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REVIEW: Happy Bunny Club Box

4 Happy Bunny Club is a monthly subscription box service that is delivered right to your door! They offer their customers multiple subscription options including the opportunity to purchase monthly, 3 month and 6 month plans with discounts for signing up for multiple months. HBC ships worldwide with the exception of Australia and Singapore. Shipping is automatically added at checkout.

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Happy Bunny Club guarantees there are at least 6 or 7 toys/treats in each box with a new selection every month. It is HBC’s mission to only provide their customers with products that have been well researched and are free of dairy, eggs, seeds and corn. They state that nearly half of the products sold in most pet shops are actually harmful to rabbits. They aim to provide great service, fantastic products and to improve the lives of domestic rabbits through education, communication and support as rabbits are intelligent animals requiring space, exercise, companionship and stimulation to lead a happy life. They hope to accomplish this through social media and a blog that is still in development. While Happy Bunny Club was designed with rabbits in mind, the products within are also suitable for guinea pigs!

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Each Happy Bunny Club box is safe to nibble and stuffed with fresh hay, with their company name and website printed on the front of each box. Inside each box is some tissue, the products themselves and an envelope affixed with a wax seal. It is obvious that each box has been packed with care. The tissue and sealed envelope are final touches demonstrating Happy Bunny Club’s pride in their product and dedication to their brand.

Within the sealed envelope is a letter detailing the latest HBC news, including which charity they are currently supporting, as well as a detailed ingredients list so you know exactly what your pet will be eating and playing with.

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In this particular box I received a Rosewood Naturals Seagrass Play Tunnel (M), Rosewood Naturals Hazelnut Bark Bites, Rosewood Naturals Ginkgo Plus, The Hay Experts Carrot, The Hay Experts Marigold and Rosewood Boredom Breaker Nibble Sticks. Upon opening, it was clearly evident that each of these items were natural, healthy and composed of high quality ingredients. Many of this particular month’s products were forage mixes, while the others were made of non-toxic, fully edible materials free from chemical dyes, glues, staples and synthetic fibres.

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Not only was I impressed with the products I received but so were the small furries!

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I gave multiple items to our four rabbits and two guinea pigs to test out. To my delight, they enjoyed everything! Our rabbit Sebastian was stealing items out of the box before I had the chance to open the packages. He then proceeded to hop in the box and nibble the hay inside!

3Everyone went nuts for the dried carrot pieces, the guinea pigs loved running through the seagrass tunnel, nibbling along the way and the forage mixes were a tasty treat alongside their unlimited hay.

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The rabbits also loved tossing the wooden toys and sampling the pet safe wood.

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Pros:

  • The Happy Bunny Club box can be ordered easily on their website and delivered right to your door.
  • Their packaging, packing and presentation shows the pride they have in their product.
  • They advocate proper rabbit welfare through their social media.
  • Every month’s box is guaranteed to have at least 6 or 7 toys/treats.
  • Each month they choose a different charity to support through raising awareness, donating products and financial support.
  • They assure their customers that the products they include are of the highest quality and that all toys/treats are free of dairy, eggs, seeds and corn. This can easily be verified by the ingredients list they include within the package.
  • HBC offers three different choices for ordering – monthly, 3 month and 6 month options.
  • HBC ships worldwide with flat rates listed by location.

Cons:

  • Unfortunately outside of the UK, ordering this product can be costly due to the shipping fees involved.
  • If you are not the type of person who likes surprises or have picky animals, this box may not be for you.

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Final Thoughts:

Overall I was thrilled with our Happy Bunny Club box! The items within were natural, healthy and safe for my rabbits and guinea pigs. This was a refreshing change from the limited products I find in stores packed full of sugars, additives, corn, seeds and dairy! I fully appreciated the packaging and branding HBC used and even though our box was shipped overseas, it was packed well and arrived without damage. I am happy to support a company who is clearly dedicated to providing our pets with such healthy alternatives and goes in depth to research every item they send to their customers. It is also lovely to come across a company so dedicated to proper rabbit education, health and welfare. This product is definitely something I would highly recommend and hope to order in the future.

Don’t forget to check out our Happy Bunny Club Unboxing & Review video on our YouTube channel BudgetBunny.

