Mouse for Cats
This free, 2D, high definition game was built by cat lovers, for cats. Comprising of 11 levels, the aim is to catch the on-screen mice. The coloring and sound of the mice were created specifically for your cat’s entertainment.
Catch the mouse! 9/10 cats ranked this game as the best.
Get Mouse for Cats game for free!
FREE download from the Appstore
Get it on Google Play
Supports iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, built for iOS 6/Android 4 and newer
2D iPad game for cats
You can forget the laser point.
This iPad game for cats is for FREE, give you 11 different mouse skins and more coming soon...
Tap on screen and drive mouse to get cat interested in game. Our beta testers reaching score about 100 without problems, some of them are able to recognize Mouse for Cats icon and start whole application from home screen!!
You can try Mouse for Cats even on small iPhone, there are nice results too, but game is best on iPad with retina display.
High detailed 2D animations
Let your cat enjoy ultra HD graphics with retina display.
Find which one fits your cat
Tuned sound for cat ears
Mice play sounds in cats audible spectrum.
For those who only watch wihtout touch, you can disable screen locking.
You can run this game on iPad, iPhone,iPod or Android, iOS6/Android 4+ and newer is recommended.
Frequently asked questions
iOS: Sound problems
No squeak or mice sounds since iOS10
Can't get the free squeak sound?
Verify clean device start: No apps should run after restart, sounds should work as expected.
- Close Mouse for Cats app and start it again.
How to close app?
- Double press Home button, swipe up to close ALL apps and then start Mouse for Cats.
- Swipe from bottom of screen to get Control center, disable Mute (Bell should not be red).
- Check device Ringer Switch on iPhone and iPad prior to Air2 (side of device).
- Verify that you can hear keyboard clicks and sounds from other apps.
- Reset your device settings to defaul via Settings.
- no sound on iOS - external link
- Optionaly try to hard-restart your device by holding Menu and Power Buttons until device goes black.
How to restart iOS device:
Note: hard reset/reboot/restart is same like to power off TV, it is NOT factory reset.
- 1. Hold down the on/off button and home button at the same time.
- 2. Keep holding, you need to hold both buttons down for about 10 seconds.
- While holding, you may see the “slide to power off” screen show up, just ignore this.
- You’ll know that your device has been successfully refreshed once the Apple logo displays on the start up screen, you can now release the buttons.
- 5. Wait for your iPad to start up; usually after a hard refresh, it can take 1-2 minutes.
iTunes Store: Customer Reviews
Cats hogging my iPad!
Mar 12, 2018 ★★★★★ WendyA-C
My kitties love this game. One comes running when he hears the squeak. Another one demands the game be put on at night when she sees me on my iPad. Thanks for developing this game. It’s easy and cute entertainment for them!
Mar 05, 2018 ★★★★★ kittyemmacat
My kitten named Boo loved this game she would swipe at the mouse but sometimes she would bite my iPod 🤣
Highly interesting to cats
Mar 03, 2018 ★★★★★ Christiana-2121
At first she just watched. Then she started putting her paw on a mouse . Next she was trying to bite the phone . Good job, designers.
TIL: Bird beaks aren't conductive
Mar 03, 2018 ★★★★ MsKista
My tiny parrot loves this game but, awww, no matter how hard he tries his beak can't catch the mice tails or make them squeak bc beaks, like fingernails, don't work on touchscreens.
Luckily he also doesn't have higher thought process so he doesn't know I make it squeak for him. 👩🏻💻👉📱🐀🐦🤪
Super cute game. I can see why cats love it so much!
It all depends on the cat
Feb 22, 2018 ★★★★★ jcharl
Interesting that some people are leaving bad reviews because their cats don’t like this. I have 3 cats and my daughter has 4. What we’ve found is that some cats just aren’t interested or can’t be bothered (they ARE cats, after all!). I have 2 that will play this game for hours if I let them and one who totally ignores it. Same is holding true with daughters cats, 1 isn’t interested and the other 3 that thinks it’s great. I believe it’s a great app for those cats that are attracted to it and not great for those cats that aren’t interested. The app itself is not to blame, it’s just a cat thing!
