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Below is a list of known Furby bugs and glitches.

Furby 1998

  • Sometimes drops messes with radio frequencies
  • When batteries run low, Furby may freeze up while saying a sentence, resulting in garbled playback of the sentence until batteries are replaced
  • Some Furbys can re-start without the reset button being pushed. On some first generation models, if the tounge sensor is pushed in without the reset button being pushed in, Furby has a chance of re-starting itself.
  • Furby sometimes uses its mouth as its eyes or its eyes as its mouth. Replacing the batteries fixes this (unless its sync screw is loose).
  • Furby can sometimes emit a mysterious, high-pitched beeping noise at a high Hertz level. This can happen when batteries are running low.
  • When batteries start running out, Furbys pitch will be deeper.
  • If it's motor is trying to turn but it's stuck, it will make an extremely loud and weird noise.
  • If water poured on, random noises will appear. Disassemble it and shake all the water out, then wait for it to dry in the sun.

Furby Babies 1999

  • Furby Babies will get what is known as the Squeaky Gear Syndrome. After age and wear, their gears and motor will emit a hideous screeching or loud squeaking noise.
  • When starting up after years of not being used, some Babies' internals may dysfunction and be stuck on a word, resulting in the Baby repeating themselves and saying "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" for a very long time until their batteries are removed or run out. Click here to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ICRecUd0o
  • Very likely due to the voicebox, Furby Babies can go mute. The Furby Baby can work completely fine though the voice is nowhere to be heard.

Furby 2005

  • Has a known issue with its gears; many stopped working within a year of use.
  • When batteries run low, Furby stops moving completely. If you press on the tongue sensor when it is frozen, Furby emits a high pitched siren noise.
  • When telling the story of Furby Island, Furby will say: "When sun up, me hungry!" If you put your finger in its mouth when it says this sentence, it will eat, then immediately continue the story as if nothing happened.
  • The brittle silicone-like plastic used to make its beak causes the beak to rip easily after wear and tear.
  • If the Furby is not receiving enough power, it will respond to most things saying "Cocka-doodle-do! Me love you!" and go through all the emotions at once, constantly. If you try to play a game with Furby when it is not receiving enough power, it will go to the instructions up until the point where it asks you to move 10 steps away but instead of telling you to move, it constantly says "Cocka-Doodle-Do! Me love you!" and goes through all the emotions until it's shut off and the batteries are pushed in harder/replaced.

Furby 2012

  • These are super glitchy!
  • When you change Furby's batteries whilst the batteries still have some power left, sometimes its eyes won't power on.
  • Furby can sometimes randomly "Die" and completely stop working. This normally happens with low, bad batteries. Pressing the reset switch will fix this issue.​ It is hard to get the correct screwdriver head, so we are working out another way to fix it.
  • When batteries run low, Furby's eyes flash rapidly when it speaks or dances.
  • Furby can sometimes go to sleep with their eyes partially or completely open.
  • if you put your finger in its mouth when it only has 3 batteries, then you place the fourth battery in at the same time, its eyes won't light up.
  • if batteries are mixed, it will not speak even when waking up, and its eyes will constantly get darker. To fix this, reset Furby until its eyes are blank with dots in the middle. Furby wakes up and loses all its memory and is back to normal mode. You can also attempt to fix this issue by changing the batteries and normally resetting Furby.
  • Furby can look like he ran out of batteries, but pushing him down can make him wake up, however, he will awaken with glitched eyes. He will talk but his pupils will not be shown. This can be fixed by replacing the battery
  • Sometimes if near water or other stuff, it will make a static sound. This is a minor bug that happens if you need to change the batteries.
  • Furby sometimes goes to sleep instantly, but is asleep. Can be solved by: Turning upside-down,  Pull tail, Feed, or other ways to wake up. Not to be confused with the "Die" or "looks out of batteries" glitch.
  • Furby's microphone is very sensetive, easily causing accendintle dancing.
  • If batteries are low, but are good like Duracell, instead of doing the "Die", or "static" glitch, it will not move during snore, and will move its mouth after morning snore.
  • Rarely, when batteries are replaced with low ones, the furby's eyes will dim occasionaly, kinda like Furby connect batteries stage 6, but not shutting off, and occasionally eyes are completely lit up (blue) exept for 1 line.
  • Rarely, Furby goes "Num" and only responds to being fed. There is only 1 fix - Wait a few minutes. It is so rare, It has as of 4/7/2017 been the day this was added to the list, and as of 4/7/2017 only been discovered once. Answer poll at end for counter.
  • The older furby is, the more you can hear its motors
  • Sometimes, when Furby is laying down, or held on its back, Furby can skip parts of words and go to new ones.
  • The ears are easy to pull off.
  • Furby 2012 loves Furby Connect, but the furby connect acts more normal
  • Furby can make a click sound when it goes up, like in Ulh, Leh!
  • After Ulh, Leh, Furby's mouth cannot be pushed up more then it ended up from Ulh Leh, but can go down then up until that point until does/says/ something or is interacted with.
  • Sometimes, The mouth doesn't move in morning snore. After that, it "fast forwards" what the mouth should've done before Doh-Ay-Loh-Oo-Tye
  • Does not learn Doh-Ay-Loh-Oo-Tye as Good morning.

