“ Brand: Zooplus / Type: Dog Toy „
My dogs have had their rubber chicken for a good few months now and although it is (suprisingly) still in one piece it very rarely actually gets played with and they much prefer their softer textured toys rather than this as it is quite hard and it's not very flexibe or easy to play tug of war with either.
There are heaps of different brands of rubber chickens available as they're a very popular dog toy and I've seen them in supermarkets and pet shops but the one that we have is from Zooplus. I buy my dogs dry food from this website and decided to have a browse through their selection of dog toys and this is one that I purchased as at £2.39 it seemed like a bargain. A pack of three is also available and this retails at £7.17.
The toy is made out of smooth, thick latex. It is quite amusing in appearence in a bizzarre kind of way - it is basically designed to look like a featherless chicken. It has got a long neck, 3D beak, long legs complete with little webbed feet and textured wings which are attatched to the middle of the toy but are just outined by slightly raised latex.
The chicken is hollow and lightweight and it has a squeaker. The squeak is located in the middle of the chicken and it is easy for my dogs to find and get a grip of - whenever they do play with it my yellow labrador runs around with it in her mouth squeaking it like crazy. The squeak is loud and high pitched so it can get a little annoying but after a few minutes they usually lose interest.
Despite having long legs which my dogs could easily grip if they wanted to, my dogs never play tug of war with it despite my attempts (eg waving it in their face, running around with it, throwing it and so on) meaning that they don't really get much use out of it so although it was cheap it is actually not great value. The chicken is still in one piece despite being chewed on a few times and the material is thick and durable. There are a few teeth marks but no holes.
I will probably be throwing this away soon as it rarely gets played with. I've got four dogs and none of them are overlly impressed with it but all dogs are different so your dog might love it. In my opinion though it is too basic and very cheap feeling and it is not a great shape or texture, the only advantage is that it is cheap and has a squeaker.
I have a German Shepherd who goes crazy for squeakies. She has a mountain of them at home, so being so spoilt, i decided to treat her for Christmas. I saw a rubber chicken sitting on the shelf at Pets at Home and decided to buy it. It cost less than £3, so not a bad buy. You can buy them from most places, including supermarkets, Wilkinsons etc
Wow, she loved it. The trouble with my dog, she dosn't make her toys last. She has to squeak them until they will squeak no more. This was the case with the chicken. The squeak probably lasted approximately 2 days. Once the squeak had disappeared, the fun had gone and the toy just lay abandoned, but now and again, she has a game with it.
The rubber is fairly durable, but too much pulling, then it is likely to tear. So not advisable to use as a tug toy. There are a few holes, in the chicken now, but i am surprised it is still going, even though it dosn't squeak. It dosn't matter what size your dog is, they will still have fun playing with it. The squeak isn't too loud to annoy the owners either!!
My setter has had numerous toys ;some lasting a lot longer than others! He especially loves any toy that
squeaks . When I was in my local pet shops a few months ago I spotted a funny looking roaster complete with loud squeak and knew it would meet with the setter seal of approval! Not only did the toy look fun but it had also been reduced to just a few pounds.
The roaster is made of soft latex and is advertised as being suitable for all dogs . If latex is swallowed by a dog it wont go hard in their stomach and should easily be passed through their system without causing any problems. However you should always supervise any dog with and remove the toy when it becomes damaged. This toy looked fairly robust and I was hopeful it would last!
When he was first presented with his new toy my setter was very excited and immediately began tossing the toy around and jumping on it to operate the squeaker. The shape of the toy makes it easy for you to throw for your pet and it is equally easy for the dog to pick up. The bright colours are attractive to humans but I cant comment on what my dog thinks about them!
The toy lasted for several days and was a firm favourite for that time. However sadly my dog managed to tear off the head of the rooster and remove the squeaker. Luckily I spotted it and threw away the toy before he managed to consume it! Overall this is a fun dog toy but it didn't last long and I would have been disappointed had I paid the full price.
My brother has a Parsons Jack Russell terrier, and I always like to spoil him with toys.
I bought one of these rubber chickens as he loves squeeky toys, and they are a classic dog toy!
