Three in One Fun – Petstages Cheese Chase Review

Product: Petstages Cheese Chase

Available: Available from Amazon

Do you have a cat toy that has lasted years and your cat is still playing with it? If you don’t then maybe you need to try out the Petstages Cheese Chase. This is a three in one interactive toy for both cats and kittens.

I’m not kidding that this has lasted years as I bought this item for Dyson when she was a kitten. To be honest I wasn’t expecting it to last as long or be still played with over 5 years later. So I am honestly surprised – but pleasantly surprised. (Especially since Dyson loves pulling the heads off her toys)

I have noticed that the design has been slightly updated but the main premise of the toy is the same.


There is a translucent track around the outside of the toy which contains a hard ball which can be whacked around the track. The design of this part has changed slightly over the years as my version is a fully covered over track but now the manufacturer has put holes through the top tunnel so that a cat can see their ball going around the track from above (the holes here are too small to get a paw through)

Then you have the “Swiss Cheese” centre which houses yet another ball and has a hard top with three larger holes through it so your cat can bat the ball from above. My cat can get her entire leg through these holes so often tries to move the ball around – almost like trying to rush it out. This adds extra interest in the game.

Third, you then have a crinkly mouse which contains catnip on a springy rod which your cat can grab (or chew on in the case of Dyson).

This is a very simple toy to set up and just takes a few seconds to put the springy rod through the centre of the toy. Apart from the springy stick you could almost play with this straight out of the box.

Cat-ability of the Petstages Cheese Chase

Well, this was one of the first toys that Dyson chose to regularly play when she was a kitten and it is still often played with today. I do sometimes in the middle of the night hear the ball being batted about or the whack as she pulls the springy mouse down to the floor and then let’s it go.

Three in one interactive cat track toy - Petstages Cheese Chase

It has stood up well to the test of time. The mouse toy remains intact (even though Dyson usually likes to pull the heads off her toys). And the plastic base is still in good condition with no chips or cracks.

From a human point of view it’s easy to keep clean – just a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. It is also one of those toys which you can allow your cat to play with when you are busy with something else (or trying to get some sleep).


This is a fun inexpensive toy that will last you and your cat for a few years. Therefore, it is a good value for money fun toy.


  • Three in one interactive toy
  • Endless hours of playing
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable – my toy has lasted a few years with no parts breaking


  • No real cons here as it is a no nonsense toy

The Petstages Cheese Chase is available to purchase here from Amazon.

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Jonathan - June 11, 2016 Reply

Evie, this toy looks awesome. My cats would’ve loved it! I miss them so much because I had to give them away due to a change in my living arrangements. The petstages cheese chase seems like a very durable toy and an excellent buy seeing as you had it for a few years. What else can you ask for in a toy? Something your cat will love and durability. Overall great buy.

Thanks for the review,

    Evie - June 11, 2016 Reply

    thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear you had to give away your cats. I would feel pretty lost without Dyson (and she is my toy tester)

Jyl - June 11, 2016 Reply

I can definitely imagine the fun cats would have with this toy, and what a great price!! As with all pets, the secret to their happiness is lack of boredom. I love how you sometimes hear your cat playing with this in the middle of the night too!! It looks sturdy and has plenty of different components to keep kitty amused. Great post, thanks 🙂

    Evie - June 11, 2016 Reply

    hi thanks very much for you your comment. Yes it’s great fun – though not too sure I like hearing it in the middle of the nigh

Tracy - June 12, 2016 Reply

What fun for both the cat and owner. I can see myself playing with the cat, while he’s playing with the toy. It looks like it would tire out the most active of cats, no boredom in a house that has this toy.
Great article. 🙂

    Evie - June 12, 2016 Reply

    Hi thanks for your comment. Its definitely an interesting toy with lots of different interaction.

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