Life has been a little crazy these days. J is at the stage where he wants everything he sees on TV. We've even tried saying that if he's good Santa will bring it for him at Christmas time. His response "No, daddy will it buy it for me from the toy store." So you can only imagine how thrilled I was when he started asking for more pets (please note the sarcasm in my tone).
I love animals. We have 2 dogs. But let's be realistic, one more pet means one more thing to add to my to-do list. One more pet really means a lot more clean up. Kind of like when baby L was born and he added about 4 more loads of laundry per week. OK enough whining.
When I was contacted about trying out the new Zhu Zhu Pets I was excited because it was a great answer for J. It was the pet he wanted without the mess for me to clean up.
Meet the gang - Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Chunk, and Pipsqueak. Each with their own unique personalities and whimsical sounds.
Pet them, love them, hear them squeak and chatter
Let them scoot, scamper, bump & boogie across the floor or through their Hamster Habitat
These adorable animals made J laugh. They run around the house forward and backward while making different sounds including mooing like a cow ha! J put the whole set together and just let the Zhu Zhu Pets go. They ran around the different rooms and if they went into a corner they were able to turn themselves around and go out again. J's favorite pieces were the car and surfboard for Chunk. He was a little hesitant but finally shared Zhu Zhu Pets with some friends. This was a great interactive toy for the kids.
I will say they don't just shut off automatically when you're done playing. They actually keep going for a quiet a while. I remember one night watching tv and hearing some squeaking long after J had gone to bed. Don't worry though they do eventually turn themselves off.
Zhu Zhu Pets are in stores now! They're available at Toys R Us, Amazon and Target to name just a few. Grab your pet now before they're gone!