Neko Atsume: Rare Cats and Mementos

Updated on February 13, 2018
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Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector is a free Japanese mobile game in which you take ownership of a garden. And by putting different types of food and toys (goodies) in your garden, you can attract different types of adorable cats to play. Each cat has its own unique look and personality. When a cat visits your garden it will leave behind fish as a present, you can then use this fish as in game currency to buy more food, toys and an expansion to your garden.

This game is available in English and Japanese and can be obtained freely from the Apple Store or the Android Store (Google Play).

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Contents of This Guide

Contents Table:
Rare Cats
Game Updates
Power Level & Yard Expension

Rare Cats

As of the moment of writing, there are 62 different cats to 'collect'. To collect a cat you must take its picture and store it in your cat book. There are some cats (such as Snowball) who visit straight away and are easy to picture and collect. Some cats, however, are 'special' and will only come to your garden when you have a specific combination of food and toys available for them to use and play with. Below is a table showing each rare cat's toy preference and which foods they like.

Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at]
Complete list of toys (goodies) and food which attracts the rare cats in Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector [Found at] | Source
Complete list of which food attracts each of the rare cats in Neko Atsume.
Complete list of which food attracts each of the rare cats in Neko Atsume. | Source

Edit: Game Update July 2017 (New Cats & New Items)

  • There are 3 new cats available. 1 of which is a rare cat named Hermeowne and is attracted to the egg bed (nightview). The other two cats are regular cats called Chocola [Chocolate Point - Forgetful Nature] and Willow [Grey Patches - Guileless Nature].
  • The new Items are as follows: Aluminium Pot [220 silver fish], Cushion (B&W) [120 silver fish], Cushion (Choco mint) [120 silver fish], Cardboard (Flat) [90 silver fish], Cushion (Lemon & Orange) [15 gold fish each], Egg Bed (Nightview) [38 gold fish], and Grass Cushion (Green & Purple) [200 silver fish each].

Edit: Game Update December 2016 (New Rare Cat & New Items)

  • The new rare cat available is Whiteshadow [elusive nature]. This cat is unique as you do not require any goodies to get this cat. Instead after putting down food, it will appear in the background as if sneaking around. When collected, Whiteshadow's top used goodies will show as "Espionage Activity" and "Scouting Mission"
  • The new items in the game are as follows: Plum Coccoon, Orange Cocoon, Melon Coccoon, Berry Coccoon [All 350 Regular Silver Fish], Antique Chair [1500 Regular Silver Fish], Round Kotatsu [70 Gold Fish], Snow Dome [10 Gold Fish].
  • New wallpapers are available for 20 Gold Fish each

Edit: Game Update November 2016 ( New Items)

  • The new items in the game are as follows: Athletic Cat-Gym [650 Regular Fish], Shroom House (in Blue, Green and Red) [210 Regular Fish]

Edit: Game Update October 2016 (New Cats, Items & Remodel)

  • 2 new cats have been added during this update. They are both regular cats and not rare so they should be easy to collect. Their names are Macchiato [Seal Lynx - Sourpuss Nature] and Melange [Blue Lynx - Calm Nature].
  • The new items in the game are as follows: Egg Bed (in White, Black and Pink) [550 Regular Fish], Mushroom House [25 Golden Fish] and Shiitake House [25 Golden Fish].
  • A new remodel is available called Cafe Style [280 Golden Fish].

Edit: Game Update July 2016 (New Cats & Items)

3 new cats have been added, one of which is a rare cat. The two new regular cats are called Chip and Pasty and should be easy to collect. The details of the new rare cat are as follows:

  • Bengal Jack
    This cat has a pirate theme and is attracted to the new item, the Luxury Treasure-Box.
  • The new items in the game are as follows: Beach Ball, Treasure-Box, Luxury Treasure-Box, Dino Deluxe (slide), Grass Cushion (Red), Grass Cushion (Navy), Aluminium Bowl, Manta Gel Mat, Mister Penguin, and Shell Tunnel (In Pink, Blue and White)

Edit: Game Update March 2016 (New Cats & Items)

4 new cats have been added, two of which are rare cats! The two new regular cats are called Apricot and Ganache. The names & details of the new rare cats, and any new changes are noted below:

  • Sapphire
    (Second last on above table) This cat is currently believed to be attracted to the Fairy-tale Parasol and the Tower of Treats
  • Jeeves
    (Last on above table) This cat is currently believed to be attracted to the Fairy-tale Parasol and the Tower of Treats
  • Xerxes
    (3rd on the above table) Now comes for the Royal Bed with Frisky bits & Risky Bits.

