Crazy Critters

Crazy Critters Dog Toy
Crazy Critters Dog Toy

Crazy Critters As Seen On TV

Crazy Critters is another silly As Seen on TV Product but boy I wish I thought of this one. It's brilliant because it's so simple. It's basically just a chew toy for dogs but it's really fun and a great conversation piece.

I still cant get used to the fact that pets have sophisticated toys. When I was a kid my dog had a tennis ball and that was about it. I don't even remember the rope pulling being in vogue, but now you see those things everywhere. I suppose have lots of dog toys is cool nowadays and Crazy Critters Dog Toys seem to combine the features of some of the best of them.

What got my initial attention was the fact that my current dog pepped up his ears when he heard the commercial. Inside each Crazy Critter are those squeeze toys that make noise. When he was a puppy, my dog had a cheeseburger that made a very specific sound and it's pretty much the same one as what's in the Crazy Critter. I've been looking for a toy that matched the old cheeseburger but hadn't been able to find anything close and my dog never took to any of them.

I was pretty surprised that as quickly as the squeak came and went in the commercial, my pal noticed and my heart melted right away. He's pretty old these days and doesn't perk up for much, but there was a time when he loved playing with that cheeseburger so I had to give in.

I don't know if you remember Earl The Dead Cat but Earl was a gag gift back in the late 80's which was pretty much a stuffed animal with no stuffing. Earl was a flat cat who had gotten run over and even came with a death certificate. Well, I had one and my dog at the time eventually got to chewing and pulling on it just like the rope toys you see today.

It never occurred to me that the same idea would have such mass appeal today but except for the little squeakers inside the Crazy Critter, you pretty much have a modern version of Earl. I should have jumped on that and made a zillion dollars, but I suppose, that business is for the As Seen On TV people. We've all probably had an idea as good as this simple little thing but it's the action plan we never really have which is the most important thing. I kind of invented a grill mitt for work only to find out about the Grill Glove years later.

So before we go crazy over crazy critters, let's watch the commercial and you'll see how simple this product really is and see if you can figure out why I think it's so brilliant.

Crazy Critters Commercial

Crazy Critters Dog Toy Review

Did you catch what I was talking about? Why I think Crazy Critters are brilliant? When I first watched the commercial I only noticed what my dog noticed. That was the sound of the squeaker which he recognized and immediately sucked me in.

I had been looking all over the place for his old cheeseburger or anything that sounded like it. By the way, I know the cheeseburger toy is in just about every grocery store or pet store, but the sound is different and he really has no interest.

But what I eventually learned about Crazy Critters Dog Toys and why I think it's such a brilliant toy, is that combines all the toys which dogs instinctively love. First and foremost is the chewing. Some dogs just love to chew up anything they find. I've always been fine with that. In fact, when my puppy would chew a pillow or completely destroy something, I was actually kind of proud. However, some dogs are really destructive around the house and chew on furniture, door frames, and any fabric they can find. So Crazy Critters are great for getting young dogs into the habit of chewing on the right things. They will be pretty into the critter, especially if they are not being yelled at. Chewing on the right things will ensure that you never reinforce negative behavior which happens to be the kiss of death in animal training.

So chewing aside, the crazy critters are shaped perfectly for, and tough enough to simulate the chew ropes. Dogs love to play that tug of war thing with us and this is perfect for that. Now, I have a small dog who doesn't do this, but I see a lot of dogs out on walks who love to carry something in their mouths. The crazy critter is perfect for this behavior and also makes a great toy for fetch.

What I'm trying to say here is that In my opinion Crazy Critters put all the things dogs love about their toys into one toy. The noise, the chewing, the pulling, the fetching and the head shaking. My contention is that dogs will be more drawn to this one toy which provides fun and satisfaction for them than anything they can destroy in your house. I'm no dog psychologist (and I don't really believe anyone is), but to me chewing on the sofa only provides one payoff for the dog. It satisfies the urge to chew but there is no noise, there is no way to shake the head which satisfies some type of hunting urge and they can't carry their prize kill around the house or bury it.

