by Jason O'Mara
Saw some vids, but this little guys seems moving fairly slow, my cat is very energetic , he likes to chase fast moving objects such as chasing me around the house or the laser dots, just wondering how fast this thing can go , it there a video for fast movement anywhere, thanks .
@Alan: Check out the FAQ for a response to the stairs issue.
@Gary, @Dallas: We have equal concerns. Two of our cats have had to have surgery in the last year for eating things they weren't supposed to (hair ties and foam). We are focused on delivering something with minimal accessible small parts.
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Any sort of tail (feathers, fur, whatever) are likely to be consumed, especially by cats left unattended with the Egg. So replaceability is certainly going to be important (it shouldn't be easy for the cat to detach the tail). As is making sure the materials are intestinally safe for felines, which IMHO precludes attaching with magnets, velcro (plastic and hooks yuck!). double-stick tape, etc. The tail materials also need to be "natural" rather than artificial. Are there other toys out there with solutions to this challenge?
In response to Dirk's suggestion that the tail be attached by a magnet; I'm concerned that a cat, possibly mine, would swallow the magnet. Besides the choking possibility, are there any medical issues with a magnet passing through a cat?
I'm curious at how tough this toy will be. Two of our cats have a habit of taking their toys and rolling them down a short set of stairs.
If sensors are hard to incorporate, maybe remote controls for it from an app on smart phone
Let's try "Luck" instead... Lol
Oh I hope you guys make this just absolutely amazing!! Good Lick!
My cats are super lazy and having feathers that are replaceable (after being eaten within a few minutes) sounds like a great idea. Also, fast movement on thick carpeting is a thought.
Any number of fuzzy/furry attachable accessories would be good because I know my cat will destroy that tail in about two weeks.
Funny, one of our cats also routinely "drowns" her cat toys in the water bowl. I'm hoping the egg will either be waterproof (a tough ask I suspect) or that it will be designed so that it is really not possible for a cat to pick it up in their mouth and drop it in inappropriate places.
I have tile floors, will it be able to roll over grout lines?
The feature to be able to find it when it's lost or hidden would be fantastic.
Can the tail be attached with a small but strong magnet in a recessed slot? That way, you won't have to create an actual opening in the shell. Also makes it easy to create your own tails.
There would be a small risk of loosing a tail every now and then. And thinking of that, I can just picture the smug look on my cats face after she found out how to tear off the tail :-)
My cat likes to drown her toys in her water bowl. Waterproof egg?
I heartily agree that attachable accessories are a TERRIFIC idea.
Accessory attachment sounds like a terrific idea. A simple socket in the shell, perhaps several of them, with flush "plugs" in the stock configuration. Possibly held in place by a small screw from the inside, they could be changed almost at a whim.
Hi Justin! Been a little while...
How about interchangeable feathers/tails? Egg looks as if it has a feather already. Feather tails don't last long in this 4 Kitty household. If the feather or tail slotted into a little tube, and extra, varied attachments were available as accessories, or a selection of, say, 3 different 'tails' sold with Egg, we would be able to change them over for added interest. Kitties do get bored with the same toys. A selection of Interchangeable tails would add interest to Egg
@Jason - you have no idea xD
@Justin: Sounds like your cats are going to have a heyday when you replace that fridge one day.
the new features sound amazing! keep up the good work!!
If you can somehow add a feature to help get it unstuck from under the fridge, I will be the HAPPIEST toy owner EVER!!
Jason, that "clap-to-find"-feature sounds great!!!
Can't wait! :)