Furby Party Rockers

  • Sometimes while they are saying "Dah-ay-loh-oo-tye" while waking up, it will start snoring again, wake up, start snoring, wake up and on and on until you change the batteries.
  • Sometimes even when still, party rockers rapidly switch from phrase to phrase until they are adjusted.
  • Wake up very easily, due to temperamental motion sensor.
  • The speaker inside can sometimes go out and the Furby will stop speaking, but will still be able to send and receive audio signals to and from other Furbys and Furby Booms. When this happens, the other Furbys will treat the Party rocker like nothing ever happened. Sometimes, the Party rocker will seem mute but once in awhile say a phrase, but go mute again. This usually stops after the speaker fully dies.
  • Sometimes, Furby Party Rockers will emit a beeping noise and will not respond to anything. This noise will be constant and usually happens if the speaker is near to dying. Taking out the batteries will fix this issue. If you replace the batteries the Furby Party Rocker will most likely not emit the noise anymore, but the Party Rocker may be mute/almost mute. This can also happen if the Party Rocker is touched by water.

Furby Boom (Furby 2013)

  • Furby can wake up randomly during sleep when it is lying on its back.
  • Furby can wake up without opening its eyes.
  • Furby can sometimes go to sleep with its eyes open or partially open.
  • Furby can randomly 'Sleep' and you have to click the reset button to turn it on again.
  • Furby can sometimes use its eyes as its mouth and vice versa.
  • Furby can sometimes be bent down constantly after waking up. It will go back to normal after a couple of minutes.
  • Furby can get stuck in certain poses, for example, eyes partially open or constantly bent up or down. A known thing is it will happen if you drop it.
  • Furby can wake up without talking you will have to go take open Furby and fix Furby or return furby
  • On Rockin' Personality Furby can stop working, until you reset it.
  • Sometimes your Furby dances and then dies. No one knows why this happen.
  • Furby can sometimes have sleeping problems, in which it will go to sleep, snore it's extra morning snore and start speaking again. This happens constantly. If lying on its back, it may also wake back up, and if left alone it may also happen. Sometimes pulling its tail for 10 seconds works and puts it to sleep, but it will wake up quite easily.
  • If batteries are mixed or running low, the furby may work until it's battery cover is screwed in. if this happens, its eyes will dim quickly, but the pupils will still be shown. The furby will shut off after this. Replace the batteries to fix this issue.
  • If shaken too roughly, Furby may change personalities into Feisty or Rockstar mode, but it's voice will be raspy and doubled. The speaker may go mute, and replacing the battery usually fixes this issue.
  • Rarely, the furby may change personalities after being left alone without it yelling "Me changing!". It will switch back to the personality it was before after being reset or leaving it alone.
  • Sometimes, hard reset mode will not take effect, keeping the furbies personality and name.
  • Furby may snore the morning snore after pausing a moment after snoring normally. This usually only makes it so the Furby is easier to wake up, as it usually goes to sleep after. After a long time of this happening, it will start snoring and waking up, not being able to go to sleep until it's tail is pulled or the batteries are removed.
  • They're known to freeze more easily than 2012 furbies.
  • The Christmas sweater pattern Furby, released near christmas, seems to have the most bugs and dies more easily than other furby booms. Pink with polka dot furby Pattern also seems to be quite buggy.

Furby Connect

These can be the most glitchy ones of the whole Furby series. .

