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Review & Giveaway: Feather Whirl Motorized Cat Toy

Besides a safe place to sleep and nutritious food, experts can all agree that cats need playtime as part of their daily routine. Whether it’s for exercise, to relieve boredom or anxiety, to bond with their human or other animals in the home, or simply because it’s fun – cats need toys to play with. And we’re always on the lookout for a new, exciting cat toy to tell our readers about!

Enter the new Feather Whirl™ by SmartyKat®! We first saw the Feather Whirl this summer at SuperZoo – the must-attend trade show for pet-retailers – where it won the industry award for “Best in Show” in cat category of the New Product Showcase. Of course, we weren’t at all surprised. It was one of the products we were most excited to review after the show.

FeatherWhirl_POFeather Whirl is a battery-operated, motorized cat toy with a round, weighted base and a teaser wand with a feather toy attached. The base spins, swivels and swoops erratically, waving the feather around to tease and taunt your cat. They say it never whirls the same way twice. I didn’t watch to make sure that claim was true, ha! But my cats stayed interested in it for a really long time – and cats get bored quickly if a toy is too predictable.

Now, I’ve had a number of electronic toys, and usually after a minute or two, I have to go back to the toy and shut it off because it’s either started clicking or making some dreadful moaning noise and broken under the pressure of six cats, or the toy that was attached to it has fallen off again, and again, and again…and for me, the point of a battery operated toy is that I can entertain the cats with it while I do something else (like work on the computer without 10-pounds of feline between me and the monitor, right?) and what good is it if you’re getting up every 5 minutes to re-attach a feather or a fake mouse?

I left the Feather Whirl going for over half an hour and the teaser wand never came off! The motor is also whisper quiet and it never made any weird noises after my cats gave it a good torture session. It seems to be built really well. And, most importantly, the cats had a great time attacking it.

Now get your paws on your own Feather Whirl! We’re giving away Feather Whirls to SIX lucky readers (enter below). Or, you can snag one for your kitty at

FeatherWhirl_promo3They’re running a great special on – You’ll get TWO Feather Whirl toys with batteries and a 3 gram bag of catnip for $14.99 + $7.95 shipping & handling and only $7.95 S & H for the 2nd toy!

You can also opt for their Deluxe Package which includes 2 Feather Whirls with batteries, 2 bags of catnip, and a 3 pack of cat toys for only $24.95 plus shipping & handling.

Also, there’s an additional set of special  wands for the Feather Whirl that are available for sale only through – 3 different wand attachments for only $9.95 and no additional shipping.

Enter below: One winner will be chosen every 2 weeks through Dec. 2. Keep entering for more chances to win! Good luck!

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  1. Pedda Wacker

    Sep 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Is this where I leave a blog comment to enter the contest?

  2. Brandy

    Sep 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

    My crazy cat would go bonkers for one of these! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  3. Pamela

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

    My cat would LOVE this toy!! He loves things that move around like this!

    • Marylouise

      Dec 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Super jazzed about getting that knwhowo-.

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  4. Nancy

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Houdini would love this and I can see Copper the red head dog trying to steal it

  5. Angelica

    Sep 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I’ll bet my two cats would play with this toy!

  6. Jody Muzika

    Sep 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Would LOVE to try this for my old boy!!!

  7. kandybutler

    Sep 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    My cats would love the feather whirl, they play well together but one is older than the other and tends to get bored with her antics. She would benefit from playing alone with this toy.

  8. trish hankins

    Oct 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    My cerebellar hypoplasia kitten Tuxedo would LOVE to play with it and make it fun to learn how to balance and play at the same time for her!!!!

  9. Alice Santos

    Oct 1, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    My cats would go nuts for this toy! Winter is coming and they will have to play inside. Busy, busy, busy.

  10. Susan Baker

    Oct 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    My kittens (7 months old) would so enjoy one of these toys.

  11. Lanae

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I think my cat would love this because he’s always interested in new toys.

  12. Mary Bailey

    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I have 3 FURBABIES 2 are older so I’m looking for something to get them moving. They are couch potatoes and in need of exercise. They really need this.

  13. Julia

    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Because they are absolutely OBSESSED with feathers!

  14. Ruthie Johnson

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I really, really think Casey will play with this. You know how you get your cat something cool and they ignore it completely. I think this will grab his attention and his interest!!

  15. Viktorija Zinyte

    Oct 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    My cat love all kind of toys so i think he will be more than happy to play with this one:)

  16. Lisa Paul

    Nov 5, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Looks like a great toy, MY cats would love to win!

  17. Ms Rennie Miller

    Nov 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    PeeWee would LOVE this thing! She loves all her toys, and this looks like fun!

  18. Connie Tucker

    Nov 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Our kitten Reedus loves to attack anything that moves, including feet. So I just know he would absolutely love this Feather Whirl and we would too to give our feet a much needed break!

  19. lori hurst

    Nov 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Both my cats would love Feather Whirl! My older cat who is 17 still loves toys and plays like a kitten sometimes. My new adopted kitten from a local rescue center who is 4 months old is very playful and spunky! So I know for sure that both my cats would love this! It will give them plenty of hours of fun, play and exercise (especially for the older one). They would love to Feather Whirl under the Christmas tree this year!!

  20. Kathy M. Keeler

    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I know my cat – Abby Joy – would absolutely love to play with a CatWhirl Toy! I’ve heard that they are a lot of fun for cats! I hope she wins one!

  21. Nenni de Roo

    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Love it

  22. Nenni de Roo

    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I hope i win one for my cats but i live in the Nederland, so i thinks it stays by wishing.

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