Questions tagged [toys]

Toys bought, made or used for the enjoyment of pets, not people.

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How to make a cat remember where did he placed his toys?

My cat is 4 months old now. He always takes his toy off the bed, and once he doesn't want to play, he left his toy somewhere and just forget it. And when he wants to play with his toys, which I ...
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How do I make my turtle happy?

My turtle, Tyler, has been getting really sad. He is perfectly healthy. He is eating slower, and sleeping more. He seems sad, which makes me sad! :c IS there toys toys that I can buy, or different ...
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Teaching dog to bring Frisbee back

I've got a 9 months Labrador. We'll go for a one hour walk once or twice a day and play with a Frisbee. She's crazy about it, really loves it. So because she likes it so much I use this to exercise ...
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My Shiba goes for his toy after 30 seconds of petting

my 10 year old shiba is a perfect angel at home. Never chews on anything create messes. However, every time I pet him he first wants to kiss me, then he starts getting a bit mouthy with your hand, ...
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Pet-safe adhesive [duplicate]

I need to glue two cats together and... just kidding. I have a bunch of old cardboard boxes that I was thinking of slicing and making cat scratchers out of. I need to glue the cardboard together. It ...
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Washing cat toys made of fabric/absorbent material

I have some toy mice that are infused with catnip so the cats are really chewing on them. The toys are soaked through with their saliva. How should I wash the toys when they are done? I understand ...
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Good iPad games for dogs?

It takes a bit of prep to make an iPad dog safe and vice versa; but after a heavy duty screen protector and a rugged case our dog has his own iPad. He loves the app, Games for Dogs. I’m hoping to ...
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Why wont my dog play with his toy anymore?

My boyfriend has a little dog named Thor who absolutely loves to play. He has his favorite toy (Blue, little blue piggy) that I gave him, and Poe (Poe from Kunk Fu Panda) that my boyfriend gave him. ...
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Does anyone know what brand of dog toy this yellow, miniature, plush, duck toy is?

My puppy uses this duck as a comfort toy. I have tried reverse image searching for this toy with no luck. I cannot remember where I purchased it, and I already cut off the tags. I'm looking for this ...
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What are good Cat enrichment toys?

We have a ball with holes where we put cat food into. Our cats really love this, pushing the ball around to get to the food, even when food is available. What are other good Cat enrichment (toys)? ...
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Is it safe for my cat to carry/jump around with heavy toys in her mouth?

I got this automated toy for my cats: https://www.amazon.com/SmartyKat-Hot-Pursuit-Concealed-Motion/dp/B06WP7F8YC My female cat really, really likes the toy. She grabs onto it and carries it around, ...
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Dog running away with toy

I have searched this site and didn't find a question with the specific issue we're facing. We've tried to teach our dog fetch and came across an issue we didn't know we we're having prior to this and ...
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How to teach my cat not to bring toys to my bed?

My cat sleeps on my bed by my side. Even if I make separate bed and put her there she would not listen and come to sleep by my side. Anyway I kind of like it and has no problems. But the problem lies ...
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How to stop kitten leaving toys in the litter box?

I have just purchased a Turkish Van kitten from a breeder, he is about 4 months old, and have only had him for a little over a week. There are 2 issues that I am dealing with about this sweet little ...
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What are some good dog toys for solo play in an apartment?

The title basically says it all. I'm looking for suggestions for fun, stimulating dog toys that my dog can play with alone (i.e. without me having to do anything to get the toy to work, not when she'...
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Puppy growling at the ball

I gave my three-month puppy an old ball as a toy. When he plays with the ball, he growls and bites the ball. I'm afraid of he becomes aggressive. Is it a normal behavior?
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How can I regain my dog's trust after accidentally hurting them with a toy?

I just purchased a chuck it tennis ball that comes with the throwing handle for my dog. Just about 15 mins after I bought it and tried it out with the dog, she loved it. The throwing handle is a ...
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Cat Toy(s) For Energetic Cat

One of our cats (male, 3yo) is very energetic and almost dog-like, personally I love it! Our other cat (female, same age) is quite the opposite, she is far more sedentary and gets quite annoyed when ...
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Male cat wont stop stalking and chasing our new cat

We have 3 cats as of now.. Cassa 10 years old, Demon who is 3 years old, and the newbie Twiggy who is going on 2. All are fixed Cassa is the first one we got and she was more a ppl cat. It took her 4 ...
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My beagle eats all of her toys!

I have a beagle that is a year and a half that chews and eats all of her toys! I even got her one of the toys that is supposed to be indestructible and she chewed the edges of it to eat the thread! I ...
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Does the cat know it's a game?

My cat particularly likes it when I bring out the cat-teaser (essentially a fake 'bird' on a stick). He makes a great deal of effort in catching it, and I assume he's enjoying himself. Now my ...
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Rottweiler - need a durable chewing toy or ball, DESPERATE OWNER :)

I own a Rottweiler female, about 2 years old. I've tried every kind of chewing toy. The only ones she can't destroy are the silicon made ones, but the silicon ball is too much heavy for her and she ...
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Why does my cat bring me her toy?

A few times every week, I have noticed that one of my cats would bring me her stuffed mouse-shaped toy with catnip inside it. The living room with all the toys is downstairs, in contrast to where I am ...
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How many toys available at a time, and how often to rotate?

I have a basket with about 15-20 toys of various shapes, textures, colors, and sizes. I keep about 5 to 8 out at a time, the rest remain in the hidden basket (in a cupboard over the fridge). I know ...
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How to play with a dachshund that cannot chew toys?

