Stavros testet unsere 4cats Katzenminze Spielzeuge

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Hallo allerseits,

Heute haben wir eine Rezension von Jordan Catell aus Großbritannien und seinem Kater Stavros eingeschickt bekommen. Das mussten wir natürlich mit euch teilen.

In diesem Test hat er unser Raschelkissen getestet:

Stavros mein Kater, ist eher mürrisch, hat aber eine super Persönlichkeit. Er lebt bereits seit 2 Jahren bei mir und Ich habe in dieser Zeit alle möglichen Spielsachen ausprobiert, und nichts schien ihn zu interessieren. Selbst Katzenminze ignorierte er und hat nichtmal daran geschnüffelt. Er ist kein miserabler Junge, er kommt um zu kuscheln (wenn er es möchte) und er liebt ein bisschen Anregung. Aber präsentierte Ich ihm ein Spielzeug bekam Ich immer nur einen spöttischen und finsteren Blick zurück.

Ich glaubte, dass dieser Mangel an Interesse daran liegt, dass er ein anspruchsvoller Kater ist. Ich stelle mir oft vor, dass sein menschliches Gegenstück ein mehrsprachiger, Nobelpreis Physiker mit einer Vorliebe für die feineren Dinge im Leben wäre. Während die Wahrheit ist. dass er einfach nur ein bisschen mürrisch ist!  Ihr könnt euch also vorstellen wie groß meine Freude war, als ich ein Katzenminze-Spielzeug fand, dass er einfach nicht alleine lassen konnte.

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Als ich Stavros ein 4cats Katzenminze-Kissen gab, waren die Ergebnisse unerwartet positiv! Wie ihr sehen könnt, war er zuerst ängstlich, aber bald wurde er von der Katzenminze betört! Er rollte herum, dribbelte und schnurrte ohne Sorge in der Welt. Ich hatte ihn noch nie so gesehen, ich sah vor meinen Augen wie mein mürrischer Kater sich ein verspieltes Kätzchen verwandelte!

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Als Stavros sich zu entspannen begann, ließ er mich jedoch nicht in die Nähe seines neuen Lieblingsspielzeugs, mein mürrischer Junge war zurück! Es ist sicher zu sagen, dass er seine Erfahrung mit dem 4cats Katzenminze Kissen liebte und ich bin glücklich, endlich ein Spielzeug gefunden zu haben, dass er liebt. Ich weiss schon was ich für ihn zu Weihnachten besorgen werde. 🙂

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Stavros trials our 4cats catnip toys

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Hi everyone,

Please find below a lovely review by Jordan Catell from the UK. In this review he trialled our large crinkle cushions:

Stavros is my cat, he is a sullen, silver boy with the most charming personality. Over the past two or so years that I have owned him, I have tried all manner of toys and nothing seems to pique his interest, he seemed to ignore catnip, having a small sniff before carrying on with his business. He’s not a miserable boy, he will snuggle if he has to, and he loves a bit of fuss, but present him with a toy and you’re sure to be greeted with a derisive scowl.

I like to think that this lack of interest is because he is a sophisticated feller, I kid myself that his human counterpart would be a multilingual, Nobel prizewinning physicist with a penchant for the finer things in life, whereas the truth is I’m just the owner of a slightly grumpy boy! So I am sure you can imagine my delight when I found a catnip toy that he just couldn’t leave alone.

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When I introduced Stavros to the 4cats catnip pillow the results were unexpected to say the least! As you can see he was apprehensive at first, but soon the ‘nip took hold! He was rolling around, dribbling and purring without a care in the world. I’d never saw him behave in such a way, I saw my grumpy man turn into a playful kitten before my very eyes!

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When Stavros began to relax he wouldn’t let me get anywhere near his new favorite toy, my grumpy boy was back! It’s safe to say that he loved his experience with the 4cats catnip pillow, I’m happy to have finally found a toy that he loved, and and am over the moon now that I know what to get him for Christmas!

Jordan Catell

Renegade trials our new Premium Toys

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Today we would like to share with you a little preview of our new premium cat toy range!

These will be available shortly and in the run-up to their official launch we’ve sent some of these to “testers” around the world.

The first one to be featured is Renegade who lives in London with our friends from Katenworld. Those of you that follow both blogs may have seen his mischievous adventures already. 😉

In this first review we are testing the catnip version with him. You can identify the filling of the new toys by their string colours, blue and green strings contain our special 4catsnip filling. So what does Renegade think of them?

He immediately fell in love with them! Especially with the tassels on the durable strings. 🙂 The interesting thing about Renegade is that he is more of a hunter which is very common for exotic breeds such as the Oriental cat.

In addition to the tassels / strings providing a brilliant engagement factor on the toys he also very much liked kicking and shredding our large Cat Wrestler!

But our favourite moment has gotta be the sneak attack he performed!

