Tasty Teddy Thursday

The Treat: Loofah Teddy Bear


Price: £1.50 from Pets At Home (Also available, Woodlands Loofah Core Chews – £1.50 for 3)

Appearance: Attractive colours and the hoomans liked how they could feel and touch it to decide whether it was something whee would like

Initial thoughts from the hooman: Though they loved the loofah core chews they seem pretty frightened of this and don’t want to approach it. After some lap time with the toy they were much more relaxed around it but the size was an issue for them as, unlike the core chews, they couldn’t carry it around with them.

Thoughts from us piggies: Though it was pretty scary at first and whee were hiding from it whee realised it was pretty fun to chew on and throw around. It was a bit heavy from Noah and Nacho to lift and Basil struggled too, Buddy was the only one who could toss it around.

Pros: Cute, fun, easy to find when you want to clean out the cage, lots to chew, destructor-pig proof (Basil still hasn’t murdered his, whee are starting to think he is losing his touch!)

Cons: Whee can’t lift it, whee can’t throw it easily, it’s too big to fit in the pigloos, it gets covered in hay and poop really easily which means it probably won’t last as long as the loofah chews which easily brushed off.

Overall rating: 8/10 – If it weren’t for the size and weight of it, it would be the perfect toy. If you are looking for loofah chew toys for your piggies whee would recommend the core chews as the teddies may be more suited to bigger animals like rabbits.

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil (with teeny input from hooman)


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Posted on September 19, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. A Noah pic!!! Hi baby dude!!! Hey Nacho!!! It might work better if you hung them up somehow, run a tapestry needle full of doubled-up sisal and tie them up. Not so much fun for tossing, but will keep cleaner to be sure.

    • Hehehe yep a Noah pigture, he’s a little shy because he’s new but he’s settling in really well. He particularly likes have a run around on the floor and can be really funny (and naughty, whee suspect Nacho is leading him astray!). Maybe whee will get the hooman to film it so you can all see a bit more of him!

      Happy Thursday


  2. Hmm…well, it’s fun to see some NEW stuff but “new” can equal “scary” sometimes at first…..perhaps it was just a matter of getting used to it????

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. Usually a toy shouldn’t be the same size as the critter playing with it. So, yeah, this makes sense. If Mom ever got me a toy as big as me, I would hide behind the big chair and never come out.

    Love and licks,

  4. Goodness that is a sizeable toy! I am glad you had some fun but yes I can imagine it being a bit scary 🙂 HUgs Fozziemum xxxx

  5. Wow that is big indeed. Mind you more to chew on. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Whee can’t give Kismet toys that are big. She ruins them with her parrot poop before anything else happens with them.

  7. I like your new Teddy! If Basil needs help with the demolition, I’m ready to help out :o)

  8. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…..can yur mum cut it in two 4 different pieces ore will it ruin de loofah ?

  9. It seems like kind of an odd toy for piggies…

  10. These are dang cute. Could kitties use them? Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  11. Well shoot guys ~ I’ll take a try at it!! BOL I thinks it will fit in my AireJaws just fine!! I could tear it up into piggie size pieces for ya!!
    Ruby ♥
    pees: LOVES the pics!!!

  12. Pawsome review – we have never heard of loofah core chews before.
    Have a pawsome weekend guys
    Wally & Sammy

  13. Great review Guys,hmmm might have to get mummy to look in to this one,xx Speedy

  14. princess guinea and ariel

    it has a weird shape!

  15. If you don’t want it …I’ll take it!.hee hee
    I would like to shred it and my sister would like to bury it.


  16. Bella and DiDi: If you can’t pick it up and throw it than it deserves a smaller rating. Our humans use loofa in the shower but we never thought of it as a toy. We’ll have to give it a try.

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