Monday, September 14, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets - Parties, A Review, A Giveaway

As a family who lives in a condo, we're entirely cramped for space when it comes to having a pet. No dogs are allowed, and some days even a cat would feel like one live beast too many around here! When the good folks at MomSelect offered us a chance to explore and play with some Zhu Zhu Pets (and share with some friends) I said yes, please!

Our planned "hamster party" turned into hamster playdates again, due to lack of space issues. I couldn't see stuffing a slew of 4-year-olds into our house all at once - and each of them chasing their new furry friend. Each of the kids at our first playdate seemed quite entertained by the little critters. Daniel's buddy Murphy immediately put his down to watch it scamper off in the other direction. This is the best kind of pet (especially for us Moms) - one that doesn't make a mess, and no worries about feeding it! During one of my last phone calls with Marisa's Mom I had gotten the report that she was still playing with her Zhu Zhu pet quite often. And Murphy's Mom laughed that she had left the house with the Zhu Zhu pet chattering away in her purse.

There are assorted playsets like a hamster wheel and tunnel, a funhouse, an adventure ball and more. Build and rearrange these pieces and the Zhu Zhus have their own habitat to explore.

I would have liked to see some of the habitat pieces built a little more securely. The lid and doors to the hamstermobile and garage come off fairly easily, for example, which can lead to some kid frustration. The hamsters themselves don't really have an "off" switch - they do go into a "sleep" mode after a bit, but this can be a bit of a battery drain.

All in all the kids seem tickled with their new pets. We're planning a few more hamster playdates, and we'd like to have a virtual playdate with you!

The Giveaway: One hamster, and one habitat piece.

To enter: Stop by Zhu Zhu Pets online and tell me your favorite - your favorite hamster, habitrail piece, activity or game from the site - you get to pick.

Extra entries: Subscribe or follow this blog, and leave a comment telling me you have done so. Follow me on Twitter and again, leave a comment that you have done so.

Deadline: Contest closes Tuesday, September 22nd at midnight EST. Winner to be announced September 23rd.

56 comments:

andrea v said...

Squiggles is cute and we like the go go adventure ball.

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cpullum said...

Hamster Funhouse!!! I would love any hamster this is awsome!
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Ang said...

Pipsqueak is so cute. I think the adventure ball would be so much fun to watch.

Jaime said...

Love the car set, how cute is this?
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Victoriousness said...

Love Mr. Squiggles! vicki 1818 at g mail dot com

Gettysburg Mom said...

Love the adventure ball. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

janetfaye said...

I like the Go Go Adventure Ball.

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Kristie said...

The hamster car and garage is cute!

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Leane said...

Our FAV zhuzhu pet is CHUNK! My FAV habitrail piece is the SURFBOARD & SLEEP DOME set! I love it!

I want one of these for my son SO badly!
Great giveaway!
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I follow you on twitter and here is my post:
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I am excited about this giveaway! I want a zhuzhu for myself now too!

Laura said...

I like the adventure ball.

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I subscribe.

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I like Pipsqueck and the gogo adventure ball
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Karen said...

I really like Pipsqueak and I think the adventure ball would be a lot of fun

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Wendi P said...

I love the skateboard park set. ZhuZhu pets ROCK!
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Dolphin Girl said...

I love the car and garage! So cute!

Uncles said...

I love Chunk. he would definatly have to be my favorite.

Shannon said...

Chunk (the white hamster) is my favorite... love his name, LOL!


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CC said...

I love the Go Go Adventure Ball!

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Natalie A. said...

I think the Hamster Car and Garage looks fun! Thanks!

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LT said...

Our favorite hamster is Chunk the white one! An my daughter's favorite activity is the Hamster carrier and Blanket set.

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I am now an email subscriber!

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Jay said...

I like the surfboard and sleep ball!
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Cocoa Lover said...

I just love the car and garage. I also love that these pets don't make me sneeze!

coriwestphal said...

I LOVE the Go Go Adventure Ball. I had a hampster when i was a kid and he had a little roller ball. I loved watching him roll around in it. This would be a perfect substitute for the real thing!

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I've subscribed via email.

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sibabe64 said...

Chunk would be so good for my daughter. I feel so bad for her. The other day she was holding her friends for her while her friend was feeding and it bit my daughter. My daughter has so much compassion for people and animals but I am afraid of those little things. She wants something small that she could cuddle. She absolutely loves our lab but can you picture holding that in her arms like a baby.

Shelly said...

love the car and the garage

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ReggieMann said...

My favorite hamster is Pipsqueak

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Renee said...

I love the hamster car and garage!

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I just subscribed to your emails.

Brenda said...

I love Numnums (the gray hamster)! I would choose the car & garage. Thanks :-)

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Subscribed via email.

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Angela said...

Awww, the hamster bed and blanket is cute. :) Mr. Squiggles is kind of cute too.

Emil Croskey said...

Sorry I missed the contest. Congrats to the winner