Romping with the RoloRat | Review & Giveaway
Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by PetSafe. We received a FroliCat RoloRat in exchange for our honest review, but this did not influence our opinions at all. We only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSafe is not responsible for the content of this post.
Is Christmas here already?! It sure seems like it after opening a package that recently arrived on our door step! Thanks to PetSafe, we received a FroliCat RoloRat to test out, and man, has it been a hit!
I’m always skeptical of these “fancy” cat toys. It always seems like cats are entertained the greatest by the most mundane and simple things – like a milk jug ring or a balled up piece of paper. The RoloRat has proven me wrong, at least in this case.
The RoloRat is a plastic, battery-powered toy with light-up eyes and whipping tail that rolls around on the floor to engage your cat in play. Its unpredictable movements entice your cat to use his natural hunting instincts to pounce, chase, and stalk.
As soon as I loaded the batteries in (requires three AAA, not included) and turned it on, my gang was intrigued. For the first twenty seconds or so they didn’t know what to make of it, but once Caster took the first pounce, he was in the zone and there was no coming out of it. He and Sophie are obsessed with this thing. When it’s on, they won’t let it out of their sight, and they actually take turns dragging it across the floor by its tail. Delilah and Sampson remain spectators for the most part, and Sassy isn’t much interested in it, though I’m not so sure how willing Caster and Sophie would be to share anyway…
The RoloRat stays on for about 10 minutes before shutting itself off. (You can manually turn it off anytime as well.) When the rat turns off, Caster glances up at me and gives me a look as if to say, “What happened? Make it go again!!”
No fear, Caster! The RoloRat has a “Play While You’re Away” feature. When this feature has been engaged, the RoloRat will come on automatically every 2 hours for 10 minutes. We have tested this feature out, and it’s actually really neat. As soon as the RoloRat comes on and starts making noise, Caster and Sophie come running from wherever they are. It’s so cute.
The only possible negative thing I could say about the RoloRat is that the mechanical, drilling sound it makes has the potential to be irritating. But it’s not that bad, and the RoloRat is awesome is so many other ways!
We made a video so you could see for yourself just how fun it is!
More fun news! Our furiends at PetSafe are letting us giveaway a RoloRat to one of our readers! Just in time for the holiday season! Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to US residents; however our international readers can enter and then gift their RoloRat to a US furiend or shelter should they win. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There is only one mandatory entry.
If you can’t wait to find out if you won or not, you can purchase your very own RoloRat here!
About the giveaway: No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to US residents only, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from November 6 at 12:00am EST through November 13, 2015 at 12:00am EST. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion.