Friday, October 16, 2009

Replacing the Hamster, The Zhu Zhu Pet

Zhu Zhu Pets are one of the hottest toys for Christmas this year. What the heck are Zhu Zhu Pets, you ask? They are mechanized and interactive hamsters. Doesn't it seem like the perfect pet? No mess and no cleaning up the cages. I was thrilled when BSM Media sent a variety of Zhu Zhu Pets and a complete Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster "habitrail" for my daughter and her friends to test out.

Zhu Zhu Pets are super cute and make funny, adorable noises as they navigate the habitrail. And not the toy noises that annoy you and make you feel like throwing them up against the wall after hearing them go on for hours.

Putting together the habitrail was super simple. I am one of those people who hates to read instructions and used the pictures to put the habitrail together. My only comment was the brackets that connect between all the tunnels didn't always fit perfectly.

The Zhu Zhu Pets have some type of chip that makes them know when to turn as well as make noises based on the room they are entering. For example, when entering the garage, they make a vroom, vroom sound and when they near the bathroom, the pet makes a flushing noise, very cute making it much more interactive and engaging the children.

I have to say that all the kids were thrilled by the toys and were excited to run the pets through the habitrail.

Since having the party, my daughter loves playing with the Zhu Zhu Pets and letting them maneuver through the habitrail pretty much on a daily basis and believe me, this is pretty astonishing since she forgets a new toy after a day.


GwynnC said...

Hi! Found you on New York Moms/Mom Bloggers Club. You're right these toys/ "pets" seem like a great alternative to real pets. Good to see your daughter is still enjoying them too.

Anonymous said...

You are spending so much time hocking products that I have to say good bye.

I really enjoyed your posts about your life--your decision to adopt and your experiences raising your daughter, your job search and your mate search.

But your product promotions seem to be taking over the site. I wish you would go back. I am off to find another site

Yasmine's Mom said...

If we get a vote I wouldn't mind seeing less blogging about the free products you are getting. Your story is much more interesting and it is difficult to trust a review by someone who is getting the product for free. Just my two cents.

chicklet said...

I have to agree. NYCSM, please focus on the interesting stuff. I'll probably never buy a product you endorse, but I do talk with my friends about your story.

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