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GIVEAWAY: Zhu Zhu Pet plus hamster wheel

October 2, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets are the next best thing (if not the best) to giving your child a cuddly hamster to love and play with. Just think…. All the fun, without the mess.

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters are interactive toy pets, each with their own set of over 40 sound effects, squeaks, chirps, etc.

We recently had the opportunity to play with these adorable little creatures. 10 kids between the ages of 2-6 enjoying the critters together. You might think of this as a chaotic recipe for tantrums, lack of sharing and all out problems – but it was the opposite! Each child had their own Zhu Zhu hamster to enjoy, and they all took turns playing with their new friend in the habitat. It got a little loud at times, but the sheer excitement of watching the pets scurry around, the sweet laughs and giggles, and the itty-bitty noises the hamsters make filled my living room, making the parents happy to see the wonder and joy in their kids eyes. I was impressed with these little creatures (the hamsters), they really are as fun and creative as you see in the commercials. I was surprised how little effort is needed to direct the toys, as the tracks on the habitat signaled the pets what to do and where to go. Rarely did one “get loose”, and even if it did, we didn’t have to worry about it burrowing into a wall or small space. Brilliant!

One thing I do suggest is getting rechargeable batteries for these little guys. With the inexpensive store brand batteries, they began to slow down and not run as efficiently after just a short while, but with freshly charged batteries the pets ran for hours!

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER ONE READER A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE FUN FOR YOURSELF. WE HAVE ONE ZHU ZHU PET PLUS A HAMSTER WHEEL (sold out in most stores) TO GIVEAWAY. Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win. We will use to choose a winner on November 1st. Double your chances to win by posting on your blog, twitter, facebook or website about this fun lottery, and post the link below in comments for your SECOND entry!
You can find Zhu-Zhu pets at your local toy store, online at or at fine retailers like Amazon, ToysRUs and WalMart or check back soon, as WE are hoping to start carrying these in our shop!

59 Comments leave one →
  1. Glenda permalink
    October 2, 2009 3:29 pm

    o.k.…pick me! My daughter will flip. She is obsessed with zhu zhu pets.

  2. October 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    I wish Ella didn’t want these things, but she does. She really does.

  3. Courtney permalink
    October 2, 2009 5:49 pm

    Oh man! If I won this it would make Ella’s whole year! Pleeeeease pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Heather McDonald permalink
    October 2, 2009 6:42 pm

    My kids really like them!

  5. Leslie permalink
    October 2, 2009 7:52 pm

    this would be sooo much better then the hamsters from the dentist office! no mess!

  6. Jennifer permalink
    October 2, 2009 8:46 pm

    OMG, I have been looking everywhere for a Hamster. My little girls so wants one!!

  7. Jo B permalink
    October 3, 2009 12:43 am

    Oh wow a fab prize, please add me. Thank you Jo x

  8. October 4, 2009 11:50 am

    Oh, Averi just spotted this and WANTS it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Randy Bailey permalink
    October 4, 2009 6:30 pm

    My 8 year old granddaughter really wants this toy!
    So, thanks 4 the chance 2 win it

  10. andrea v permalink
    October 5, 2009 6:56 pm

    My kids want this so bad. I’ve been on a mission trying to find them.

  11. October 5, 2009 7:13 pm

    My daughter loves these-especially Mr. Squiggles

  12. October 5, 2009 7:13 pm


  13. Kevin E permalink
    October 6, 2009 10:53 am

    My daughter saw the TV commercial for these and instantly fell in love. She said her favorite hamster is Numnums!

    kjmaje at gmail dot com

  14. Kevin E permalink
    October 6, 2009 10:59 am

    I tweeted on October 6th

    kjmaje at gmail dot com

  15. October 6, 2009 11:24 am

    oh fun!!! zoe has been talking these guys up a storm!
    have a great day!

  16. October 6, 2009 11:52 am

    My daughter doesn’t know about these yet, but when she finds out about them she will go CRAZY!

  17. Leslie Lopez permalink
    October 6, 2009 11:56 am

    So cute!!! My kids would love these…and me, too!

  18. October 6, 2009 12:15 pm

    These look fun, I’m sure the kids would love one ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. October 6, 2009 12:15 pm

    Posted to my FB!!!

  20. Dorothy Higashi permalink
    October 6, 2009 1:45 pm

    My kids have been begging for a hamster and I don’t want the mess. One of these would be a great compromise! Please pick me! I know, random drawing, but a little begging doesn’t hurt, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Shannon permalink
    October 6, 2009 3:24 pm

    These look like fun !

