The Angry Birds craze has officially taken over in my house and even the pets are on board. When a PR rep for Hartz Pet supplies offered to send some Angry Birds pet toys to my home for my dog (Rooney) and cat (Lilly) to try out, I had no idea they’d be so well-loved that my husband would take one to keep for himself! No joke.
Here’s the deal. Most of us want to play more with our animals. In fact, 7 out of 10 pet owners wish they had more time to play with their pets, according to the Hartz Pet Trend Report – and that may be partly a result of the 300 million minutes spent playing Angry Birds each day. Can you believe it’s that much?
Well, now dogs and cats can get in on the Angry Birds action, too. The outcome in my house: my dog can kick some Angry Bird butt. He tackled the Angry Birds Two Heads toy and had it licked in no time, loving the squeaking noise (I’ve never bought him a squeaky toy before because in all honesty I don’t care for the squeaky noise…guess I should have been nicer to the dog because he really likes it). He never got a chance to play with the 4” Plush Ball because my husband took it first. He still loves the sound effects when you squeeze it (you can hear the Angry Birds theme song play).
The cat seemed a little less impressed with her toys—little Angry Birds heads that you can hide catnip inside of. But she’s less impressed with everything, so no big shock there.
If you have a pet and want to give them a special treat, this is one you both may enjoy. They’re available in stores everywhere and affordably priced at about $8 each for the dog toys and $5 for the cat toys.