If your dog is attracted to the crazy critter, or you trick them into loving it somehow, I think it will keep you both really happy! Mine loves the raccoon. He pretty much chews on the tail where one of the squeakers is and tries to keep me from pulling it away from him. He's a little too old to fight back but I he likes to let me know this is his toy with a little growl. I imagine that a few years ago we would have had a lot of fun with his critter but I think he likes having it around for comfort. Believe it or not, the only thing he really enjoyed and really cut loose with over that last few years has been a soft mesh laundry bag I got at Target.

If you order online, the web site doesaccept credit cards so if you are unhappy with the product, you can get a refund. People are still hesitant about ordering online so using the protection offered by your credit card company can give you piece of mind.

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Comments 70 comments

Carol 6 years ago

I ordered one set of crazy critters more than 10 weeks ago, still have not received the order. Every time I pull up the order status online, using the phone number, it tells me it is on backorder due to the heavy response. If I try to pull it up by my name and address, it doesn't even show the order at all! What kind of sorry company is this?


LP 6 years ago

Carol:

I received mine in about one week...I ordered mine a little over a week ago...something is not right.


Kristina 6 years ago

I guess I got lucky from the sounds of it. I have a 6 month old Queensland who loves to chew and tug. Her first toy was a stuffed animal that I dubbed King Henry. She loved it so much she slept curled up with it each night and anyone who tired to part her from him got a firm look and a tug war to end all wars. Henry lasted about 2 weeks before i started finding his innards.. well... out. Another two weeks were gained with constant stitching.

Henry II moved in because she was devastated when sewing would no longer help the first. Henry the II lasted only a matter of days. It was then that my sister-in-law told me of the crazy critters and I decided to give them a try. My pup is again in heaven. She loves them especially the squeaking. They were quite pricey but she has yet to tear them up and she's had them about a month. I had no trouble with being over priced or anything such as that.

I was gearing up to buy more (possibly the whole set) to tuck away for when her first two finally wore ou,t when I was lucky enough to find a similar toy at Wal-mart. It is a skunk that looks just like the crazy critter one. The only visible difference is it doesn't have the squeakers in each end but it does have a device located near the head that simulates an animal sound. This skunk has now become her favorite toy and only cost 6 bucks. I hope they come out with more!

I should add that I did go ahead and place an additional order for the full set of critters and again had no problem being over charged. And we even went to far as to take Henry the I and II and remove their stuffing but she still tears them apart. Not so with the critters... yet. Thus far, I'm a happy consumer.


fred 6 years ago

Kristina....I guess you were luck then....mine didn't last more than one hour


Joe 6 years ago

Toys lasted less than one hour. The toys are no different than a toy you would buy at Walmart. Had a feeling the product was too good to be true.


Marie 6 years ago

Nice not having stuffing all over the house but the toy was destroyed in a matter a mins...waste of money.


Jessica 6 years ago

I have a Rat Terrier who I got two of the crazy critters for and after a few days I notice something on the floor, when I looked closly I notice it was the foot from one of the crazy critters! Needless to say, a few weeks in he has completly destroyed one and is working on the other.


Cassie 6 years ago

I gave a crazy critter to my dog this morning. In fifteen minutes he had removed the squeakers. Normally it takes less than five minutes for him to remove a squeaker, but even if it did take three times as long, fifteen minutes isn't long for it to last. Crazy critters are not as durable as advertised.


David 6 years ago

These reviews have been extremely helpful and have successfully prevented me from wasting my money and time. It is time for consumers to take charge and blow the whistle on companies that gain market share based on false advertisement! Kudos to those of you who took the time to share your experience.


