In nature, one of the consequences of food caching is seed dispersal. If a hidden nut or seed is forgotten about by the animal that stashed it, it has a chance to germinate and grow. For squirrels in captivity (especially ones that attempt to hide their food in the fur of other animals), I'd imagine the seed-dispersing benefits of caching are more or less lost – though the secondary effect of cuteness overload is clearly augmented considerably.
Hide A Squirrel and Puzzle Plush Toys - Toys - Outward Hound
Kyjen toys sent us this awesome Extreme Hide-a-Squirrel to see what Shiloh, Shelby, and Oakley think! They seem to be having a lot of fun with it so far! We started off by showing them the toy, and squeaking it, to get them interested. They weren't to sure what to do, so we tossed a few Salmon Flavored Treats (their favorite!) into the toy and that got them going! They were trying to figure out how to get them out of that little yellow stump! After a few tries, they seemed to have it figured out. We have played with it a few more times, and they really do enjoy it! I put one of Shelby's favorite tennis balls inside it and she had a blast pushing the toy around trying to get it out! This is a great puzzle toy to keep those dogs with busy minds, busy! Dogs that like to hunt, and retrieve will love this toy! It's also very durable, and easy to clean! We just rinsed it with warm water, and ta da! Another great product from Kyjen!
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Kyjen Puzzle Toys have been enjoyed by pet lovers for the last 10 years as a way to challenge and develop the intelligence and problem solving skills of your dog. The Hide-a-Squirrel Puzzle Plush Toy works in reverse of regular puzzles — dogs take toys out, you put them back in. The puzzle exercise a dogs natural instinct to search, stalk and capture its prey, as well as strengthening eye-paw coordination skills. Toy inserts can be replaced over and over again for endless entertainment and fun!
Jumbo: 8 inches square, 1.19 lb weight
Ginormous: 8 inches high, 8 inches wide, 13 inches long, 1.26 lb weight
Kyjen is committed to getting you new innovative products your dog needs and even lets you submit ideas for new inventions. Everyday employees bring their dog's to work in order to continously research and develop new and exisiting products. Some of the signature products Kyjen manufactures include plush puppies, dog games and puzzles, holiday dog toys and dog travel gear.
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