Edit: Game Update Feb 2016 (New Items)

Neko Atsume was updated in February 2016 with some new items added this expands the table above and allows for the following additions:

  • Chairman Meow
    (4th on the above table) Can now also be attracted with the Sunken Fireplace as well as the Earthenware Pot. You can serve any food from Frisky Bitz to Sashimi.
  • Frosty
    (last on above table) Is now attracted to the following items: Pillow (Purple, Yellow or Green), Silk Crepe Pillow, Sakura Pillow, Maple Pillow, Snowy Pillow, Thick Cooling Pad, Marble Pad, Large Cooling Mat, Basket Case, Tent (Blizzard) and Bureu with Pot. It is currently unknown which food combinations work in conjunction with which item. So, for now, your best bet is to put down Sashimi with the above items at all times.


Peaches is technically not classed as a rare cat as it has no 'special' interactions with any items, however: Peaches does have a low power level & a capricious personality, meaning they are a bit shy and can be difficult to collect. The food that I have found best to put down to collect Peaches is Sashimi. The following items can be used to attract Peaches:

This is the snap of Peaches that I got when they used the Kotatsu.
This is the snap of Peaches that I got when they used the Kotatsu.
Balls, Boxes & Scratching
Toys, Tunnels & Misc
Zebra Grass Gadget
Sakura Pillow
Rubber Ball (Blue/Red/Yellow)
Wing Thing Teaser
Snowy Pillow
Watermelon Ball
Mister Dragonfly
Cushion (Beige & Yellow)
Ping-Pong Ball
Mister Mouse
Fluffy Bed (Pink)
Soccer Ball
Kick Toy (Fish/Mouse/Bunny)
Orange Cube
Stress Reliever
Kick Toy (Saury)
Navy-Blue Cube
Ball of Yarn
Twisty Rail
Tiramisu Cube
Toy Capsule
Busy Bee
Thick Cooling Pad
Temari Ball
Tunnel (U/T/3D Piece)
Marble Pad
Cake Box
Fish Stick Tunnel
Large Cooling Mat
Gift Box
Cow Tunnel
Fluffy Cushion
Shopping Box (Small & Large)
Doughnut Tunnel
Sheep Cushion
Cardboard Truck
Sakuramochi Cushion
Cardboard House
Sunken Fireplace
Burger Cushion
Cardboard Cafe
Hot Water Bottle
Black Head Space
Cardboard Choo-Choo
Hot Mat (Small & Large)
Chestnut Cushion
Scratching Board
Heating Stove
Zanzibar Cushion
Scratching Post
Space Heater
Bean Bag
Scratching Log
Plastic Bag
Giant Cushion
Paper Bag
Hammock (Pink & Woven)
Pile of Leaves
Tent (Nature & Pyramid)
Fruit Basket
Tent (Modern Red)
Pickling Pot
Pom-Pom Sock
Snow Sled
Colourful Sock
Bucket (Blue)
Arabesque Blanket
Goldfish Bowl
Snow Sled
Glass Vase
Cat Pancake
Cat Macaroon (Green & Pink)
Cowboy Hat
Lacquered Bowl
Table of which items attract Peaches [Information found at]


When a cat visits your garden multiple times it will become "friends" with you. This event is marked by the cat bringing you a special present. In game, upon start up, the screen will fade to dark and the cat bringing the memento will walk onto screen, tap and you will receive your present. Each cat has a unique memento meaning, that for completionists, you don't stop playing when you've collected all the cats; you have to collect their mementos too. Below is a table showing each cat and which is their memento.