Liz 6 years ago

I agree---A great big thank you to all who wrote your reviews. I ALMOST ordered them and decided to check for reviews online first. Glad I checked first! I surely won't waste my money on them! I should have known because most of the "as shown on tv" stuff are junk.


kathy 6 years ago

Toys are great for the lab. Would I order again NO, why, I order 2 and they sent the two ,pluse the 6 pack which I did not order.Call and they said I could send them back but the point is I would have to pay shipping agin. WRONG I NEVER ORDER THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. NOT HAPPY WITH THE COMPANY.FUTHER MORE HAVING A HELL OF TIME TRYING TO REACH SOME ONE TO TALK TO, BESIDE THE PHONE ORDER OPERATOR


Tom 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments you guys (& ladies). I was about to order me a set. Glad I found this site.


mj 6 years ago

my chihuahua played with it 3 or 4 days before she got the squeaker out. I was really disappointed with the toy.


lv 6 years ago

Thaks for all your comments. I was about to order them for my dog. You saved me some money.


Becky 6 years ago

Well our dogs DID love them crazy critters but unfortunatley our big chocolate lab ripped it apart-THOUGHT THESE THINGS WERE INDESTRUCTABLE - WRONG- How can we get our money$ back?


Barbara 6 years ago

Thank goodness I read these first-I was just in the process of ordering-my dog chews up EVERYTHING and I thought this was the MIRACLE toy for him-THANNKS


Bea 6 years ago

My 2 labs destroy anything and everything in sight. I was just about to place an order for Crazy Critters but now forget it. I don't need to spend that much money on 5 minutes of entertainment. Why is this company allowed to do false advertising?


Audrey 6 years ago

Just wanted to let you know that I ordered the critters for my destructive pups. Usually the stuffed animals last about 1 to 2 days and I am constantly picking up stuffing. Well, the crazy critters are still here after almost 2 weeks (minus one foot in the racoon)and they are still loving them. They kept on at the racoon until the got the squeaky out so you might want to reinforce that section. I am well satisfied with the toys but am going to try the WalMart ones for convenience and lack of shipping cost. Thanks.


Deborah 6 years ago

My dog also lifted his head at the squeak on the commercial, and being a doberman, he doesn't play much, just stands around and "guards" LOL. But he does like to shake his bed, and when he heard the commercial and started looking for the squeak, I knew I had to have one for him! Thanks for the review!


unsatisfied customer 6 years ago

You need to take this product off the market dogs can choke on the squeaker if swallowed .. i suggest to do it fast before yall get sued !!


Jeremy Mapes 6 years ago

Chew toy lasted 5 minutes with my puppy. I'm afraid it does not stand up to a mastiff. I've got a 1 and 1/2 years old Boerboel (South African Mastiff). She snipped the ears off in a second and then proceeded to pull a piece off the top, take out the squeaker and chew it apart. Then she continued on by stripping off 1 inch pieces and spitting them out on the bed in a pile.

I like the fact there is no stuffing to make a huge mess but it's not indestructible. At least not for a young boerboel.


Dissappointed 6 years ago

These things are JUNK, i did get them in 3 weeks, opened the package up on a friday at 11:25 by 11:40 the squeaker in the head was flat. By 4 that evening the squeaker in tail flat, this was the fox. The raccon didnt last that long 10 minutes after my min pin got it both squeakers were flat. DO UR SELF A FAVOR DON"T WASTE UR MONEY ON THIS JUNK!!!


Cathy 6 years ago

I made the terrible mistake of ordering online directly with TeleBrands. They charged $45 for shipping a $30 order. There was never a chance to view the total charges before the order was placed, and no chance of canceling the order. - I called 5 times. When it finally arrives, I will refuse it but will only be credited for the merchandise - $30 and not shipping/handling -$45. I guess a $45 lesson is better than a $75 lesson, but I still feel scammed. Buyer Beware!


