Zhu Zhu Pets: Finally A Mess Free Pet!

PRODUCTS | | September 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

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Mommy Niri’s Win Zhu Zhu Pet’s Contest closes on October 11th.

I have a huge love for dogs and so is my hubby, but since we live in New England which is known for its snowy winters, we never owned a dog for fear of the messy home. Fast forward a few years later our home is as messy as can be with our 2 little girls yet the thought of adding more work with a pet is a scary idea. Still we yearn for the fun and frolic of owning a pet. When the folks over at BSM Media asked me whether I wanted to host a Zhu Zhu Pets toy party, I thought “toys” and “parties” are two of my favorite words so “heck yeah”. I mean, wouldn’t you? What is a Zhu Zhu pet you wonder? Ah well to state it simply it is an electronic hamster. But actually that is too simply put, it is not just a hamster that scoots around. It has some smart intelligence built in that I am yet to totally decipher (hard for a software engineer to just accept things at will) but the movements seem pretty calculated.

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I was lucky to get the entire habitat for the hamster including the car, wheel, ball and slide so I could see the hamster totally up to its antics. It was great that I also got a bunch of hamsters to give to the kids at the party. The children were super excited as were my 2 little girls. The cuddly sensation of the hamster along with the cute squeaks (not like a mouse) they made were a winning combination. The fact that they were not smelly was a doubly awesome factor.

The toys were listed as for 4 years and above and I would recommend sticking to that. Also as with all locomotive toys keep away from hair, as my little daughter will attest to (thank heavens my girls have an abundance of hair). You may want to stock up on the batteries too. The best feedback I got on the ZhuZhu pets? My friend’s son who does not love animals at all in the house fell in love with his ZhuZhu pet. This is a keeper.

UPDATE 05/22/2010:

Kung Zhu Hamsters, the next generation of zhu zhu pets, were unveiled at the Toy Fair, NY.
Zhu Zhu Pets are now available on Nintendo.

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8 Comments

  1. 1
    Lia says:

    Very neat and cute toy. Who wouldn’t love an electronic hamster and like you said it didnt smell, that was hilarious!Like the Zhu Zhu name too

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    Janna McNeil says:

    Very cute. Where can you buy them?

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    Mommy Niri says:

    They are releasing sometime in September at Amazon, Toys R Us and other places.

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    LAura DeLuca says:

    My daughter is DYING to get one of these

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    Meghan says:

    That was my son who fell in love. Kid does not like animals. Period. I wasn’t excited about this toy, before I saw it….mostly cuz I thought said child was going to throw a fit about it being an animal.

    Wrong.

    This was the first toy he’s ever asked to take in the bath, to bed, etc. He even asked us to get his PET (his word) some ice after it bumped into something.

    Huh? Who are you and what did you do with my child?

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    rachel burke says:

    vey cool toy these thingsare impossible to find my daughter wants the chunk one

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    Heidi B. says:

    Zhu Zhu Pets are definitely the thing this year. Whenever we go to Toys R Us there is a sign that says “4 pets per customer per day,” but the shelves are always empty. Same thing at Walmart or Target. I think it’s great that you got to try them out. They are indeed a great invention. And no stinky messes to clean up! That’s even better. Thanks for sharing your story.

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