Cat (name)
Soft Brush
Glow Bracelet
Cicada Skin
Shiny Acorn
Seashell Earring
Aluminum Pins
Damp Matchbox
Random Seeds
Teaser Toy Tip
Raffle Ticket
Flower Bookmark
Small Mittens
Dirty Toy Animal
Fish-stick Board
Used Hand Warmer
Silent Bell
Toy Mirror
Colored Candles
Stuffed Dime
Bird Feather
Clean Handkerchief
Bendy Straw
Eyeglass Lens
Child's Wristband
Damaged Collar
Worn Postcard
Warped Container
Bottle Cap
Gift Wrap Ribbon
Joe DiMeowgio
Signed Baseball
Senor Don Gato
Feathered Hat
Xerxes IX
Pretty Stones
Chairman Meow
Dog Tag
Saint Purrtrick
Mysterious Stone
Ms. Fortune
Oval Coin
Bob the Cat
Antique Compass
Conductor Whiskers
Hand-drawn Ticket
Fish Jerky
Mr. Meowgi
Odd Wooden Charm
Lady Meow-Meow
Novelty Sunglasses
Guy Furry
Custom Rolling Pin
Fine Quality Writing Brush
Ramses the Great
Elegant Staff
Sassy Fran
Coffee Cup
Billy the Kitten
Lucky Coin
Thaw-Proof Snowman
Tiny Toothbrush
Puzzle Piece
Poetry Book
Silver Pocket Watch
Ribbon Hair Band
Withered Plant Bulb
Bengal Jack
Old Map
Cotton Scarf
Leather Choker
Paper Shuriken
Small Glass Bottle
Game Pieces
A table of every cat and their memento. [Source:]

Power Level & Yard Expansion

Power Level - This is a very simple concept. If two cats want to play with the same toy the cat with the higher power level will 'win' and kick off any cat with a lower power level.

Yard Expansion - When you have 180 golden fish you can go to the shop and buy a 'Remodel'. This remodel will make your yard bigger and you will be able to put out more toys, attract more cats and get more fish. You should buy the expansion as quickly as possible. After the initial remodel you can remodel further, this doesn't expand your yard however, it just changes the style. No matter what style your yard is, they all have the same space for toys, there are no advantages to one model over another.


This concludes the brief guide to the rare cats and mementos to be found in Neko Atsume. I hope that this has been helpful to you on your quest to collect them all. If you haven't played the game yet then this is the perfect (or should that be purrfect?) opportunity to pick it up and use this guide to help you through. More information on the game and the description which accompanies each memento can be found at the Neko Atsume Wiki page.

If there is any extra information which hasn't been added and you think should be included in the guide, then please mention so in the comments or send me a message. If I get some useful feedback then I can expand the guide and make it even more useful!

Best wishes on your kitty collecting!

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      Eric Farmer 3 months ago from Phoenix Arizona

      Nice article. I have heard of this game before and played it a little.

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      Catlover 3 months ago

      Idk if it's just my iPad or something wrong with the game, but when frosty came he didn't have on his coat. On my phone, he has his coat. Is it my iPad or the game?

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      Catlover 5 months ago

      I have a question. When you get the momentum for sapphire and Jeeves do they come together or something els?

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      Catlover 5 months ago

      Why do the rare cats alway come when I'm not around? It's like they know what my plans are then they come when I can't check.

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      Catlover 5 months ago

      What do I do? Sapphire and Jeeves only came once. I Have had the things for them for about a month and they still haven't come.

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      Aphmau 6 months ago


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      Catlover 7 months ago

      That really helped my friends always ask me to do what for witch cats

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      Annabel Davis 8 months ago

      I love neko Atsume!

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      Serg 12 months ago

      Hi Verity, nice guide, Thank you. Btw do you have Twitter? Bye bye!

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      Anonymous 13 months ago

      Ok I need help when does Fred normally give u a memento cause he is at 60 visits and I'm starting to get worried

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      Darth Sideius 14 months ago

      You use the most expensive food anonymous

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      Anonymous 14 months ago

      I am having trouble getting sapphire and Jeeves. I have the fairy tale parasol outside and I am not sure which food they like best.

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      Tubbs4ever 16 months ago

      I got Rascal with the heating stove, Ganache with the cat metropolis, and Conductor Wiskers came with the twisty rail and thrifty bitz out. And peaches showed up with Dino Deluxe! (I mostly put out frisky bitz and thrifty bitz only)

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      Anonymous 16 months ago

      This works well. I just got Chairman Meow because of this guide!

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      VerityPrice 17 months ago from UK

      TheProNeko No Pepper is not a rare cat :)

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      TheProNeko 17 months ago

      Is pepper rare VerityPrice?

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      Person 18 months ago

      I have a lot of the common cats and three rare cats(Mister Mouse Sword cat, Bob the Cat, and Tubbs).

      For Tubbs, I didn't have that mat out and still got him just because I put out Frisky Bitz.

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      lparks 18 months ago

      I only have one memento left to get. I have gotten all the cats and own all the toys. What am I going to do when Frosty leaves me a memento?! They better be working on a new update with a lot more cats!

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      HI 18 months ago

      I really want to know something: I've had the cardboard cafe for about a month, but sassy fran still hasn't came. Should i use Sashimi or expensive cat food?

