SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy Review

Cats of all ages, shapes, and sizes love to play, they love to hunt, and they positively thrive on the challenge of pursuit. As cat owners, we all know that each cat is unique in his or her style of play, has personal preferences for what to hunt, and very individual talents in the game of chase.

We cat owners enjoy finding toys and gadgets to bring out the best in our cats. Granted, some cats appear to ignore or perhaps feel intellectually above, the many tempting and colorful toys we humans buy for them. Let’s see if the SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy is an exception.


SmartyKat has designed an enchanting electronic device that is positively irresistible to cats of all persuasions. A circular disc, slightly raised in the center, and made from durable fabric, provides the cover for the imaginative parts that replicate moving prey. There is an on/off button in the center of the disc, so that the cats’ people can discreetly operate it.

The cleverly placed, partially concealed wand twists and wriggles enticingly. The end of the wand has a little toy resembling a small furry creature, with ribbons attached. There are extra ribbons provided in the packaging for replacement. Sparkling lights twinkle on and off around the disc to further hold a cat’s attention.

Motion Toy

The motion toy features two-speed settings because no cat plays and hunts at the same speed all the time. The disc is stationary and slightly above the floor surface thanks to the enclosed motor casing, from where the wand moves around the fabric disc. This allows the little mouse-like toy to move freely and erratically like real-life prey would when chased.

When contemplating the purchase of this SmartyKat product, it’s important to consider all factors, not just the fun ones. The toy is 22.5 inches in diameter and 3 inches in height, and weighs 8.8 ounces without batteries. It is electronic, so will require batteries and because it’s motorized, it will produce some noise, albeit very little. This is a static toy. The fabric disc and its motor do not move, only the wand and plush toy do.

Recycled Material

The plastic materials featured are all recycled, as the company has an environmental responsibility policy in place. The use of a plush toy at the end of the wand makes the toy more durable than those with feathers. Furthermore, all SmartyKat products have passed strict quality and safety tests, ensuring that these toys can be enjoyed by family cats. The company also offers a complete satisfaction guarantee.

The SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy develops the important aspects of natural behavior that keeps a cat at play and can increase or maintain healthy activity. These include exercise, playfulness, hunting, independence, and interaction.

Motion Toy

Exercise is vital for felines, and some seem to like it more than others. With this ingenious toy, even the most sedentary cat will be hard pressed to leave it alone for long. As a result, this toy is great for those of us who want to keep our house cats moving. With good exercise comes better agility and overall health.

A resting cat becomes fixated on a fly in the room, eyes dilating and muscles tensing, readying its body for the attack. This hunting instinct is always present. It’s easy to see how this behavior will be developed with the constant movement of this pursuit toy. The excitement your cat will experience as the hidden parts keep the little plush bauble in continuous movement is obvious.

Hands-free, electronically controlled, this SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy provides that all important independence cats need in their hunting games. A great interactive toy that speaks to the complex requirements of cat entertainment.


  • Encompasses all aspects of a cat’s natural behaviors: exercise, playfulness, hunting, independence, and interaction
  • Increases physical activity thus enhancing overall health
  • Challenges a cat’s problem-solving skills in a favorite game of pursuit
  • Erratic and constant movement of the partially concealed toy keeps cat’s attention and interest
  • Sparkling lights that twinkle on and off keep a cat’s attention
  • Durable construction
  • Two-speed control that cannot be manipulated by a cat
  • Stationary, so it stays where you place it
  • Rigorous testing for child safety and environmental responsibility


  • Requires batteries
  • Makes a small electronic noise


As cat owners, we acknowledge that cats are intelligent, inquisitive creatures. We love to buy them toys that not only entertain them but also support their skills and agility. There are so many worthwhile and well-made play products on the market. Most of them focus on cats’ hunting and pursuit instincts, as well as their sense of playfulness; for example, mazes with balls and hand-held wands with ribbons and plush toys dangling.

The SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy is one that keeps cats intrigued and active for quite a while. Because of the random movement of the little toy at the end of the wand, changing direction capriciously, this toy seems more alive than most others. With this toy, the cat will never know completely what the next move might be, similar to hunting a real animal.


Of all the products made for the entertainment and benefit of cats, the SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy is one of the most popular. Its durably made to withstand the rigors of cat hunting. Stationary, so that a cat can only play with it in the area it is placed, and quiet enough to not interfere with other devices such as televisions and music speakers.

This toy encourages activity that enhances the physical and mental well-being of cats. Whether you have an indoor cat who needs more exercise or an outdoor cat who loves to play inside the house, this toy will provide hours of enjoyment. And then, there is the amusement we get from watching the antics of our cats as they are captivated by this fantastic toy.


From all that we have experienced with the SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy, we are confident it is the best activity toy for cats today. It truly is one of a kind!

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