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Bumble Ball® Motorized Dog Toy

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Otis & Claude™'s Bumble Ball® is the original interactive dog toy made famous in the early 1990s. Your pets will be entertained and occupied with the Bumble Ball®, which jumps, shakes, wiggles, and of course, bumbles.

Description

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The Bumble Ball® is back! Otis & Claude™ Dog toys Bumble Ball is the original retro interactive motorized dog toy made famous in the early 1990s.

Your pets will be entertained with the unpredictable jumps, shakes, wiggles and bumbles. Specially reinforced nobs for pets. Your pets will go "crazy" trying to catch this "Bumpy Ball".

  • Entertain your pets for hours
  • For small to medium sized dogs, not a chew toy, not for aggressive dogs
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
  • Includes 3 alkaline AA batteries
  • Comes in assorted colors, please allow us to choose for you. Thank you.

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Customer Reviews

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169 Reviews
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31% (53)
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54% Recommend this product (91 of 169 responses)
By Corey16
Maine
February 13, 2019
Too noisy!
I bought this for our 10 month old Schnoodle who is super destructive with his toys. I was hoping it would keep him busy, sadly he's terrified of it and won't go near it.
ProsDurable
ConsLoud
By trouble1469
CT
February 13, 2019
Bigger than I thought
I bought the small and it is too big for my 2 Chihuahuas. It works great. My dogs are afraid of it because it is too big for them. Other than that it is a great toy.
ProsWorks great
ConsToo big
By ReRe
Louisiana
January 18, 2019
Bumble ball
I bought the bumble ball for my 2 year old dog. He loved it! It was funny watching him play when it was turned on, BUT when it was turned off, he chewed it up!
I buy so many toys but none of them last with my dog unfortunately. I need indestructible toys! Lol
ProsIt's colorful and fun
ConsJust not tough enough for MY dog
By Photo b.
Elkhorn wis
January 18, 2019
Nice toy
I bought this for teddy bear who is bored of his toys thinking he would like it but sorry to say won't go near it Grandson age 3 loves it
By Deb7
Boston, MA
January 8, 2019
Died a few hours after using it!
I expected the toy to be rubber, not hard plastic. My Yorkie (14 lbs.) couldn't pick it up, but did enjoy it for the few minutes it lasted. I had to replace the batteries within less than 24 hours after receiving it and as soon as I replaced them, the ball no longer worked!! So unless you want a ball for a just a couple of hours I would avoid buying this. I emailed sales twice and never head back from anyone.
ConsDoesn't work after an hour or two
By KimberlySue
Phoenix
January 1, 2019
Colorful but not exciting nor worth the money
25 years ago I bought a larger bumble ball for my 1-yr old child, she loved it! It was powerful, bounced itself all over the floors, and lasted for hours. Then the pets loved it, it lasted for years. Now I can only find these small ones, and they don't bounce around like they used to, they only jiggle and scoot a few inches. After five minutes the ball starts slowing down and already needs a battery replacement, maybe something is wrong with the new cheap motors, who knows. The dogs couldn't care less about these balls. I bought two of these on a great sale, but they have proven to be a waste of money regardless. I will never buy these again.
ProsColorful
ConsDon't really work
By Kitten
San Antonio, Tx
December 17, 2018
A BALL OF FUN
This has become one of my dog's favorite toys. She absolutely loves it.
ProsPro all the way!
ConsNone
By Mommynurse
Mo
October 31, 2018
Didn't last 2 hours
How do you expect a dog to not chew a toy. It was in pieces.
ProsNone
ConsNot made for a dog
By webjen
Kingsland Ga
October 5, 2018
Love it
I loved this kinda ball when my kids were little , even tho it was made for dogs my grandson has more fun with it .
By PMSPRO
October 3, 2018
POODLE FOOD
AWESOME TOY TO EEP PUP OR CHILD BUZY.BUT MY POODLE ATE THE KNOBS OFF IN 1 WEEK. BUT HEY SHE HAD FUN..LOL
ProsENTERTAINMENT AT ITS BEST
ConsNEEDS HARD RUBBER TIPS
By Debra63
Mooresville,IN
September 1, 2018
Bumble ball
I purchased a bumble ball for my puppy and he loved it. It occupied him for a short time but at least it is something different for him
By easyt72000
Rockville, MD
July 7, 2018
Just what I was looking for!
Both my dog and friend's dog love it. I recommend it.
By Marty
Wisconsin
September 19, 2017
For Larger Dogs
We bought these for a Maltese and a Havanese. The dogs are afraid of it and either run away or bark at it. Probably better for a larger dog.
By Nabcypants
September 10, 2017
Lasted about 5 minutes
Not durable at all. My dog tore this to pieces in 5 minutes.
By maremter
Leawood, KS
August 8, 2017
Bumble Ball