Cats love this
Feb 12, 2018 ★★★★★ Essenceofclarity1970
My cats absolutely love this game the best out of all the different ones I got. When I’m trying to look at my i pad, one of my cats comes up and starts tapping the screen indicating he wants to play. He does not get tired of it-he is 12 years old and very picky about toys. He will not stop until he gets worn out and tired, then he takes a nap. (Usually he just likes laser pointer, catnip, and feather with bell.) This has been an awesome addition to his play time. My other cat enjoys it too, but he likes running more with laser pointer. My cats are picky and still love this-so glad I got it.
Feb 08, 2018 ★ Jonahmary41
and i paid for sound
Jan 21, 2018 ★★★★ wisecat2
My cat lives this app. Kept her attention for quite a while. Then she wanted to play with her other toy mouse after playing on this app. It really motivated her for a rigorous play session.
Jan 15, 2018 ★★★★★ Marlee thimons
My cat loves it I suggest this game for a bored cat Keep up the good work
Such a long waiiiiit!
Jan 14, 2018 ★★★★ izzyoboi
Grah! Why does it take an hour for this to download??!!??
🐱Awesome for kittens🐱
Jan 14, 2018 ★★★★★ buumboom
I just got this app and my kitten goes crazy. This is the best game for cats ever(best game ever to me)!I don’t have to say much but if you love funny cats playing with a funny mouse this is the app for you and your cat.
My cat is obsessed!
Jan 09, 2018 ★★★★★ legitpaige
Well my cats is obsessed with this game. She LOVES it. I put it on while laying next to me in bed and she bounces around my phone to smack the mouse! It’s sooo cute! I feel bad for turning it off eventually. She could play easily for 30 min straight. Best cat app!!
Jan 05, 2018 ★★★★★ hdniki13
I needed my kitten to stop jumping on my laptop so I could finish my work, so I downloaded this app. She spent at least 30 minutes completely entertained. Her high score is over 600. Only flaw is she accidentally called someone, but I think that’s the phone’s programming, not the app... in the end I didn’t get much work done because she was so cute and fun to watch, haha!
Nice but no sound
Jan 01, 2018 ★★★★ Princess_DZ
My cat seems to like it but I worry she’ll get bored fast since the sound isn’t working. Even paid for the premium version and still no sound. I’ve restarted (app and device), made sure my sound is up and not locked, and updated the iOS software. Still no sound... What I do REALLY like is the mice look like real toys. Other similar apps use more silhouette graphics that don’t seem to interest my cat at all.
Overall, good app with one big bug.
Dec 31, 2017 ★★★★★ Ryghann
This is a must have if you are a cat lover! This app is awesome and my cat adores it❤️I’m really grateful that it was created. One of my cats toys got ruined by another of our cats and I wanted a substitute till I could make a trip to the store. As soon as I turned it on all the cats gathered around and took turns playing. My cat will meow at me when I’m on my phone and she wants to play it.
So get it and watch the adorable ness! There’s a bunch of mice that rotate thru.my cats favorite is the fluffy white one❤️
Keep up the good work!
Dec 19, 2017 ★★★★★ Athena's Child
My cat has a very strong hunting instinct and we keep her indoors, so this app allows her to "hunt" without being outside. Doesn't do much to burn calories but it is stimulating for her.
Nov 29, 2017 ★★★★★ Marzipan Mouse
The cat tried to eat my phone!!!
Nov 18, 2017 ★ Chsgrl
Unable to run app.
My cat loves this game
Nov 18, 2017 ★★★★★ dwf2008
My 17 year old cat is playing like a kitten again. He loves this game every time I get out the ipad.
Sound stopped working
Oct 24, 2017 ★★★ Forest Cats
My kittens have enjoyed this game but the sounds stopped working so I purchased the app and still no sounds what gives?
My Cat Loves This Game
Oct 17, 2017 ★★★★★ smil3345
It keeps my smart kitty entertained!
My cat loves this game!
Aug 24, 2017 ★★★★★ ItsAL
I got my cat addicted to an iPad. Every time I'm trying to study my cat sits on my iPad until I turn this game on for it. This cat game works out of all of the ones I've tried.
