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Buster Food Cube Large Size (Colors May Vary)

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  • Divided into several compartments which release the food pellets when the dog rolls the cube with his nose or paws.
  • All you have to do is to start the game by offering the cube and your dog will do the rest.
  • Your dog can exercise himself.
  • Will withstand ordinary cleaning agents and is dishwasher safe.
  • Assorted colors.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 5.1 x 5 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0006G54OU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,676 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Buster Food Cube A Buster® Cube will engage, mystify and delight your little smarty in equal measure. Just fill it with dry food or treats, roll it past your dog and let the fun begin. When it rolls, it dispenses food. The dog will keep very busy, gradually learning how to roll it to release the tasty bites inside, and suddenly playing is rewarded! And as she gets better at it, you can adjust the degree of difficulty to keep things interesting. Features: · Smart Toy Learning Level: Genius · Designed to amuse and stimulate intellect · Encourages the natural instincts to hunt and forage · Keeps dogs engaged, to reduce boredom and related behavioral problems · Helps to minimize negative behaviors resulting from fear or aggression · Easy to fill and adjust (to avoid over-treating and maintain interest level) · Central cylinder adjusts difficulty level · Dishwasher safe Item Specifications: Size: Mini (3") Hole approx. 1"DIA Large (5") Hole approx. 1"DIAw

Customer Reviews

A great invention, keeps the dog busy and makes her work for her food.
kitchengoods
It is easy to refill the cube and we can set the difficulty level to make it challenging for Tigger.
Jimmy Hutasoit
It is made of hard plastic which is very loud on our tile kitchen floor.
L. Michaels

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 78 people found the following review helpful By N. Harris on April 1, 2007
We have a Buster cube, a Pawprints giggle treat ball, and several Kongs (and similar toys). Our smart mutt (who seems to be some kind of herding dog) loves this toy. I pull it out whenever he seems bored or depressed. It has never failed to cheer him up. He immediately starts playing with the cube, usually for 15 minutes to about 40 minutes at a time.

Our lab has never figured the Buster Cube out, though. We bought a Pawprints treat ball (easier to use than the Buster Cube) for the lab but he chewed it up to get the treats out instead of hitting it around. (He did learn to hit the Pawprints treat ball around after we taped the hole he chewed in it but he gives up pretty quickly.)

Our mutt likes all kinds of treat toys but he likes the Buster Cube the best bc it's the most challenging. He'll play with it for about a while, then come back later (if we put more treats in ;). He likes the other treat cubes, too, but generally gets bored with them faster than he does the Buster Cube.

The cube is very durable. We've had the same one for several years. Our lab hasn't chewed through the Buster Cube in the 3 years we've had the lab, even though he destroys most dog toys (even the TireBiter toys), sometimes in a minute or two.

Downsides: the toy is noisy on hardwood or tile floors. Also, the dog bangs it into walls, furniture, etc. It's hard to clean and hard to open. I don't bother to open it, i just pour treats in the middle, shake them through the hole, and turn the cube several times.

Overall, an excellent toy for smart dogs who don't mind working for a treat. Your dog will probably either love it or ignore it. If your dog likes challenges, go for it. S/he'll probably play with this toy for hours.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By coleyh8 on June 10, 2009
My dog loves this toy. She bats it around like crazy. Unfortunately, it is loud on the tile and hardwood floors, so we give it to her to play with outside. With that, it gets dirty. But like a few others, I was having a difficult time opening the cylinder to clean out the old food and treats. I went to the website and tried to follow the instructions:
For filling and easy cleaning the central cylinder can be removed. Put your finger into the hole of the cylinder and turn towards MAX. Turn anticlockwise again until you hear a sound.
I had a really difficult time turning until I heard the click. There is a hole on the inside of the cylinder toward the top, on the side. I stuck a screwdriver in there just for leverage and turned counter clockwise. Alas! I heard the click! So I don't have to throw it out after all! According to their website, they made it difficult to remove so the pet can't remove it, and only recommend removing it when absolutely necessary. But for those like me that need to clean it more often, hope this helps. Just be careful b/c whatever tool you use to help you open it can mar it. But I'm willing to sacrifice that to get more use out of it.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Simack on August 28, 2005
I totally disagree with the above review. My dog, and other dogs I've petsat have loved the buster cube. I've used both sizes and they were both equally effective. It's hard plastic and large size (not even close to 7" in width by the way) makes it really tough for even the most zealous dogs to destroy or even damage. It keeps my current dog busy for up to thirty minutes and she sits excitedly waiting as we load it. It can even be used outside in the yard. This is one of the few toys our dog enjoys and is distracted by.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Shouse on October 6, 2011
Last year I finally tossed my seventeen year old Buster cube after someone ran over it in the driveway. Blue's magic was so powerful to my dogs that they carried around the sad little chunks of blue plastic for a couple months before we bid it good bye at last.

Buster Blue had engaged and made comfortable in my home over a hundred homeless Border Collies, half a dozen puppies and adopted or purchased dogs of my own, and it never failed to fascinate in some way.

I've always had hard surfaced floors. My dogs learned to turn it using a two pawed method, or using paws to brace while turning with their most. Ie, a paw on one side and either a paw or a nose nudge on the other to flip.

This movement is extremely helpful to keep older dogs limber in the shoulders and neck in a low impact, low stress way. My eighteen year old Border Collie mix still eats her breakfast from these treat dispensers every morning.

The inner cylinder opening so many have mentioned is indeed opened with the left hand far easier. And you sort of have to push on this one part back, until it clicks. If you stick with it, it loosens over time, a lot.

I don't recommend any kind of soft treats or food. They don't work as well with the device anyway.

Its really only designed for hard kibble. After dropping through the cylinder, the food seperates into seperate chambers within the cube, with fin-like walls. Anything brittle will be pulverized, and anything soft or greasy will stay in there forever.

The wobbly Kong toy with the wide loading area and direct feeding, or something similar, is preferable if you want to feed treats like this.

I have s wobbly type feeder to replace it and I'm not as happy. I'm a bit tired of the "hunt the feeder" game every morning. So I'm back here with the one who brung me. ;)
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