Posted by: winterwitch | September 4, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets & 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Giveaway

Giveaway & Review: Zhu Zhu Pets Toy Hamsters

Zhu Zhu Pets

Posted by Editor: Karen of Sillymonkeez On 9/04/2009 12:01:00 AM

If you’ve visited my blog before, then you may know that ours is a house full of animal-lovers. Despite that, my husband and I have agreed that our children are still too young to have small pets like hamsters. That is why our children, especially our kindergartner, were over-the-moon when we were given the opportunity to review these toy hamsters, habitats, and accessories.

What my children and I thought about these Zhu Zhu Pets:

1) I have to say that the hamsters are adorable. Not only are they soft and have cute little faces, but they make different sounds depending on whether they are in “Loving Mode” or “Explore Mode”. They definitely have personality and appear to have a mind of their own. I found out how unpredictable they can be when I attempted to collect footage for my video.

2) The pieces shown below include the Hamster Funhouse, the Hamster Wheel & Tunnel, the Surfboard & Sleep Dome, the Hamster Car & Garage, the Spiral Slide & Ramp, the Skateboard & U-Turn Ramp, and the Go Go Adventure Ball. I like that we were not restricted to only one configuration and that we could change it as often as we liked to see how the hamsters would react.

3) I do think that a young child would not be able to assemble the habitat. It does take some dexterity and patience. The connectors were very secure. Everything snapped together tightly, except for the pink cover on the Funhouse. One of the tabs would not snap in, which caused all the other tabs to come undone very easily.

(Click on each photo to view the full size image)

4) I think it’s great that the kids can play with the hamsters without setting up the habitat. They very much enjoy just letting the hamsters scoot around the floor either on their own or using the car, surfboard, or skateboard. Speaking of which, this toys works great on hardwood floors, but I did not have the chance to test it on carpeting.

5) Although the hamsters would get stuck once in awhile in the wheel, trying to travel uphill, or turn on their sides in the hamster ball, I think this toy performs well overall. My husband and I would sigh when something like that happened because we are lazy adults who want to be entertained without too much effort on our part. The kids did not mind these little glitches because they were constantly interacting with the hamsters anyways, rather than trying to set them in motion and then sitting back to be a spectator.


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