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      Buddy 19 months ago

      I adore this game. I'd also love to see a similar game about dogs, it would be so cute with them digging holes, burying bones, playing fetch and weeing on trees.

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      heyomayo 19 months ago

      My aim is to collect everything in the store. I've only got the sunken fireplace left, but it's 70 gold fish and I soent all my gold fish on remodelling (I like the zen and modern themes, how about you guys?). I've found that this combination of items earns silver and gold fish very quickly:


      - Beach parasol

      - Cardboard house


      - Silk crepe pillow (it's red - the one Saint Purrtrick loves)

      - Zanzibar cushion

      - Brown head space

      - Green cushion

      - Tiramisu cube

      - Orange cube

      When trying to get fish, I honestly reccomend just buying Frisky Bits. It won't attract the most elusive cats, but it will bring some to you, especially ones that give you lots of money i.e. Ms Fortune, Saint Purrtrick, Xerxes IX, etc. Also, if you see Tubbs, leave him alone! He will give you as much as 60 silver fish or 7 gold fish if he leaves by himself. Fill the food bowl up once he's gone.

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      Love 19 months ago

      I now now how to get all the rare cats yay and I LOVE NEKO ATSUME

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      VerityPrice 20 months ago from UK

      DeeBrendel That is just an incense burner similar to ones that are common in Japan. It is there as a non-functional decoration and doesn't do anything :)

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      LaraH33 20 months ago

      Just got my memento from Chip! It's a Ribbon Hair Band. Hope this helps!

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      DeeBrendel 20 months ago

      I have a cute little pig that showed up on the back porch and never moves. I did not purchase it. Does anyone know where it came from?

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      VerityPrice 20 months ago from UK

      Anon, Chairman Meow eats anything, as can be seen by the above table. Bengal Jack is so new that we are still trying to figure out what he eats but people report having success with Ritzy Bitz and Deluxe Tuna Bitz.

      I hope that helps :)

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      Anonymous 20 months ago

      What does Bengal jack and chairman meow eat

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      Findingpeaches 21 months ago

      I've gotten all the cat's mementos except for peaches. She came 22 times to my yard but she still haven't left any mementos and this makes me so sad

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      Kate+Em 21 months ago

      Is there a way to collect them faster? Sometimes I have a ton (because I have expanded) but my sister just started out and she wants to see different cats, other than Snowball and Smokey. I am also wondering if the remodeling option can change where I place things? I really love this game! Thank you!

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      Celentine 22 months ago

      Lol this game is awesome I love cats there my favorite animal

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      VerityPrice 22 months ago from UK

      AJ, no there is no way, you just have to wait it out I'm afraid.

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      AJ 22 months ago

      Is there a way to entice the cats to give you mementos? I've received quite a few, but myHusband has been playing almost as long as I have and gotten none! He's a bit frustrated.

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      Gabby 23 months ago

      got a memento from frosty

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      Vicky 23 months ago

      Great game for all ages.

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      Jessica Purvis 23 months ago from Durham, England

      I love this game and I found this very helpful. I seem to be getting the same cats over and over again and I would like to get some of the rarer ones. I liked that you did a list of all the cats and what their preferences are. Maybe you could do a hub talking about the different items and the different styles of yard's you can get?

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      Crazy bout cats 23 months ago

      Neko atsume is AMAAAAAZZZZIIIINNGGGG!!!!! IT WOULD BE AN OFFENCE NOT TO ENJOY PLAYING IT! but I need some help in getting some rare cats. Like Jeeves and Sapphire. I've put out the Tower of Treats for a month and they still haven't come. Am I doing something wrong? And I can't seem to catch Gozer when he comes. Really, AM I doing something wrong?! I'm des pert for answers! Help! Tell me what I'm doing wrong or how I can prevent or help the situation to get better. HELP!

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      bea 23 months ago

      Frosty is a low power. Put out all pillows.

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      Love 24 months ago

      I'v also got Apricot(with the Fairy-tale Parasol and Fluffy bed(pink))

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      Love 24 months ago

      I'v also got Ganache(with I'm not sure)Apricot(with I'm not sure)Tubbs(with Friscky bits)Peaches(with I'm not sure)

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      Love 24 months ago

      I love Nekonoke Atsume!Its the best game ever!I'v got Jo DiMeowgo(with the baseball)Tubbs(missed him)Guy Furry(with the glass vase)Billy the Kitten(with the cowboy hat)Ramses the Great(with the Tent(pyramid) I have cardboard cafe for Sassy Fran but she never came ^•.•^ my sister has Xerxes

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      AlwaysUnknown 24 months ago

      Can u make a list how to get the normal cats?

