Da Bird is a great toy to get your cat's heart racing. The Da Bird toy is a long flexible "wand" that is connected to a string that has a metal connection that you can use to connect feathers or other items for your cat to chase. The feather toy has a rubber cap that connects to the string and 4 fluffy feathers that really end up looking and behaving like a bird when you use the wand to get the feathers flying. When my cats first saw these feathers flying, it really got their heart racing. Because of the long flexible wand and the long string, anyone can sit comfortably in a chair and get this "bird to fly all over your living room to get your cat chasing and jumping to catch it. (It's like the bird is on the end of a fishing pole.) You can have the bird fly under the coffee table to hide or onto a chair for the cat to pounce on, so without much effort on your part, you can get your cat running and jumping all over the house. This toy (or at least the feathers) don't last forever. My cats will eventually catch it and will manage to get a feather off. (I think it can be used until the final feather is removed though.) You can get streamers or other attachments for this toy, but I think the feathers "fly" the best.