Let’s get a worry out of your mind before moving on: eye damage caused by lasers. According to Wikipedia “A laser pointer is a small portable and visible laser designed to highlight something of interest by projecting a small bright spot of colored light onto it. Doctors say that laser pointers with power less than 5 milliwatts (5mW) are safe to use.” Toys and pointers using red laser are usually 5mW. Basically you would need to be held down and have the laser pointed in your eye for a long time — over 10 seconds, Count that! Not gonna happen.
Frolicat Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toy
The Bolt is a plastic device, about 10 inches tall with a mirror inside the round top which moves the laser around in arbitrary patterns. The Bolt advertises:
- Automatic laser toy for hands-free pet play
- Great for kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs!
- Automatic and manual mode
- Turns off after 15 minutes
- Adjustable mirror
Frolicat Dart Automatic Pet Laser Toy
The Dart is more stable, wider and about two inches taller than the Bolt, it can also move 360 degrees around. The Dart’s features include:
- Variable speed settings, from tortoise to kitten-high-on-’nip
- 16 exciting play combinations keeps pets on their paw pads
- Adjustable timer saves battery life by shutting Dart off automatically after 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
Lazer Pointer Keychain
Then there is just the basic laser pointer that humans sell at swap meets. Sure your humans might not think much of the cheap device especially since the batteries usually cost more than just buying another one, but I have a couple tips for you.
1. After humans use laser pointers with keychains a few times, us cats and pups know the sound of that key chain. Even at a fair distance we will come running. So this can be used to get our attention or search for us if we are lost.
2. On eBay humans can get the batteries cheap! Just search “100 laser batteries AG-13″ Mom hasn’t run out of batteries in three years. She even shared some with friends.