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      VerityPrice 24 months ago from UK

      MeMyself&I the two new rare cats (Jeeves and Sapphire) come for the Tower of Treats and the Fairy-tale Parasol. As for the other two cats (Apricot & Ganache):


      Stress Reliever, Burger Cushion, Cushion (Yellow, Green, Pink, Brown), Lucky Cushion, Fluffy Bed (Pink & Brown), Navy-blue Cube, Tiramisu Cube, Orange Cube, Stump House, Plum Cushion (White & Pink), Sheep Cushion, Sakuramochi Cushion, Pancake Cushion, Head Space, Zanzibar Cushion, Warm Sock, Fairy-tale Parasol, Tower of Treats, Choco Cornet Tunnel, Fluff-thing Teaser, Kotatsu, Sunken Fireplace, Hot-Water Bottle, Heating Stove, Space Heater.


      Ping-Pong Ball, Toy Capsule, Cardboard House, Cardboard Café, Cardboard Choo-Choo, Marble Pad, Luxurious Hammock ,Cool Aluminum Pad, Tent (Nature, Blizzard & Pyramid), Paper Umbrella, Beach Umbrella, Fairy-tale Parasol, Cat Condo Complex, Cat Metropolis, Art Deco Cat Tree, Tower of Treats, Bureau with Pot ,Hot-Water Bottle, Kotatsu, Scratching Board, Scratching Log, Scratching Post, Cat Macaroon (Green), Cream-puff House.

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      MeMyself&I 24 months ago

      What do I put out for the new cats? I've tried basically everything.

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      Anon 2 years ago

      This is a pretty nice list! I'm in the midst of trying to get 3 more mementos: the Conductor, Lady Meow Meow and Frosty. Now, as soon as the Conductor gives me his, I'm going to put out every single Frosty item I can acquire and invest in a smorgasbord of sashimi! At the very least Lady Meow Meow won't mind, haha.

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      Ruby 2 years ago from United States

      Haha this is too cool! My mom is a crazy cat lady so I may just have to get this & show her lol.(:

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      Thank you for all of these tips! This game is the cutest thing!

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      Nick 2 years ago

      I can confirm Conductor Whiskers does like Ritzy bits

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      Vuk 2 years ago

      Very useful and well-written guide. Hvala :)

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      Lauren 2 years ago

      I found that rascal was fond of the blizzard tent and came to me with sashimi or frisky bitz :)

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      VerityPrice 2 years ago from UK

      Me,Myself&I SassyFran was the last cat for me too. If you keep the cardboard cafe out and try pairing it with Sashimi that should work. That's what brought her to my garden. My only issue was that I kept missing her when she did come! :)

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      MeMyself&I 2 years ago

      I can't get Sassy Fran to visit. I have had the Cardboard Cafe out for at least 3 weeks and never have anything less than Frisky Bitz out. Help me please! She is my last cat and I am desperate!!!1

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      VerityPrice 2 years ago from UK

      Anon, Rascal can be a bit elusive but he will actually come for lots of toys.

      You can get him with frisky bitz or sashimi.

      The toys that attract him are: Rubber Ball (Red), Cardboard House, Cardboard Cafe, Cardboard Choo Choo, Pillow (Green), Cushion (Green), Hammock (Woven), Tent (Blizzard), Pom-Pom Sock, Two-Tier Cat Tree, Cat Metropolis, Art Deco Cat Tree, Kick Toy (Bunny), Kotatsu, Heating Stove, Bucket (Red and Yellow) and the Glass Vase.

      So if you put out a few of these then you will get him eventually. Good luck! :)

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      I can't get rascal to come. Every other cat has come except for rascal :( can any give me tips on how to attract him thanks

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      Frosty showed up during my first day of playing (Missed her). So, she does show up with thrifty bitz (had snowy pillow out). But the chance must be low since her visit count has been sitting at 1 until now.

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      VerityPrice 2 years ago from UK

      Thank you anonymous for your addition :)

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      I have also found that frosty comes to the thick cooling pad

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      VerityPrice 2 years ago from UK

      Thank you, I'm so glad that you find it helpful! :)

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      Isidora 2 years ago

      Very useful guide!

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      VerityPrice 2 years ago from UK

      No problem! I'm glad you found them useful :)

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      Tasha 2 years ago

      Thank you for your tip!