Just what are Zhu Zhu Pets? They are cute interactive battery operated hamsters toy pets, each with their own set of over 40 sounds. They first became popular in 2009, in fact in most places they were the surprise toy of last year. It looks as though they are set to be just as big this year. Kids everywhere are wanting these adorable animals. They make different sounds depending on how they’re set up. They are very easy to use and can be customized to each individual child. Are they a good present for Christmas?
Christmas is the time of year where choosing presents for the children are first and foremost in most parents minds, and this is where choosing a Zhu Zhu pet makes it easier for the parents because they are so popular, cute, and fun to have. How much fun?
Kids seem to love them and have a great deal of fun with them. But it’s not just kids that are crazy for Zhu Zhu Hamsters. In a review on Amazon one customer said “I got one of these toys for a 83 year old lady that lives in an assisted living unit. She absolutely loves her toy pet.” It appears that these toys are not just for kids?
Last year there were only four electronic pets: Num Nums, Mr. Squiggles, PipSqueak and Chunk on sale, however later on Patches became available. Mr Squiggles was the first Zhu Zhu Pet that was available and quickly proved to be the most popular. In the tradition of trends kids go for the favorites and Mr Squiggles could be the choice for this year as well. However, there is the choice of boy or girl toys – Mr. Squiggles and Chunk are boy hamsters, Num Nums, PipSqueak and Patches are the girl hamsters. Which one is best for your child?
This year there are over nine pets to choose from – Patches, Chunk, PipSqueak, Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Jilly, Winkie, Scoodles and Nugget which could making the choice more difficult for parents. There are also a lot of accessories that can be bought for them as well, including a Hamster Funhouse and a Blanket and Bed, all of which are sold separately.
What is fantastic with Zhu Zhu Pets is that there is no feeding, mess or hassle with these adorable, furry toys. Unlike the real thing, Will you get organized before the demand sends prices sky high?
Zhu Zhu Pets are available from major retails stores and online at Amazon and eBay.