VivaLeChat

Handmade catnip mice, quality tested and kitty approved

Alexandria, Virginia · 1484 Sales

VivaLeChat

Handmade catnip mice, quality tested and kitty approved

Alexandria, Virginia 1484 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(891)

Announcement   Viva le Chat's knit catnip cat toys are made to last!

Don't see the mouse of your kitty friend's dreams? Contact me--I'm happy to do custom requests, and I can usually have them finished and mailed within a week!

View my mice in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u5B6ySD208 (compliments of etsy shop ecoLEFTZ) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4HHnz6e3R0 (compliments of a former co-worker)!

This shop raised and donated $1,610 to imom.org, to help pets get needed emergency vet care.

Like my shop? Please consider joining my new fan page on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/VivaLeChat

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 5, 2017

Viva le Chat's knit catnip cat toys are made to last!

Don't see the mouse of your kitty friend's dreams? Contact me--I'm happy to do custom requests, and I can usually have them finished and mailed within a week!

View my mice in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u5B6ySD208 (compliments of etsy shop ecoLEFTZ) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4HHnz6e3R0 (compliments of a former co-worker)!

This shop raised and donated $1,610 to imom.org, to help pets get needed emergency vet care.

Like my shop? Please consider joining my new fan page on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/VivaLeChat

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(891)
pamt4

pamt4 on May 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

they love these mice and they last a long time!

goblin708

goblin708 on Mar 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

A delight to deal with always! My favorite Etsy seller with expertly made and indestructible! Thanks so much for these wonderful toys that have enriched so many lives-human and feline!

goblin708

goblin708 on Mar 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The best cat toy ever! My feline "nephew" adores his new toys! Always a hit and greatly appreciated! A delight to deal with always! Fast ship and well-packed too!

Cher Shaw

Cher Shaw on Mar 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect as always, thanks once again. The cats always love these. A+++++

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Updates

ZZ successfully poached a mouse while I was taking pictures for new listings. I lose more good mice this way...
Bulk catnip delivery day! The kitty assistants are doing their due diligence on quality control.
A green cotton striped mouse in progress, with the best kind of Kitty assistance.

About

Durable, loved, and hand knit cat toys!

During graduate school, I needed a stress relieving hobby that did not require a big time commitment. I started knitting catnip mice for friends and family. After three years of perfecting my pattern, I started to sell my mice on Etsy to raise funds to pay for heart surgery for my beautiful rescue kitty, Viva le Chat. She did not live long enough to have the surgery, but I've donated $1,610 from the profit of this store to help other pets in need.

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Shop members

  • Robyn Konkel

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on September 6, 2016
I love making catnip mice and cats love my product! I've been making and perfecting catnip mice for friends and family, and initially started selling them to raise money for heart surgery for my kitty Viva le Chat. Sadly, she passed away of heart failure on June 23, 2008. I run this shop in her memory.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I love my customers and want you to be happy! Because of the nature of my product, I cannot accept returns after the mice have been removed from the plastic baggy (for sanitation reasons). If you are not satisfied with the mice before giving the mouse to your kitty, please let me know, return the mouse, and I will refund the purchase price. This return/complaint must be within one week of delivery confirmation indicating delivery.
Your mouse is designed with damage in mind! With use, your mouse will probably take on a fuzzy appearance, flatten out (as your cat consumes the catnip), and will turn green. My sister's cat loves her mice and has had a few for more than five years. Though they are fuzzy, flat, and green, the yarn has stayed intact and her kitty still loves them! For that reason, post office losses or damage will be replaced or refunded, but cat damage will not.
Payment
I accept paypal and credit cards through direct checkout. If you would prefer to pay another way, please message me to discuss.

I will ship your mice after payment has cleared.
Shipping
My mice ship in a plastic baggy within a plastic envelope. I will ship within 3 business days of receiving payment (most likely the next day). The vast majority of the time, delivery confirmation is included in the shipping price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please send me a conversation if you would like a particular color that you do not see listed--or if you would like more than one of the mice you do see. (I generally only make one at a time of the same color but am happy to make additional mice as long as I still have that kind of yarn available). Custom orders can usually be completed within a week.

My mice come from a smoke-free home but I do have two cats (I'd hope my customers are cat-friendly, but if you are concerned, ZZ and Yeti are a breed that sheds minimally, so fur should not be a problem). Listed mice are kept in a sealed plastic tub and ZZ and Yeti have mice of their own, so your mice will not come pre-played with. ;)

Anything else? Ask me!