Ed 6 years ago

Thanks for the reviews! I was ready to oder a set but this site helped save my money. I was suspicious about the commercial. They never stress that it is any more durable than other toys, just that it does not contain stuffing like others. (Slick marketing)


peggy1942@aol.com 6 years ago

my daughters 2 year old beagle tore the fox apart in 4 hours, the tail was gone in 1/2 hour and the rest is in tatters. is this what you mean by indistructible?


joan 6 years ago

I just got mine. Lab hasn't torn up yet, and loves it. But I also only wanted to order the one for 10.00 and second one for shiffing. They charged me for 6. I called got told I could send back but would have to pay to ship back. I got told if I took them they would discount 10.00 Didnt happen. Got 4 pets @ 10.00 a piece. what a scam. wish i would have read comments first.


Kimberly 6 years ago

bought original crazy critter from local store, gave to my lab and with in 22 hours he had it destroyed completely. BIG SCAM NOT WORTH THE MONEY


S Wright 6 years ago

I got the toys for my German Shorthair Pointers who destroy every stuffed animal in a few minutes. They love the Crazy Critters and have not destroyed them after one week. They did "silence" them (trying to get the squeeker out) but I've found no parts on the floor. They were quite a bit more than I thought with tax and shipping, but worth it to me.


Jeannette 6 years ago

I purchased one crazy critter from my local store for $10 and like others who have commented, my two Bichons reacted to the squeaker on the commercial as well as when I brought it home. I only purchased 1 cause I was skeptical as to how long it would last. Maximus, the male Bichon loves it and hords it from Amethyst. Like others, Max silenced the squeakers in a matter of minutes but the fox is still intact. I'm going to wait and see how long this one lasts, if it holds up for a while, I'll buy another one from my local store, not up for major charges and things I didn't ask for.


Rick 6 years ago

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR PAYIN EXTRA FOR SHIPPING

I purchased one for my small Coton dogs (2) at one of the “As Seen On TV” stores. If there was a ZERO in the rating it would get that! Save your money people, these so called indistructable toys didn’t last overnight. The sqeeky on one end was ripped out the first night (allowing dogs to eat plastic). Also as for the comment of not being able to tear it open? LOL That only took until the next day.

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR PAYIN EXTRA FOR SHIPPING


sherry 6 years ago

I was about to order two of these, glad I saw this web site, so now I wont waste my money. I'll just get my pup a couple more rawhides!


Belinda Boggs 6 years ago

Thanks for all the comments. Yes this company needs to be put out NOW. I was about to order untill I read all this. Thanks for taking the time to post...


RickB 6 years ago

If you want a really good almost indestructible toy for your pet go to your local pet store and buy the chuckit ultra balls. not the tennis ball style but the orange rubbery one. my golden retriever destroys everything but does not like the Kong balls. found a chuckit ball at the lake and brought it home and my dog loves it and has not destroyed it yet. the ball is over one year old now


tbfinley 6 years ago

I got one four weeks ago and my big dog loves it. So far he has not torn it apart which happens to all his toys. I am totally sold.


Jess 6 years ago

I bought the crazy critters (Fox) in hopes that it would last longer than the other stuffed toys and balls for my dog. The build up on the commercials led me to believe this might be a good toy. I gave the (Fox) to my dog and before I got our groceries put up the dog had Both squeakers pulled out of it. And with in 20 min. the toy was unrecognizable.

I tried to find a email so I could tell then how bad this toy was but haven't found one yet. They probably already know, after it's like everything else, It's was made in China


John 6 years ago

Complete junk, our 2 dogs had both squeakers out and one head ripped off within 15 minutes of opening the package.

Save your money, don't even bother with these.


Jamie 6 years ago

Thanks to everyone who has posted their reviews! I had one in hand today at the store, and was debating on whether or not I should purchase the it. Soon, I noticed that the eye was already coming off and then I saw that there was a hole, which exposed the squeaker. NEXXXXT! I put the toy back on the shelf after that. The toy felt and seemed so cheap (the price wasn't unfortunately) and after reading these reviews, I'm so satisfied with my decision!


