Post Published on March 22, 2016 | Last Updated on October 19, 2019 by Jenny
Cat’s Meow Electronic Cat Toy vs. Undercover Mouse Automatic Cat Toy
Long ago my Aunt Nicky gave my mom the Undercover Mouse electronic cat toy for Caymus and Murphy. I “borrowed” it from my parents house, so Charlie and Trigg could play with it…and let’s just say it never made it back to my parents’ house.
The Undercover Mouse and the Cat’s Meow are electronic cat toys where a “mouse tail” moves in random and unpredictable directions under a circular yellow nylon cover. They each have three different speeds.
The Undercover Mouse was an electronic cat toy made by Panic Mouse. Panic Mouse sold their patents and shortly afterwards the Cat’s Meow appeared as an As Seen on TV product. You could also buy it at CVS, Walgreens, Wal-mart and more.
I was weary to get the Cat’s Meow because the reviews vary greatly from people loving it to people talking about what a piece of trash it can be. But I found it pretty darn similiar to our experience with the Undercover Mouse. We have loved, loved, loved the Undercover Mouse. The only big complaint I have is that the Cat’s Meow requires three C batteries, whereas the Undercover Mouse only required 3 AA batteries. And the Cat’s Meow’s battery power is far less in longevity compared to the Undercover Mouse. We have the Cat’s Meow V3, in case that’s helpful – I have linked to the Amazon listing below as well.
The positive to the Cat’s Meow is that it doesn’t make the “knocking” noise that the Undercover Mouse makes when the cats stop the wand with their paw – halting the motor. Rather it is much more silent.
I have included videos below of my Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg, playing with the Undercover Mouse and then also a comparison video between the two automatic electronic cat toys:
Our Undercover Mouse Toy Videos on YouTube:
Cat’s Meow Electronic Cat Toy vs. Undercover Mouse Cat Toy Review Comparison:
Buy the Cat’s Meow:
Do you have the Undercover Mouse or the Cat’s Meow for your kitties? Do they like it?
Another similar toy is the SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat. We have not tried this one – have you?