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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.
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 $14.99
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 for $11.81
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 for $11.99
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 $9.99
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 for $7.49
Part hedgehog, part rubber ball, this toy contains no stuffing but will allow you to play with your pet for hours—or as long as you can stand the slobber on the soft outer fur. If your dog tends to destroy, once the outer hedgehog has been ripped apart, you’ve still got a backup ball inside.
Helpful review: “My dog is a big fan of this toy! He loves anything that squeaks and has been known to break the squeaker in some of his less sturdy toys. I can tell that the ball inside is durable enough that this will not be the case here. I would highly recommend this for any dog that loves to play fetch, or heavily chew on toys.”Buy Now on Amazon for $10.59
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