HoudiniDancing and the Valerian and 4catsnip effect! Getting high!

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The day came where we were delivered a box with goodies in it! I was so excited. I smelt the box straight away!

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Mum, got her special knife, opened the box and oh boy, it was like Christmas! I was surrounded by toys that smelt so good and treats! The box is amazing too, it actually has a cat on it!!

Needless to say mum was so slow at opening the toys out their packets, I had to give her a nudge with my paw and a few meows! She did quicken up eventually! I can’t get the staff at times but she’s getting the hang of it.

When we opened the goodies from 4cats (which are available here on Katzenworld), we noticed that they are extremely well-made goodies, they put up with my playing, biting and amazing wrestling moves (WWE has nothing on me, ha, ha).

They smelt so, so good I got super excited!

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I even picked the goodies up and moved them to my private area! Obviously I need my private time, however, I don’t seem to get that with mum. I can’t even lick myself in peace without mum thinking I’m doing yoga moves!

The tassels on the toys are just pure delight! Mum plays with me, but I’m super quick and always manage to catch the tassels when mum plays with me.

I thought I had a clear favorite in the selection of toys however, they are all equally great. They are soft, cuddly, made well, smelt amazing (so much so they made me extremely merry!).

That’s all down to 4cats special formula which is all 100% organic and high-quality catnip or 4catsnip!

Overall, I really enjoyed reviewing these toys! So, much so, it wore me out, its amazing stuff!

The important question while reviewing these toys is, ‘would I recommend these products to my anipals’ and ‘Yes, I would!’

Special thanks go to Katzenworld and 4cats for giving me this opportunity to review these products!

4cats toys are available in the Katzenworld Shop and you can see find 4cats on Twitter as @4catsGmbH for further information.

My Twitter = @HoudiniDancing

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Global Tiger Day with Hamerton Zoo Park

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Hi everyone,

As some of you may know from our Facebook page we’ve done quite a bit of work on big cats enrichment with the Hamerton Zoo team over the last few months. So of course when they asked us if we’d like to join them at Global Tiger Day we were most delighted to help out! 🙂

First of all for those of you that have not heard of Global Tiger Day (also referred to as International Tiger Day) is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on the 29th of July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

We decided to run a small stall with our wildlife themed toys. From Cat Wrestlers to Motif Cushions there was a nice selection for all types of cats. And of course we had preloaded our Zoo enrichment video on a TV to show people that even big cats like to play.

The Zoo provided plenty of educational talks on the day in addition to their famous “Feed the Tigers” interactive event. And our favourite has to have been the guy walking around dressed as a Tiger!

For the “Feed the Tiger event” visitors get to feed the Tigers with meat on a stick. 🙂 The Zoo had an amazing 81 Tiger feeds on the day!

In total between the Zoo team and us, we managed to raise £1,641.50 for the conservation of Tigers.

Welt Tiger Tag mit Hamerton Zoo Park

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Hallo allerseits,

Wie einige von euch vielleicht von unserer Facebook-Seite wissen, haben wir in den letzten Monaten einiges mit den Großkatzen vom Hamerton Zoo Team gemacht und Ihren Katzen Tiger große Versionen von unseren Spielzeugen kostenlos produziert. Als sie uns fragten, ob wir am Welt Tiger Tag dabei sein wollten, waren wir natürlich sehr gerne bereit, Ihnen zu helfen! 🙂

Falls Ihr noch nicht vom Welt Tiger Tag gehört habt, dies ist eine jährliche Veranstalung am 29. Juli rund um den Tigerschutz.Es wurde 2010 auf dem Sankt Petersburger Tigergipfel gegründet. Ziel des Tages ist es, ein globales System zum Schutz der natürlichen Lebensräume von Tigern zu fördern und das Bewusstsein und die Unterstützung für die Erhaltung des Tigers zu stärken.

Wir entschieden uns, einen kleinen Stand mit unseren Wildlife Designs Spielzeugen vorzubereiten. Von Spielrollen bis hin zu Motivkissen gab es eine schöne Auswahl für alle Katzenarten. Und natürlich hatten wir unser Zoo-Enrichment-Video auf einem Fernseher vorgeladen, um Leuten zu zeigen, dass selbst Großkatzen gerne spielen.

Der Zoo bot neben dem berühmten interaktiven Event “Füttert die Tiger” zahlreiche Vorträge. Besonders spaßig fanden wir jedoch den Angestellten des Zoos, der sich als Tiger verkleidet hatte. 🙂

Für das “Füttern der Tiger” Event bekamen Besucher Fleisch auf einem Stock, welcher dann den Tigern angeboten wurde. Der Zoo hatte insgesamt 81 dieser Fütterungs-Sessions am Welt Tiger Tag.

Insgesamt wurden am Tag zwischen dem Zoo Team und uns £1,641.50 (ca 1,833.16 Euro) für die Rettung der Tiger eingenommen.

Bean und unser Knoten mit Katzenminze

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Bean und unser Knoten mit Katzenminze

Geschrieben von Mel für Ihren Kater Bean

Dies ist ein weiteres Spielzeug von 4cats, dass Ich jederzeit weiter empfehlen würde!

Bean hatte sehr viel Spaß mit seinem Kuschel-Knoten mit Katzenminze. Die Größe ist perfekt zum Spielen und natürlich hat die Katzenminze Ihn mal wieder beeindruckt. 🙂

Und das rot des Knoten sieht mit Bean noch besser aus!

Der Knoten hielt Bean eine ganze Zeit lang unterhalten und er kommt trotz einer großen Auswahl an Spielzeugen immer wieder zu dem Knoten zurück.