Help Please  6 years ago

There is a really short clip of a blue merl dog I think in a kitchen can some one tell me if that is a greyhound or a great Dane my brother and I are arguing about it. I think it's a great Dane


yorkieluver 6 years ago

I'm glad I read these comments before ordering these crazy critters. My yorkies are pros at getting squeakers out of their toys. Thanks for helping me not waste my money!


Edgar 6 years ago

Please don't buy that piece of junk,I'd wasted my money,in 5 minutes my dog broke it completely,please,somebody do something with this people,the autorities have to do something with those people to stop stealing people's money.I'm telling this by experience myself.Hope this can help other people.


emma's momma 6 years ago

I bought one of these from Best Buy. (Weird, I know, but they have a "As Seen on TV" section). Anyway, my 2 y/o labmix loves it! she's calmed down on her chewing and has had it for a week so far. I think it's great to get from Best Buy because you don't have to pay for shipping or get suckered into anything. Just saying.


Cherie 6 years ago

This toy was a waste of money. I just returned it for a refund. My shar-pei lab mix had it shredded to pieces in 5 minutes. Indestructable my foot!!


Nancy Pa 6 years ago

We just bought the crazy critter fox for our mini nehi saint bernard. He is 7 months old & weighs only 50 Lbs. He will not get any bigger. Well, Let me tell you about the crazy critter! Our dog had it torn to pieces in a matter of minutes! I had to get many pieces from his mouth so he did not swallow them!!!!! The squeaker as well!!!! We paid $10.59. I would not recomend this to any Dog Person who Loves there dog! They could choke & die! I am very mad!!!!! TEN MINUTES & IT'S TRASH. & THANK GOD I SAW HIM & HE DIDN'T CHOKE!!!!

Very Unhappy, They should not be sold at all!


Julie 6 years ago

Gave my dog 2 crazy critters 45 minutes ago. They are already tore up and the squeekers dont work. She loved the toy for the few minutes it lasted. THIS IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!


Lauren 6 years ago

I advise you all to stay away from these toys. One of our foster homes had a Crazy Critter for her dogs. The other day, one of her dogs became lethargic and started vomiting. It was discovered that, along with about everyone else here, he had destroyed the toy, and consumed the head part of it. The vet thought it had caused a blockage and performed an exploratory surgery. There was NO blockage. The dog had become poisoned by the part of the toy that was consumed. He passed away last night while at the vet's office. The owner called the company just a little bit ago to try to talk to someone about what had happened, and they said "sorry for your inconvenience we will have someone call you back and would you like to order another one to replace the one the dog ate?" This is beyond unacceptable for ANY company. As a dog owner, rescuer, lover... rest assured this is one company that will NEVER receive any business from me or any of my associates. But I guess we should expect it when they are all made in China.


Gordy - MN 6 years ago

Glad I looked at more than just the order site! After reading the reviews here, we didn't waste our money. We have a Yorkie/ShitZu & he would have had it shredded in minutes from the sound of it.


pam 6 years ago

I have a shih tzu and it only lasted a month. What a joke and then to go to their website to leave a message lol isn't going to happen. What a wast of money very dissapointed.


Crazy to try the Critter 6 years ago

What a total waste of money. My little Beagle had that thing in shreds in less than an hour. Pathetic!


derek . 6 years ago

as usual money talks,make a toy,hype it up do no r@dand grab the money and run .quality is a thing of the past .i would love to see these kind of people give back what was stolen,but thst will not happen until you get the gov.out of things.


