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Tricky Chase is a cat toy that's been made for use on carpet, tile, and hardwood floors. The idea is that when you place this toy on the floor, and your cat approaches, its built-in motion sensor will cause it to whiz and whirl away from the cat in various directions. Following that, your cat will likely begin chasing it this way and that. This is a battery-operated toy, so you won't need to deal with any cords, and you'll get a hand-held remote control with each one.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Tricky Chase is $29.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Tricky Chase at the discounted price of only $4.99 for a total price of $39.97.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Place Toy on Floor

    To get your cat to start playing with this toy, turn it on and place it on the floor. The curved side of the toy that's decorated with a face should be facing upward, while the flatter side is resting against the floor.

  2. Prompt Cat to Approach

    Next, prompt your cat to approach the toy by calling them over. If they don't come, you may want to tempt them with treats or even carry them over and place them beside the toy. After the toy's built-in sensor senses your cat's movement nearby, it'll begin to move, too.

  3. Watch Cat Play

    Ideally, after the Tricky Chase toy starts to glide along the floor in various directions, your cat will begin to chase it. However, unless they run very quickly, it'll likely switch directions whenever they begin to approach it and get away from them yet again. You can also use the hand-held remote control to manually cause the toy to change directions, switch between two built-in speeds, or momentarily light up.

  4. Store Toy Away Safely

    When your cat's done playing and wanders far away from the toy, it'll automatically shut off until they come near it once again. You'll also be able to shut the toy off with your hand-held remote control, if necessary. Either way, make sure you store this toy in a safe place until you want to use it again. If you don't want your cat batting at it when they're alone, be sure to store it in a place that they'll be unlikely to find!

Features

  • Bumblebee Design

    Not only is this toy purported to be durable and lightweight, but it also has a cute design that makes each one resemble a black-and-yellow bumblebee. While felines can't see the full spectrum of colors that humans can, there's a good chance that they'll be attracted to the contrast between the toy's black stripes and its light yellow body.

  • Compact and Portable

    Each Tricky Chase toy is just a bit smaller than a hockey puck, so if you'll be traveling away from home with your cat, you'll be able to bring their toy along with you. Similarly, the included remote control won't take up much space in your suitcase or overnight bag. As long as the place you're going has a suitable piece of flooring for them to play on, your cat probably won't end up getting bored during your trip.

  • Works on Various Surfaces

    On a related note, this toy will work on common types of flooring, such as flooring that's primarily made of tile, hardwood, or carpet. It's been designed to glide across these types of flooring without damaging them, and it's small enough that it likely won't damage any walls or objects it bumps into, either. If you want to use it outdoors, it may also work well on a smooth stretch of pavement.

  • Two Speeds Available

    By using your remote control, you can cause this toy to move at two different speeds. Logically, one will be faster, which may appeal to young, adventurous cats and kittens, while the slower speed may be more appealing to older cats or cats who are timid by nature. In the event that your cat doesn't seem to like one speed, you can simply shift back to the other. For cats who seem to enjoy both, you can cycle between the two to keep things interesting.

  • Lights up

    Another way to keep this toy interesting for your cat is to use your remote to make the toy light up periodically. This may prompt your cat to chase the toy with even more excitement than before.

Positive Points

  • Offers Cat Exercise

    Cats can lose their muscle tone or become overweight quite quickly, especially if they live in apartments and don't go outdoors, but the Tricky Chase toy will help keep your cat fit. Its movement will provoke their desire to chase a target, instead of sitting or lying on the couch or your lap for hours at a time. Even if they're unresponsive to the toy's charms at first, they'll likely become interested if you use your remote control to keep it moving for a while.

  • Two or More Cats Can Play

    If you have two or more cats who tend to get along, they may be perfectly happy to play with one Tricky Chase toy together. They may compete over who can "catch" it first, but due to the constant movement of the toy, there could be no clear winner of this contest. For cats who enjoy a lot of stimulation, you might even want to get more than one of these toys and set more than a single one in motion at once.

  • Fun for Kids

    To keep a young child entertained, along with a cat, simply hand them the remote control that's been included with your cat's Tricky Chase toy. The child can have fun helping to control the direction, the speed, and the illumination of the toy while the cat goes after it. With this activity to partake in, both the cat and the child may end up being amused for hours, while you get other things done.

  • Fairly Quiet

    This particular toy may make a bit of noise as it glides across a floor, but it hasn't been designed to squeak or make any other noises to attract a cat's attention. That means the toy will be unlikely to disturb you or anyone in the surrounding environment while your cat plays with it.

Negative Points

  • Battery Life Isn't Specified

    It's not stated that the battery within each Tricky Chase toy is rechargeable, and the estimated life of each battery also isn't explicitly referred to. That means the battery in your toy could run out after a few months or even a few weeks, and finding and inserting a replacement battery could prove to be difficult or impossible.

Critical Advice

While cats of all ages, shapes, and sizes can play with this toy, it's best to keep it away from dogs, especially large dogs who like to chew on things. A cat probably won't put one of these toys in their mouth, due to its size in relation to that mouth, but a large dog might very well decide to do so. Having a dog chew vigorously on this toy could result in it becoming damaged beyond repair.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Tricky Chase online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Tricky Chase online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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