Cat Product Holiday Review/Giveaway Series: Turbo Toys by Bergan Pet Products

I typically don’t do a lot of cat product reviews, but as a result of Zee & Zoey’s Cat Ruler Contest and Campaign for a Cause that I held in August/September, I had a handful of items sent to me from some of the prize sponsors for my own kitties to try out. Since I have a multi-cat household of felines who are certified cat testers (hereby decreed by me) and the holidays are coming up, I thought I would begin a weekly series of reviews/giveaways of some of these items to help those of you who are looking for great gift ideas for any cat on your shopping list.

Jazz has immediately claimed the Turbo Star Chaser Toy as his. Can't argue with such solid evidence of possession...

One of these great toys is the Turbo Star Chaser Toy from Bergan Pet Products. I can say without any exaggeration whatsoever that my cats went ga-ga bonkers over this interactive toy, but not just all the cats, in particular, our senior resident, Mr. Jazz. Jazz who is 14 years old was instantly attracted to this toy that is basically a plastic donut with a scratch pad in the center that is surrounded by a tubular track that has a motion activated LED ball in it that lights up when the cats touch it.

To see Jazz play with this toy with such delight and vigor does my heart good as well as his. Jazz prefers to spend most of his day napping in our bedroom. He will come out for dinner, do some couch snuggling when we watch TV at night, then he will be instantaneously stuck to me like Velcro when we go to bed. It’s not that he’s lazy, he is just getting older and has very little interest in the mountain of cat toys we have and prefers a wadded ball of paper to be his primary toy of choice. So, unless there is actually a wadded ball of paper on the floor, he is relatively sedentary.

Jazz is stretching his legs and giving the Star Chaser a good scratching!

The Turbo Cyclone changed all that – from the moment I unwrapped it from its packaging and sprinkled a bit of catnip on the scratch board, he became obsessed with batting the ball around and around. Sometimes he plays alone and I will hear the whirl of the ball going around the track, and sometimes the other cats will join him and then it sounds like a frentic game of Foosball as the ball is pawed from one cat to the next to keep it in motion.

Zoey and Zee engage in a competive game batting the LED ball around the turbo track!

It seems he is not the only senior cat who loves this toy. Socks from Alasandra, The Cats & A Dog  who was our grand prize winner of the Cat Ruler Contest and is 12 years old also received a turbo toy, in this case, the Cyclone model and loves it so much that he sleeps with it! Just look at these pictures he was kind enough to share and I think you will agree that the Turbo Cyclone gets a 5-paw ranking of approval from him!

Socks bonding with his Cyclone Turbo Toy!

This picture is just too precious for words... Socks loves his Cyclone so much that he can't bear to part with it, even when it is time to nap!

I obviously don’t know the science behind it and can’t guarantee all senior cats will love the toy as much as Jazz and Socks do, but I highly recommend you give it a try to see if you can bring some joy, exercise, and fun to your senior cat that might not be getting enough mental and physical stimulation as he/she ages.

The good news, Bergan has agreed to give one lucky reader a chance to win one of these great toys. All you need to do is leave a comment by Tuesday, November 13th, midnight PST and on Thursday the 15th  I will announce the winner. The only stipulation, you must be from the U.S. to be eligible. Truthfully however, I would recommend you get this toy regardless of the giveaway opportunity. It will make a great holiday gift for any cat, the prices are reasonable, falling in the twenty dollar range, and the ball comes complete with batteries and ready to go (replacement batteries are not sold separately, it is recommended you just buy another ball when it wears out). And keep in mind, it is not just for seniors – my cats range from 3 to 14 years old and they all love it. For more details on where you can find turbo products, please visit the Bergen site for information at this link.

Zee, Mia, Rolz, and Jazz are all enjoying the Star Chaser!

I was not paid for this product endorsement and the opinions of this toy are based on my own unique experience with my cats.

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  1. Phoenix says:

    Thanks to Mr. Jazz & all the cats for giving such enthusiastic reviews! This looks like a great product.

  2. Socks says:

    I am not entering the contest because we already won one and I want to allow another cat the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful toy, but I just wanted to let everyone know I really do love playing with the Cyclone.

  3. Judi Daly says:

    Looks like something little Thunder would love!

  4. Cory says:

    Wow, that looks like a pawsome toy! We’d love a chance to win one.


    Cory and family

  5. Patty and Bella Banks says:

    I would love to see my Bella playing with one of these. She is done with the fake mice and jingling balls, but a light up ball…that sounds right up her alley!

  6. how very cool!!! we have something not quite that awesome that the kittens play with….and chase around the house…..and sleep on top of 🙂

  7. christine gatto says:

    Looks pawtastic my kittys
    would love a chance to play with 1

  8. stephanie says:

    I really would like to have one of these.
    I am so curious as to how my cats would react:)
    It is just the right size,we basically have no room for anything.

  9. Jilian Giles says:

    I bet my kitties, Stormi and Tai, would have a lot of fun playing with this. We would really love to win. That would be totally pawsome!! >^..^< & ^..^

  10. Teresa J. says:

    I think my four kiddos would love this toy!

  11. Rachael H. says:

    Dex and Luna would love to win this!! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance!

  12. Olga says:

    Sparky and my new baby girl Athena would love to get a chance to play with this toy. I have two other Bergan products and they are great, would love to have another one to add to their enjoyment.

  13. You are sooo right – that photo of Socks is ADORABLE!

  14. Connie Marie says:

    This sounds amazing! We had a simular toy and all our cats loved it!
    I really would like a chance ti win this one

  15. Jerri Carol Compton says:

    My fur-babies would LOVE this— especially Bailey!

  16. meowmeowmans says:

    We’d love to enter the contest. How cool would it be if our 19 year-old Sammy ends up liking it, too?

  17. Wendy S says:

    My girls would love this toy. Love seeing the photos of beautiful Mr Jazz

  18. Penelope says:

    Wowzers! Me at the grand old age of 14 still loves my rolly ball (just like yours without the lights) but ine with lights! Me has to has it! Mommy says she is going looking, but should me trust her? Please includes me!
    And Jazz and Socks is furry happy looking (and youthful looking) cats! Mes would never has thought them a day over 7! (just like me, me looks like a baby still)

  19. Irene S says:

    looks like fun! I have some kitties that would love this interactive toy!

  20. Alice Towery says:

    Oh my goodness!!! You make me want to run out to a rescue cat “place” and find a Kizmet for myself!! I have told you how your Zee looks just like my Hobbes who had to leave Calvin & me to go to the Rainbow Bridge about the time I was getting ready to move from New Orleans to TN. Surely (!) your Kizmet is not my Hobbes little spirit come back to life?! Ok, now after all that, go ahead and enter Calvin into the Turbo Contest! But I’d rather have another Hobbes though. sigh

    • Deb says:

      I do remember you telling me about Hobbes… I wish you could have him back with you to, Alice, but it is nice thinking that in some way he has come back through Kizmet!