  • Sometimes when the Furby Connect App is not up to date, Furby will say "Egg ready!". It will get stuck in a position and one of it's eyes will be static, kind of like a QR code. The eye will go black and about a millisecond after this happens it's voice will glitch out. This is fixed by updating the app. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owqemRL1BMA.
  • Furby will sometimes not connect to the app.
  • Furby may sometimes disconnect during gameplay and shut off.
  • Furby will sometimes constantly be updating for a very long time, until the Furby dies. Deleting and re-downloading the app fix this.
  • They sometimes go mute and you have to either return them to the store, or open furby and fix furby.
  • The fur is easier to pull off than other furbies.
  • Furby can die seconds after waking up. It can't be fixed. Even when changing batteries. It can get worse over time.
  • Furby's speaker can break down.
  • Furby can wake up with sleep mask on, and having a static sound getting worse and worse. This glitch starts when only 1 charged AA is remaining. This can be fixed by replacing or recharging the batteries.
  • They always consume the power of 4 AA's, even when 1 AA is left, draining the battery rapidly, and not only causing the glitch above, but also means they don't need 4 AAs anymore.
  • They keep their name even when the app is deleted.
  • When two furbies are talking, you may notice the app can't connect. Same with bluetooth, displaying nothing instead of Furby Furby. This has an unknown cause, but can be solved by stopping the Furbys from talking to each other.
  • Sometimes this happens Furby's Eyelids, Ears, Or both get frozen for a few seconds, or until fed.
  • Furby only dances for seconds before stopping, for a smooth dance, put on different tunes.
  • Rarely, Furby can get stuck in a silly position, with eyes halfway open, scrunched all the way down, and ears down all the way while laying an egg. This is fixed by letting it come out, or preventing it from laying an egg.
  • Sometimes, Furby can go "Num" and stop working for a few seconds.
  • Mostly with pink or blue Furby connects, in the app, the pink or blue Furby's eyes will start glitching out rapidly, making flashes of static eye animations and a strange static and clicking noise combined with it. The Furby's antenna, all the sensors will not work, the sleeping mask helps, but, when you put it on, sometimes it's eyes will freeze when you take it off then turn black, or it's beak will move and make a rapid static noise,then when you take it off, the Furby's antenna will glow sunset yellow, and it's beak will hang open for 5 or 8 seconds, then close. Watch the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge773jydxho
  • May wake up with sleep mask on. Noticeably, this can be recreated by putting sleep mask on Furby, waiting for him to snore a few times (but not finish), and turn off the device. Furby may say "Aww. Why so soon?" And sleepily exclaim things, like sing in the slow sleepy-type voice etc.
  • Furby may give false "New video alert!"'s.
  • If the furby has not been connected after a new song is added to the app, it will not update and for example, do New video alert! Valentines day song with MLP! while it is not in the app anymore. This is fixed by connecting.
  • Right after it says something like "Power nap", before it snores, you wiggle the antenna, the furby will do like half a snore, and instantly "Wake up" without snoring the morning snore, for example: Power nap! Huh, sh Doo-loo dream! Koh way-loh electric sheep (morning blink). I just thought this was a silly glitch. And also, the furby is fully awake  after the glitch, like if you woke it up normally.

Furby connect battery stages

Stage 1: 4 Fully charged AA's - Furby acts fine, and does not do third furby connect glitch.

Stage 2: 3 AA's - Similar to stage 1, but Furby can occasionally shut off.

Stage 3: 2 AA's - Last stage before battery glitches start, and furby will quickly shut off

Stage 4: 1 AA - Furby has a static-like voice, like with the Furby 2012, and shuts off extra quickly. Also, Furby will go in a "Slow Motion" mode weird thing.

Stage 5: 1 Low AA - Furby starts malfunctioning, and eyelids, ears, and antenna stop working, and occasionally wont boot, or wake up. Only fixes are: Charged batteries, or time.

Last stage - 6: 1 Critically low AA - The furby seriously malfunctions, and instead of doing the morning blink, Furby uses eye brightness as eyelids, then flickers dim and light, like 30 times, then shuts off.

Furby connect world app

  • Kicks player off the app when you try and hatch an egg
  • Sometimes the furblings clip through objects
  • Trees may cause interference with an object next to it, for example if you try to put a furbling in the object next to it the furbling may jump away.
  • Furblings sometimes spazz
  • App shuts off randomly
  • Sometimes the timers for eggs or Furblings collecting items will be way more than 24 hours, for example "2533h and 38482m"
  • Sometimes also when nests are full, when a diamond level or gold level egg gets stored for later, it dosen't show up, but bronze or silver level eggs do
  • Sometimes, rarely the app freezes Furby's eyes. If they freeze during it, disconnect as soon as possible, because after like 5 seconds of it still being connected, the furby will shut off and the eyes will flicker twice. If you disconnect, the furby will "warm up" and start moving, and be unfrozen, or i guess "warm up". The only device that had this glitch so far was a Kindle fire hdx 7 3rd generation.

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