My cat likes but now sounds
Jul 29, 2017 ★★ Traditional Texas Catholic
My cat likes playing this, but I just paid $2.99 for the sounds and nothing happens. No sound.
I checked all settings, and sound works on everything else. I got ripped off and will be asking for my money back.
Jul 26, 2017 ★★★★★ Barrelracinlaney
My kitten loves watching me on my iPad.I got him this game and now he can't get enough of it.
My cat loves it
Jul 08, 2017 ★★★★★ Avanhoecke
My cat Houdini loves this app it keeps him occupied when my family opens the front door he also looks up at me when i have my iPad he is so cute love this app
May need to buy another iPad
Jun 16, 2017 ★★★★★ Central Park Explorer
Pepper can't get enough of this app. He hangs over me every time I use my iPad. It's been his favorite app for months.
Jun 15, 2017 ★ The anfry reviewer
Cat(lusa):Looks at phone and looks at me
Me:Shows Lisa example of what to do
Lusa:Looks at me like I'm stupid
Me : Keeps tapping
Lusa: Gets triggered
- @lusa da beast scratched @marc-
Lusa: Stares at phone
Me: Tries to get phone back
-@lusa da beast smacked @marc -
I LOVE IT!
May 14, 2017 ★★★★★ Cats1202
My cat Domino love's this game and it keeps him from attacking Otis.
Best Game Ever! Cats LOVE !
Mar 25, 2017 ★★★★★ Sissygirll
I purchased The Mouse For Cats App yesterday. I have Four 6 month old Kitty Kats and they each LOVE this game. I've had to recharge my iPad already because they NEVER lose interest. I've only left one other review before and it was not a good one but it was honest. This App entertains my cats for hours. BTW, Each of their scores improve each time they play the game. This is definitely because the game continues to challenge them. And please no updates. You people ALWAYS mess up a good thing when you think it should be tweaked. It's perfect like it is. Thanks for hours of fun.
I agree that if your feline is not interested in any type of game please don't force the issue. They're well known for their stubbornness and if they're not hyped about a game there's just no forcing ANY issue with a cat.
Feb 08, 2017 ★★★★ Cuddle 🐈
Fun for me and Cookie but it gets boring after awhile
Jan 29, 2017 ★★★★★ Me and Bravo
My cat goes nuts for this app. Have tried other, more realistic mouse games, but this one has held his attention the longest, great job!
Jan 03, 2017 ★★★★★ Grayhare!
Thank you for the wonderful entertainment for us and our cats. Ezra gives it a 2 paw score
Dec 26, 2016 ★★★★★ Cats will like it
My cat loved it. It helps if you put a blanket halfway over half of it. Then the cat will see the mouse's tail disappearing and hit it more.🐱
CAUTION DOGS WILL BREAK YOUR IPAD
Dec 02, 2016 ★ Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh
Do not use this for dogs !!!!!!
It okay but...
Nov 27, 2016 ★★ Mimiakittycat
It's alright but my cat wasn't interested and it goes away to fast.
Aug 27, 2016 ★ Hannah.Winchester
I have 2 kittens & neither of 'em took a second look @ it. They preferred to smell the carpet over playing with it.
Aug 10, 2016 ★★★★★ 😤😤😤😤👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
My cat LOVES it SO much!! You should get the app
Jul 28, 2016 ★★★★★ Kaka koko loco
My kittens bageara and sassy are in love with it they wouldn't let me get it back . They both are growling at me cause I took it away
Jan 31, 2016 ★★★★★ FzsgZvgfggsgb
Thanks for making this game my cat is glued to it .if I take it away she gets mad.she loves it so much.❤️❤️❤️❤️
Jan 28, 2016 ★ Ripped off in nj shame
My cat looked at this, looked at me like I'd lost my mind, and walked away. Epic fail
Cat is glued to this
Jan 17, 2016 ★★★★★ Puahi
A little warning: You may not get your iPad back for sometime.
My cat scored 120 hits on the first run. She would have kept going it until the battery died. Funny to watch.