Let’s make the toy think it’s safe by looking cute… followed by…

… a deadly sneak attack from above! 😀

As you can see our new toys are not just brilliant for cats that like to lick and get excited about valerian and catnip but also provide top environmental enrichment for the little hunters. 🙂

Thanks,

Marc

Renegade testet unsere neuen Premium Spielzeuge

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Heute möchten wir mit euch eine kleine Vorschau unserer neuen Premium Katzen Spielzeuge teilen.

Diese werden in Kürze verfügbar sein und im Vorfeld ihrer offiziellen Markteinführung haben wir einige von den Spielzeugen an “Tester” in der ganzen Welt geschickt.

Unser erster Testbericht kommt von Renegade, der in London mit unseren Freunden von Katenworld wohnt. Diejenigen von euch, die beiden Blogs folgen, haben vielleicht shon einiger seiner Abenteuer gesehen. 😉

In this first review we are testing the catnip version with him. You can identify the filling of the new toys by their string colours, blue and green strings contain our special 4catsnip filling. So what does Renegade think of them?

In seinem ersten Test haben wir die Katzenminze mit ihm getestet. Man kann die Füllung der neuen Spielzeuge durch ihre Kordel Farbe identifizieren, Spielzeuge mit blauen und grünen Kordeln enthalten unsere spezielle 4catsnip Füllung.

Also, was hält Renegade von den Spielzeugen?

Er liebte sie sofort! Besonders die Quasten an den Kordeln. 🙂 Das Interessante an Renegade ist, dass er eher ein Jäger ist, dies ist für exotische Katzen-Rassen wie die Orientaler sehr oft der Fall. Sie zeichnen sich dadurch aus, dass sie sehr viel Energie haben und sehr verspielt sind.

Die Quasten an den Kordeln sind spezial dafür gedacht zusätzliches interesse für Katzen zu schaffen. Und natürlich mochte er es auch unsere Spielrolle mit seinen Pfoten zu Treten und Kratzen. 😀

Aber unser Lieblingsmoment muss es gewesen sein, wo er ganz heimlich nochmal die Spielrolle regelrecht angefallen hat.

“So erstmal dem Spielzeug weiß machen, dass es jetzt in Sicherheit ist…”

… und dann ein Ninja Sprung Angriff von oben!

Wie Ihr sehen könnt, sind unsere neuen Spielzeuge nicht nur brillant für Katzen, die  sie gerne lecken und sich generell für Baldrian und Katzenminze begeistern, sondern auch ein Top Spielzeug für die kleinen Jäger unter den Hauskatzen. 🙂

Vielen Dank,

Marc

The German Blog Schnurrblog tests our Rotho Cat Carrier

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Hi everyone,

Yesterday Schnurrblog put up an initial review post of our Rotho Cat Carrier.

Those of you that can read German should head over to Schnurrblog and check it out! 🙂

Thanks,

Marc

Der Katzenblog Schnurrblog testet unsere Rotho Transportbox

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Hallo alle Zusammen,

Wir wollten nur kurz mit euch teilen, dass der Katzenblog Schnurrblog angefangen hat unsere Rotho Transportbox zu testen.

Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Ihr den Post hier anschauen würdet. 🙂

Beste Grüße,

Marc

Giveaway Winner Rose and her Kitties Review our toys

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Hi everyone,

We hope you are having a great week?

As some of you may know we are currently running a series of giveaways with our partner Katzenworld and from one of the recent ones we got some lovely photos sent in.

Please find below the little Review post kindly provided by Rose and her cats:

Just a quick post to say Thank You Very Much for our 4Cats giveaway win. The kitties were really excited to receive the parcel, and enjoyed helping me unpack the box.

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“Hey Onni, look at this box full of things. It smells great!”

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“You’re right Pepper, these things smell great! I think they’re for us kitties. I hope Mum hurries and unpacks the box.”

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“Hey! What are you two looking at?” mews Naja as she saunters down from the cat tree. “Oooh yes, I’m sure these must be for us, you know how much Mum and Dad love us. And Mum said we won a prize recently”

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“I love this smelly Valerian! It smells a bit like Dad’s feet and smelly cheese!” says Pepper, as she’s playing with the Dolphin.

“You’re right Pepper, the Dolphin is fun. This Cat Nip pillow is fun to rub on too. Smells great!” says Naja.

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“This Valerian pillow is keeping me amused” says Taivas. “It’s purrfect for wrestling with!”

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“I prefer to just lie and gently rub on the Valerian pillow” says Sweepy

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“I like to have a good roll and rub on it” says Flash

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“Hmm, none of us are quite sure what to do with this one, but I just like to rub my head on it” says Pepper

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Everybody loves this Dolphin. Here are Onni and Taivas with it.

As you can see, our cats are extremely impressed with their 4Cats toys. I’ve only given them these four shown so far, saving the others for another time.

You can smell the quality of the Valerian and CatNip in these toys yourself – our cats are fussy about cat nip, and won’t play with inferior nip. So judging by their response to these toys, they’re obviously high quality.

Our kitties give 4Cats toys a 5 star recommendation, and I would buy them in the future.

Sadly Cookie was outside whilst gathering photos, but she has given her approval to these toys too.