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Thank you so much to Happy Bunny Club for sending us this product to review!

Rating 5/5

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REVIEW: Living World Green Snack Holder

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REVIEW: Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food by Hagen

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Living World Green is a new line by Hagen that has recently launched in Canada. LWG products claim to bring your small pet closer to nature with their wholesome food, treats, habitats and toys while also being eco-friendly. Their foods are packaged in a re-sealable bag to maintain optimum freshness. They are made of recycled materials and have a natural and fresh look to them.

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The Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food boasts superior nutrition for your pet with no added sugar, gluten, corn or preservatives while also being 100% grain-free and made in Canada. Their pellets contain CelluPlus which is unique to the new Living World Green Line. Hagen says this is a unique cellulose formula that aids in digestion and contributes to your pets overall well-being.

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The Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food contains a high amount of vitamin C which is an essential component of a guinea pig’s diet. Guinea pigs are unable to produce this on their own and need it provided to them on a daily basis to avoid serious health conditions such as scurvy. Other vitamins found in this pelleted formula such as B12, A, E and omega 3 and 6 assist in proper muscle, bone, skin and coat development. In contrast this food is low in calcium having a percentage of 0.04. A low calcium content is vital when choosing a quality guinea pig food. This is because any additional calcium a guinea pig consumes passes through the bladder. Over time a large amount of calcium passing through their body can lead to life threatening health problems such as calcium sludge or bladder stones.

The LWG guinea pig food also contains a rich blend of freshly harvested timothy hays and grasses, features an abrasive texture which promotes healthy tooth development and provides a well-balanced, easily digestible diet for your guinea pig.

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I began gradually switching our two guinea pigs, Sir Phinneus Fluffytocks and Sir Sampson McSqueakerbox, on to the Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food in October. They took to this food quickly with no digestive upsets. While gradually changing their diet I also noticed our guinea pigs would pick the LWG pellets out of their dishes over the brand they were previously on. Within a few weeks of transitioning them over to the Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food, I noticed their fur became softer, fuller and shinier. Sir Phinneus Fluffytocks is an Abyssinian/Peruvian mix and on his new diet his hair has really taken off! If I am even a minute late with their evening pellets they wheek and squeak eagerly to get my attention and then proceed to devour them greedily.

Pros:

  • This food is easily digestible and the guinea pigs did not experience any stomach upsets while transitioning to this brand
  • 100% grain-free formula
  • The main ingredient of this food is timothy grass and it does not contain unhealthy fillers
  • Meets all nutritional requirements
  • Is enriched with vitamin c, an essential vitamin in maintaining a guinea pig’s health while also being low in calcium
  • The bag is eco-friendly and resealable with an airtight seal
  • Pure pelleted formula with no added sugar, gluten or preservatives
  • Coats have become thicker, shiner and softer
  • The guinea pigs really enjoy the flavour and texture of these pellets

Cons:

  • I don’t have any cons for this product.

Final Thoughts:

Overall I am extremely pleased with the noticeable effects I have seen since switching to the new Living World Green Adult Guinea Pig Food and our piggies seem thrilled with their new food as well! I find this formula is well worth the price it retails for considering the various health benefits it provides. Being free of grains and sugary morsels while also being largely composed of timothy grasses are something all guinea pig owners should be looking for when choosing the proper diet for their piggies. The low level of calcium in this food, being fortified with vitamin C and having a minimal ingredient list all add in making this a superior guinea pig formula.

Please remember when changing your pet’s diet to do so gradually.

You can ‘Like’ Hagen Small Pet Care’s Facebook page here.

And visit the Living World Green website here.

Thank you so much to Hagen Small Pet Care for sending us this product to review!

Look forward to more reviews of the new Living World Green products by Hagen in upcoming weeks!

Rating 5/5

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REVIEW: Living World Green Salad – Parsley, Parsnip, Meadowgrass & Sweet Pepper

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Living World Green is a new line by Hagen that has recently launched in Canada. LWG products claim to bring your small pet closer to nature with their wholesome food, treats, habitats and toys while also being eco-friendly. The Living World Green salads are packaged in a plastic reusable container with a cardboard sleeve around them. The sleeve provides the product information on it and has a natural and fresh look to it.

