Monday, August 22, 2016

Puzzle Toy Review: Toys 'R' Us Pets Treater Totter

The Toys'R'Us Treatter Totter is a simple, easy puzzle. Load up the middle with treats, and they will come pouring out as soon as your dog touches it. Better be careful setting it down too, it's really easy to accidentally spill it. The Toys Backwards-R Us dog toy brand is a Petsmart exclusive private label, and many of their toys are obvious rebrands. This one looks like it might be a failed Outward Hound puzzle toy.
Treatter Totter pet food puzzle
Photo by Erin Koski

Puzzle Toy Rating

Capacity: 2/5
I can maybe fit 1/4 cup of kibble in here if I'm really careful.

Loading Speed: 4/5
Twist off the yellow lid dump in the food, try really hard to keep it in there while you close the lid again.

Unloading Speed (standard dog): 1/5
Basically you touch it and all the treats immediately fall out.

Unloading Speed (superdog): 1/5
Might as well just throw the kibble in a bowl.
pet food puzzle toy
Photo by Erin Koski

Size: 1/5
Most dogs are going to knock this over immediately. It's best suited for really little guys that will nudge it very gently. The box says it's for all ages and sizes of dogs. I'd love to see their data.

Durability: 3/5
Small gentle dogs, guinea pigs, and bunnies aren't going to damage this toy. I seriously doubt it could take a large dog stepping on it, you know, like dogs do when they're using puzzle toys.

Noise: 2/5
It's hard, clattery plastic.

Locatability: 5/5
Since it takes 1 second to get all the food out the dogs lose interest immediately.

Washability: 2/5
You can open it up and stick a bottle brush in there, but this is really designed for dry treats. I seriously doubt cleaning crossed anyone's mind when they designed it.

Versatility: 4/5
Surprisingly, this toy actually works well for little pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. Rats could probably use it with supervision. 

Total: 25/50

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