Drives the dog crazy. Very entertaining to watch her play with. She's gradually figuring out how to pick it up.
By sunshine
Ohio
June 8, 2017
keeps him occupies
I bought this to get my puppies attention for a minute of 2. It worked. Chases it all around, barking and tires him sometime.
He does chew off the nubs on it, but spits them out and goes to the next.
It has helped.
By Arly
Chicago, IL
April 22, 2017
Too noisy
This was not what I expected. My dog basically ignored it. He likes to be able to chase toys that he pulls from his toy box. He wasn't interested at all
By alty
georgia
January 20, 2017
not as interested as i had hoped
did not excite my boston but when turned off she did chew one of the knobs off.
By Full H.
Missouri
January 5, 2017
not for every pet
I had purchased one of these bumble ball toys about 25 years ago. It was a bit larger,and the shepherd-mix it was for LOVED it. So much that he stole it off the kitchen table while I was out one day, and destroyed it (he didn't even need it turned on!). So when I recently adopted a high-energy JackRat with a strong prey drive, I thought this toy would be perfect for her. Unfortunately, it just doesn't do it for her. Or the other 2 dogs, or the 11 cats. A few of the animals are curious enough to watch it. Others are afraid of it, and the rest just ignore it. I actually mistakenly purchased 2 balls instead of 1. One is pretty bouncy and jiggly, and "travels" quite a bit. The other is fairly tame, mostly vibrating with very little movement otherwise. If you're considering this toy for your pet, I would recommend first trying it out at a store that allows that, or with a friend who has one. Or be sure you can return/exchange it if it turns out to not be right for your pet.
By Grrr
Alaska
December 29, 2016
Works...but only for a few minutes
Do not buy this toy. The vibration of the ball causes the internal sensor to break after five to ten minutes of total use. The toy was promising when I received it. My husky loved it. She would watch it shake on the floor for ten seconds then pick it up, proudly displaying the shaking ball in her mouth while walking back and forth between the living area and the kitchen. She did not chew on it nor drop it. The toy is NOT made well!
By Cynth
Vancouver BC
December 29, 2016
Too Hard
It is great that it stays on but it is hard for a little dog to grab it. It is too much of a hard toy.
By Ktandzuzu
Palm Springs
December 29, 2016
No go
My dog doesn't like it at all .... the kids think it's great fun ... my dog weighs 12 , so it may just too big ...
By Charlie
December 29, 2016
Charlie
Not meant for a medium or small dogs. My Boxer had this in pieces within 5 minutes. More of a childs toy
By kmass
December 29, 2016
lasts 10 minutes
My 45 lb. Dog managed to destroy this flimsy toy in 10 minutes.
By Oliver M.
Loma Linda, CA
March 27, 2016
Fun toy
Toy was absolutely awesome! Until my little one got so excited and pulled off the knobs ...shutting down the "bumble" part... Sorta disappointed but if your dog isn't an aggressive chewer ...this will be PERFECTT!
By Policetwo
Northern Virginia
March 20, 2016
Bumble Ball
The Bumble Ball is the BEST toy I have ever purchased for my K-9. My K-9 is a 7yr old Cocker Spaniel. When she sees or hears me pick up the Bumble Ball she comes a running. She will chase the ball all over the room as it bounces from here to there. It fun to watch her try and pick up the ball. She barks and barks at it. It is such great exercise for her. She doesn't want to stop playing. I have to take it from her to get her to stop. I would reccomend this toy. You just need to keep a watch that your dog doesn't try and chew the bumps off of the ball.
By steamup
Southern Colorado
February 24, 2016
Not a reliable toy
We had an ERTL Bumble Ball that lasted for years, and three dogs. This Bumble Ball worked for no more than twenty minutes. I suspected batteries, but that didn't help. It appears that the switch does not adequately contact the movable switch on the motor.
By Stacy
Woodland, WA
January 2, 2016
My dog loves it.
My dog loves to play with his bumble ball, I got it to help him loose some weight.
By Chester M.
Norfolk MA
January 2, 2016
Just OK
My dogs are curious about the Bumble Ball but don't seem to know what to do with it. The rubber knobs are not big enough to easily pick up the ball and they loose interest quickly. The ball keeps moving and making noise until you turn it off- a bit annoying after a while.
By Redcurly
Derby United Kingdom
November 23, 2015
Fun and games!
This toy is excellent for a dog who is inquisitive, loves a noise and an active toy. Her sister is not responsive to the toy at all but the one I bought it for thinks it is brilliant. She loves the unpredictable movement and chases it round without trying to destroy it. Supervised play is a good idea as it can get heavy out there! The button for switching off and on is a little bit light weight but with care it is a good robust toy. Recommended for a fun time.

