Saturday, September 5, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway!


I remember having hamsters as a kid. I really enjoyed them but I hated the mess. Wait a minute. Scratch that. My parents hated the mess. Maybe that's why my hamsters didn't stay very long. Right now we are between pets since our mini schnauzer headed off to greener pastures (I am hoping he didn't go off and make greener pastures if you catch my drift) and Logan has been asking about getting something new. Zhu Zhu Pets arrived at the perfect time. Since our lives are a little hectic right now, the last thing I need is a hamster cage to clean. Zhu Zhu Pets are neat, and you don't need to worry about pet stains and unexplainable odors.
I don't have to leave food out or fill a water bottle, or make a mess changing the shavings in the cage. I can sit back and watch my boys play, and I never have to worry if Sam is going to pull off an ear or a tail and get slapped with a sharp claw or bitten. When we received our box of accessories, I opened the first and immediately thought I was going to end up sitting on the floor for hours trying to assemble everything. There were pieces here and there, thanks to Logan and his grand decision to open several boxes, putting the pieces into one giant pile. Grabbing the instructions, I carefully made sense of everything and proceeded to sift through the stack. It didn't take long. The directions are simple and everything is clearly explained. After getting everything assembled, I began building a "home" for our new pet. This was easy until I put on the last "wing" of the house. The Hamster Garage gave me a bit of a problem, and towards the end, my patience was beginning to wear thin. Trying to keep my kids away while I put everything together was quite a challenge!
After the construction was complete, I took our hamster out of it's package. I let that little guy go and watched in amazement as he travelled the maze I had created, discovering his new "digs." Relief set in as I thought happily to myself, there would be no marking of the territory. This could work! Logan began to play with our new little pet and Sam curiously peered over his shoulder. He squealed with delight and then decided he was bold enough to make a grab and run! Each Hamster is unique, with it's own personality. Our pet hamster makes all kinds of adorable sounds and my children loved it! My favorite accessory is the Hamster Wheel! As great as it is, there are a few little issues. This can take up a lot of space, especially if you pick up all the accessories. I suggest clearing the train table if you have one. You'll need it! The second issue was putting everything together and keeping it together. It is well made, but if your children cannot decide where they want a room and it is moved several times, you may need to help out younger children when it comes to snapping everything back together. Older children will have no problem!

Zhu Zhu Pets is offering one lucky reader a Zhu Zhu Hamster of their own along with a Slide and Ramp! To enter, visit their site and tell me which Hamster or accessory you think you would like the most! Follow me for an additional entry! If you follow me with Networked Blogs, leave two additional comments. Add me to your Technorati Faves or Stumble this post for two additional entries! Blog about this giveaway and link to this post and the Zhu Zhu Pets for five extra entries! Be sure top leave the link in each additional comment! Giveaway ends midnight September 20, 2009! Good Luck!
To disclose, Zhu Zhu Pets were given to me in exchange for this review!!! Zhu Zhu Pets have taken some heat at several sites because they are not real. These are probably some of the same people that created virtual worlds with virtual homes and farms on facebook. I think that the attraction is they are not real and they are not messy. These plush, adorable little hamsters are interactive, and more like the real thing, compared to all the tickle me elmos and barney (is he still around?) toys! I think it is a wonderful way to begin teaching responsibility to a child and a great beginner pet.
Note to parents: (taken from site)
CAUTION: Motorized wheel toys have the potential for hair entanglement To prevent entanglement, keep hair away from wheels.
If hair gets caught by winding around a wheel, simply stop the wheel by firmly grabbing it. Next, press the back or head button once to stop motor from running. Next, slowly unwind hair from axle by turning the wheel by hand.
Zhu Zhu Hamsters™ are not designed to be a sleep toy, remove the batteries if your child wishes to take it to bed.

179 comments:

carrieallen84 said...

My favorite hambster is the white one names chunck and the carrier,bed and blanket! They are just sssssooooo CUTE!

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lwilson4479 said...

I love the car and garage. It is really funny!

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I like th hamster bed. Thanks for the chance.

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The hamster carrier & blanket play set is adorable!
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abfantom said...

My daughter has been begging for a Zhu Zhu pet. She also wants to get the car and garage playset.

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Tracey said...

Emily would like any of the hamsters and the Go Go Adventure Ball.
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andrea v said...

i like the funhouse or the go go ball

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The Go Go adventure ball looks fun! My daughter just leaned over me while I was looking at the website and said I want that!
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snytar said...

The surf board one looks cute.

taterbug said...

I love the skateboard and really like the green Zhu Zhu pet with the heart on its back.

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1agordon said...

I like the hamster carrier & blanket play set

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My daughter likes the skateboard ramp

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degood said...

I think our family would like the little car and garage for the the zhu zhu pet. So fun.

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peg42 said...

My favorite is the brown & white one. The skateboard & uturn ramp looks like fun.
These are so adorable. Thanks.

