Homemade Buster Cube

After Gizmo has pretty much given up on the Buster Cube I noticed he loved playing with soda bottles.

So I realized I could make a Buster Cube out of it! And Gizmo seems to enjoy it a lot.

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Houston

Aren't you smart..Great idea..thank you so much for sharing..
Is that his busted up bed in the background?..Looks like our cushions and pillows around here…

Hehe, yeah. For some reason he always goes nuts and takes it apart. He does not just settle for getting the pillow out of the bed, but its cover has to come off too!

Only once the pillow is "dead" does he lay in his "bed"..which is pretty much the floor after that.

Houston

So it absolutely sounds like our house then…hahaha.

@Basenjimamma:

So it absolutely sounds like our house then…hahaha.

We all deal with it one way or another. One corner of my couch is getting a bit worn from Kananga "nesting". I can see the marks from his nails. He only does this when I'm away, but it looks like he was attempting to dig to China. :rolleyes:

Thank you for sharing the pop bottle trick Jaycee always after pop bottles and water bottles so we are going to try your style I know Jaycee will love it.

Rita Jean

So cute! Gizmo is so gentile with it! Tayda and Lenny have a buster cube - Tayda is good at whipping it around and getting the treats out, but Lenny is faster at grabbing up the treats than Tayda is…

SMART Boy:)) I CouLDNT Stop staring at those Wrinkles!!!! Eeekk! AAADORABLE 🙂

i threw our buster cube away. it needed to be washed and then it stunk and i couldnt figure out how to wash it. and the boys did not like it at all. i LOVE the bottle idea. THANKS. what a great way to play/eat/work out all at the same time. both boys LOVE the kong but it doesnt take long to get the treats out of them and then they are out of things to do fast. thanks again!

First Basenji's

GREAT IDEA!!!! Gotta try this! P.S. Gizmo is absolutely adorable!!!!

@jonny:

i threw our buster cube away. it needed to be washed and then it stunk and i couldnt figure out how to wash it. and the boys did not like it at all. i LOVE the bottle idea. THANKS. what a great way to play/eat/work out all at the same time. both boys LOVE the kong but it doesnt take long to get the treats out of them and then they are out of things to do fast. thanks again!

Eegads! I had that same problem. I think I made the dog sick a few times 😞 I washed it, ran it threw the dishwasher, soaked it in a bleach solution, it still smelled; finally tossed it. I now have rubber balls:
http://www.strictlypetsupplies.com/_618940432227-Amaze-Ball-Large

the bottle thingy
http://www.amazon.com/Premier-Buddy-Treat-Dispensing-Medium/dp/B000KV7ZGQ

the molecuball
http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-3026

I haven't had any of the problems with these. The balls are also a LOT quieter than the buster cube. The bottle is kind of noisy.

Had problems with the twist/treat too!
http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/busybuddy/twistntreat/description

And the mali has this in her stocking:
http://www.healthypets.com/bobalot.html
She's ruff on toys

Giz is just too cute! love the vid…keep sharing.

Glad you guys like it! Looking forward to hearing how your B's react!

Gizmo mastered the small bottle pretty fast. He was going nuts on it. So I switched to the big one, since it has a bigger "neck" and angle it was more challenging. He eventually found out he had to get a fast spin on it so the kibble would come spitting out.

BTW, at the end of the video you can see him standing on his side. Does he seem overweight at all? He is a pretty big guy.

Great toy, my last Basenji went mad for plastic bottles, well anything plastic at all.
Will have to give this a try when we get our next one

Very cool! Thanks for sharing- he such a handsome, well-behaved boy!

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