Questions and Answers

2 Questions & 2 Answers
December 22, 2018
Is there any recommendation for batteries? I have tried Duracell and energizer and neither on worked. 
1 Answer
Hello, this takes 3 alkaline AA batteries. Please contact our customer service at 1-800-889-8967 and they will be able to help out
Submitted by: EntirelyPets on May 3, 2019

Jordan
from St. Louis, Missouri asked:
January 22, 2015
What is the frequency and amplitude of the bumble ball? We are a group of physical therapy students wanting to use this ball for research. This would help a lot. Thanks!
1 Answer
Based on a video of the Bumble Ball played in slow motion, available at the link below, it appears that the bumble ball vibrates at a frequency of 8 vibrations per second (as counted with the video played at x0.25 speed). This measurement is most easily determined within the first few seconds of the video when it is being held, as once the ball is on the ground, the vibration of the ball itself is obscured by its contact with the ground (and subsequent contact with the dog). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y-oaSmkizM Assuming that by amplitude, you mean the magnitude of displacement caused by each pulsing vibration, I will again draw my estimate from the video for the duration that the ball is held. This won't be very accurate because the hand holding the bumble ball in place is acting as a constraining force; however, as I have neither a laser system nor an accelerometer with which to precisely measure the amplitude of the physical vibration of a bumble ball- this will have to do. I then took two screenshots of the video at different peaks of displacement of a single vibration (Fig 1. And Fig. 2). In each screenshot, I made a line measuring the distance between the two opposite spikes of the ball, a length known to measure 4.5 inches (though since the measurement was taken on a 2 dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional image, this is another weakness in our methodology of measurement). I then placed the images on top of one another in Photoshop, setting the transparency of the top layer to 50% so that both shots were visible. I then made a separate file (Fig. 3) to directly compare the lengths of the ball in each image to see that the apparent length of the ball was the same in both images, thus confirming that our estimate will be at least somewhat accurate since our perception of the ball in each image is similar enough to render a useful measurement of the ball’s displacement from one image to the next. At this point, I created an image which measured the length of the distance between the locations of a single point on the ball in the two images (Fig. 4). I used the corner of one spike on the ball, as it was easiest to see on this overlayed image. This length, the vector of displacement (s), was then measured using Photoshop’s image tools (Fig. 5). I used the proportion between the length of the ball (4.5”) and the length of the line representing the length of the ball in Photoshop (5”) to determine the actual (approximate) displacement (s). By measuring the length of vector (s) in Photoshop (9.5/16 of an inch), and knowing the relation of this measurement to actual measurement (4.5:5), I found that the magnitude of displacement, or amplitude of the ball’s vibration, was equal to 8.1/16 of an inch, or approximately 0.5 inches per vibration. I hope this information helps! Fig. 1 http://www.pets13.com/image_files/bumbleball_q_and_a/Fig_1.png Fig. 2 http://www.pets13.com/image_files/bumbleball_q_and_a/Fig_2.png Fig. 3 http://www.pets13.com/image_files/bumbleball_q_and_a/Fig_3.png Fig. 4 http://www.pets13.com/image_files/bumbleball_q_and_a/Fig_4.png Fig. 5 http://www.pets13.com/image_files/bumbleball_q_and_a/Fig_5.png
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 22, 2015

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