Ridin’ the Zhu Zhu Pets Train

This past weekend was one of my girls’ favorites of the year.  Why?

Because, through the wonders of the internet and specifically MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets, we were able to host a Zhu Zhu Pets party.

What are Zhu Zhu Pets?  Check out their website to see it all, but basically they’re little battery-operated hamsters (nice for Mom; no cage to clean!).  You can also buy an entire habitat for them, including a car (yes, they can drive), surfboard, and wheel.

When the box arrived, my girls were in hog hamster heaven:

Zhu Zhu Pets

Zhu Zhu PetsThey assembled the entire habitrail with no assistance from me, and had a ball watching the hamsters navigate their way through it.  You really have to see it to appreciate how cool it is:  if a hamster gets “stuck,” he will realize it and turn around.  When a hamster goes over a certain area in the habitrail, it will squeak or make other noises.  There are the various little glitches (most notably to me is that they have a hard time getting going on the wheel), but overall it’s a really fun toy that my girls have loved.

They each got to invite a friend, and we invited other neighborhood friends to our Zhu Zhu Pet party!

Zhu Zhu Pets

Zhu Zhu Pets

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Zhu Zhu Pets

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Zhu Zhu Pets

Zhu Zhu Pets

I read the kids a hamster story, we talked about our “real” pets, the kids had a great time playing with their hamsters in the habitrail, and we had Gerbil Trail Mix to eat.  It was a fun, fun afternoon.

Zhu Zhu Pets are predicted to be a hot toy for Christmas this year, so be on the lookout.  You can buy them at WalMart, Toys R Us or Amazon (or for outrageous prices on Ebay), or do a search on Zhu Zhu Pets giveaway (lots of blogs are giving them away now!).

Do your kids have a Zhu Zhu Pet yet?  What do they liked to do with it?

13 thoughts on “Ridin’ the Zhu Zhu Pets Train

  1. I’d like to leave an intelligent comment, but I am speechless. I am wondering if what you received is yours to keep or just on loan for a trial run (Pun?) It looks like it takes up a good bit of room. That would be more my idea of a pet to get. You won’t have to leave them at the kennel on your next trip.

  2. I love these so much! Christmas idea everyone! I want the dark brown Scoodles!
    They don’t come out until Jan. so I guess I’ll have to get giftcards.

    Caroline!

  3. I have many of the pieces of the habitat but can’t seem to find the actual hamsters anywhere! I can’t believe how much they’re going for on Ebay and Amazon. Who would have guessed these little things would be “the” toys of Christmas. Hopefully the man in red and his shopper elf will pull through with an actual pet. Otherwise there will be an I.O.U. to go pick out your own after the craze is over.

  4. My 7 year old daughter LOVES them. They so much fun.

    Does anyone know where I can find some of the outfits that used to be for sale. They show the outfits of the boxes, but don’t seem to sell them any lobger. Ebay doesn’t have any?

  5. My 7 year old daughter LOVES them. They so much fun.

    Does anyone know where I can find some of the outfits that used to be for sale? They show the outfits on the boxes, but don’t seem to sell them any longer. Ebay doesn’t have any.

  6. Hi! My daughter LOVES these too!! She plays with them constantly. I wanted to respond to the question about where to find outfits for the zhu zhu pets, I did just see the cutest dresses on ebay and I emailed the seller, dave156422 she said that she is making things new all the time and is listing new things every day and I don’t think the prices are that bad 🙂 Unlike the the other things. I think I am going to get the black and white polka dot dress and the pink “party” dress for my daughter for Christmas. OMG how funny is that! Dressing the little hamsters…who would have ever thought they would make something like this, let alone clothes for it!!! Good luck and I hope that this helped.

  7. i love zhu zhu pets! i never knew u could have a party though! my kid has 7 hamsters and 2 baby ones. she has almost every thing

  8. im 13 and i adore my zhu zhu pet. my sister and i (she’s 12) were so excited to play with them. they are hilarious and really cute.

  9. OMGH I love my zhu zhu pet I only have one no asserys but they are soo cute I have Pax the zhu zhu pet rockstar. What I really want is an adventure ball. I just got Pax today for christmas. It was a gag gift for my dad. They are soo cool!

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