of exercise affection. Never saw that one coming. It is quite a sight to see an 18lb British Shorthair hurling himself across the floor...
    http://www.houseofmeow.com/2013/04/h...gy-froggy.html

    Both of my British Shorthairs have LOVED milk jug rings. They are normally couch potatoes, but come alive with plastic. Sam, on the other hand, looks at the ring like "what in the world am I supposed to do with this??!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Should we have a separate thread about cat toys?
    Yes, please!



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    Here's another vote for Da Bird, from Anakin, the 2-legged cat!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8l6w_2rIU



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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Do you exercise your cat? If so, how? Who is more tired at the end?
    Yes. One simply gets another cat. Preferably a young (annoying) one, who will exercise the older cat. I found mine under a crepe myrtle bush at a gas station.

    Quote Originally Posted by VaqueroToro View Post
    Exorcising a cat? I dunno...mine have feinted off all attempts.

    Oh wait...exercising....
    I am hearing Tubular Bells as I read this. So true.



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    We walk ours and then we also use http://www.petco.com/product/112607/...t=OnSiteSearch BEST MONEY SPENT EVER!!! Though my orange can turn it on himself and will set the speeds accordingly. We recently got another one since we have 3 cats. Every afternoon I harness up the cats and go walking. They also get turned loose at the barn in the morning for exercise. Foster orange kitty goes running with me in the morning. Best part about him is I don't have to stop every 5 seconds to let him pee like a dog.
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    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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