These salads are 100% natural and have no added sugar, colourants or preservatives. They provide variety to a small pet’s diet and are a healthy blend of fruits, vegetables, flowers as well as natural cellulose fibre. When looking at the ingredients list on this product it is comprised of dried parsley, dried parsnip, dried bell peppers, timothy grass, orchard grass, perennial ryegrass and common bistort. All of these are natural and healthy ingredients to give to your small pet. This product contains CelluPlus which is one of the main focuses of the new Living World Green Line. Hagen says it is a unique cellulose formula that aids in digestion and contributes to your pets overall well being.

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The Living World Green salads come in four different flavours. This review will be focusing on the Parsley, Parsnip, Meadowgrass and Sweet Pepper flavour, which I gave to our four rabbits and two guinea pigs to test out.

Ollie, Willow and the guinea pigs couldn’t get enough of this! They eagerly munched away at the handful I had given them and even licked up the crumbs!

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Honey and Rocky hopped over to sniff and nibble on it but overall didn’t seem too fussed about the flavour. With four different flavours I have no doubt that we will find one they will enjoy!

Overall, I thought that this was an excellent product. I love that the Living World Green salads don’t have any hidden or unhealthy ingredients in them. Everything in this salad is natural, healthy and safe for my pets while also providing a great way to spice up their diet.

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Try getting more creative with this product by sprinkling it over your small pet’s pellets or mixing it in to their hay, stuffing it in toys or making hay bags with it as well.

Pros:

  • Great for all small pets including rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
  • 100% natural with no added sugar, colour or preservatives.
  • These salads are offered in four different flavours to appeal to any small pet’s pallet.
  • Can be used to encourage foraging behaviours and prevent boredom.
  • The mixture of hays and dried food keeps your small pets teeth healthy and trim.
  • The reusable container provides easy storage and keeps leftovers fresh.

Cons:

  • Retail pricing is a little high however this product is unlike any others offered on Canadian shelves. It is difficult to find all natural, healthy treats designed for small pets.
  • Depending on your pet’s taste preferences they may not like this particular flavour, however there are three other types to try.

You can ‘Like’ Hagen Small Pet Care’s Facebook page here.

And visit the Living World Green website here.

Thank you so much to Hagen Small Pet Care for sending us this product to review!

Look forward to more reviews of the new Living World Green products by Hagen in upcoming weeks!

Rating 4.5/5

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REVIEW: Living World Green Adult Rabbit Food by Hagen

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Living World Green is a new line by Hagen that has recently launched in Canada. LWG products claim to bring your small pet closer to nature with their wholesome food, treats, habitats and toys while also being eco-friendly. Their foods are packaged in re-sealable bags made of recycled materials and have a natural and fresh look to them.

The Living World Green Adult Rabbit Food boasts superior nutrition with no added sugar, gluten or preservatives while also being 100% grain-free and made in Canada. Their pellets contain CelluPlus which is exclusive to the new Living World Green Line. Hagen says this is a unique cellulose formula that aids in digestion and contributes to your pets overall well-being.

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The LWG rabbit food also contains a rich blend of freshly harvested timothy hays and grasses, features an abrasive texture which promotes healthy tooth development and provides a well-balanced diet for your rabbit by providing him/her with all of the necessary proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy and happy.

A decent adult rabbit food should have a fibre content that is greater than 18%, a fat content that is no more than 5% and a protein content that doesn’t exceed 15%. Not only does this product meet these requirements but it is also composed of minimal ingredients that make up these values. This means that unlike many other brands of food available, the Living World Green Adult Rabbit Food is not heavily reliant on fillers.

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As Ollie has an extremely sensitive stomach, I was quite excited to give the new Living World Green Adult Rabbit Food a try. In October I slowly began weaning Willow and Ollie on to these pellets. They took to the food eagerly and seemed to enjoy the texture and flavour of them. Most impressively though is that Ollie has not experienced any stomach upsets since we switched to the LWG food. He has since put on some much needed weight and become more active, even doing the occasional binky! This was something I rarely saw him do prior to switching to the LWG pellets and I believe it’s because he feels better. Both Ollie and Willow’s coats have become thicker, shinier and softer. I have since switched Rocky and Honey to the new LWG food who also enjoy the flavour of these pellets and have been content on this brand.

