Fling-ama-String... just another cat toy from Cousin Murf? Maybe so, but it's one they have yet to get tired of! Gracie here likes it so much, we had to design an easy fix around the meager power supply of 3 AA batteries. We built 3 Radio Shack D Cell battery holders onto a small piece of wood, then clipped a metal clothes hanger hook to it and hung it on the other inside door knob. We used a cheap (mechanical ticking) timer switch that you can find at the hardware store- for bathroom ceiling fans, maybe $16. The D cells last a long time and it shuts itself off after 5 or 20 minutes- our Gracie here has had enough after ten minutes, anyway. We were going through three AA batteries every week- with the increased power of D Cells and the timer- it's lasted 6 weeks so far... and still going strong! Fling-ama-String seems to have revived our 19 year old Himilayan from the clutches of death for one last romp- he loves it, too.
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No cat can live on sleep and food alone. They need a little Fling-Ama-String too! This battery-operated, action-packed, string-flinging machine hangs on any standard door knob. One end of a long, brightly-colored, silky cord is sewn onto a flat, elastic “conveyer belt” which is constantly rotating. The cord flings in and out for kitty’s non-stop amusement. Cats can bite, paw, claw, and ultimately stop the string. As soon as they let go, the string automatically starts to rotate again and again and again! The toy has 2 speeds for the frisky or faint feline. Just turn it on, take a seat, and watch kitty go.Fling-ama-String is like no other toy. I am so impressed with the design and quality of the product. My cat practically begs for me to turn it on and then he just can't get enough. Even when he gets really rough and rowdy, the Fling-ama-String keeps on going. It's quiet, and the under-door anchor is ingenious. Fling-ama-String is the best cat toy investment I have ever made. We both thank you!SAFETY INFORMATION: Please always have an adult supervising your cat while playing with this toy. When toy is off, please wind the string tightly around your doorknob so it is out of kitty’s reach. A loose string can be dangerous to your cat; If you see that your cat is trying to chew or bite off the string, please immediately take the toy away from your cat. This is not intended as a child’s toy.Both Company logo (Kool Kitty Toys) and Cat Door Buddy Logo should be on the box. There should be visual space for the toy on the front of the package, along with a visual of a few of the attachments and remote option (images of the Toys should be used from the sell sheet provided). Should utilize information via attachment to assist in illustrating the package and provide additional information on the back from the information provided. Prototype Videos can be found on YouTube:
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