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Bumble Ball Motorized Dog Toy

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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 dog will be entertained with the unpredictable jumps, shakes, wiggles and bumbles. Specially reinforced nobs for pets. Your dog 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
  • For supervised pet entertainment
  • 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.

Bumble Ball on Instagram

Useful Information

BumbleBall Replace Batteries

To Replace Batteries:
  • Remove screws and pull body halves apart.
  • Remove battery box cover.
  • Install 3 AA alkaline batteries as shown and reassemble
  • To Start - Push knob in; To Stop - Repeat

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
163 Reviews
34% (56)
14% (23)
21% (35)
10% (16)
20% (33)
58% Recommend this product (95 of 163 responses)
By Bethany B.
Englwood, FL
Best Toy Ever
February 19, 2021
Really got my 10 year old pup excited, the happiest I've seen her play in several years. Thanks for creating such an energetic toy. I may just have to order a second one.
  • Super bounce and very durable. My pup has broken so many bouncy toys with her rough and tumble play mode but this one really looks like it can take it. Hurrah
  • If only the button would stay down better.
By Diane T.
Great Toy!
January 19, 2021
We've purchased interactive toys for our boy before and he ignored them. This one, however, he immediately engaged. He gets excited when I put it down and turn it on. He almost dances with it. Great toy!
  • All good!
  • Wish the battery lasted longer.
By Jackie S.
A waste!
December 31, 2020
Was fun for a few hours, battery died and knob fell off with even a chew factor? Really???? How cheap is this for this pricing?
By Pat J.
dog bouncing toy
December 28, 2020
It lasted literally 7 minutes of bouncing and now it just has a spinning sound in the motor and does not work. Was suprised how small the toy was...

I hate to think I still have to pay for this broken toy when I pay my carge.

The red tab button to push in to turn on and pull out to turn of literally doesn't even work after several bounces on the floor. You have to push in hard to turn off the spinning motor sound.
  • Colorful
  • Not sturdy enough. Nothing like the original toy back in the 1980's for little kids under 2 years old that played and dropped it.
By Jackie T.
Didn’t last very long
December 26, 2020
My dog loved it. But something broke inside.
By Sharon s.
Cleveland ohio
Broke after 20 minutes !!!
December 24, 2020
So not buy this product. After 10 minutes of use the ball inside the ball that makes it jump around would not work. Would have to shake it to get it vibrating the right way. 20 minutes!!! My dog loves it before then but....20 minutes.
By Mitch
Aston, PA
fun but not durable
November 22, 2020
I own a 10 lb. papillon. She liked the toy but destroyed it in minutes. She ripped the projections off and shook it and the motor stopped working, I would buy a more durable version of this.
  • The vibration excites and holds the dog's attention.
  • easily destroyed.
By Kay
San Diego CA
Happy Birthday gift
September 22, 2020
Our puppies just turned a year old and this ball was one of their gifts. What fun they had chasing this, bumping it and barking at it. It goes all over and keeps their undivided attention until we pick it up. We had one years ago for another dog and went searching for it once again. Thank you for having this.
Merchant Response:A super fun toy and we like the nostalgia
  • Easy to turn on and off
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Very active
  • Both dogs can play with it together
  • Mustn't forget to pick it up when finished
By Catherine
Absolute waste of money!
September 3, 2020
This toy was amazing...for 15 minutes. That's how long it took for my 4 month old chocolate lab to destroy it. 15 minutes.
Merchant Response:Hi Catherine, sorry to hear about this. The Bumble ball is not a chew toy and does not hold up to extreme chewing. Give us a call and we'll see what can do to satisfy your chocolate lab puppy's chewing needs.
By phoo
bay area, CA
love the vibration, movement and lights, but the sound - gawd - the sound!
January 19, 2020
i bought this a while back, but it's sat in the closet. we love the vibration, movement and lights, but the noise drives everyone crazy, and the pets hide under the bed!

is there a way to remove or stop the noise function?

it's a shame pets can't wear ear plugs.

thanks and crossed fingers.
  • theyre just plain fun!
  • except for the wretched, excessive and LOUD babbling function.
By trouble1469
Bigger than I thought
February 13, 2019
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.
  • Works great
  • Too big
By ReRe
Bumble ball
January 18, 2019
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
  • It's colorful and fun
  • Just not tough enough for MY dog
By Photo b.
Elkhorn wis
Nice toy
January 18, 2019
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
Died a few hours after using it!
January 8, 2019
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.
  • Doesn't work after an hour or two
By Kitten
San Antonio, Tx
December 17, 2018
This has become one of my dog's favorite toys. She absolutely loves it.
  • Pro all the way!
  • None
By Mommynurse
Didn't last 2 hours
October 31, 2018
How do you expect a dog to not chew a toy. It was in pieces.
  • None
  • Not made for a dog
By webjen
Kingsland Ga
Love it
October 5, 2018
I loved this kinda ball when my kids were little , even tho it was made for dogs my grandson has more fun with it .
October 3, 2018
By Debra63
Bumble ball
September 1, 2018
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
Just what I was looking for!
July 7, 2018
Both my dog and friend's dog love it. I recommend it.
By Marty
For Larger Dogs
September 19, 2017
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
Lasted about 5 minutes
September 10, 2017
Not durable at all. My dog tore this to pieces in 5 minutes.
By maremter
Leawood, KS
Bumble Ball
August 8, 2017
Drives the dog crazy. Very entertaining to watch her play with. She's gradually figuring out how to pick it up.
By sunshine
keeps him occupies
June 8, 2017
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
Too noisy
April 22, 2017
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
not as interested as i had hoped
January 20, 2017
did not excite my boston but when turned off she did chew one of the knobs off.
By Full H.
not for every pet
January 5, 2017
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
Works...but only for a few minutes
December 29, 2016
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
Too Hard
December 29, 2016
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
No go
December 29, 2016
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 ...

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

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). 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 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 22, 2015

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