by Janet Blue on June 20, 2017

Product Review: Jackson Galaxy’s Space Station


Well…we suspect we have probably made that claim previously. But that was prior to getting our paws on the Jackson Galaxy® Space Station from Petmate®. It is the toy we teased you about in yesterday’s International Box Day post. One look at it, and we were intrigued.

Are you wondering how we know this is the best cat toy ever? The answer is simple: Misty May has been playing with it. And Misty May does NOT play, at least not until now. Misty May’s idea of play has always been bullying Lily Olivia and Astrid. And you don’t have too take our word for her interest. We have photographic proof.


Space Station play by Misty May.


So what’s so great about this toy? First of all, it was developed by Jackson Galaxy, the noted cat behaviorist. Galaxy knows what cats like, and he definitely delivered with this inspired creation.

That track at the bottom has a bright yellow ball in it. The ball wobbles as it goes around and even reverses direction. It can be hunted and batted from either inside or outside the Space Station, as Misty May is doing. None of us have tried playing from the inside as yet, where a scratch pad (replaceable) is located.

Cooper was the first to investigate the Space Station as C.J. looked on.


Cooper Murphy investigates Space Station.


Of course, being the curious young cat among us, he also was the first to play.


Cooper Murphy swats Space Station ball.


And play…


Cooper Murphy discovers he can play with Space Station while lolling on his back.

And play…


Another swipe at the ball of the Space Station by Cooper Murphy.


Though we haven’t tried it yet, multiple cats can play at the same time; one from inside the bowl and one on either side of the bowl. We’ve been nicely taking turns with no squabbles.

Calista Jo has a go at batting the ball around.


C.J. takes a turn at the Space Station.


Lily, as yet, has not been enticed to play, but she was fascinated by the ball whirling around the track (with a bit of help from our mom).


Lily Olivia watches the Space Station ball whiz by.


The Space Station promotes a cat’s natural instinct to pounce, catch and play. Kitties Blue recommend this fun toy for all kitties who enjoy these activities.

One note of advice: If you have kitties who like to play while you are sleeping, put this toy away or in a room far from your bedroom. The ball is very noisy as it travels around the track.

The Space Station is available from a variety of retailers, including Jackson Galaxy’s on-line store, Amazon and PetSmart.

Disclaimer: Kitties Blue received one Jackson Galaxy Space Station free-of-charge from Southard Freeman Communications for the purposes of testing and reviewing. We received no other compensation. The opinions expressed are those of Kitties Blue, and represents their honest and unbiased review.

Random Felines June 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

that looks very interesting…not sure how it would be used here by the adults since some of us don’t play nicely with others
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) June 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

Oh this looks like fun.
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McGuffy's Reader June 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

We want one! George and Grizelda would be all love this! Your kids are so cute! Hugs.
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meowmeowmans June 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm

That sure does look like fun, gang! At first, I thought it was some sort of weird colander. 🙂
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Sweet Purrfections June 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

We received one of those to review and hope Mom Paula will pull it out this week! It looks like a lot of fun!
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BeadedTail June 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm

That looks odd but it looks like a lot of fun! You all did a pawesome review!
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mommakatandherbearcat June 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

I love that Misty May found a toy she liked – that’s so gratifying. Looks like most of the Kitties Blue approve 🙂
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caren gittleman June 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm

you are right about it being intriguing to kitties. Cody got one to review (which we will be having a give-away for in a few weeks)…….and he went right over to it. Only problem so far, is he hasn’t gone back to it (yet)………it is a great toy!

emma and buster June 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm

that is a lot of fun!
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The Swiss Cats June 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun ! What a wonderful toy ! Dear Calista Jo, we wish you a very Happy Birthday filled with treats and cuddles. Zorro sends you kisses on your lovely nose. Purrs

jansfunnyfarm June 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Looks like fun.

We dropped by to wish Calista Jo a happy birthday!

The Canadian Cats June 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

This toy looks interesting. A very strange fruit bowl…hehe This would be great for a Cow Kitty or in your case Cooper. I don’t believe the bowl with a ball on a track would hold our interest very long….perhaps in winter.


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katie Isabellas June 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Looks like fun and I might like it. I wonder how much it costs though.

da tabbies o trout towne June 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

guyz… awesum iz thiz; we R wunderin if a “senior” wood have trubull
jumpin in two it; may bee itz de camera angle; but it looks kinda …tall ??? 🙂 ♥♥

mariodacat June 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

I’m a tough sell when it comes to toys. It looks like fun watching you play with it, but M thinks I’d get bored with it really fast. Any of those things where the ball whirls around inside something don’t hold my interest for very long. M says I must not have had much of a hittenhood!!! We’ll have to think about that one.
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Eastside Cats June 20, 2017 at 10:35 am

Seems like a great toy! Good review, lots of cat action too!
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The Island Cats June 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

We wanna take of into space and check out that Space Station! What fun!!

Ellen Pilch June 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

That looks like a lot of fun. Rumor has it that it is Calista Jo’s birthday- Happy Birthday beautiful girl! XO

The Menagerie Mom June 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

Oh, what fun! Eddy here loves this kind of toy, and she’d probably never leave its side. And how wonderful to see that you found a toy worthy of playtime, Misty May!

The Menagerie Mom June 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

Oh, and a little bird told us that it’s Calista Jo’s birthday. Wishing you a happy birthday, pretty girl!
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Maggie June 20, 2017 at 6:54 am

What fun! It would be cool to see play happening inside and outside.
Happy Birthday, Calista Jo!
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The Florida Furkids June 20, 2017 at 6:04 am

That’s a pawsome toy! We need to nudge Mom to get us one since we live on the Space Coast!!!

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Teddy June 20, 2017 at 5:31 am

Oh now that looks like FUN! I should think sooner or later one of the KB Krew will discover that the “bowl” of the space station makes a pretty nice nap spot too (tee hee)……….whapping that ball around looks like fun and I can’t blame Cooper Murphy for being the FIRST to figure that out – we gingers are FUN GUYS!

Hugs, Teddy
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Lone Star Cats June 20, 2017 at 3:23 am

It looks like a great toy!
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Summer June 20, 2017 at 2:24 am

That looks like loads of fun!
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Angel, Kirby and Max June 20, 2017 at 12:41 am

That looks like a very fun toy! We tend to wake either Mom or Dad up playing in the middle of the night and we do not have one of these! We can get really lively and talk loudly!
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