Tough Toy Pros Review
I had to be sure to review the Mavel Orange Bear as quickly as possible so I wouldn’t forget what few details I discovered about it in the three minutes it survived with us. Which wouldn’t be an upsetting thing if the advertisement on Amazon didn’t explicitly say BEST FOR AGGRESSIVE CHEWERS. Sure, it’s best for aggressive chewers – in the same way alcohol is best for Charlie Sheen. Willie was quick, brutal and to the point with it.
I’ve had sneezing fits last longer than this thing.
It’s made out of material thick enough that I naively hoped it stood a small chance. (It didn’t.) Its interior is 100% cotton and its exterior is polyester. The outside material has different textures in different areas, some soft, some ridged, that a dog might find interesting if he stopped pulling it to shreds long enough to notice. (Willie didn’t.)
A knotted rope runs through its body and hangs out the bottom. It could be a good tug toy if it lasted long enough. (It didn’t.) It does have a squeaker, but to be honest, I didn’t even realize it until I was taking out what little stuffing remained in its head after Willie tore it to pieces. I was attempting to see if it was salvageable for some yet-to-be-determined usefulness. (It wasn’t.)
I suppose you could throw this toy around and find some enjoyment in it. It’s got a really nice, round shape that’s easy to toss. It is easy for both you and your dog to hold on to. And if it can’t stand up to tough chewers, that’s fine; it still has a lot of other great qualities. It’s lightweight, safe to play with in the house, and with its different textures and flappy pieces, very interesting to our beloved pets.
But it is NOT for aggressive chewers, and I take issue with the fact that it is advertised as such. At first I thought perhaps it was Amazon’s fault for the false advertisement, so I went to Mavel’s website to check it out. Loud and clear on Mavel’s website they specifically state that the orange bear is “designed for aggressive chewers” and is “best for aggressive chewers.” Can you believe they go so far as to aver that it is “better than kong toys”? I mean, can you?
I have no idea what mom’s problem is. This thing was great! It flipped and flapped so much that I just couldn’t control myself at all. I tore right into it straight away. This bear never stood a chance. I had so much fun in a big hurry.
Oh, and it had a whole bunch of that wonderful, fluffy white stuff that gets stuck on my tongue. That stuff is so cool – I like to drag it out and spread it around everywhere. If I could cover all the floors with it, I would. Think how soft that would be! It would be great! And, if the floor was covered in fluffy white filling forever, we’d have no more of that bossy vacuum cleaner around here. I think I’ve really hit on a good idea here.
But as for this orange bear, it was over so fast, it’s almost like it never happened at all.
Amazon: 2.6 out of 5 starts with 439 reviewers.
I always include reviews from several websites, but I could only find the Mavel Orange Bear was on Amazon. Even when you click the “Get It Now” button on Mavel’s website, it takes you to Amazon to complete the purchase.
26% of reviewers give this two or fewer stars. Dogs tore this apart in moments, one minute, five minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, one hour, three hours, and one day. People, like me, were upset that it was advertised as being a durable toy for aggressive chewers but it does not perform as one.
68% of reviewers give this four or more stars. That is more than I anticipated. But it is often the owners of gentler dogs who praise this toy. It is larger than many people expect. Several dogs and one enthusiastic rabbit love this bear toy. People like that it is multi-purposeful, acting as a tug, toss and squeaky toy all in one. People also applaud the different textures and crinkly flaps. The squeaker isn’t annoying. It is soft and visually appealing.
This toy seem to do really well with non-chewers. It does not stand up to aggressive or even moderate chewing.
From Amazon and Mavel’s websites:
- Perfect for tugging, tossing and chewing
- Designed for aggressive chewers, also suitable for teething puppies
- Promotes healthy teeth and gums
- Strong, well constructed, perfect for determined chewers
Size: 5 inches x 8.5 inches
Best Bargain: If your dog chews his toys, buy something other than this toy.
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