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Pros:

  • Great for all adult rabbits, even those with the most sensitive of stomachs
  • 100% grain-free, pelleted formula
  • Meets all nutritional requirements
  • My rabbit’s weights have been easily maintained on this food and I have actually found I can feed a little less on a daily basis, while still having their weight stay the same, allowing the bag to last longer
  • The bag is eco-friendly and resealable with an airtight seal
  • No added sugar, gluten or preservatives
  • All four of our rabbits enjoy the taste of these pellets
  • Coats have become thicker, shinier and softer

Cons:

  • The retail price of this food is a little high when compared to other Canadian brands such as Martin Mills. That being said, for me the noticeable health benefits of this food far outweigh any cost concerns.

Please remember when changing your pet’s diet to do so gradually.

You can ‘Like’ Hagen Small Pet Care’s Facebook page here.

And visit the Living World Green website here.

Thank you so much to Hagen Small Pet Care for sending us this product to review!

Look forward to more reviews of the new Living World Green products by Hagen in upcoming weeks!

Rating 5/5

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REVIEW: Organic Wheatgrass Kits In Recycled Plastic Pots by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals

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Organic Wheatgrass Kits include organic wheatgrass seeds, recycled plastic pots and a unique blend of organic potting soil. You can also find these kits in larger sizes and custom seed amounts. Painted terracotta pots are available as well upon request.

IMG_8696Wheatgrass is an all natural, healthy treat for any pet. It contains 12 amino acids, is a powerful detoxifier, increases circulation, can help prevent illness and contains a variety of nutrients! It even has more Vitamin C than oranges!

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I was excited to try Little Bunny Guru’s Organic Wheatgrass Kits and found the wheatgrass grew quickly and easily! I planted seeds in a few different pots, then put these in front of a window so they would get ample sunlight as per instructions. Other than making sure the soil stayed damp, I left the pots alone. Within 5 days the wheatgrass had already grown approximately 6″ long!

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The wheatgrass was a huge hit! All of our pets loved it! I often caught our cats enjoying a nibble here and there and the rabbits and guinea pigs couldn’t get enough! Best of all, once I’d let them snack on it for a bit, I could take it away and let it regrow! Wheatgrass is also quite healthy for humans and a great addition to smoothies!

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Pros:

  • An all natural treat full of nutrients and vitamins
  • Easy to grow, even for those who don’t have green thumbs!
  • Safe for all pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, dogs and cats
  • All of our pets enjoyed this healthy treat
  • Regrows easily for repeated use
  • Gentle on sensitive tummies

Cons:

  • Wheatgrass is an excellent all natural treat that was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the pets at our house! Due to this and it’s healthy properties, I don’t have anything negative to say about it!

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Thank you so much to Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals for sending us this product to review!

Rating: 5/5

 

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REVIEW: Organic Cookies by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals

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Organic Cookies are an all natural treat by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals. These cookies are the perfect reward for your rabbit as they are very low in sugar, have no fillers and contain no starchy items like commercial treats. They are prepared raw so there is no loss in nutritional value and are made from a blend of the finest herbs and organic and natural ingredients.

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Unfortunately our original package of Organic Cookies was damaged during shipping. Upon discovering this, Little Bunny Guru set to work making us up a fresh batch and shipping them to us express! Her packaging is always professional and lovely as well as eco-friendly when possible.

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These were a huge success at our house! The rabbits and guinea pigs couldn’t get enough of these treats. As they are made up of all natural ingredients I enjoyed the fact that I could give out a few extras here and there! Ollie has an extremely sensitive stomach and yet these didn’t bother him at all!

Pros:

  • An all natural treat made from organic ingredients
  • Low in sugars, starches and prepared raw for optimal nutritional value
  • Safe for other small pets such as guinea pigs
  • A great treat to aid in clicker training, rewarding for good behaviour or just to spoil your pet here and there
  • Gentle on sensitive tummies

Cons:

  • These were such a success at our house that I don’t have anything negative to say about them!

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Thank you so much to Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals for sending us this product to review!

