* Originally written by me for katzenworld.co.uk

Dirk loves fishing rod style toys. Visitors are always surprised how fast he runs when they see him chasing these toys ๐Ÿ™‚

Up until now feather toys were his favourites, but there’s competition: Neko Flies insects. Dirk has a Kragonfly but there’s a whole series! I’m sure he’d love all of them and swapping attachments is a great idea to keep your cat interested for longer. Definitely worth checking out a few of the others (though the spider is not for me…)

Kragonfly 1

I was initially a bit worried Dirk might not like this new toy. It is fairly small – though bigger than an actual insect ๐Ÿ˜‰ – and doesn’t make much noise when you let it fly. Admittedly, our cats might pick up on a sound it makes that we humans can’t hear.

I needn’t have worried. Like most cats Dirk loves chasing real flies or ladybugs (as well as digital ones on a tablet…).
Obviously when it you move the Kragonfly the air moves and Dirk’s whiskers were alerted immediately!

The Neko Flies Kragonfly is delicate, but well-made. Dirk pounces it, bites it, drags it across the room and it still isn’t broken.
One of the things I love doing is incorporating Dirk’s climbing towers when we play with this toy. Fishing rod style / flying toys are perfect for this! Dirk runs after it, jumps up for it and now also climbs up to reach it. It’s fun for both of us ๐Ÿ™‚

What better way to finish an insect hunting session than chilling with it in your hammock?