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    16 Toys From Amazon To Keep Your Pets Busy Indoors This Winter

    🎶 The weather outside is frightful, but these pet toys are so delightful! 🎶

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    1. A hide-a-squirrel plush dog toy if your dog misses chasing squirrels outside. They'll become obsessed with this as they search for the cute 'lil squirrels tucked inside the log.

    Promising review: "We laughed and enjoyed watching our dogs play with this interaction toy. They loved playing with all the squeaky stuffed toys inside the trunk and we'd place them back inside and our Malshi would grab the trunk and shake the critters out of the trunk where they tumbled across the floor. With three dogs, this made a wonderful toy for them and they liked to catch the tossed stuffy thrown into the air. It provides exercise on a daily basis so they aren't as dormant in the winter months indoors and helping to keep in shape. We enjoy seeing the pleasure our dogs get from this toy. It's just one of those toys that fits each of our dogs' lifestyle and daily interactive playtime so nicely." –M. Miracle

    Price: $10.39+ (available in four sizes)

    2. A classic Kong toy with a hollow center you can stuff with peanut butter or their favorite treat. Simply sit back and relax while they spend hours getting every last morsel of food out of it.,

    Promising review: "Kongs are a necessity! I especially like to use the Kong to help with my dogs' winter boredom. Stuff in some broken-up treats and seal it with peanut butter. Freeze it and it'll keep your dog busy even longer. Very durable as long as you have the proper size. If you're not sure what size, order the larger size. Also, it's more difficult to get treats into smaller Kongs." –LN8182

    Price: $7.49+ (available in five sizes

    3. A fish-shaped toy to keep your cat entertained as it flips and flops around. It has a pouch to place catnip inside, so your cat will be attracted to this toy the second the box opens.,

    Promising review: "I like that my cat can get some exercise at this time of the year. She is more active when it's summer because of the sunshine but now that winter is starting she tends to lay around more. This helps to give her some exercise." –flysunshine

    Price: $14.99+ (available in four colors)

    4. A dog treat dispensing toy to stimulate any dog who loves both playtime and treats. Even the most rambunctious dogs will slow down to try and get a treat out of this.

    puppy playing with toy that has treats inside of it

    Promising review: "I have spent quite a bit of money trying toys to keep my German Shepherd entertained on cold winter days. Of all the expensive toys, she loves this inexpensive ball the most. Good quality and hours of fun." –jodi

    Price: $9.95+ (available in two sizes)

    5. A toy with crinkle paper inside that will intrigue and excite your dog as they paw at it. Bonus: it's not as loud (or annoying) as a squeaker, so you'll be able to give your ears a break this winter!,

    Promising review: "Santa brought this to Carlito, I was a bit skeptical that he would like it...was I wrong! He has played with this toy more than any other toy in his toybox. And the good news is, he has not been able to tear it up, which is very unusual for him. (Most toys last less than a day with him.) He loves the crinkle noise it makes. We are now for days into the year, and he is still playing with it and it is still intact. We are impressed. I will be buying more of these toys for our ferocious 5-lb Chihuahua Carlito. Santa made a great choice!" –JUJUGIRL

    Price: $8.98+ (available in six designs)

    6. An extremely durable chew toy shaped liked a cactus that actually brushes your dog's teeth as they play with it. It will stay intact all winter long, even if your pup has an intense set of chompers.,

    Promising review: "My Boston terriers tear through pretty much every dog toy they have ever had. Most toys last a few minutes tops. This toy however stands up to the rest with flying colors. Not only is it tough but it is also seemingly indestructible when it comes to enduring my dogs. I am a cactus fanatic so I think this toy is also an adorable way to share my love of plants with my pets. Being able to add dog toothpaste to the center is an added bonus making this toy even better. The brush cleaner for the center makes it super easy to clean out any left over toothpaste residue with ease. I highly recommend this toy for anyone who has pets like mine who destroy toys in minutes, finally a lasting toy!" –Frugal Mom and Wife

    Price: $16.99

    7. A collapsable cat tunnel that your feline friend will spend hours and hours running through. Even the laziest of cats will abandon their winter hibernation to sprint through these.,

    Promising review: "At first my cat was a little shy about it, but as suggested, I put his favorite toys in the middle and now he attacks it regularly ;) He loves it! I highly recommend it, especially with winter cabin fever setting in." –Katie H

    Price: $17.97 (available in 15 colors)

    8. A ball specifically designed to be used indoors because it's lightweight and has a soft outer shell (aka it protects surfaces in your home from being damaged).,

    Promising review: "This ball is great! My dog loves it and it will be great during the winter when it is too cold to take him outside for a workout. I like to throw the ball from my living room into the bedroom through a doorway and I don't have to worry about breaking anything if I misfire because the ball is so soft (it could obviously knock things over though). I've had mine for a few months now and it is starting to come apart so I bought another for when the original gets to the point where it is no longer usable." –Tom P.

