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I needed to replace some of my Chihuahua's toys as his were starting to look a bit worn. I ordered him a new Kong, and as I was browsing amazon, I noticed these Kong Squiggles toys. I like the look of them being long and furry, and I liked the idea that they have squeakers in because I felt it was a bit different to the other toys that my dog has.
Being a Kong toy, I thought this would be a tough toy that would last a little while at least, but it has been a bit of a disappointment I have to say. My dog is 8 months old, so he is still very chewy, but I didn't think he would destroy this quite as quickly as he has, especially as he is such a small dog.
Ordering from Amazon, I didn't get a choice over which squiggles toy I got. There are 4 designs - an elephant, a monkey, a donkey and a rabbit. I paid £3.38 plus £1.05 postage for the toy, and it arrived with me last Wednesday. This is only 5 days ago. We received the donkey toy. This is really nice looking when new, with a donkey head on one end of the toy with a squeaker inside it, a long elasticated body which is quite stretchy, and a round ball shape at the other end. The colours are lovely - green, purple, pink and yellow. They are very bright colours which are really attractive, and very soft to the touch.
The packaging advised that this is not a chew toy, and this should not be left with the dog. As my dog is caged when we are not with him and overnight, he has not been left alone with this toy.
He did take to this toy straight away, and found it eay to run around with it in his mouth. He either picked it up by the ears, or he would pick it up from the middle. It weighs just 41g, and is 20cm by 6cm by 7cm in dimensions, so it is not that big for him to carry.
I noticed that he very quickly had pulled some of the fibre of the fluffy material away from the toy so you could see a white mesh fabric on the ball end of the toy. There was some bits off fluff on the rug in my living room, but I thought he would not do much more damage than that. Then last night while he was sat at my feet playing with this under supervision, we noticed that he had managed to completely tear the ball section of the toy and had managed to remove the squeaker and bite a hole in it. We took the squeaker off him before he swallowed it, and then the next thing we noticed was he had pulled out loads of stuffing. This was quickly taken off him then before he choked on it.
I am not naive and I appreciate that it is pretty hard to make indestructible toys. I also appreciate that it is not a chew toy, but I find that it is really disappointing that a dog toy has been so badly wrecked in such a short time. I bought the correct size for his breed, and he is not the strongest chewer with him only being a toy dog, so I feel expecting it to last longer than 4 days is not that much to ask.
I am just glad I did not leave him unattended with this, as if he had eaten the stuffing or swallowed the squeaker I might have needed vet treatment for it.
If you buy this toy for your pet, I would say just make sure that you don't leave them unattended with it as once the pet finds a weakness in the toy, the destruction of it is pretty quick.
Personally, I don't think it is worth buying after my own experience with it, and I will be sticking to harder dog toys in future that will not be wrecked in a few days. Otherwise I might as well save my efforts and just put my hard earned cash straight in the bin.
We welcomed a new addition to our family in January a little cute Lhasa apso puppy we have named Misty. I had already purchased to bedding , bowls and food before picking her up but saved to toy buying until last. I knew I wanted a few Kong toys as they are indestructible great for chewing puppies. Pets at home have a good variety so picked up a Kong squiggles soft toy in my local store.
Kong squiggles come in four different animals , a rabbit, monkey, horse and an elephant. I chose the elephant for Misty because the elephant head of the end of the toy was bigger than the rest thinking she would get a better grip of the toy during play.
Kong Squiggles comes in three different sizes , small , medium and large as Misty was only 12 weeks old I bought the small size which was perfect and she is a small breed so perfect for her.
Kong Squiggles size small cost me £3.99
Kong squiggles elephant is made like a soft toy, its soft covered in velour fabric and stuffed. The head is like an elephant complete with a trunk and eyes, it has elastic in the long body area so he can be stretched out and he does return to original length.
The bottom of the Kong toy is round like a small ball , this has a loud squeaker inside and the Kong label is embroidered on here.
Kong squiggles measures 21cm long and 5cm thick.
If the toy gets dirty it can be machine washed and left to dry.
Misty loves this toy so much. Its floppy so she can paw it about the floor, she nibbles it and uses the squeaker part. Its soft so she curles up next to it. This is by far her favourite toy. When Misty gets up in the morning brings squiggles with her. Kong squiggles is like her security blanket. Kong squiggles has so far survived a handful of washes, a lot of chewing and being tossed around he is definitely a great puppy toy that's sure to be a hit.
I recommend Kong squiggles dog toy.