Helix is a chewer/shredder. Metinga is just a shredder.
Metinga likes to ripe up: kleenexs, toilet paper, paper towel, stuffed squeeky toys (but primarily just wants the squeeker), garbage bags (mostly w/the garbage in it). Will chew beef chews and bully sticks if Helix starts on it first (she had 8 teeth extracted and can not chew really hard items).
Helix on the other hand gets into everything (I think it is a puppy/adolesent thing!): one year ago when we first got him he chewed on the corners of our wood bed and the drawer handles of the tallboy that my grandpa made. Good thing they had no stain on them b/c I just sanded the surface smooth again. However the nightstands my grandpa also made was not as easy to fix. Helix chewed and pulled an entire corner off one of them. I spent half an hour one day trying to glue pieces back on. To solve that little chewing problem I douced it all in Bitter Yuck. I have to agree w/them there- it is yuck (I accidentally inhaled some of it myself):p He has not chewed wood since!
His list of destruction is as follows: any kind of paper and paper products, plastic garbage cans (our Umbra bathroom garbage can has broken pieces all around the rim of the can!), plastic pop bottles (he has this thing w/chewing the caps off), this could be a very long list, so to sum it up: paper products, any kind of plastic products (toothbrushes too), foam and fiberfill products (quilts, pillows, his dog bed, mattress….)
When we got Metinga at 5yrs of age, we could not understand how her teeth could be so worn down and broken, but now that I see how Helix chews it is understandable. So I watch close attention to what he chews so his teeth do not end up as bad as hers. That's why when they are restless I give them beef chews, it keeps them out of trouble and out of my hair!:D
I don't give them rawhides anymore now that I had discovered beef chews. Rawhides they always end up choking and gagging it back up, beef chews there is no gagging or choking.
Rhonda- Helix and Tang's mom