    Price: $5.95

    9. A cat scratcher pad with a ball and a mouse swatter, making it perfect for multi-cat households because it provides three fun-filled activities in just one toy!,

    Promising review: "I have been fostering kitties and needed some toys. It has been several days now and these two little ones haven't lost interest. They take turns batting the ball around the circle and also wrestle with the toy that's attached." –Mungu

    Price: $25.99 (available in two colors)

    10. A set of balls for your bunny, guinea pig, or other small animal to chew, nudge, and play with so they can keep themselves occupied while they're in their cage all winter.,

    Promising review: "I have ordered these a few times now. I have a pet bunny and he absolutely loves to chew these up. Since bunnies teeth don't stop growing and constantly need to chew on things I found these to be absolutely perfect for him. Will keep ordering more." –Karisa Orner

    Price: $6.99+ (available in a pack of three or four)

    11. Or this interactive toy that'll keep small pets like rabbits and chinchillas occupied while they search for treats hidden in the toy.,

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely wonderful. I have a very smart rabbit who constantly needs enrichment. The fact that this product has different levels of intensity and how hard it is to reach the treats inside makes it more enriching for my rabbit. He absolutely loves this thing and figured it out fairly quickly. It will keep him busy for a good hour or two, which is wonderful! I would definitely recommend to anyone who owns a rabbit!" –Sam25

    Price: $19.90

    12. A super tough bone great for larger breeds, because it can withstand intense chewing even as they continuously gnaw at this until springtime. The bone comes in a bacon or steak flavor, so your dog won't be able to resist.

    Promising review: "Got this for our 105-lb. English Labrador and he loves it! He’s obsessed with carrying around sticks and logs (no joke), brings them inside from the yard and shreds them, making huge messes. With this, there’s no mess. He’s been carrying it everywhere with him since he got it and gnawing like crazy on it. I’ll update this review one day – can’t wait to see how long it takes for him to destroy this!" –J. Harbin

    Price: $23.70

    13. A set of plush toys that come in cute woodland animal designs and have three squeakers in each toy. It doesn't contain any stuffing, so if your dog gets a bit rough with it, you don't have to worry about fluff exploding all over your living room.,

    Promising review: "Great play toy for our cocker spaniel. Has a small squeaky ball inside that she loves to find and make noise. Always brings it to me for play toss. Best suited for an indoor toy as the type of material would get very dirty." –Dearl

    Price: $12.44

    14. A towered trackball toy – it plays into a cat's natural hunting instincts so they can let out some energy as they're cooped up inside. That means they'll stop pouncing on random items around the house and focus on playing with this toy instead.

    Promising review: "We have a bright cat who gets bored in the winter time and meows at me. I got this to entertain her. At first she couldn't get enough of it and played for hours with it. After two weeks, it is still good enough to entertain her when she comes to meow at me. I pull it out, and she will play with it rather than incessantly meow at me, so it is serving its purpose." –BBC

    Price: $9.62+ (available in seven designs)

    15. A small rope toy that your puppy can carry around, chew on, and play tug of war inside with when it's too cold or snowy to go outside. Plus: this comes in a set of four, so if they destroy one early in the season, just give them a new one!,

    Promising review: "Our dog loves these rope toys. He spends lots of time tossing them around the house and then retrieving them. They are heavy duty and will stand up to his sharp puppy teeth. The variety of the chew and tug toys is good and we really like the rope ball for indoor play because we can toss it without it bouncing into something it shouldn't." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $10.87 (for a set of four)

    16. A large plush toy shaped like a duck about to become the winter companion your dog's been longing for. Oh, did we mention the squeaker?!


    Promising review: "I have a super hyper 2-year-old lab that loves it. This is the only toy he has that hasn’t been destroyed. It’s held up when plastic toys, ropes, balls, and all the other toys couldn’t! I’m amazed at that. He leaves it indoors to play with. I put it in his kennel so that he can play and it keeps him company when he has to have a time out. Very well-made and if he does manage to tear it up I will definitely buy another. It’s lasted six months so far and anyone who knows a rowdy dog knows that is remarkable." –Larry

    Price: $7.90

    This is how happy your pet is going to look now that they have these fun, interactive toys to keep them entertained indoors through the coldest months of the year:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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