It seems that every American child wants a zhu zhu pet hamster. If you haven’t heard of this toy yet, I am sure that you soon will. Your child might even ask you to buy him one for Christmas.
So what exactly is this zhu zhu pet hamster? They are battery operated hamsters with personalities of their own. They are cuddly and just like the regular hamster need accessories like a hamster fun house, hamster bed & blanket, hamster wheel & tunnel, a skateboard with a ramp, and even a hamster car with a garage! Just like your regular hamster, these toys can totally engross your kids. They are very life-like and give children the experience of looking after pets but don’t require feeding and will never leave a mess for you to clean up.
If your child has been pestering you for a real hamster, a zhu zhu hamster is definitely the more convenient alternative. It will surely save you the headache of the care and feeding requirement.
These cuddly toys sell from $20-30 on Amazon. Accessories are also available on Amazon. It can also be bought from other stores like Toys r us or Walmart for less ($ 7). It can be really pricey and is not in stock in some stores due to the high demand and some parents complain that some merchants are taking advantage of parents looking for the perfect gift for their children.
There are also consumers who reported that the zhu zhu pet hamster is less fun without the hamster house and the accessories.
On the positive note, the zhu zhu pet hamster is durable and can withstand the handling of several curious children and the occasional (and unavoidable) drop on the floor and hit on the furniture. Surely you don’t expect a real hamster to survive after going through that. You can also give it to both boys and girls.
Better have one reserved as early as now. The manufacturer may not be able to keep up with the demand and Amazon reported that it has already received its allotment and will not be able to get more.
The zhu zhu pet hamster is also now at Toys r Us Christmas top ten toy list and don’t expect the demand to wane as Christmas approaches. Surely you don’t want your child to be the only one without a Zhu Zhu hamster toy this Christmas?