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OurPets Catty Whack Toy—is it Fun for Ferrets?

OurPets Catty Whack Toy--Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy—Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy is actually intended for cats. But that doesn’t mean ferrets can’t enjoy it too!

Ferrets and cats have a lot in common. One big similarity is that cats and ferrets have hunting instincts that they like to use when playing. Another similarity is, like cats, ferrets sleep a lot. But, when they are awake they need to be active and expend all that energy they store up while sleeping. Cats and ferrets both need mental stimulation from play to keep from being bored and to fulfill their hunting instincts. Physical activity from play keeps pets physically fit and enriches their quality of life. More than just exercise, playing also relieves anxiety, stress, and boredom. We all know what happens when a ferret gets bored and starts looking around for something fun to do!

What is OurPets Catty Whack Toy?

OurPets Catty Whack Toy is an unpredictable motion and sound game where hunting instincts are activated in play. This interactive toy is specifically designed to encourage independent play. It’s a type of hide & seek action game with a fast-moving feather wand that peeks out randomly from different places. The erratic movement of the teaser keeps your ferret’s attention as he tries to figure out which of the 6 holes the teaser is going to peek out of next.

Other features included a chirping/squeaking sound that your ferret may find interesting. It has a carpeted top so your ferret has a soft place to plan his attack from above. The bottom of OurPets Catty Whack Toy has 4 non-skid rubber feet, which keep the toy from sliding around as your ferret plays. There is an automatic shut off that turns the toy off after 10 minutes–probably long enough for most ferrets’ attention span. The dimensions are 10” x 4” x 10” and it takes 4 “C” batteries–not included.

OurPets Catty Whack Toy—Review for Ferrets


  • Unique interactive toy
  • Stimulates natural hunting instincts
  • Encourages independent play
  • Unpredictable feather teaser movement
  • Multiple ferrets can play at the same time
  • Auto-shut off
  • Carpeted top
  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • A replacement feather wand tip is included and you can purchase additional ones


  • Feather teaser can come out if ferret catches it and pulls it hard enough
  • Some ferrets may decide to pull the entire toy around by the feather
  • Can’t turn off sound
  • Can’t adjust time for auto shut off
  • Supervising play recommend

OurPets Catty Whack Toy—Review Summary

OurPets Catty Whack Toy may be a great option for ferret parents looking for a unique ferret toy where hunting instincts are activated in play. Like cats, ferrets are intrigued by the erratic movement of the teaser and have fun trying to catch it.  Because the feather teaser can be pulled out if your ferret catches it and pulls hard enough, supervising your ferret while playing is recommended.

Get your OurPets Catty Whack Toy Here.

Sometimes it’s out of stock. But not to worry! Look at these other interactive toys:

Ferret Toys–Rumba For Ferrets

Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze

 Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain

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16 thoughts on “OurPets Catty Whack Toy—is it Fun for Ferrets?

  1. Honestly, I didn’t know that ferrets can be kept pretty much like cats? And that they play like cats? I love that toy, if I had an indoor cat I’ll get that one, my cats are mostly outside though and have enough stimulation, I think. This toy would probably be fun to have for a puppy also.
    I don’t know much about ferrets and I always thought they are kept in a cage. Does your ferret move freely around in the house? Just curious.

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Thanks for visiting Ferret Lovers and leaving a comment about OurPets Catty Whack Toy. In answer to your question. Ferrets generally should be kept in a cage or other ferret proof area when not being supervised because they can get in lots of trouble! Many ferrets, including mine, have freedom around the house when I am able to keep and eye on them!

  2. Great product review and neat idea to use toys made for other animals! I have always loved ferrets and enjoy learning about them.
    Thanks for the info!

    1. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts!

  3. Nice article, I love the OurPets Catty Whack Toy, super cute. I think Ferrets are very playful and need lots of toys to keep them busy and out of trouble! Thanks for sharing your article.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linsey. Yes, ferrets do need different toys to keep them entertained! The OurPets Catty Whack Toy can really be fun for ferrets.

  4. Hi My Cat Molly has the OurPets Catty Whack Toy plays with it all the time but always come back to it whenever she’s bored. How you describe it sums it up and I can see a ferret will enjoy this too. personally this would be a perfect toy for ferret lovers out there

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for sharing your experience with OurPets Catty Whack Toy!

  5. This is so nice I have a friend who has a cat that she named after me, This really amazed and I feel nice when I visit her and she calls our name and all turn. Lol, I have come to love the cat so much that I keep buying her toys when visiting them she is a such a big and busy cat, Your suggestion and video on OurPets Catty Whack have given me another idea of the next toy I am buying. Thank you

    1. That is so cute having the cat named after you, Mercy! I am happy you liked OurPets Catty Whack Toy and are considering it as a gift!

  6. This is very informative and interesting article. OurPets Catty Whack Toy seams like a great toy for both cats and ferrets. I like an idea that multiple ferrets can play at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Blanka,
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I am happy you enjoyed the article.

  7. I remember a few years back now a friend of mine had 2 ferrets and a polecat. Lovely as pets and so playful and this would have been the ideal toy. My daughter has 2 cats so I will pass these details onto her.

    1. Hi Mick,
      I have never seen a polecat. I would love to! They are gorgeous! Thanks for passing on the info to your daughter.

  8. I had no idea that ferrets and cats would be so similar. I left be the catty whack toy. I think it would really be something great to keep a cat or ferret happy. Love the video. It helped me understand it better.

    1. Hi Marla,
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I’m happy you liked the video.

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