SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel Product Review

Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Jenny

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The SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel is a great little cat tunnel and most ideal for Ragdoll kittens, I would think. 

SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel Review

Collapsible Tunnel for Cats

All products featured on the site are independently selected by the editor of Floppycats, Jenny Dean. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. You can read our full disclosure at the bottom of the page.

The SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel is one of those classic cat toys, much like the Bergan Turbo Scratcher.

Smartykat Tunnel

The collapsible tunnel expands to 9.5″ diameter x 35″ long.  It reduces down to nothing, making it easy to store in a drawer or similar.  It is made of a nylon material that crackles when touched (as you can hear in our arrival and review videos below), which makes it more enticing for a kitty to play in. Charlie, certainly, was less than interested in the tunnel.

Trigg was somewhat interested, but still less interested than I thought he would be in the cat chute. I think, for this reason, it might be best to start a crackle tunnel off on a kitten, rather an adult cat. Also, the diameter being 9.5″ requires a Ragdoll cat to crawl through the tunnel, rather than be able to bolt through it at full speed.

You can buy the SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel on Amazon. Here is our arrival video:

Here’s a video of Caymus and Murphy playing in the SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel as well as the Petstages Cuddle Coil and the Neko Flies Birbug:

Here is our final review video:

We received the SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product did not influence this post.

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5 thoughts on “SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel Product Review

  1. Patti Johnson says:

    Great review & videos (as usual), Jenny! Thanks so much for sharing this information. And…I agree about introducing something like this as a kitten. I like the idea of the kid-sized tunnels (from a previous post) for Ragdoll’s to use. 🙂

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugardoodles 🙂 <3

  2. plmcat says:

    i think if the hole was bigger they would like it better. i have the “discovery kids” tent and tunnel and my cats go apeshit in that thing. i know if it was a small tunnel they wouldn’t go in as often or at all. and yes on the crackle. omg i’ve woken up at 3 in the morning with them playing and mine is on the first floor and my bedroom is upstairs. i love watching them though with it. i had no idea they would like it so much. maybe they need to make a larger one for bigger cats.

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