This is the third attempt at making a fake mouse. After 2 months, the cats still chase it. Attempt 1: I used this same car but glued a fake mouse to it(bought at pet store). The cats loved it for about a week then stopped chasing it around. Attempt 2: This time I got a tank. No more dodging carpet and rugs. And no more stuffed animals. I ordered a coyotes face off Amazon. It had a freaking nose and ears.
I took apart the tank and glued the coyotes forehead to the top. This worked great. The cats loved it. A little too much. They wouldn’t chase it, but would pick it up, take it behind the couch and destroy it. Tank treads broken in many pieces
So at this point I realized how much money I had spent on this silly project and used what was left over to make, Attempt 3: Using the same car I had started with I threw away the plush mouse. I took the coyotes cheek area and cut it to fit the car. Add a little hot glue and presto
The cats like this one just the right amount. They’ll play with it without trying to eat it.