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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I need to get the boys some new toys but Dylan is a destroyer and everything is wrecked in about 2 minutes, even ones that are supposed to be tough!
Has anyone had any luck in finding anything that lasts please?
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Can't help but will be very interested in any replies as I have a destroyer in Tala! Sad

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I would probably try toys made by Kong, they are ususally very tough - depends what type of toy you are looking for, of course. I have a Kong "Safestix" (an excellent replacement to sticks to be thrown and brought back) which is extremely tough, for example, and also one of their rubber frisbees, also very resistant although Foxie chews it every time she catches it.

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An interesting request. I have a 'selective' Destroyer, too. To mark his arrival, I knitted him two large toy dogs and I had in the loft, two others from about twenty years ago. He loves these and carries them about, and drags them, and shakes the life out of them, but never tries to destroy them. In addition, he has, also from the loft, about six ''rubber'' toys of various shapes and sizes bought and played with by my previous Beardies. He has never tried to destroy these. BUT, almost every new toy I have bought for him has been mutilated in one way or another and some of those to the point of total destruction! Sad All I can think of is that modern toys are made of a material that is easier or more pleasant to chew but that does not explain why the newly knitted ones have not been destroyed. But then, he is a Beardie! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have always wondered whether new toys, which havent yet been " coated " with home/puppy/owner smell, are more susceptible to destruction....that they smell " new " and " other " enough that, instead of being cherished because they smell of home and comfort, they are fair game.... Smile

This would go for the new ones you knitted, unless you bought brand-new wool to do it in which case my theory falls to bits immediately

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I have the kongs, but have to buy the extreme ones (black) and also one size larger otherwise they end up chopped! Shocked She could do with something a little more interesting though. I paid a lot of money for a toy that was supposed to be super tough and resistant to even the most heavy chewers and she had it for about a minute before it was in two pieces! Evil or Very Mad It seems now that the nylabone type toys and the deer antlers are causing fractured teeth so it's hard to know where to turn. Confused

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judy g wrote:
I have always wondered whether new toys, which havent yet been " coated " with home/puppy/owner smell, are more susceptible to destruction....that they smell " new " and " other " enough that, instead of being cherished because they smell of home and comfort, they are fair game.... Smile

This would go for the new ones you knitted, unless you bought brand-new wool to do it in which case my theory falls to bits immediately

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Yes, the wool was brand new but must be heavily coated in my smell after each strand is run through my hands as it is knitted and he is strongly attached to me because I am the 'passport to the things he likes doing and places he likes going to. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy I find it difficult to believe that my mate "Dills" is a destroyer, he is such an innocent lovable little soul, bless him. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy All I can think of is "TONKA TOYS" but by what I have heard recently about "Dills the destroyer" it could be dangerous.... (for the Tonka toys) Smile Smile Smile Smile Good luck Angie xx Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I bought Wilson a Kong knot toy (the Lion) and its still going strong. One unconventional toy a lot of people use here is a rubber hose thingy that they use for milking cows! Denzel has had his since he was a puppy and still plays with it now
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you for the suggestions, interesting about the knitted toys, seems like some of us have the same problem! Laughing I have some black strong kongs but because they are black & they get taken into the garden, we lose them! Laughing
I have some farmer friends so perhaps I could ask for a bit of 'rubber hose thingy' and see how they get on with that! Laughing

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The Pimms Queen wrote:
Thank you for the suggestions, interesting about the knitted toys, seems like some of us have the same problem! Laughing Laughing

Another cheap and cheerful 'toy' that each of my Beardies has enjoyed is made from two empty small water bottles (screw-tops still on) tied , one at each end, of a piece of string so that there is a gap of about a fist-width between them. We use an old shoe lace! He will rag the 'toy' for hours on end but do be careful to keep clear of a manic, charging Beardie with two flailing bottles.!! Mine charges about, holding the string in his mouth with the bottles hanging down either side of his mouth and shaking the life out of the bottles.
Great for Beardies but not good if you have children who can't get out of the way. Laughing Laughing

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Sorry - repeat post!! Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd forgotten I've got a couple of these Mighty Mutts toys which seem very durable, but my beardies don't play with them much Sad maybe because they prefer the Toy boy nylon bones to chew, but I'm trying to get them off those as they can fracture teeth. Evil or Very Mad

https://www.timeforpaws.co.uk/petlove-mighty-mutts-rubber-tri-bone.ir?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwKXNzM7V1wIV9RbTCh2A9gufEAQYASABEgIEsfD_BwE

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Shocked Laughing sorry.....the photo of the toy made me giggle.....

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

judy g wrote:
Shocked Laughing sorry.....the photo of the toy made me giggle.....


I'm saying nothing Razz

Perhaps this one would be better?

https://www.hyperdrug.co.uk/Mighty-Mutts-Rubber-Bone/Productinfo/MIGHTMRN/LARGE/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI64vwxdPV1wIVTLXtCh10cgSpEAQYBSABEgKUifD_BwE



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing Cool snigger

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know! What about this...ought to be pretty indestructible Cool
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/mammoth_fossils2.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks like just the job Judy Cool Laughing

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Very Happy Job done.....

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That would keep him busy for a bit Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, you could make lots of stock. Wonder what the flavour would be like. Very Happy
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Joybells wrote:
Wow, you could make lots of stock. Wonder what the flavour would be like. Very Happy


Yuck I would think! Shocked Laughing

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