For What It's Worth

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Figment vs. The Mouse Influenster review



I took the plunge and joined Influenster this month. If you’re not familiar with them, Influenster sends targeted products, free of charge, to members who engage with social media for exchange for sharing on social media and review. You can read more about how it works here.

I received my first “Campaign” this month and apparently Figment is the one who got to test and play with something new instead of me.

He received the Temptations Snacky Mouse toy ($6 retail), a sample size (.42 oz) & full size (3 oz) bag of Whiskas Temptations treats – chicken flavor.

The test:


* I received this product complimentary to test and/or review.

Things didn’t get off to a good start. Figment was afraid of the mouse and couldn’t be tempted with food. I had to chase him all through the house just to show him the toy. Eventually he decided to stalk/check it out.

It took him a couple of minutes to get the hang of his Snacky Mouse. He’s on a prescription diet so I couldn’t use the included treats but his food fit easily through the 3 – approximately 1/2 inch circles in the mouse.

The mouse wobbles around when batted and knocks out 1-2 pieces at a time. They suggest not putting more than 10 –12 pieces daily so as not to alter your pets diet. Since I was using Figment’s regular food, I used the toy as a meal dispenser and added more.

He really enjoyed it once he figured it out and now I add a few pieces and give it to him when go out as a distraction.

As for the treats, he REALLY wanted to get in that bag, but he can’t veer of his RX diet so those went to my neighbor cat who loved them. They’re crunchy on the outside – soft on the inside and very tiny (see pic).

So my first Influenster VoxBox was a big success. Maybe next time I’ll get something I can use. lol

17 comments:

  1. Happy it worked and your cat liked it. I might get it for my cat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He loves it - once he realized it wasn't trying to kill him lol

      Delete
  2. I am glad they worked for him :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He doesn't usually play with toys so I'm glad he finally found something he enjoys playing with.

      Delete
  3. LOL, most original review ever! I hope you'll get something for yourself next time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel so neglected lol

      But if Figment is happy - I'm happy (& can read without interruption!)

      Delete
  4. This was hilarious!! Glad you put that lazy cat to work generating some blog content!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If only Figment understood HTML and formatting….

      Delete
  5. That's great he really liked the toy once he got the hang of it. And I hope you get something for YOU next time too. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aww poor Figment was afraid! That sounds really cute, I'm afraid my cats would just want to kill it though. Constantly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The Herd got this box too. They'll be busting it open tomorrow I think :) He's such a cutie!

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOL! A snacky mouse! I love it. My pups would love to get a treat like this in the mail. Might have to check out this thing of which you speak.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh fun! I need to recommend it to my kitty peeps. I've been hoping I get a doggie box. I also have one that is on a special diet, but another who isn't (but she is picky!). I need to finish my voxbox review. O.o

    ReplyDelete
  10. This was such a funny post. Poor kitty...they never do anything we want them to do!

    ReplyDelete
  11. awwww poor guy was afraid of the mouse!!!! awww!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. How's the Snacky Mouse holding up and maintaining his interest? I've been looking for something similar since my Oscar is getting so lazy. She just doesn't play much since our older cat died :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He still likes it. He's getting faster at emptying it though so it doesn't last long.

      There are little tabs (when you attach the top to the bottom after filling) that I started centering with the dispensing holes so that it's harder for him and that seems to be working.

      The other toy he likes is this Play & Squeak Mouse Hunter http://playnsqueak.com/products_mouse.html

      and we use a laser pointer for him to chase but he'd rather stare, stalk and twitch than run lol

      And I'm so sorry to hear about your cat Erin :-(

      Delete