What is it?
The Fidgety Cat is sold on Amazon, & primarily targeted at elderly dementia patients. It is a lightly weighted, soft, cat-shaped stuffed animal, and has added fidgetable parts on the back. There are several choices in colour, & there’s even a dog equivalent available!
I bought this as I’ve found weighted items particularly helpful, especially if they are soft or nice to the touch. Having the kitties settle on my lap is perfect, & I’ve taught my dog DPT, but none of those are really suitable for looong periods of time.
Enter Toshi, the tabby fidget cat 😂
On the description it only said “lightly waited “, with no weight given. Having weighted it myself, it sits at 325g.
The material is extremely soft & it’s a very cute kitty! It comes wearing a collar with a bell, which was velvet. I removed it due to my sensory issues with velvet, & found it was actually much nicer feeling without the collar.
There are large wooden beads to fiddle with, which I love, & three strands of ribbon. On the rump there’s a large plastic-y pocket, & kitty has a tail with weights in the tip.
I have found this very helpful so far. It’s cuddle-able, it’s nice to stroke or play with the ears, & the beads have been great for self stimulatory behaviour (eg when I’m trying to concentrate, or anxious).
I would prefer if it weighed closer to 1kg, so I may put something heavy in the pocket to add that little bit more weight…but otherwise this is fantastic 🙂