So my daughter sees a commercial for these Zhu Zhu Pets which are battery operated Hamsters that are suppose to be life like. Of course she is already begging to have them, but I told her she would have to wait until Christmas. So I looked them up to see exactly what they were and what they did. So I did what I do best and I wrote about them to help other parents learn all about them. You can see my page here: Zhu Zhu Pets. They are very similar to the FurReal Friends Pet line in the way that they come alive with movement, sounds and by touch.
The thing that I really like about these Hamsters is that my daughter has wanted a real one for some time now and it is just not possible in a house of 6 cats. My cats would end up hurting a live hamster and how devastating would that be to her? This may just fit the bill for now. I also like how they will move freely and play in their habitat of toys you can purchase to go along with them. But the best part really is no cage cleaning or funky Hamster smells to deal with.
There are a lot of playsets to go with them like Tunnels, Slides, Hamster Balls and more. So you can build a great place for them to play and add on pieces just like you could with a real Hamster Habitat. These are just being released now under the name Zhu Zhu Pets where as I believe they were once called Go Go Pets. I think with the advertising and the hype being out out there they will no doubt be a Hot Toy for 2009 Holiday Shopping.