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In the market for a new dog toy? We present the humble hedgehog for your consideration. A hedgehog dog toy is too cute for words and ready to play with your pup no matter the time of day.
Because they naturally look so cuddly (despite the quills), these toys are primarily plush-based, although there are a few alternatives if your pet can only last a few seconds without destroying fluffy friends.
Ready for a dog toy so cute you’ll want to keep it for yourself? These are the best hedgehog dog toys available now.
1. Best Toy for Determined Chewers: Dizzy Hedgehog Squeaky Dog Toy (Verified Review)
Instead of stuffing, this dog toy has an extra durable squeaky ball hidden beneath its plush shell. It’s designed this way because the manufacturers understand dogs have an innate desire, as they explain in the product description, to “destroy and annihilate their toys” and know the mess that can result from overstuffed plush toys. Our tester’s pit bull put it to the test and loved it. Read our verified review below.
Verified review: “My power chewer loved it! Looks sturdier than a tennis ball, and I like that the eyes and nose are stitched in and not removable pieces. Ball is non-toxic and there’s no stuffing to deal with. It has a bright squeak, but the outer cover kept her focused on ripping instead of crushing the ball in her jaws. It was just the right size to hold steady in her paws while she tore and ripped at the outer cloth cover. Did not take long to reach the ball. Within 15-20 minutes, she had about .25 of the ball exposed. However, cloth cover holds together pretty well, in spite of a determined chewer. I would love to give her a Dizzy Hedgehog every few months.”Buy Now on Amazon
A fluffy toy that has plentiful fur to mimic a hedgehog’s quills. It also has a squeaker to get your pet’s attention and is great for medium to large dogs. The best part? It comes in packs of two.
Helpful review: “The toy is well made and perfectly fluffy for your pups who love the fluffy sort of toy. Not overly squeaky, which is probably good for the humans around. Perfect toy!”Buy Now on Amazon
For pets who love puzzles as much as they love to play. A log-look-alike plush toy can hide away hedgehogs using an attached lid. The hedgehogs themselves are completely removable and can be played with on their own, too. Best for medium to large dogs, or little dogs who like to tackle big obstacles.
Helpful review: “Got this for my fur-niece for Christmas. She played with it at my parents home & loved it so much I ended up buying another so she could have one at her home & my parents’ house. She tries to get the adorable hedgehogs out of the little side holes until she realizes she has to take them out of the top. Keeps her busy.”Buy Now on Amazon
OK, it’s hard to pick a favorite because all these plush toys are cute, relatively durable, and just waiting for a dog to entertain. These sweet fellas—which come in a two pack—are good for small dogs, and fans of camo will love on of their bellies.
Helpful review: “My dog chews holes in every toy she has! These are very durable. The camo one is more durable, I had to sew the tan one, but it was a very small hole! Would highly recommend these!”Buy Now on Amazon
Embedding his quills at the speed of light, it’s… Super Hedgehog! This extra-soft hedgehog dons a cape and is ready to save your pet from boredom. He also has a squeaker in his tummy that makes a soft grunting noise.
Helpful review: “My young Border Collie has a total of 10 of these hedgehogs (all in different outfits), as they are her favorite toy. She knows her “Hedgies” from any other toy we have (and trust me, we have plenty!!). These toys make a low grunting noise, so they aren’t obnoxious. They are well-made, although my dog does treat these as her “babies”…sometimes they will be subject to intense tugging from our other dog, but they have kept together well! I hope they continue to offer more Hedgies, and can’t wait to see other costumes!”Buy Now on Amazon
For a little something different, this hedgehog retains its softness but is shaped like a ring, making it ideal for playing fetch. Each of the bumps on the body is a squeaker, and there’s no stuffing involved—just tons of fun for small- to medium-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “We have a dog whose only known mental ability involves figuring out how to destroy every single toy he’s given. He usually accomplishes the job in an hour or two. So far, the only thing he has managed to do with this thing is chew the legs off. The head and body seem to be invulnerable. He carries it with him wherever he goes and chews on it constantly. Bravo to the makers of this product!”Buy Now on Amazon
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