Plush Animals Features
** Plush Catfish
** Light Brown and off White
** Made by Cabin Critters
** 17 inch
Meow! No, catfish don’t actually meow, nor are they related to our furry best friend who may in fact be an alien (how else do you explain the behavior of cats when compared to other pets?) Catfish are called that because of their long barbels or whisker-like growths. In catfish, they are found on either side of the mouth and aid in finding food. Water in most places where they live is pretty murky, so their sight may not always help them. Luckily, they have super sensitive senses of smell and taste, so they can pick up on floating snacks from quite a long distance away.
Catfish are omnivores, and have been known to be caught by fishermen using everything from cheese, crawdads, crickets, frogs, garlic, Ivory Soap, liver and more besides. Yes, we said Ivory Soap. If you thought that having your mouth washed out by your mom as a kid for swearing was bad, how do these strange fish tolerate it? Well…they just do. More than likely, it has something to do with the fact that Ivory doesn’t put scents, fragrances, or additives into their soap which might otherwise harm or drive away the fish. Since we can’t ask them, the why behind soap-eating cats may forever remain a mystery.
But down to brass tacks, hm? Cabin Critters’ plush catfish is actually almost as big as the real thing. They don’t usually get all that large. At 17 inches, this adorable plush fish is perfect for a stuffed animal aquarium. He’s got a brown and white body, with black specks on his sides and belly, glassy black (washer-locked) eyes for durability, and five whiskers.