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Mommy 2 Bears said...

I like Chunk and the Go Go Adventure ball. The name Chunk is just the cutest.

katzkids said...

My Son loves the skateboard and ramp.We love all of the Zhu Zhu pets,they are so cute.The add ons that you can get are awesome.
This is on our Christmas list thanks for the chance to win one :)

Mamushi Love said...

I really like the car/garage set.

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I like the car and garage, and I think Chunk is a cute hamster.

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clarissa@neiding.com said...

i like the hamster wheel and tunnel...just like a real hamster!

Purplepixiepop said...

I love num nums!! It's so cute. They are all cute! Very hard to choose I think the funhouse would be awesome!

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cstironkat said...

Alison likes Squiggles the best. Her favorite accessories are the car and garage.

weeblet said...

Pipsqueak would be my choice because he looks like the hamster we had that died recently :(

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I think I would like the Go Go Adventure Ball the best

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Amanda S. said...

Num Nums is my favorite!

Elena said...

I know my daughter would love the hamster car and garage! Thanks for the contest!

brittney said...

my daughter loves these

BUSY BEE said...

My daughter would love the Go-Go Adventure Ball.
I agree that the biggest positive about this toy ->It is as close to a real pet as my kids can have right now! So I am happy that it is only a toy.

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Jeni said...

The go go adventure ball looks cute

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I would like the go go adventure ball.

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I like Mr. Squiggles! Thanks for the chance!
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The Go Go Adventure Ball seems fun - almost like having the real thing!

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The Go Go Adventure Ball looks neat, thanks.

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missreneer said...

I love the spiral slide and ramp. Thanks for the great contest. They look like so much fun :)

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We would choose Pipsqueaks
Also we like the car and garage
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carmelelsie said...

they are all so cute but I like chunk and the car look like so much fun would love to win make a great Christmas gift

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love the go go advenyure ball

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We like the car and garage. Thanks for the giveaway.

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My daughter would love the Spiral Slide. Thanks for the chance.
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Fionen said...

I like the Skateboard & U-Turn ramp.

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gdwitch31 said...

My daughter loves them all.
She likes Chunk and the garage and ramp

ky2here said...

Chunk. We love the Go Go Adventure Ball because of that episode of 'malcolm in the middle'.

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I love the hamster funhouse!!

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mail4rosey said...

I'm going with the Go Go Adventure Ball, but the skateboard accessory and the car/garage sets are awesome too. How cute!

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I like the Hamster Funhouse accessory.
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Go Go Adventure Ball looks really fun.....

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My son chose the skateboard and U Turn ramp (surprise, surprise).

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The car is awesome!

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Our favorites are NumNums and the Go Go Adventure Ball.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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Molly K said...

We love Chunk and my kids want the Hamster Bed and Blanket.

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Bonnie S. said...

My favorite is Mr Squiggles! Thanks.

Jammie said...

My daughter loves num nums and she loves the car and garage.

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I like Pipsqueak and the car & garage.

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Raquel said...

I would want Num Nums and the Hamster Funhouse.

packerfantimmy said...

My little guy has been dying for on of these but I am out of work so no luck for now. The ZhuZhu he really wants is NumNums and the car & garage.

singermagic1 said...

the hamster carrier & blanket play set is really cute

Sonya said...

My kids would want the car and garage!

pitaharmon said...

My Chubby-huggy wants these so bad. Her fave is Num Nums. Her fave accessory is the little carrier with the blanket. As soon as hubby is called back to work (fingers crossed), I'm buying her these pets.
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Karen said...

We love the hamster with the spiral on his back -- so cute. And I think I like the car and garage best as far as playsets go. I'm crossing my fingers for the win =)

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I like the all white hamster and the Adventure Ball. But they all look like something kids would love!
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naynays1 said...

The hamster carrier & blanket play set is adorable

Janette said...

Num nums is so cute, and I like the car and garage the best

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crystalf said...

My girls would love these. We keep looking for them at Walmart and they keep selling out before we can get one. lol My girls would like the skateboard and u turn ramp. Thank you!

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I'd like the surfboard and sleep dome

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I love the car and garage!! Zhu Zhu pets are wonderful my children all want them for Christmas>>if I win this oe it is mine...

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Denise said...

I think I would start off by getting the grey hampster, he is really cute. Then you know I would have to get all the accessories too!

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i like pipsqueak the best cause of the star on the back. cute for my nieces.

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dawniebean said...

i'm quite sure the hamster bed and blanket would be a hit at our house! and isn't chunk the cutest thing? we use to have hamsters......i can't tell you how wonderful these would be. NO MESS!!! woo hoo! (plus i doubt the cats would be as "interested" in them as they were the real ones!)

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I really like the Hamster Car and Garage - I think my boys would too - although they are SO not picky - they love everything lol! Thank you for the giveaway! lanemarinab@aol.com

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Go Go adventure ball :)

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