Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Product Review and Giveaway: Zhu Zhu Pets

Okay, here is that review and giveaway I promised.  Thanks to the wonderful people at MomSelect, my boys were able to try out a cute new toy this week…Zhu Zhu pets.  They are adorable little battery operated hamsters that have the coolest “habitat” to play in.  Check it out.

IMG_2182 First, a little bit of honesty.  This is what my living room looked like after the box was opened and all the pieces of the habitat were assembled.  Yikes!  Assembly is not hard (once you understand what a U connector is lol) but it did take awhile to put together all the cool pieces and my legs fell asleep several times.  Just keeping it real. ;)

IMG_2186 Here is the main section of the habitat, the kitchen/bedroom.  From this section you can connect tunnels that lead to really fun things for your hamster to play with.

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Here is said hamster.  Is that not cute or what?  His little pink nose there has a sensor that lets him know where he is in the habitat so he will perform certain acts in certain places.  For instance, when he first enters the main habitat you hear a doorbell…when he enters the “sleep chamber” he snores.  Not to get graphic or anything, but there is the hamster’s, uh, undercarriage maybe?  Anyway, he rolls happily along, making the sweetest little chirps and beeps and hamster noises. 

IMG_2192 Here he is going down his slide.

IMG_2191 Oh yeah, you aren’t seeing things, that is the pet’s exercise ball.  What a hoot watching it roll all around your home.

IMG_2188 I think this is my favorite part.  The habitat has a car and garage attachment.  The pet rolls down the tube, into the car (you hear “beep beep” and an engine starting) then the pet “drives” the car out of the garage doors and all over the place.  It is a-dor-a-ble.

If you go to the Zhu Zhu pets website you can see them live in action.  Because when I tried to upload a video there were lots of red x’s and warning boxes and I got scared and quit…so I’m leaving it to the professionals.  :)

Here is my review.  This is a cute toy and a neat new idea.  A wonderful way to satisfy a little one’s desire for a hamster without having to actually feed, clean up after and eventually dispose of a real pet.  They work really well and stood up to my boys so that’s saying something there. ;)  The entire habitat does take up quite a bit of room so be aware of that.  Just how much did my boys enjoy the pets?  When they walked in the door from our trip to Disney both of them ran straight for the habitat and started playing with the Zhu Zhus.  I think that warrants a positive review.

Now for the fun part!  I get to give away one hamster and one slide/ramp.  I keep my giveaways simple.  Just leave me a comment and make sure I have a way to contact you.  This giveaway will run from Aug 25 to Sunday Aug 30th.  I will announce the winner on Monday Aug 31st.  Good luck!


  1. My boys would love this! We have pet allergies around here so this toy would be a hypoallergenic way to have a "pet".

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  2. I love simple giveaways!!! This looks totally cool!

  3. My daughter would love this!!! how fun!!!

  4. I would love a zhu zhu pet, they are so adorable, and would be a great suprise for my son's birthday this weekend!


  5. great idea - the pet without the work ;) my daughter would simply love this



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