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Destructo

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Connor loves to rip apart toys. In our house, he has a nickname - Destructo. Hahah. I am just wondering if anyone knows of any stuffy-type toys that can withstand some serious chewing?

I know it's probably a long shot, but he's not vey interested in anything rubber-ish. He likes the deer antlers, so those are our new favorite toy... but I would love to treat him to a new stuffy!

shirley1011
June 13th, 2010, 03:05 PM
we buy the skinkeez I think they call them...the toys with a squeekee but not stuffing.....ours drag them around like "look what I caught" ..they come in skunk, fox, squirrel, and a few others...won't buy ours stuffed toys again

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Kong makes some stuffy-less stuffies, too, that are pretty durable. They even have velcroed enclosures for the squeakers, so if they go bad, you can replace them. Occasionally we'll have someone try to rip a piece of the velcro off, but otherwise they've held up pretty well! :thumbs up

cell
June 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM
There are toys made of a very heavy fire hose type material that are made to withstand hard chewing, and lots of rubber toys that can withstand a lot too like Cuz style toys.

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Yeah, we've tried both the skineez and the Kong "Wubbas" as they're called. Hahah. The skineez are lucky to last a half an hour around here, but the Kongs are a little better.

I just had to throw out all his toy "carcasses" because Keely has been getting into them... so I figure I should get him some replacements.

Maybe I'll get them a couple Kong stuffies.... Though other suggestions would be appreciated!

Frenchy
June 13th, 2010, 09:04 PM
The only toys that last here are the Kongs and the Cuzs , but the Cuzs gets desqueeke pretty fast (which is not always a bad thing :D) and I always get the Cuzs with stomped feet or else I have to perform surgery to cut them out , or else the dogs will.

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2010, 09:10 PM
These aren't Wubbas, Serena. The one they love the most is an unstuffed snake.

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Cole (in the Dreaded Elizabethan Collar) has Mr Snake by the head and Belle is trying to save Mr Snake by pulling him out of harm's way by the tail. :D

The first design had one flaw--eyeballs stuffed with cotton batting. Since then the Kong company has eliminated the puffy eyes by embroidering them on, instead. :thumbs up And they are very durable toys! The Pack luvs 'em! :cloud9:

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Oooo, I've never seen these before, hazel!! Must have a look at PetSmart... maybe I'll have to order them online. Here's to hoping they have small sizes! Hahah.

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Also - your pups look like they're having a ton of fun, hazel! Even though one has a cone! Heehee. So cute. What are their names?


NVMD. Seen the caption now.

hazelrunpack
June 13th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Oooo, I've never seen these before, hazel!! Must have a look at PetSmart... maybe I'll have to order them online. Here's to hoping they have small sizes! Hahah.
That's where I found these :thumbs up

They do have smaller ones, too--I got our pipsqueak, Grace, one of the smaller squirrels and she loved it till it got stolen from her during a sneaky end-around maneuver by Brier. Mr Squirrel put up a valiant fight, but three 50-pound dogs tugging on him at once was just too much for the poor unfortunate guy... :o

:rip: Mr Non-stuffed Squirrel

But Mr Squirrel might be just the size for Keely and Connor :thumbs up

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 09:25 PM
There are toys made of a very heavy fire hose type material that are made to withstand hard chewing, and lots of rubber toys that can withstand a lot too like Cuz style toys.

Yeah, we had the fire hose one once. He wasn't too interested in it, which is why I think it held up better... but it was gone in a couple days after he put his mind to it. Hahah. He's determined to shred... I'm just glad he sticks to toys!!

We've only ever had one mishap... when he was about a year old, he ripped a page out of a textbook belonging to my boyfriend's professor. $150 later, Josh knows to keep important things out of Connor's reach. Hahaha.

As for the rubber ones, he doesn't much like those. The Kongs do okay stuffed with treats, but he gives up when he can't get them out. Hahah. Not as fun as ripping apart a stuffy, apparently! :shrug:

serenamlambe
June 13th, 2010, 09:28 PM
That's where I found these :thumbs up

They do have smaller ones, too--I got our pipsqueak, Grace, one of the smaller squirrels and she loved it till it got stolen from her during a sneaky end-around maneuver by Brier. Mr Squirrel put up a valiant fight, but three 50-pound dogs tugging on him at once was just too much for the poor unfortunate guy... :o

:rip: Mr Non-stuffed Squirrel

But Mr Squirrel might be just the size for Keely and Connor :thumbs up

Sounds good! I'm excited to go look now. I think Tuesday is our dog toy shooping day. The old ones went in the garbage today and, plus, Josh gets home from Switzerland tomorrow. He wanted to buy them a toy to "bring back" to them. :lovestruck:

serenamlambe
June 19th, 2010, 05:31 PM
So, Connor doesn't have too much interest in the snake. But Keely loves it!

hazelrunpack
June 19th, 2010, 07:05 PM
:laughing: It's a dual toy--when she's done chewing on it, she can cuddle with it! Or, she can cuddle with it while she's chewing on it! :cloud9: