A dinosaur Pillow Pet is a plush toy with the appearance of a dinosaur that looks like a normal stuffed plush toy but can also be unfolded to serve as a pillow. Several dinosaur type Pillow Pets are available, including the Blue Dinosaur, Green Dinosaur, Pterodactyl and Rexy-Rex.
Pillow Pets were invented by Jennifer Telfer in 2003 and became more popular several years later when they started appearing on television ads across the United States. Pillow Pets are held together by Velcro straps on the underside of the toy that allow the plush to be contracted or expanded for different uses. Due to their popularity, the brand has branched out to include accessories, books and board games, and there is even a Pillow Pets game for the Nintendo DS.