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Having had a great success with the Mallard duck plush toy from happy pets, our cross collie bitch was to get lucky again since I had a surplus on my Amazon account. The amount was only £5.60 and with the Happy Pet Migrator Pheasant being only £5.19 I thought what the heck.
As with the duck the toy is really well made and is around 6 inches in length. It vaguely resembles a pheasant in so much as the colours are similar and it has a head a body and a tail. I don't really think Tasha was that bothered it squeaked and was apparently fun.
We threw it around a while and she happily chased after it, making it squeak and promptly returning it for more of the same. The squeak however was getting on my nerves.
The coloured covering of the toy is fluffy and soft although this quickly got a bit wet being in and out of Tasha's mouth. It is a quality toy and seems very well made. The body portion of the pheasant houses the queaker which is well protected and feels as though it is covered with cotton wool or something similar but stronger.
All in all I think this is a good toy and I don't think Tasha notices the difference between the duck or the pheasant both squeak and both are fun. As with children it is the new toy which is currently getting all the attention, time will tell if it is as popuar as the duck, but initially it certainly seems that way.
Happy Pet Migrator Pheasant
Very recently we went out and got our very own little puppy addition to the family, a very adorable, cute and cuddly labradoodle. He isn't my first dog, but he is my first dog since I have been an adult and moved out of my parent's house many years ago, and I was excited to get him. I wanted to get a few toys and treats to get him started and settled into his new home, he's already turning out to be a bit of a spoilt puppy with more accessories than I have. One of his currently favourite toys is this Happy Pet migratory pheasant plush dog toy. It is a cuddly imitation pheasant with similar colourings to the real thing, it is very soft to the touch and really reminds me of the cuddly toys that I had when I was younger.
When you press the toys belly area it makes a type of honking noise rather than a squeaky noise. So far my puppy hasn't really figured out how to make it noisy by himself, but he loves the sound of it when it does, he comes running to jump all over it with renewed enthusiasm. I have to admit, I think that I would go off this toy quite quickly when he does realise how to make it honk, the noise is quite loud and it does stay on for a good few seconds before going quiet again. This toy because of the noise, makes for a great distraction, which is a fantastic help when the little puppy looks like he is about to do something he shouldn't. He also prefers this toy to the coffee table leg, which I am ever so grateful for.
This toy looks and feels quite good and is a nice size for larger puppies, but I think it might get destroyed when he is older. So far this poor toy has stood up to a lot of chewing and biting without looking too much the worse for wear, other than being dirty. My puppy loves this toy, however, I think it realistically won't last all that long, but it has been going strong for over a month now. I ordered mine from Amazon for around £5.99 and I believe you can buy this from Pets at Home as well other pet stores. Although, I can see this toy being shredded in the near future the amount of fun he has had with it is well worth the cost. If your dog or puppy likes stuffed toys then this really is a nice one.
It's a nice toy and it's a bit different form all the other toys that just seem to squeak. It is also a pretty good quality toy and it hasn't fallen apart yet, even when taking a lot of puppy attacks and he isn't the most delicate pup out there. This toy has definitely earned a very well deserved four out of five stars. A great toy and I would happily recommend it to other people.
I just can't seem to leave Pets at Home these days without a new toy/treat in hand for the terror back home. The latest addition to Rufus' collection of toys is this honking pheasant.
It is a soft toy which makes different noices in the shape of a pheasant. It isn't terribly realistic looking, but I hardly think this is the main concern of Rufus. It is however a reasonably large toy, being about 30cm long and a good 15cm thick round the belly, this gives Rufus really something to get hold of. There a few different textures to explore, the 'tail', I say tail because I'm really not sure what it is ment to be, is of a velety texture with no stuffuing, whilst the body is reasonably course fur. The eyes are made of fabric so there is no worry about chewing/swallowing buttons. There are 2 small wings, 2 feet, the body, beak and of course the tail for Rufus to chew and get hold of to carry it around. The toy makes a few noices, the main one being a duck like honk, the simply drives Rufus barmy!! He will bound around trying to find the source of the noice, or if he is playing with it himself, jumps back and begins the investigation of it all over again. There is also a russeling noice inside the tummy, comparable to scrunching plastic coated paper/evelopes, this is nice as even if Rufus can't manage to make it honk he can still hear this noice as he chews. Most importantly neither noice is particulally annoying, loud or high pitched. The pheasant has been masacared a few times and within the month that we have had it has had a couple of meeting with a sewing needly. Nothing too drastic, but I dare say for large agressive chewers this would be ripped apart in moments. I have put the toy throught the washing machine a few times, although it said nothing about this in the manufacture instructions, but has turned out fine each time.