Jan 05, 2016 ★★★★★ JJ🐲🐾
My cat is completely in love with this game! Although I did have to show her how to play😕
Even my dog found it interesting!
327 HITS!!! From my cat best game ever!!!!
Oct 13, 2015 ★★★★★ Cribian crall
MY CAT GOT 327 HITS HE LOVES THIS GAME!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS GAME MY CATS LOVE IT!!!!!!! He usually has nothing to do and now he does! I can't thank you enough for making this app But the best part is some people lie in the titles to get money but you didn't lie!!! So thank you for making a true app that really works, if you haven't installed this game yet install it (well if you have a cat that is) BEST APP EVER!!!!!!!!🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱
Aug 28, 2015 ★★★★ Dove.32
I'm so sad, my kitten is TERRIFYED of this game,
The mouse sounds like a screeching bird,
They don't look very real after a lot of hits, and there is only one,
Add more mice, make them squeak when you hit them and when you don't,
Aug 04, 2015 ★★★★★ Add more create a sim
Muffy is my sweet little kitty. My cat, Muffy is a boring cat though. He's boring. I tried it and he just laid down, and minded his own business. I had fun with it. It is very fun. I had more fun with it then he did. Lol 😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 Meow! =⚫️🔻⚫️=
Jun 01, 2015 ★★★★★ Loafkitty101
My cat loves it and she waits for me to give it back! :3
Best Game For Cats!
Apr 02, 2015 ★★★★★ Pirate:D
I give this a 5 stars‼️‼️ Best app ever my cat went crazy!! I'm glad this was free! 💲💲💲💲
Dec 30, 2014 ★ Doginsc
My cat coco so
Jumpy but she won't touch it
May 25, 2014 ★★★ Rapistinmyhouse
It needs to be constantly moving otherwise he loses attention
Nov 26, 2017 ★★★★★ B.S. 3.0 Junkie
Thanks a lot. Now I have to buy my kittens their own iPad for Christmas!
1 out of 2 cats love it!
Oct 08, 2017 ★★★ Squeaky star
Can't get the free squeak sound and I see no contact info for the developer. Their webpage doesn't have any info either. My big guy enjoys it regardless. Now he's napping from hard a morning of hunting.
Aug 15, 2017 ★★★★★ HappyCat6555565570
My cat loves it, she could play with it all day. Knocked my phone off the table a few times though :)
Feb 25, 2017 ★★★ KELSEY@
Hahaha it says 4+ years old
Is the cat years or human years
Dec 21, 2016 ★★★★★ Ohmeoh101
My cat loves this game! He spends hours playing!
But he always ends up hitting something and going out of the game! Please add a app lock so the cats can't exit the game without the human doing it!!!
Oct 25, 2015 ★★★★ Lisaohlala
Mon chat s est pas amusé
Oct 14, 2015 ★★★★★ Cetty2
Davvero un bel gioco , i miei gatti non vedono l'ora di giocarci
Watch, Bite and hit!
Sep 24, 2017 ★★★★★ liedsje
My two cats love this game! They recognize the squeeking sound after playing iT only once.
They like to watch the mouse for a while before attacking it.. sometimes brutaly. The one cat hits it, the other bites it.
De kat is hier dol op
Mar 01, 2017 ★★★★★ Jms.b
En ik wordt er dol van. Hij probeerde al mijn iPad te slopen om die muis te pakken te krijgen.
Hij probeert inmiddels ook zelf het spel aan te zetten. Staat als een geroutineerde gebruiker op het scherm te tikken. Op een dag gaat hen dat lukken denk ik.
Beste spel voor katten
Mar 02, 2016 ★★★★★ EvolutionLover
Ik heb het spel gedownload indien ik al vele katten games heb geprobeerd zonder succes.
Toen ik op start gedrukt heb, gelijk op de grond gezet en aan mijn katten gegeven! Ze zijn er weg van, hun highscore zijn 23! Heel erg bedankt voor dit leuke, gratis katten spelletje! Als je een kat hebt, DOWNLOADEN! Echt een aanrader!
