It's basically a few heavy paper twists on the end of a wire, with another one at the top for you to hang on to. It's VERY simple, and who ever came up with it must be making a mint, lol.
They run less than $3 at most pet stores, but not everyone carries them, so look around. I got mine at Pet Smart. I have kept one in stock (except recently, hence the chubby kitties) since I discovered them with my first cat when I was 14.
If you leave it hanging from in between a door-jam or from a closed drawer, making sure there is lots of floor-space around it, they will play with it even if you are not on the other end. Mijo lost most of his pound because he loves it so much that he spends at least an hour a day batting at the thing!
Last edited by eratosthanes; 02-21-2010 at 05:29 PM.