I was disappointed to find that it was demolished in 60 seconds! Bits of rubber chicken strewn about the floor like some kind of masacre!
So, that said, I will not be buying another one!
The rubber it is made of is very thin and does not tollerate any amount of real chewing.
Perhaps this toy would suit the kind of dog that likes to carry things around and does not chew toys. But, for a feisty terrier, the rubber chicken is no match!
I now stick to stronger toys like Kongs and solid rubber balls, but he usually manages to destroy them too, it just takes him a little longer than it did with this toy!
~I wanted a rubber chicken, so I got a dog so I could have one!~
Even before I got Red, my first dog, I knew that when I did, I just had to get a rubber chicken for him to play with. I was inspired by the EBay advert on TV round about that time, you may remember it yourself. My son and I would really rip it out of the advert, making up our own items etc. We'd begin to get really silly and end up in hysterical fits of laughter. But that advert did stay in my mind and even now I can remember it quite clearly.
Anyway once I got Red, I decided he needed some toys, so off I went in search of a rubber chicken.
I got Red's rubber chicken from zooplus.co.uk they cost about £2.00 now, but I don't remember how much I actually paid for Red's.
~This is what Zooplus.co.uk say about the rubber chicken~
A dog toy classic: the latex chicken with squeaker!
Dogs just love this playful rubber chicken. Give your local cats, squirrels and postmen a break - even the most avid hunter won't be able to resist the gleeful squeaks our latex rooster lets out when squeezed. Fun for your dog, and for everyone watching!
Latex dog toys are especially well-suited for young dogs because puppies and young dogs still have very sharp teeth and tend to not just bite their toys, but to tear them apart and may swallow pieces.
~My Story Of The Rubber Chicken Dog Toy~
When the rubber chicken arrived, I think I was more excited than Red was, it was around 24 cm long, very brightly colored in yellow and red and very noisy. The chicken is made from latex rubber, which is tough and hard wearing, good job as I was about to give it to a dog that would most probably rip it apart. Then again it's Red I'm talking about so I think the chicken will be safe. The squeaker inside the rubber chicken is quite small but is very loud and is situated up the chickens backside. (Sorry but that's where it is and I thought you might like to know, and yes it does sound painful I know) Anyway, on giving Red the rubber chicken he just sort of looked at me as if to say "What do you expect me to do with that?" So I took the chicken outside with Red following close behind, I threw the chicken down the garden in the hope he would race after it and bring it back. He just sat down and looked at me, probably thinking you threw it you go and get it! I wasn't having much luck with Red and the chicken, I had such high hopes as well, I was looking forward to playing fetch with Red and this rubber chicken.
I decided to leave the rubber chicken in the box with Red's toys and thought if he wants to play with it he can get it himself. It wasn't long before I heard the most piercing squeak, and I knew it was the rubber chicken, I entered the room to find Red playing with the rubber chicken or rather fighting with it, looked like the chicken was winning as well. He seemed to want to pull the chicken to pieces as I watched him toss it into the air then pounce on it.
But all in all he did play with it, well sort of, I didn't get to play my game of fetch with the rubber chicken, Red just wasn't interested. It didn't cost a lot and he did get some enjoyment out of it. That was until Pippa arrived. The rubber chicken was doomed! Pippa took an instant liking to the rubber chicken and would constantly make it squeak, which really began to get on my nerves after a while. She would walk around with the chicken in her mouth and wouldn't let go of it. Red wasn't really bothered as I don't think he was really that interested in it anyway. The rubber chicken lasted a few months after Pippa arrived, the poor thing was destroyed, she had really gone to town on it and when I took it away because I didn't think it safe any longer for her to play with, she was gutted. She pined for the rubber chicken, I felt so guilty I had to buy her another one.
On doing a bit of research about latex dog toys I found that because latex won't become hard in the stomach and intestines, it can normally be passed without a problem, should a dog swallow some of it. However dogs really should be supervised when playing with latex toys and the toys should indeed be replaced, if and when they become severely damaged.
I'm going to give 3 stars to the rubber chicken, Red wasn't too impressed but Pippa loved it so I'll go half way with the stars.
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