My mini doxie has been dealing with a broken lower jaw, on both sides, for a while. She has metal plates holding it together, so it was able to heal but it's already "healed" and re broken once ...
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Why do dogs hold specific objects in their mouth?

I found this Yahoo answer, stating dogs carry specific objects around because of an emotional attachment. I'm curious if they have the ability to form that kind of attachment. My pug is obsessed ...
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Mental Stimulation toy for big dog that chews

I have a 5 year old, 85 pound black lab/dane mix that currently has a hard time staying home alone when I'm at work the whole day. I think he's bored. If I leave the couches uncovered, he'll tear up ...
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Teaching cat to use feeding 'toy'

We just bought a new feeding toy for our 2 cats (4 and 5 years old). Picture below of the product. Now we thought that our cats could use some entertainment since they are house cats and never get to ...
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Why does my puppy go berserk when playing with plastic mugs?

I have a month old puppy that I found abandoned on the street. Yesterday I gave it a plastic mug to play with. It went berserk and started trying to eat it. I tried the same with another coloured mug ...
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Is it rare for a cat to play fetch?

I've a 16-year-old cat who loved to play fetch when he was a kitten, and a kitten who presently loves to play fetch with his spring toys--how unusual it for a cat to play fetch? I'd never heard of it ...
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What color toy should I get for my dog?

I recently got a dog and it loves to play fetch with toys. I know that dogs are color blind, but not like they see black and white, just less colors than humans see. I'm pretty sure any color toys ...
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Laser pointer: does a no-win situation risk psychological harm to cats?

When using a laser pointer to play with the cats, I've always been careful to end the session by giving them a physical toy to play with. I've assumed, without any actual basis, that putting them in ...
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Is plywood bad for any small caged pets?

I'm going to be building some wooden toys/houses/things for Degus, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, who will inevitably chew on them. (Not in the same cage.) Are there any kinds of plywood types or brands ...
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Female pug getting too excited

I own a female pug, 1year 10months old. She is acting too naughty these days. She digs into our blankets and jeans. She bites the sleeves of ONLY MY 14Yr old SISTER and pulls it. She's been doing this ...
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How to occupy a bored dog when we're not around?

I've got a 1.5 year old dog who is getting restless when we're at work which is leading to some destructive chewing. She gets through dog puzzles in no time and frozen kongs within a half hour after ...
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Is my cat's new toy making him agressive towards me?

About two months back I bought my cat a wand toy, with a cloth heart filled with crinkling plastic and catnip at the end. He doesn't care much for his other toys unless I spray them with catnip, then ...
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Are automatic cat laser toys safe?

I'm looking for some automatic cat toy for proper entertainment. I bumped into automatic laser toys and I'm a but surprised they exist since you're not supposed to hit the cat's eyes with the laser. ...
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When and for how long can my hamster safely play in a hamster ball?

I know there is a special ball for hamsters, which they get in start to moving in; it's called a Hamster Ball. I want to buy one for my hamster, but I have two questions: At what age can a hamster ...
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How can I ensure my cat won't resent me after being alone for an 8-hour work day?

I was raised with cats although my parents were always home so my cats adored them and there was always somebody around to pet them. As I go into the world, I'll be single. I mean, I'm young so it'...
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Homemade cat toys [closed]

Homemade cat toys ideas? I have made many but now my cat wont play with them anymore: String and stick cardboard with holes ball of paper ring of paper
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Is it possible to train dogs to share their toys?

We just adopted a second dog who is a female. We have a male dog which we adopted 3 years ago. He's used to having free access to all of his toys (he's a spoiled brat). I read that when you introduce ...
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How can I keep my Labrador-mix entertained?

I recently acquired my first dog from somebody who was moving away, but could not take the dog with them. The dog is a 3-year-old Labrador mix. We don't know what the other breed is, but I suspect a ...
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What kind of food should I stuff into a Kong?

I bought a pair of Kong toys (see photo) for my puppy, who's home alone when I'm at work. I usually feed him 3 times a day (going back home at lunchtime). The goal is to gradually reduce the "lunch" ...
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Choosing durable toys for dogs

When it comes to purchasing toys for dogs, how can I determine whether or not it will last just by looking at it or touching it? Websites that sell toys typically include reviews, but they are rarely ...
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Why do my cats leave small toys/items around the house?

My cats tend to leave small toys or items (favorites: socks, sweatbands and a Jerry Springer koozie) around the house when we're not at home and we find them in the hallway when we get home. What does ...
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How do I get my dachshund to be interested in toys?

I have a dachshund who will not actively play with toys. She will, very rarely, pick up a bone or a chew toy (mostly a bone). She has a myriad of toys available to her, ranging from small, fluffy, ...
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Why is our cat bringing his toy to us and whining?

So I have a cat who's a bit of a loner. Really hates contact unless it's under his terms and he very rarely wants contact except for about 10 minutes in the morning. Unwanted contact is met with ...
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Why is my cat growling at his toys?

I have an adolescent cat that I adopted as a kitten (not this one :P ), and he growls when playing with his toys. At first I thought that he was growling at our other cat (also adopted as a kitten) ...
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How effective is leaving a television or radio on to comfort dogs when away?

When I leave for a few hours, I put my dogs in a room, turn on the television, and close the door. I always tune to either a classic rock music or a classical music channel at a moderately low volume ...
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Cats and string: will a toy make this better or worse?

My current cats are both fascinated by shoelaces. (I've never had this problem before.) For shoes not currently being worn, if I don't keep them hidden away behind a closed door the cats will bat ...