Get your frisky feline pouncing and jumping after this soaring feather toy. Designed by Jackson Galaxy to engage your cat in play that appeals to their natural instincts by simulating the hunt.
Tips: Attach the air prey feather to the wand and let fly through the air to simulate the hunt for airborne targets. Daily play with the Galaxy Wand will get your cat's mojo running!
Also available: Air Prey Telescoping Wand with Laser Attachment
- Comes with 1 synthetic feather attachment toy
- 10" x 3.9" x 2" (25.4 x 9.9 x 5.1 cm)
- Designed exclusively for Jackson Galaxy
- Adjustable telescoping wand reaches 32" (81.3 cm)
- Retractable cord with swivel connection prevents tangles
- Feather toy is detachable and interchangeable
Recognized by Catster (formerly Cat Fancy) as a 2014 Editor's Choice
Armand loves cat teasers and wands so I always look for ones that extend a few feet because he likes to hide and run/pounce from a distance.
That telescoping arm - WOW! Longest reach on any wand I've tried by far. More of a fishing rod!
Feather motion - So cool! The feathers are long and very stiff; the attachment hitches and floats in a way that mimics real flight. Makes every other cat teaser with feathers at the end look like amateur hour.
Fun for all - it's just fun to handle. The telescoping rod and even the attachment at the end have a nice heavy substantial feel (though the thin, stiff string throws it out of balance)
Retractable string: Thin and stiff with no give to it, which is oddly imbalanced with the heavy plastic clip attachment at the end. Which brings me to:
**HARDWARE ON THE FEATHER** This is the "dangerous" aspect referenced in the review title. Normally wand toys have feathers just sticking out of or sewn on to the ends. There is a hard plastic clip at the end of this string, which attaches to a loop on the feather attachment. Well, a few minutes after unpackaging this and playing, the feather attachment got bent and twisted up in the string itself, which binds up and shortens the string and the feathers. I'm used to waving and whipping these toys around for my cat without fear of hurting him because it's just cloth or feathers. I admit, I unthinkingly did the same with this because it's just a souped up version of that type of cat teaser toy. But within literally a few minutes of opening the package and playing with a very excited kitty, I accidentally bonked Armand on the head with with the plastic part of the feather attachment that was caught up somewhere in the twisted string. Normally this cat is unfazed by *anything*--I assure you he has been bonked by accidentally dropped objects in the kitchen many a time, and often doesn't care. Well, he got this look on his face and shot out of the room. I went to find him and he was curled in the corner of my closet. I've tried taking the toy out a couple times since and he's gotten that panicked looked again and high-tailed it to the closet. Happened this morning and I haven't seen him since.
For pricey products that are supposed to be designed by some kind of cat genius, this is far from idiot proof (hi, I'm the idiot) and definitely carries an injury risk. I'm just sad that I ruined what could've been a favorite toy for my boy after it malfunctioned right off the bat. He was so engaged for those first few minutes--but that's literally all the time we got before the bonk incident. I'm glad it didn't hit him in the eye.
TL;DR a really neat idea with potential but not well thought out/executed. Must be handled much more delicately than the teaser toys it's deigned to mimic because of clunky hardware that can hurt your cat.
My cats LOVE this toy!!
Good exercise for all of us 😀
String started shredding when retracted only a few times so we don’t retract it anymore.
I love it. However I have made toys similar to that with sticks, and string. It is a fun toy though, and I really like the retractable string. That is my favorite part, and the fact that I can attach any other toy to the clip on the end of the string.
I just got Reese about a year ago. I have tried to play with her with several different toys. She likes them and loses interest. She is very assertive. She will come at me with her paws, declawed found her that way, and bit me but not like she's attacking me. So I decided to get your toy to see if I could get her to play more. Just got it 3 days ago and I think she's played more since she adopted me. 😉 I have to really thank you. It's fun for her and it's fun for me. I just lost my last cat that I had for 16 years as an outdoor cat. She was sent to me by God to be there for some hard times. Reese has come now and I believe God has sent her. I believe there is an angel with them. I hope in the end times I will see them both in heaven. If someone says a cat cannot be your soul mate they are so wrong. The first picture is Midnight the second is Reese.
I love these cat toys because you can interchange different toys to get your cat to play and hunt. My 2 cats have enjoyed this cat toy immensely. I have one problem finding replacement feather attachment for this cat toy. Presently my 2 new kittens love to play this so much that they have chew through the string. I have tried to retye it together, but they keep on taking it apart. 2 wild and crazy kittens.