There have been quite a few questions regarding the “new” Pure Commotion cat toy versus the cat toy it replaced, the Panic Mouse 360. To help settle any confusion, I thought a quick post about the two interactive cat toys was in order!
The Panic Mouse 360 was a popular interactive cat toy produced by Practical Creative Innovations. Throughtout its lifetime, it had two different designs. One design had the mouse’s face on the base of the product, while the other design had a cone-shaped area where the wand was attached – the mouse’s face decorated the cone. Replacement wands were available and designed with different attachments to keep your kitty entertained. There were feathers, “mice,” and pom poms. This interactive cat toy was considered revolutionary, as it was the first of its kind of use a computer board to control a motor that changed directions at any time and provided unpredicative “mouse-like” movements for your cat to track. The wand moved 360 degrees to keep your cat guessing where to pounce next.
In 2011, the product rights to popular toys like the Undercover Mouse and Panic Mouse 360 were sold to another popular cat toy manufacturer, Worldwise. Worldwise wrapped the interactive cat toys into its popular Petlinks System, which contains a wide variety of pet products that are specifically designed to meet emotional, physical, and instinctual needs of your pet. Petlinks products are currently available for cats and dogs.
The Panic Mouse 360 was redesigned by Worldwise and re-released as the Pure Commotion interactive cat toy, part of the “Exercise” block of the Petlinks brand. The product is now a more neutral brown, includes a wand with ball and feathers on it, and allows you to choose the speed of the feather motion to fit your pet’s need. It also includes a great feature that was lacking from the Panic Mouse 360 brand – a timer! The timer allows cat parents to set up to 2 hours of continuous play on the Pure Commotion cat toy, which means your kitty will not lose interest due to intermittant starting and stopping.
Try the Pure Commotion cat toy and let us know what you think!