Sunday, August 30, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets Review and Giveaway!




Zhu Zhu Pets are fun, interactive hamsters that talk, move and even navigate their way around their own habitats. And the best thing about these pets? No mess and no fuss…just hours of interactive play!
I was very excited to be selected by MomSelect to do this review and giveaway.
When the Zhu Zhu Pets package arrived and I saw all the boxes and pieces that needed to be put together I was quite intimidated. I will admit that I display signs of ADHD when trying to follow kid-toy directions! But I made it a goal of mine to do this project all by myself. Well, I did get my husband to help with one tiny part, but I did the rest on my own. It took me roughly 60 minutes to put all the pieces together from start to finish. I consider that fast because I did it while both of my kids ( 5 and almost 2) were in my face! They were very excited for me to finally finish. They did get sent to play upstairs so I could have 15 minutes of set-up time all to myself.

Zhu Zhu Pets are for ages 4 and up, but my 22 month old son seemed almost ready to enjoy this toy as much as my 5 year old daughter. I say almost because in the beginning I am sure he thought the hamster ( which he called a mouse) was in fact real and was looking over his shoulder to keep it in his view. I don't blame him though, the way Mr. Squiggles scurried about was very realistic!
My 5 year old let her imagination take over as soon she was left to play. She thought it was one of the best toys she has! She loves the hamster and thinks all the add-on sets are really cool.
I was impressed at how realistic the hamster was. The way it moved and scurried around it's surroundings reminded me of when I was little and had real hamsters. The little noises it makes are very funny. I think this is a good alternative to a live hamster- and no messy cages to clean!
You can make your hamster kingdom as big or as small as you would like. You are able to purchase add-on sets to expand or change your kingdom.
Since no toy on the market is perfect; I will list a few things I was not impressed with.

  • The connector clips do not stay clipped. ( this was the only thing my husband helped me with because I thought I was doing it wrong when I wasn't). I might have to try to super glue them in place.


  • The hamster can get lots of hair ( we have a cat and dog) entangled in its wheels which will cause it to move slowly or not at all. You just have to untangle/clean it and the hamster is ready for action again.


  • The garage doors won't stay on and the top of the garage pops off very easy. My kids finally just took the top off and left it off. This too can probably be fixed with some super glue!

With those being the things that stood out to me I would like to say that I ( and my kids of course) loved Zhu Zhu Pets. I have never seen a toy like it before and I enjoyed watching the kids play with this.

If you would like the chance to win a Zhu Zhu Pet hamster and slide/ramp set please do the following:

**MAIN RULE (this must be followed or no other entries will count!) Log onto the Zhu Zhu Pets website and tell me what add-on set you would like and who you would give it to.

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*This giveaway will close on September 10th at 11:59pm of and the winner will be announced by the afternoon of September 11th. The winner will be chosen by using Random.org from all valid entries and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before they forfeit their prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only.



127 comments:

Mary said...

I love the Go Go Adventure Ball. My boys would really enjoy the Zhu Zhu pets because we have pet allergies and this would be the next best thing to having a real pet.

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Anonymous said...

Emily wants a hamster so this would be just the thing. No clean up or feeding. She would like the Adventure Ball.
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ky2here said...

Skateboard and U-Turn Ramp for our youngest grandson.

1agordon said...

the go go adventure ball for my daughter

Shane said...

The Go Go Adventure Ball looks fun. I would give it to my roommate who had to give up his hamster because of my allergies.

katzkids said...

I would get the skateboard & u-turn ramp because the Zhu Zhu Pet would be going to my Son.He loves skate boarding and we both think these Zhu Zhu Pets are really cool.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I would have to get the Go Go Adventure Ball since it couldn't be a "real" hamster if it didn't have a ball. This would be for my two girls. Which means I'd have to go buy another one since I know they wouldn't share.

Mamushi Love said...

I like the Hamster Car/Garage set. If I won, it'd go to my God-daughter and God-nephew.

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I like the Go Go adventure ball
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abfantom said...

My daughter has been asking for a Zhu Zhu pet. She also wants a the Garage and Car.

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Nicole said...

I would get the Surfboard and Sleep Dome and give it to my daughter!!

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Elena said...

The car and garage would go to my soon to be 9 year old daughter! I know she'd love it! Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

The go go adventure ball for my six year old niece.

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Tarah said...

My niece would enjoy the Go Go Adventure Ball!

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Purplepixiepop said...

I like the car and the ball! My daughters teddy bear hamster died, she would love this!

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denyse said...

My son would love the U-Turn Ramp and skateboard.

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Viva said...

These toys are great! I love the Go Go Adventure Ball for my son! Thanks.