Nov 15, 2014 ★★★ Krizzle84
Too bad you can't set the mouse skin yourself, my cat responds a lot more to the realistic mouses than te plastic ones.. And the sound is really quite unrealistic aswel..
Perfect app for cats :)
Mar 31, 2015 ★★★★★ Panna_xyz
My Cat is crazy about it.
Нужны параметры скорости
Jan 23, 2015 ★★★★ Кот Ерошка
Нет настройки скорости движения мышки... Слишком вяло передвигается)) а так неплохо, реклама не достает пока) кот заценил, но хватает его не на долго, он любит динамику!)))
Nov 25, 2014 ★★★★★ Анлинка
Мой котенок неотрывно охотится за этой мышкой, интересное и забавное приложение для ваших пушистых друзей)) бонус- мышка меняет окраску с серией кликов) вообщем всем советую, лучшее бесплатное приложение^_^
Jan 25, 2014 ★★★★★ NnnnCobalt
Better than $2 game
Dec 08, 2014 ★★★★★ Anli Now It All
My cat love this game so much!!😻
Jan 11, 2015 ★★★★★ Xenja Schwabe
Sehr gute App! Endlich mal eine "Catch the mouse" App, wo kostenlos ist!
Also meine Katze hat Freude an der App! 👍😉🐾
My cats are addicted
Mar 09, 2018 ★★★★★ Lesley FB
It took my two cats a couple of goes to understand what to do. Now they follow the iPad around the house, staring at it until I set it up for them. They actually take it turns to play.
My cat is addicted
Jan 25, 2018 ★★★★★ Georgous girl
One of my cats is now addicted to this game, he sleeps next to the iPad in the hope I’ll switch it on for him and will just sit next to me purring hoping his time will come soon. We’ve had to limit him to 30 mins a day and he is not happy about it.
Great fun for you and your cat!! 🐱
Nov 26, 2017 ★★★★★ anniedabannie
I was surprised in a good way about how much Chester loved it! He has great fun with it!
Sep 21, 2017 ★★★★★ Luluyeah
My cat loves this and keeps hopping all around to try catch those mice! Make sure you have a screen protector when your cat plays this as he/She may scratch the screen! Overall a great game!
Don't pay! Doesn't work!!
Jun 20, 2017 ★ Bellamish10
Paid for upgrades and noises, took my money but doesn't work!
Dec 12, 2016 ★ lilacLoulou
Totally frustrating. I have purchased all features upgrade but do not have any sounds. I have requested app help but no ticket number given to track progress. I have tried to write this review for the 3rd time as other attempts disappear when message that nickname is taken and you cannot sent without one!
Mouse for cats
Nov 12, 2016 ★★★★★ Chiptv
My cat loved it and managed to score 67 on her first go.
Screen protector recommended!
Oct 07, 2016 ★★★★★ Leticiawhitter
My boy loves this game, he even tries to bite my iPad, so either use an old tablet or make sure it's well protected!
Freaked my cat out!
Jul 17, 2016 ★★★★ Catgirl1986
Definitely better for some cats than others! I put it on my iPad and showed my big alpha male cat. He hissed at it then ran around the room attacking everything! He was convinced something was in the room, really freaked him out! My other, more docile and playful cat was calmer about it but claws on the screen are a big problem. The game works in the sense that cats really do think it's real but use your judgement as to whether that's a good thing for your cat!
Hours of amusement!
Jan 24, 2016 ★★★★★ LouBeccaBee
I put this on my iPad and one of our cats took a shining. She hit the mouse 30 times and was still interested in playing. This definitely works for some cats, unfortunately our other 3 weren't at all interested.
Jan 18, 2016 ★★★★★ Honeybun58
My cat loves it and plays for ages. Put it on a tablet so the screen is bigger. Beware of cats scratching and trying to eat the mouse!
U need a phone u don't mind getting attacked!
Oct 19, 2015 ★★★★★ Buddy and Sox
Great game for my two little kittens, they will play with this for hours if they could! Only problem is they love it that much they physically stalk, attack and bite/scratch at my phone repeatedly!! So if u have an older phone u don't mind getting scratched/chewed up then it's great fun for them!