Win some of our toys in the giveaway run in collaboration with Cat Chat with Caren and Cody

Hi everyone,

We were lucky enough to surprise Cody with a fabulous selection of our toys for his birthday! 🙂

An excerpt of his birthday post can be found below:

FINALLY!!!!Cody’s Colossal 10th Birthday Cat Toy Give-Away is HERE!!We deeply apologize for the delay and we thank you for your patience!!!

Cody and I were so happy when a few weeks ago our furiends at Katzenworld  asked if Cody would be willing to try some cat toys that are made by their furiends at 4cats . We happily agreed, but only if we could have a give-away for our readers!

 

Cody has always been a pretty big fan of catnip, but he had never tried any toys that contained Valerian until he tried the toys from 4cats. I have to tell you, the second I opened the packaging, even after having traveled all of the way from the U.K. to our home, the smell was super pungent! So pungent that not only did Cody “get buzzed”, but I think that I did too!!!

Their cuddly toys, filled with valerian as well as with 4catsnip, are designed with love at their company’s facility based in Stolberg,  Germany where they are hand-crafted and then placed in sealed packaging to preserve their potency. They eschew the use of any adhesives, metal parts or other dangerous components.

For the full post and a chance to get your paws on some of our toys check out Cody’s birthday giveaway here!

Thanks,

Marc

Sonu Singh Reviews 4Cats toys!

Hi!

My name is Ritu of the blog But I Smile Anyway. I have a beautiful furbaby called Sonu Singh who is the main reason for this post!

Not long ago, my friend Marc from Katzenworld contacted me. This site is amazing for all of you who are cat obsessed, like me, and Sonu Singh has featured a few times on the Tummy Rub Tuesday posts and in the Purrsday Poetry section too!

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Marc had a great offer open for us here;

Would we like to review some cat toys for 4Cats in Germany?

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A little information about 4cats.

We at 4cats are the world’s leading producer of valerian toys and are very anxious to provide our customers with both the valerian and cuddly stuffed toys (4catsnip) in excellent quality . Our products are freshly handmade, filled and packaged in Germany. In the case of valerian toys, the unchanged formulation has been used for 30 years.

Would we heck!

Sonu Singh loves a certain few toys, and it is always enlightening to watch him play with new things. He is quite picky and has been known to turn his nose up at plenty in the past so I think he would be a great, honest reviewer!

Speedily a box was despatched to us and the fun began!


What was I expecting? A couple of lovely toys with catnip and valerian in them to see what the fur-reviewer wanted to play with.

What we got?

OMG, loads of wonderful products from 4Cats!

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First we tried the Valerian Knot, then the Catnip one.



I guess you can see what he thought by the reaction to both the toys! The smell drove him wild and he slobbered over both the knots!

Then came the Dolphin cuddle toys, in both varieties.

We started to see the preference a little here. Sonu veered towards the catnip filled toy more, though he liked them both!

Then came some gorgeous valerian and catnip filled heart cushions.

There were some cute motif pillows which he happily hugged too.

The highlight was when he played with the Rustle Cushions. The catnip one drove him wild! He loved it so much!

The company make these little pillows too which you can insert into a special pocket on a cat scratch post toy holder. It refreshes the interest in the scratch post, and gets them all excited too!

I left them all out for him to have a play then… He was in cat heaven, though, I fear, a little high from all the cat drugs we had exposed him to! (Don’t worry, neither Valerian nor Catnip are drugs in reality, they just have certain effects on cats! Both herbs are safe for our feline friends!)

Sonu reacted positively to all the toys, to be honest!

In small doses, I can see that these will be favourites with him. It is important not to leave these out unattended. Though the toys are created to be bitten, licked and pulled about, they could rip, and you wouldn’t want the cat to ingest the valerian, or catnip.

They are available in these gorgeous fabrics, and there are many other designs to choose from too. The valerian and catnip may not smell too pleasant to us two-leggers, but these four-leggers absolutely love the scent!

He definitely took a liking to the catnip Rustle Cushion though!

I hope you enjoyed our first ever cat product review! We had great fun, and if you want to have fun, check out the offer Marc has set up below!

Products available from Katzenworld in the UK. Click here to go to their shop! And, if you enter the code 4cats15 when buying any of the 4cats toys you get an extra 15% off! Bonus!

And Sonu Singh…? Well, he snoozed off his high, in the box… of course!

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Review of our 4cats Valerian & Catnip Knots for cats by @Artgerechtes Katzenleben

Hi everyone,

The other week we came across this brilliant post by Artgerechtes-Katzenleben, their website is a German page dedicated to helping cat guardians find out about the things that are good for their cats and of course we are therefore most pleased to have been featured on there. 🙂

Below you can see some of the brilliant photos that the author shared on her page.

For those of you that speak German don’t forget to checkout her page! 😀

If you are a retailer wishing to stock our toys don’t forget to get in touch through our main website.

If you are a consumer wishing to get some of these you can get them in the online shop of our partner Katzenworld.

Thanks,

Marc