Why Are Zhu Zhu Hamsters So Popular?
Zhu Zhu pets are not a new item to the toy scene this year, but they were formerly known as Go Go Pets. So far the pet that is taking the toy sales top levels this year is the Zhu Zhu Hamster. I think I would rather own one of these than a real hamster any day. I am a huge kid at heart, and great up missing out on a lot of the cool toys since the world outside and the beach was my toy department for the most part. It seems that now I am fascinated by the great toys there are out there. Zhu Zhu pets are very interactive and just too cute.
Did you own a hamster or guinea pig as a child? My friend was raising hamsters andave me one and the cage and all I needed to get started as the proud owner of one. I remember that I could not let my cat any where near it for fear that it would be a toy then a snack for her. She was a hunter. This problem is solved with Zhu Zhu pets and they do not run away or get lost (if you watch where they go, but then they make noises), or get eaten (once again you have to watch out for that).
There are lots of positives to owning a Zhu Zhu pet and I mentioned them on a hub page that I featured them on where I also showed some of the more informative videos that you can find on You Tube about them. One of the things I like is that the toys can move on their own with the battery installed. It runs on Triple A batteries. You have to remember that the batteries do need to be replaced often, so I recommend getting a battery charger and using rechargeable batteries so the pets can be used more often.
Little children love these hamsters, and so do adults because they are fun. Small children who like to put things in their mouth should be watched when the pets are out to prevent the danger of them with the battery cover and the batteries. That is a concern for smaller children and the other concern is the wheels on the hamster will get tangled in hair, so the toy should not be held around the hair. We all love to get on the floor and watch these toys so just be aware of the toy and your hair if you have longer hair that might get tangled.
The Zhu Zhu hamsters come in a variety of colors and each color has its own set of sounds. I believe each pet has 40 sounds. Once you own one Zhu Zhu hamster, you will probably be getting it a friend.
There is a world of accessories for the Zhu Zhu pet including a home with tubes and a car that has a garage. The hamster can run into the garage and get into the car then drive out the doors and on an adventure in your house. I think the cutest accessory is the hamster ball. The Zhu Zhu can travel all over in the protective ball. It propels itself very well.
Some of the negative comments from reviewers state that the hamsters get stuck in the tubes, but that is the case with many toys of this nature. What kids do not want to help their toys along. I remember crashing things just so we could set them up right and back on the tracks when we had racing cars and trains. It was part of the fun and not an inconvenience.
On the videos I watched the children seemed to take this in stride and enjoyed helping the hamster reach its destination. They seemed to be having great fun with their Zhu Zhu hamsters, and watching the videos is the convincing factor when making a decision to purchase one or more.
If you are interested in learning more about Zhu Zhu hamsters and accessories visit my hub page where I have lots of pictures and videos and where they are in stock to purchase. I would not buy a used one. I have seen ads for them used, but there is just "something" about buying a used toy that is going to be held a lot and runs on the floor that says "no" to me.
The white ones have a higher price and so do some of the other colors, so watch the price and color comparisons. I have heard that they are easy to get and I have also heard that they are difficult to find. Finding Zhu Zhu hamsters at a price that is low is something that might not happen when the demand is as hight as it is right now.
I hope this article has given you some insights as to why Zhu Zhu hamsters are a great gift to get for a child no matter what the age. The toys are durable and cute. You can add accessories to them that you would buy for a live pet hamster, but these are made for the battery operated one. Think of it lots of fun, with no cages to clean, or worry about hamster bites or injuries. This is definitely a great way to own a hamster.
Source by Rocque Bowen