ReggieMann said...

I like the hamster pet carrier, blanket and bed - I would give it to my niece.

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Dove420 said...

I think I'd like the Hamster Funhouse first. This would all go to my granddaughter because she want a hamster sooooo much and we can't get her one because of my allergies

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Lisa Woods said...

I would like the go go Adventure ball and would give it to my 6 year old son, Logan. He loves all animals and saw this on t.v. and wanted one.

clynsg said...

I would like the garage set, but am glad to have the head-up about the top coming off. I would give it to my grandson.

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cstironkat said...

I would give this to Alison who would love another pet, and I would add on the hamster car and garage.

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snytar said...

I would get the hamster car and garage. These would go to my daughter. She already has them listed on her Christmas List.

lwilson4479 said...

I would really like the car and garage set. My son loves cars and would think it was hysterical!

Anonymous said...

I like the Go Go Adventure Ball, it looks just like the kind you give to a real hamster! This would be for my son and daughter to share. Thank you.

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samsakara said...

I would love the car or ball for my son.

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Go-Go Adventure Ball
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CDStardust said...

My son would love the Hamster car and garage. If I were to win, this would be for my son! Thanks for the chance!

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Jeff said...

My son would love the Zhu Zhu with the surfboard accessory

brittney said...

my daughter would love the adventure ball

2kidsblogger said...

the car and the ball look like good add on's.

My 5 yr old son would LOVE this!

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Jeni said...

I think the go go adventure ball is cute I would give it to my son he's been asking for it

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We would like to also have the Go Go Adventure Ball and this would be for my granddaughter, thanks.

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jsc123 said...

This would be perfect for my daughter who has been begging for a hamster.
Our favorite add on is the Go Go Adventure Ball. And our favorite hamster is NumNums.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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erma said...

I like the hamster wheel and tunnel. I would give it to my kids.
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batchicky said...

I would like the hamster funhouse for my daughter. Her hamster died a yr ago, and she just was not ready for the responsibility again. Since these have come out it is all she talks about. Would love to surprise her with it!

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carrieallen84 said...

I would get the hampster bed and blanket for my daughter!! That is what she wants...lol

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fidget said...

the hamster funhouse looks like a fun add on! I would give it to my daughters

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dddiva said...

I'd have to say the Go Go Adventure ball for Ian- he is entranced by the commercial of these things.

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Sonya said...

My kids would love the hamster car and garage! They've been begging a small furry pet, so hopefully this would keep them happy for a little while!

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missreneer said...

I really love the spiral slide and ramp. I would give it to my 2 daughters and son. Thank you for the great contest:)

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My boys have been going crazy since they saw the commerical for these!! Due to allergy's in the house the much wanted dog or cat can't come into our home and we have not had any luck with fish or hermit crabs.. The boys would be thrilled with these.. They would love the car and garage or the adventure ball as add on's

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theflyingacc said...

I would keep it for myself and get the car and garage. If people would shame me, I'd give it to my Cowboy and get the skate ramp thingy

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Amanda S. said...

I like the Hamster Bed and Blanket and I would give the set to my middle daughter. She wants a pet, so this would work, lol!

renee said...

I would have to pick the surfboard and sleep dome for my son.

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I would love to also get the car and garage attachment. This would be for my daughter.

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Jen Felong said...

The Go Go Adventure Ball for my youngest son.
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crystalf said...

I like the skateboard and u turn ramp. I would give this to my girls. Thank you!

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I would love the car and garage and it would be for my daughter! Thanks!

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singermagic1 said...

Lots of differant things you can get but I like the Go Go adventure ball

packerfantimmy said...

My little guy would love NumNums and the car & garage set. I would love the Adventure Ball. Thank you for this great contest. As an out of work father, like many others, I can't thank you enough for these types of contests
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mchavez718 said...

I like the hamster wheel and tunnel. These little guys are so cute.

janetfaye said...

I like the Wheel and Tunnel and I would give it to my grandson.

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Marie said...

I would add the Go Go Adventure Ball because my kids would love that -- although I must admit that my son really wants one of these and he's been asking for the car to go with it!

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dvice said...

I'd like the surfboard and sleep dome for my kids

Fionen said...

I like the Skateboard & U-Turn Ramp. I would give it to my nephew for his birthday.

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I like the Hamster Bed and Blanket.

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I like the Car & Garage. I'd give this to my grandson because he keeps asking for one.

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Marinalane said...

I would like the hamster Garage and car for my daughter! She is 5 and REALLY wants one of these pets! Thank you for the giveaway! lanemarinab@aol.com

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I like the skateboard and u turn ramp and I'd give it to my grandson

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