Cat Toy Review: Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy

Turbo Cat Scratcher

Does Fluffy have cat scratch fever? The Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy provides a place for cats to play and scratch and engages cats in exercise and mental stimulation. Your cat can chase the ball that spins around the toy. The corrugated cardboard scratching surface is replaceable. Your cat can scratch and chase to her heart’s content.

Reviews of the Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy after the jump.


Review 1 of the Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy

Sigh. Cats are so picky. You never know what they’re going to like. If I had a nickel for every toy I have purchased that they never gave a second glance…
One trick I have learned is not to make a huge fuss over a new toy. They seem to like to discover things on their own, so when I bring a new toy home, I just set it on the floor and walk away. Don’t even act like it’s for them. I find that they respond better that way. One of my cats loves this thing and the other won’t even look at it. I rate it a 5 because the cat that does like it goes crazy for it, and I don’t even use catnip. He loves scratching on it, swatting the little ball around and he even falls asleep on it sometimes. Too cute! I have bare floors, but I don’t have a problem with the toy sliding around, because my cat stands on the outside of the toy and it rests against his hind paws as he scratches with his front paws. He figured it out on his own and he doesn’t have any trouble with it.
Also, make sure you turn the refill over and use the other side as well.

Review 2 of the Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy

I have two kittens which are spoiled rotten and have more toys than they can ever wish for. This is by far one of their favorites. They love the moving ball and use the center scratch area often (keeps them off the furniture and other areas.) I know they play with it daily. Very reasonably priced and definitely a must for cats!!

Review 3 of the Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy

Our neighbor gave us this toy for Christmas and our younger feline has been entertained almost non-stop ever since.

We have and have had several other felines, canines and equines, (previously also have had tarantulas, turtles, parakeets, zebra finches, pigeons, chickens, pheasants, rabbits, lizards, ant farms, etc., not to mention human younglings, also one particular precocious horned toad named Bob), and in our expeience, the only two real questions for a pet toy are: Does it truly entertain? AND does it hold up to the entertainment?

This toy is awesome on both counts. Our two cats play it like tetherball or racquetball, but mostly the younger one entertains himself, even dragging some of his more mobile toys onto it (hoping they will somehow learn from it?) Then, having tired himself out he drapes himself across it in sleep… Only to start this series of events all over again at 2:00 a.m. (Hint: At night put it where he/she can’t reach it if you want an uninterrrupted night’s sleep.)

He can’t strip it of any feathers or fuzzies, or bat it semi-permanently under the fridge. He can’t run out the batteries and doesn’t tire of its full potential gamut, as it just gets more challenging to him the more he learns.

And it’s just as entertaining for us to watch the play!

Plus it’s a great deal. The best cat toy we’ve ever seen/ bought/ imagined/ been given so far in a combined some 70 years of experience with cat friendship. Buy it… if you’re a cat person AT ALL (and who isn’t?… don’t answer that!) then you won’t regret it! EVER! Mike & Michele

17 Responses to “Cat Toy Review: Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy”

  1. lacy says:

    OH MY GOSH! I actually have this toy! It is all three of my cats favorites!!! I can hear them playing with it constantly in the middle of the night and all day! I love love love it!!!

  2. Debbie4747 says:

    Gracie, my little one-eyed shredder (previous life she worked for Enron I think) is on her second. Add some catnip to the cardboard and it’s even more fun. She also loves the ball part of it. My others aren’t too terribly impressed….but they are a tough group to please.

  3. Rose says:

    All of my kitty friends have enjoyed this toy! Cute when 2 play and bat it back in forth! All time favorite, no matter the age of the cat.

  4. Lorri says:

    my cats love this, but my one cat will pee on the cardboard after it gets ripped up, just in case I hadn’t noticed it needed a new one.

  5. KarlaSanDiego says:

    My two kitties love this toy also. At every age! They especially like it when I slip it halfway under a towel or newspaper so they have to figure out where the ball went. They go nuts.

  6. pavlovscat says:

    There are great, and the refill cardboards are inexpensive. I have 8 cats & 2 turbo scratchers. It is the only non-human interactive toy that all 8 use, though some only stop to scratch while others love the ball, too. I always know when it’s time to clip claws because my big, 18 lb. boy rips out the inside half of the cardboard…even if it’s brand new! I’m sure these toys have given my carpets years of additional life. I even gave one to my mom for her 2 cats. Her picky one likes it as long as no one is watching her!

  7. Rose says:

    Sometimes I put a golf ball in it and it’s a turbo-carged trubo scratcher, faster for the adolescents in the home but hard on people feet when that golf ball escapes and gets stepped on. My favorite is when kittens are in center and go in circles till they fall asleep.

  8. Mandycat says:

    I have this toy and my cats have loved it for years. When not playing or scratching, one of my cats used to curl up in the middle on the cardboard and sleep for hours. Was one of her favorite “beds” in the house. She is gone now, but a picture of her lying on this toy is on the wall right here beside my computer. Was quite surprised to see the review on it today.

  9. Pit Bull Lover says:

    Wow, this toy is a 100% hit with the kitty parents.

  10. bw says:

    Yes, this toy is absolutely the BEST! All my cats love it and as a rescuer, I have many. I have 8 or 9 of the toys, a couple in each room, and one in my time out cage. I have to replace the cardboards frequently simply because of all the use they get.
    Several of my cats like to curl up and sleep in the middle of them too, even better than a beddie. Two will bat the ball back and forth to each other, and I can hear the balls rolling around all evening. My cats never seem to lose interest in it, the best scratcher ever, even after they have had the toys for several years. This is without a doubt, THE BEST CAT TOY there is. And it is SAFE! I do have one cat who is able to get the ball out, and he lost it. I will eventually find it, and in the meantime, I put a small golfball sized wiffle ball in it, and that works ok too, except it is easier to get out. On a scale of 1 to 10, this toy is about a 15!

  11. Monika says:

    I mentioned this toy in the review of Da Bird - this is in my cat’s top 3 faves. Seriously people, if your cat doesn’t have one it just means you don’t love your cat… haha ;)

  12. Monika says:

    p.s. there’s an even cooler version of this toy made by the same company (this is the one I own now) where the ball lights up!

  13. mittens says:

    mine played with it for a week( i had just gotten kittens so…the rest of my cats are ancient and play means smacking me open pawed if i don’t fed them fast enough ) and now will only touch it if it’s coated in cat nip. they were thrilled with it now it’s where they sit when they want my attention at dinner time.

    rescuers suggested to change the ball to reinterest jaded cat.

    in all fairness i built the little princesses a 6 foot high, 4 level, fun fur and sissel covered cat tree and they all scratch the heck out of it. the young ones hang from the top shelf, dangling like tortie bats.that’s pretty much the scratching focal point of the house with the added plus that it puts them at my eye level so they can glare at me more effectively.

    and such is life when you’re not the alpha cat…

  14. Patricia says:

    Never have found a kitten that didn’t love this toy!

  15. Rolf says:

    There’s a few variations on this toy too (Crazy Circle, Cat-go-nuts and others) and we’ve tried most of them. 2 things in common, ball in a circular track and cats going crazy over it!

    Different cats seem to have different favorites but in general they all love all of them.

  16. Lorie says:

    Topaz use to decide to play with this toy in the middle of the night when I lived in a studio apartment,she loved it, would lay on her side an bat that ball as hard as she could over and over and over, started having to turrn it upside down before i went to bed. : ) had to throw it away when Geisha got he URI. Threw a lot of toys away back then. Anything I couldn’t clorox or throw in a washing machine got tossed

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