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jill
25th January 2007, 07:37 PM
i am interested in getting max a food puzzle to use at meal time. when i feed him now, he inhales his food in about 30 seconds and doesnt even enjoy or taste it. i have a kong which i fill with treats and stuff for him, and it's wonderful. keeps him busy for quite a while and makes him think a bit. anyway, i was wondering if anyone uses them or can recommend one...

thanks.

Barbara Nixon
25th January 2007, 07:57 PM
For a single dog (two or more can lead to arguement) a food ball. Mine is Canac brand. it slows feeding as only a little, if any, comes out with each push

Darby's Mom
25th January 2007, 09:43 PM
ABSOLUTELY!!! Food puzzles are great!! Darby goes absolutely batty over them! :jmp: She knows exactly how to work them, and it often takes her 20-30 minutes to get the last kibble out! Her personal favorite?
The "Busy Buddy" Twist-N-Treat:
http://www.busybuddytoys.com/images/twistntreat.jpg
You unscrew the 2 halves, and fill it with kibble or treats, then screw the 2 sides back together. There are 2 openings, and you can make it as easy, or as challenging as you want! Darby loves batting it around with her feet until the kibbles fall out! And because of its weird shape, it doesn't necessarily move in the direction she wants it to - it's hilarious to watch!

molly
25th January 2007, 09:55 PM
The small buster cube is good. Took mine a few days to figure it out, now they like it. http://www.amazon.com/Our-Pets-Buster-Cube-Mini/dp/B0002YHVLK

enchantingdragon
25th January 2007, 10:08 PM
Oooh those look neat. I def will need to get one for Ellie to try out.

Huguette
25th January 2007, 10:16 PM
Very funny ! food puzzles don't exist in France ! I think Ulysse would like it ! I'll buy one on a website ! Good idea !

moniechris
25th January 2007, 10:59 PM
There is an item called a "treat stick" at www.helpingudders.com . If you interested in feeding an entire meal in a toy, this is a good one because it is easy to learn how to use, but it slows them down a lot!! My cavies adore it, especially Cody who finishes his meal in 30 seconds flat. My shih tzu finds the whole concept terribly obnoxious and just follows the other dogsaround, letting them do all the work and then cleans up the treats that come out :lol: [/url]

molly
25th January 2007, 11:02 PM
Helping Udders also has this one which looks really neat.

http://www.helpingudders.com/TugJug.htm

moniechris
25th January 2007, 11:06 PM
I have that toy and I ADORE it! Cody still hasn't figured that darn thing out. Sometimes he will carry it over to me by the rope so I can shake some cheerios out for him :lol: . It is half the price at this website though :www.dog.com ;)

Barbara Nixon
25th January 2007, 11:31 PM
We have one of those purple 'flying saucer' shaped toys, too, but the ball is more useful , if you want to give acomplete meal, rather than a few treats.

jill
26th January 2007, 12:43 AM
they all sound great.... i think i'm leaning toward the treat stick. thanks for all of your suggestions.