  22. Carla Pullum permalink
    October 6, 2009 8:48 pm

    My daughter put this on her Christmas list already!

  23. Danielle Hughes permalink
    October 7, 2009 1:26 pm

    Please pick me! I promised my daughter that she could get one of these in the even that her hamster died or we give it away and the former happened first.

  24. FOKXXY permalink
    October 8, 2009 7:44 am

    Come on!! We really want this!! lol. These pets are the new hot thing. Christmas is going to be crazy with them. Thank you for the chance.

  25. nathan permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:56 pm

    lol whoever wins is lucky

  26. October 10, 2009 7:40 pm

    A pet without the mess? Sign me up! Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Misty permalink
    October 13, 2009 8:07 am

    Looking all over for Zhu Zhu Pets!!!!

  28. Jennifer permalink
    October 14, 2009 11:53 am

    We would love to be able to give one to our daughter for her 8th birthday coming up in November…can’t find them anywhere! Thank you for offering this giveaway!!

  29. October 16, 2009 10:09 am

    my grandson soooo wants one of these! Hopeing hopeing!

    alwaysatryin at

  30. October 16, 2009 10:10 am

    i twittered this contest nannato5

    alwaysatryin at

  31. October 19, 2009 6:46 am

    My kids would love to have this!! Thanks for the giveaway

  32. Kim Parker permalink
    October 19, 2009 7:02 pm

    My daughter hasn’t seen these yet, but I know she will LOVE them.

  33. Cyndi LaMoure permalink
    October 20, 2009 7:06 am

    Would be fun to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. Marci G permalink
    October 21, 2009 11:34 am

    I want this!

  35. AmyR permalink
    October 21, 2009 10:09 pm

    My kids are wanting these!!!

  36. AmyR permalink
    October 21, 2009 10:10 pm


  37. Jaime P permalink
    October 25, 2009 6:59 pm

    My grand daughters really ,really want this

  38. Jaime P permalink
    October 25, 2009 7:02 pm



  39. Tobi permalink
    October 26, 2009 7:12 am

    Well, my kids wanna play, but I just might have to sneak in some Xhu Zhu time for myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. Jessica permalink
    October 26, 2009 8:02 pm

    I’d love to win this contest.

  41. Jessica permalink
    October 26, 2009 8:04 pm

    I just tweeted about this contest.

  42. October 28, 2009 4:20 pm

    Looks like fun!

  43. Janice Stone permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:00 am

    Pick me! My daughter’s friend has one and she wants one badly! Santa?

  44. October 29, 2009 10:01 am

    Pick me! My daughter would love this!

  45. Colleen permalink
    October 30, 2009 9:40 am

    looks like it will be a great Christmas toy!

  46. Missy permalink
    October 30, 2009 7:05 pm

    My daughter would be thrilled to have this as a reward for getting through a box of BOB books (she’s 4)!!!

  47. Kayce permalink
    October 30, 2009 7:12 pm

    Would love to have one for my 4 year old for Christmas!

  48. Jessica permalink
    October 31, 2009 5:41 pm

    Thank you so much for the chance!

    My daughter is obsessed with these, and wants one so bad for Christmas. Of course, they are already sold out in our neighborhood, so I really, really, appreciate the opportunity to win one for her!

    Thank you!

  49. November 1, 2009 7:19 pm

    Comments closed! Please see post titled: WINNER of the Zhu Zhu Pet Giveaway! to see who won! Thanks for playing everyone! Stay tuned for more contests soon!

  50. maria permalink
    November 29, 2009 10:03 am

    i have been looking everywhere for those little critters…and to no avail…my daughter asking for these rodents…i went to toysrus and waited in line at 6:00 they opened at 7:00 was like 23rd on line and got to customer service desk and they said sorry there is no more!!! well i lost it….i am so upset….i only can go out on sundays because my husband works 6 days a week and during the week after i drop her off at school there is no way any would be left…i really hope there is a SANTA CLAUS …..

  51. Katrina Bianchi permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:21 pm

    My daughter would love to get a zhu zhu pet. she does not have one but would realy like one. =)

  52. Misty permalink
    February 2, 2010 9:05 pm

    I know Ms. Apple would LOVE one of these!! She’s loves little animal toys!! We tried to find one before but I gave up!


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