My chubby cat actually likes this toy. She played with it but then one day she just started to lick it.... and lick it......... and lick it. Dunno why, but all she does when its around is constantly lick it. They're fuzzy green and blue fur on the outside so that might be why, or the catnip smell. Not sure; but she actually pays attention to this toy, and for that I'm thankful!