Thursday, August 19, 2021

Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy

Cats need stimulation and enrichment in their environment to stay healthy and happy. Ideally, one should play with their cat on a daily basis with interactive play, such using a wand toy. However, having a cat toy that allows your cat to hunt and capture that is automatic can assist with keeping your cat entertained and you from getting tired.

The PetSafe® Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy is designed to provide hours of enticing playtime for your cat. It has two different play modes: One-Time-Play and Play-All-Day.

One-Time-Play Mode

The One-Time-Play Mode, the toy plays for 10 minutes and then shuts off automatically to conserve battery life. This is the mode one should use if your cat needs to be supervised while playing.

Play-All-Day Mode

The Play-All-Day Mode allows your cat to play all day, especially when they are alone at home. In this mode, the toy will play for 10 minutes, then rest for 2 hours before it begins again. During the 2-hour rest period, if the motion sensor picks up movement from your cat, it automatically begins to play again. 

Two silver Persian cats playing with the PetSafe Peek-a-Bird cat toy
Brulee "peeking" at the Peek-A-Bird Cat Toy while Truffle is playing


  • Two Play Modes - One-Time-Play or Play-All-Day
  • Automatic Shutoff
  • Motion Sensor Activation
  • Hide and Peek. Cats interact with feather as it flutters in and out
  • Two Teaser Toys. Includes one feather teaser plus a replacement feather
  • Pattern of the feather movement changes to keep cats engaged
  • Bird Sound. When toy is turned on, the bird chirps
The Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy can be purchased on the PetSafe website and other online and retail pet stores. It retails at $29.99.

Our Review

As soon as I turned on the Peek-A-Bird Electronic Cat toy and the bird chirped, my two laid-back Persian cats were immediately intrigued. Truffle was the first to show interest, but became bored after a few minutes. This could have been because she was in the middle of a nap when I turned it on. Brulee jumped down from her cat tree and peeked up from the floor to see what was making the noise and what Truffle was playing with. Both cats enjoyed the feather because it was something they could easily "capture." Luckily, my two cats aren't too rough with toys, so I wasn't worried about them tearing apart the feather during supervised play. If you have a larger and more active cat, you need keep a watchful eye on them because they could tear up the feathers. Brulee loves feathers and I'm sure if I left her alone with this toy, she would grab the feather and drag it around the house. She has destroyed toys with feathers in the past and eaten some of the feather, so I don't leave any toys out that have feather on them. There is a replacement feather included in the box and PetSafe is working on providing additional feathers for purchase. I'd strongly encourage anyone to monitor their cat with this toy for a few days to see how they react to it before using the Play-All-Day mode.

The toy appears very sturdy and worked well straight out of the box. I'll continue letting Truffle and Brulee play with it, especially when they get rambunctious with each other.


We're excited to announce that one of our readers has the opportunity to win a PetSafe® Peek-A-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy. No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from August 19- 27, 2021, ending at 11:59pm ET. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book!  Good luck!

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  1. I'll bet lots of kitties would like those feathers poking out!

  2. I think Rumpy would tear it up but maybe with supervision we would have a lot of fun

  3. Some kitties like toys like these. Me? I want a human at the other end of the toy.

  4. Truffle and Brulee are SO cute! They look so calm compared to my two crazy dogs, lol. The toy looks fun, I'd check it out for sure if I had cats.

  5. I love the video with Truffle and Brulee. Although not too amused at first, it looks like the electronic bird definitely sparked their interest. Good luck to the participants! I'm sure this Pet Safe Peek a Bird will make for a great gift.

  6. Oh my gosh! My cats would've loved this toy! Truffle and Brulee are beautiful and definitely reacted to the Pet Safe Peek-A-Bird in about the same way as my cats would've done.

  7. Our friend Bionic Basio reviewed this and we just love it. As soon as shipping becomes less insane we aim to get one. It is so inventive, and quirky and it will be a perfect photo opportunity (if I can stop laughing long enough to tke any pictures!!).

  8. It sounds like so much fun and I am in sure they will in time play with it more, what a great invention

  9. That looks like a fun toy! We love the photo of Brulee "peeking." So cute!

  10. I love seeing kitties playing with different enrichment items. I know with my own kitty that feather would definitely be very exciting, but we would also put it away if we weren't directly monitoring her - Luna loves chewing on feathers.

  11. We have a new kitten in the family, she is just 12 weeks old. She entertains herself with almost everything she finds, but her favorite toy so far is her track ball.

  12. Ellie and Latte love ours! Even Latte, the small kitten, can manhandle the poor feather!

  13. ally use a laser pointer to play with my cat.

  14. We like to do a lot of outdoor play!

  15. I love to use dangling toys, they love jumping up at them, they also have a mouse toy where it goes in and out of the hole.

  16. we have a wand we let the kids run around the house for the cats to chase..they both get their energy out that way lol.

  17. Tee hee hee. I like to play with feather toys, too, and sometimes they end up in my tummy!


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