Das Beste war es, als Bean mit dem Knoten im Mund von der Küche ins Wohnzimmer gekommen war. Nur damit er mit dem Knoten bei uns spielen konnte. Sowas hat er noch mit keinem anderen Spielzeug gemacht.

Ein fantastisches Spielzeug, dass nicht nur großartig aussieht sondern auch noch sehr günstig ist. Bean liebt es daran zu knabbern, es festzuhalten und natürlich es überall mithinzunehmen.

Bean and our Cuddly Catnip Knot

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Bean and our Cuddly Knot Knot!

Written by Mel on behalf of Bean

Another 4cats toy I would strongly recommend.

Bean has so much fun with his 4cats Cuddly Knot toy. The size is perfect and of course the catnip is a winner.

I must say his colouring does look rather gorgeous with the bright red too!

The Cuddly Knot kept Bean entertained for a good while, and he does re-visit the toy (even though he has loads to choose from) at regular intervals.

He even came walking into our living room from the kitchen with the knot in his mouth, so he could play with it near us; something he has never done with any of his other toys before!

A great, affordable and lovely looking toy which Bean loves to grab hold of, cuddle, bite and carry in his mouth!

4cats Baldrian & Katzenminze Weltweites Gewinnspiel – Juli 2018

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Hallo Ihr Lieben,

Es ist mal wieder Zeit für unser monatliches Gewinnspiel in Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Englischen Partner Katzenworld.

Solltet Ihr noch nicht unsere Spielzeuge ausprobiert haben ist dies eine perfekte Chance eine unserer neuen Premium Spielrollen und ein paar anderen Spielzeugen gewinnen zu können!

Um an diesem Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen müsst ihr einfach nur Aktionen über diesen Link machen.

Umso mehr Aktionen Ihr mach umso mehr Chancen bekommt ihr zu gewinnen.

4cats Valerian & Catnip Toys Worldwide Giveaway – July 2018

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for yet another  giveaway for a chance to win one of our new premium kickers amongst other toys! 🙂

To enter simply complete the following actions through our partners giveaway page.

And if you’ve missed it don’t forget to check-out the review that Rose wrote about our toys.

The more tasks you complete the more chances you get at winning this giveaway!

Source: 4cats Valerian & Catnip Toys Worldwide Giveaway – June 2018

Spike und unser Schmuseaffe

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Hallo allerseits,

Unser Katzeminze Schmuseaaffe ist ja wie viele von euch wahrscheinlich leider wissen fast “vom Austerben bedroht”, aber das hat Spike und seine Mutter nicht davon abgehalteneinen von ihnen für den 11-jährigen Spike in ihre Pfoten und Hände zu bekommen!

Wie ihr sehen könnt, liebt Spike seinen Affen! Und seine Mutter war positiv überrascht, wie sehr er seinen Affen mag. Er trägt diesen jetzt liebevoll durchs ganze Haus.

Habt ihr ein paar Fotos von euren Katzen? Schickt sie uns für den Blog! Klickt hier, um uns eine E-Mail zu schicken.

Liebe Grüße,

Marc

Spike and our Cuddle Monkey

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Hi everyone,

Our catnip monkey might be almost “extinct” as many of you know but that hasn’t stopped Spike and his mum to get their paws and hands on one of them for 11 year old Spike!

As you can see Spike absolutely loved his monkey! And his mum was pleasantly surprised by how much he loves his monkey that now gets carried all around the house.

Have you got some cute photos of your cats? Why not send them in to us! Click here to email us.

Thanks,

Marc

Mika and the 4cats Premium Valerian Cat Wrestler

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Hello everyone. We are Mika and Kerstin from the Instagram account @mika_von_brummkratzihausen. If you want to know more about us, just have a look, we look forward to seeing you.

Today we’ve done a product test for you. The object of desire was the:

Premium Cat Wrestler with Valerian

Our first impression: The packaging is very high quality and when closed, you don’t smell the valerian at all. When it is opened however, the scent of valerian can be smelled immediately. However, not an artificial smell that you know from many other products, this smells much more natural. The packaging is very stable and can be used as a storage solution for the toy. The wrestler is nice and firm and made of cord type fabric. The active ingredient inside is valerian. If you squeeze the roll a bit harder, you will be able to feel some of the valerian root pieces. The sewn-on strings with tassels are very tightly sewn and act very play-inspiring.

Mika’s Product Test: At this point we have to admit that we were a bit skeptical because Mika had previously not responded to valerian toys. He was also very skeptical at the first moment, but that quickly came to an end. He circled the wrestler like it was prey and after a short time the strings had to b”suffer”. He pulled and tugged at them. Shortly after he started to bite into the wrestler, which very quickly turned into a clinging and scratching motion. He was really high at that point, did not let himself be distracted, even tasty food became uninteresting. Unfortunately, the wrestler had to take on a lot and the whole floor (and also Mika) were full of lint. That did not detract him from playing though. A whole 10 minutes he had huge fun with the wrestler, then the effect started to become a little weaker over time until he was totally exhausted and lied down tired looking next to the wrestler. At this point we put it back in the packaging and put it aside. The valerian scent seems to be very intense, because even 2 hours later Mika still sniffed where the area on the floor that the wrestler was on.

Our conclusion: We are very excited since Mika was otherwise never interested in valerian. From a quality point, the wrestler also makes a very good impression. For me personally, it is very important that the Valerian roots are tested in independent laboratories by 4cats and thus contain no harmful substances. Therefore, I can also be sure that is not been manipulated with alcoholic tinctures as “flavor enhancement”.

Definitive Product Recommendation!!!!!!!!!
4 of 5 Points for the processing
5 of 5 Points for the play factor of the toys
5 of 5 Points for the active ingredients

Cheers and have fun with the Cat Wrestler!

Mika and Kerstin (www.instagram.com/mika_von_brummkratzihausen)