I can see that this could be really good for larger kibble. I didn't think we had particularly small kibble (we use stella and chewy) but this dumps out too much of it at a time. We still use it but I'd prefer something that takes up more of her time.
I love it and also find a few flaws with the design (that's why 4 and not 5 stars). I use it to help my pit/hound mix eat slower. The holes being large and on BOTH sides are annoying but I've learned how to place it on its side and let him roll it to his hearts content. He has picked it up and tried to chew on it a few times at first but I removed it every time since it is NOT a chew toy, regardless of it being KONG brand. It does its job of helping him eat slower and amusing him during meal time, making him work for his food (not as stimulating as some other toys out there) so I would recommend this. Wish there were different sizes though. :/ As some of the other reviews point out, don't leave your dog alone with it or it WILL very destroyed. Use it properly and it should do the job properly for you as well. :)
Within a couple of minutes my lab had opened the ball and chewed chunks out of it. I’m very disappointed.
It’s ok it works good but they did get it apart and then start chewing it so be sure it’s tightly closed
My Doberman loves this feeder ball! As other reviewers have said the openings don't make this challenging as a treat dispenser, but I place his kibble inside to slow down his meal time. I've also cut small sections of cork to plug one or two of the holes which really slows him down. Yes, I know cork isn't digestible, but he only has this when I'm home with him, so I haven't had to worry about him getting the cork out & eating it. Plus, the cork falls in the ball if his tooth pushes it, so no issues here. I usually don't let him sit & chew it for long after his meal is finished, so both the exterior & interior have held up well. One issue I noticed was that it unscrewed a little too easily at first, but once he chewed the inner section it actually grips better!
The toy is great for our dog and very quiet when she rolls it around. The only trouble is the holes are large and they let out treats very quickly. She's a puppy so the kibble is too small, so we're looking for treats or food that is perfect size for the toy.
This kept my dog entertained for 5 to 7 minutes before he simply picked it up and chewed the whole thing. I now have a ball that has hard plastic edges sticking out and not able to be used. It isn't very durable, the bamboo
It's ok, but the older model of KONG feeder (red one that looked like a kong) is much better. Due to holes on three sides no matter how you put food/treats in it some spills out during the process. Also due to multiple holes it is a much easier task for dog to get to food and thus no nearly as stimulating. Had I know it had holes on two sides I would not have purchased it.
This toy is not at all up to the quality standard that Kong dog toys normally are. The interior green shell is too hard of plastic for our dog to comfortably grab, meanwhile the thin exterior layer of bamboo looking rubber substance is way too thin. She chewed the thin exterior rubber/plastic layer off within 2 days and was ingesting it. Also, the toy got stuck closed with a treat inside, and no matter how much we tried we could not open it. It is not what we expect from the typical Kong high quality. Our last dog toy Kong Ball lasted about 6 months, and this one was destroyed within 2 days.
I tried this thinking since it’s bamboo it would be a quieter toy than the treat ball we already had- but the holes on this are so large and not adjustable that even my large breed kibble falls out of the three holes almost immediately. So as a treat dispenser it lasts less than a minute. As a food dispenser same less than a minute it dispensed an entire cup. I loaded it with milkbones too large for the holes and after one minute the dogs rolled it and it unscrewed itself and opened completely. Save your money and buy the adjustable hole Bob-a lot instead- comes in large and small sizes.