Look forward to more reviews of Little Bunny Guru’s products in upcoming weeks!

Rating: 5/5

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REVIEW: Untreated Mini Pinecones by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals

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Untreated Mini Pinecones are an all natural treat by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals. These pinecones are a great and natural way to keep your rabbit’s teeth worn down and satisfy their natural urge to chew. Bunnies who love to toss things may also find these entertaining as they are lightweight and easy for your rabbit to grip and throw.

When testing this product I found our big chewer Honey couldn’t get enough of these and had hers destroyed in a matter of days! Rocky and Willow enjoyed repeatedly nibbling on theirs and Ollie, who really needs food as an incentive to play or chew on things, showed no interest in them. Rocky also enjoyed tossing these around the cage! If your rabbit loves to chew I would highly suggest these all natural pinecones!

Pros:

  • Aids in preventing overgrown teeth and satisfying pet’s need to chew
  • Entire product is edible
  • Safe, all natural treat
  • More playful rabbits may enjoy tossing these lightweight toys around, keeping your rabbit busy
  • Would also be great for other small pets such as guinea pigs

Cons:

  • If your rabbit needs food as an incentive they may not bother with this chew.

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Rating: 4.5/5

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REVIEW: Herb-Ball by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals

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The Herb-Ball is an all natural treat handmade by Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals. This small twig ball is stuffed with hay, homemade rabbit safe cookies, camomille and other seasonal herbs. This ball satisfies your rabbit’s natural urge to chew and is a healthy treat for your small pet. It is also a great boredom breaker as it requires your rabbit to get pretty crafty to get to the treats inside.

IMG_7025I knew Ollie would be the perfect candidate to test out this toy! He normally doesn’t care for toys unless there is food involved. Instant success! The next thing I knew he was running around with it in his mouth! When he finally calmed down he began digging at the ball to get to the little bits inside! Ollie has a fairly sensitive stomach but as the ingredients were all natural he didn’t seem to have any digestive problems afterwards.

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Pros:

  • Satisfies your rabbit’s urge to chew
  • Keeps your rabbit’s brain busy and prevents boredom
  • Entire product is edible
  • Safe, all natural treat that seems gentle on even sensitive tummies
  • Would also be safe for guinea pigs

Cons:

  • I really don’t have a con for this product! When I opened it I knew it would be an instant success! As it offers a variety of different ingredients I feel that even a rabbit that is not food oriented would be inclined to take a nibble here and there!

At first glance this product does seem a little costly however I think it’s worth every penny! It is handmade and has only all natural ingredients without hidden additives, preservatives and sugars like many shop bought treats.

You can see how excited Ollie was about this treat here.

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Thank you so much to Little Bunny Guru & Small Pet Naturals for sending us this product to review!

Look forward to more reviews of Little Bunny Guru’s products in upcoming weeks!

Rating: 5/5

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REVIEW: Ware Critter Chew Garden

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The Ware Critter Chew Garden is made out of wood, sisal and pet safe food colouring. This toy is designed with your pet’s natural instinct to chew in mind. The base has been created to resemble a garden and comes with three removable sisal vegetables. The back also features an attachment so you can bolt it into place on your pet’s cage.

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The rabbits loved to nibble on the carrot tops and sisal base. I also found it quite entertaining to watch them try to pull the carrots from the patch! You could also hide a favourite treat under the vegetables to encourage natural foraging behaviours. I loved the look of this toy, it added colour to the cage and was overall pretty adorable!

PROS:

  • Is suitable for a variety of small pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters and rats
  • Provides a safe surface to chew while also preventing boredom
  • Encourages play and natural foraging behaviours
  • This toy attached to the cage so it doesn’t take up any floor space and cannot be moved around by your pet
  • The look of this toy is cute, colourful and appealing

CONS:

  • Once the toy vegetables have been chewed this toy seemed rather useless. Refills for the veggie patch would be a great idea if they don’t already exist. I tried searching for these but did not find anything in store or online.
  • The inside of the vegetables seemed to be paper wrapped thickly in clear tape which does not seem safe for your pet to ingest. I would highly recommend if you purchase this toy to remove the chews once your pet has destroyed the outer layer.

Rating 4/5

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