MAnderson 6 years ago

Thought it would be fun for our black lab...ha!!! Lasted about an hour..she had torn a HUGE hole in the head to get the sqeaker out...it's bye-bye now. She'll be pouting. Too bad I didn't see this before I spent the 10 bucks at Wallyworld. oh well, live and learn.


terrible 6 years ago

Well i had just bought the toy and got my dog intersted in it. After that she took out an eye and then ripped the nose and ear. What kind of toy is this? I could have just gave her a rag. Now tomorrow im returning it.


robin 6 years ago

wow thanks for all the reviews........i like alot of others was hoping this would be the perfect toy for my german shephard who prides herself on tearing toys apart....thankfully i read all the reviews before wasting my money..thanks all


Randy 6 years ago

My scottie had the nose squeeker out and chewed up in less than one hour, talk about misadvertisment! And a rip off.


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Petstrel 6 years ago from Slovenia

Love them, but my dog loves them even more :)


Christie 6 years ago

I bought one for my German Shepherd and she tore it in half within the first hour of having it. I couldn't agree more with the folks who were disappointed with the "indestructible" dog toys. What a bunch of hooey!!!


Sandy 5 years ago

I bought my Crazy Critter's at Petco a month ago, and the dogs love it! It has been used for a tug of war with my 9 yr old Rottie, and my Golden, and it is still in tact! I was stunned to read all the bad reviews.

Personally, I would buy more, and my dogs love them.


Mark 5 years ago

This is the most horrible dog toy I have ever bought. My puppy had it ripped up in less than an hour. I will never buy this product again and I would never recommend it to anyone.


Nevaeh 5 years ago

Total waste of my money! Though it is true that there is no stuffing to clean, i'm picking up pieces of the crazy critter. My dog is not that into chewing and doesn't pull on things but the critter was in pieces in less than a day. it fell apart with little tugging and chewing on. i would NEVER recommend this product for dog owners. buy a KONG it lasts longer


Becki 5 years ago

We have two large mixed breed dogs. I was excited to receive ours - took about two weeks. They were smaller and less substantial than I hoped. They lasted about one hour. Were tougher than any other stuffed toy but at least there was no stuffing all over. Won't bother to buy any more.


Brad 5 years ago

I was initially excited that this might be a hardcare toy for my dog as he tears everything to shreds. I bought mine at Petsmart for $10 and that $10 toy lasted about 5 mins...he first got the squeaker out of the tail and then proceeded to rip the head off and take the squeaker out of there. That toys is now in 100 pieces and has found itself in the trash...quite a waste.


Bobbi Decker 5 years ago

My chihuahua had it an hour before the feet had holes chewed in them. Not a sturdy product. Cheaply made for the price. Very disappointed.........


Jennifer 5 years ago

Took our medium sized dog less than a minute to tear it apart. We bought it at WalMart, will be returning it tomorrow.


Rennie 5 years ago

Very disappointed in it, bought it yesterday and within 10 minutes it had holes in it, my little 5 month old yorkie nearly choked on the squeek. To expensive and made cheaply. Toys with stuffing gives a clue it torn before they get to the squeek. Will be wanting a refund tomorrow.


Andrea 5 years ago

My dog had one of the squeakers out within the first 30 mins..

Don't buy this if you think it's going to last because it most likely won't


Robert Laws 5 years ago

Robert Laws:I presently have an order on backorder which i need to cancel. I don't as many as I ordered which was 12 I only need 4. My name is Robert Laws 708-209-7451 rlaws1228@sbcglobal.net I'm in Chicago.


kat 5 years ago

i bought one of these for my 2 yr old king charles. it lasted a whole twenty mins before he had ripped off both ears and one leg :(


kat 5 years ago

i bought one of these for my 2 yr old king charles. it lasted a whole twenty mins before he had ripped off both ears and one leg :(


joe bolling 5 years ago

i got a min pincher and he tore the fox up in 2 days, i want a refund


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louromano 4 years ago

lovely dog ! Thanks for all the comments.


Miss Rose Mary Hebert 3 years ago

Hi,

How are you? I am fine.

Will you send me a request catalog?

My address here is:

Miss Rose Mary Hebert

P.O. Box 1529

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Then I will order it.

518-907-0271

rhebert726@gmail.com

Any Questions?

Thank-You, Rose Hebert

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