Overall a fab toy for puppies and dogs as long as they aren;t agressive chewers Rufus has got many hours of fun out of this and he will continue to do so as long as it stays in one peice. Reccomenened
This year was my border collie pups first Christmas and he was definately spoiled.
I bought him a plush, honking pheasant from Pets At Home for £4.99, as I loved the sound it made. I did think long and hard about it, as he has a habit of ripping his material toys apart in five minutes. So far we have had one small hole made at the wing, which has been securely stitched up. How long it will last is anyones guess.
I found this toy very attractive, as it is in natural colours and it's unlikely to look very dirty, too quickly. It also does not have too many small attachments that could be ripped off very quickly either.
I do believe that Murphy gains some comfort from the soft plush fabric, as he has taken to lying with it under his chin. Either that or he is letting us know that this toy is his and his only!
At £4.99, I think that this is pretty good value as it is well made, with a good quality fabric. I would say however that if you have a dog with destructive tendencies, save your money as it won't last 24 hours.
What is it?
It is a soft toy for dogs in the form of a pheasant. There are other similar toys available in the forms of a mallard duck, a swan and a Canadian goose.
What is it like?
Well its quite a realistic pheasant in as far as soft toys go. Its less garish and tacky than a lot of dog toys although dogs probably wont sit and think about how realistic it looks they just get on and play with it! It has a long tail and a squeaker in its tummy. The squeaker gives a quite realistic duck sounding quack. Now as with childrens musical toys if your dog is going to be setting this off again and again you dont want something thats going to get on your nerves so this pleasant sounding quack is quite nice, not too loud to hurt your ears and not high pitched either.
Cost and Availability
You can buy it in a lot of pet shops including Pets at home, its also available online on many pet stores. It costs around £5.95
How will dogs play with it?
Dogs will use it as a retrival toy, you can throw it and they can fetch or you can hide it for them to find. Dogs like to chew it, especially pups who are teething they find the texture comforting for their gums and its better for you that they chew the soft toy instead of your clothes! It is also a comforter toy for dogs too.
What my puppy thinks
Well Oscar is now 11 months old and he loves his Freddie (we called him Freddie the Pheasant). We gave Oscar his pheasant when he was about 9 weeks old and he loved it from the minute he saw it. He pounced on it, shook it about, chewed its beak, its feet and ran round and round the room with it. Even now at 11 months old he has not tired of Freddie, he takes him to bed every night and in the morning he grabs him and comes running with him to show you. They are best buddies.
Sadly Freddie 1 as we now call him had to have some major surgery due to a ripped chest and beak, for a while it was touch and go so we bought Freddie 2. The likeness was uncanny and I dont think Oscar really could tell the difference. Thankfully Freddie 1 had some open heart surgery and although not quite as good as new is still in full working order. We now rotate the two depending if the pheasants have sustained any injury!! The weakest points on the birds seem to be the beak and the feet both of which are made of felt so easier to rip. Of course this is the bit that the dog automatically goes for as it is the weakest part!
However if your dog is a smaller dog the toys might be more likely to last a bit longer before needing repaired.
Despite the Freddies needing to be sewn these are the toughest soft toys we have bought. Our dog is a Rhodesian Ridgeback so he is pretty big with a strong jaw so the toys have a lot to stand up to. Some of the other soft toys we have bought have not lasted long at all. I would recommend these if your dog likes to play with soft toys. They are lovely to look at, strong and dogs love to play with them.
They say that a dog is man's best friend well Freddie the pheasant might well be dogs best friend!