Zhu Zhu Pets Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
September 7, 2009

Thanks to MomSelect, my family and I had the opportunity to review Zhu Zhu Pets! We received hamsters that were white, brown, gray, and yellow. Plus we received different parts of the Habit Trail. We even shared them with friends, who had also had the opportunity to take some hamsters and parts home with them.

My kids were super excited when I opened the box and they saw the pet hamsters in boxes. Immediately, they claimed the colored hamster of their choice. They had so much fun setting up the trail and listening to the hamsters make noise. There favorite parts were the circular ramp and the hamster with the car!
Each Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster has a unique personality and makes interesting sounds! There are two different modes to the hamsters: Loving Mode and Explore Mode. In the Loving Mode, you can pet them, love them, and hear them squeak and chatter. In Explore Mode, you can let them scoot, scamper, bump, and boogie across the floor or through their Hamster Habitat. Collect the whole gang, including Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Chunk, and Pipsqueak.
For the most part, my kids had a blast! However, there were a few issues I had with Zhu Zhu Pets. My first issue was with the garage doors. The garage doors came off every time the hamster came through them in his car. It was fun for the kids, but annoying for me as a parent to have to rebuild it every time my kids wanted to play with it. My neighbor also had a comment about the toys. She has a little girl with long hair and actually had to cut some of her daughter’s hair off because the hamster became entangled in her hair and the wheels wouldn’t stop spinning.

Overall the toys were fun but like I said I did have some issues with them. Feel free to visit Zhu Zhu Pets and check them out for yourself! These little hamsters would make good birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, or stocking stuffers! You can purchase these items separately or as a set (you’ll get a better price this way). You can purchase Zhu Zhu pets on Amazon, at Wal-Mart, and Toys ‘R’ Us.

Thanks to MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets, 1 lucky reader will receive a Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster (choice of white or yellow).


– Tell me in a comment what color hamster you would choose if you won the giveaway!


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

86 Responses to “Zhu Zhu Pets Review & Giveaway”

  1. Shawn C says:

    If I won, I’d choose an adorable white hamster for my daughter!

  2. Shawn C says:

    I follow.
    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

  3. Shawn C says:

    I subscribe.
    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

  4. pixie13 says:

    I like the gray hamster. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  5. Shawn C says:

    I faved you on technorati.

  6. Shawn C says:

    commented on your Disney Princesses DVD review.

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  7. Sonya says:

    I’d love the darker brown hamster!

  8. Sonya says:

    I have your button

  9. amy says:

    I think I’d choose the white hamster – they’re all so cute!

  10. amy says:

    subscribed to your feed – tried to sign up via email but got an error message saying not set up?

  11. amy says:

    following you on twitter @artemis432

  12. amy says:

    http://themommy-files.com/?p=1236&cpage=1#comment-6138 I left a comment here – I also forgot to say where I retweeted! http://twitter.com/artemis432/status/4120736189

    I tried to do some of the other things…I couldn’t find your button…not the code for it or anything – I must be tired but I’m so thankful to have some time…

    I also was trying to find the place where I subscribe to your blog and couldn’t – then realized -I ‘m already subscribed – also I think I’ve also favved you on technorati, because when I clicked your link it didn’t give me the option. But I’m not going to add that as a separate comment – because if I’m wrong you may disqualify me!

  13. amy says:

    subscribed via email!

  14. Jammie says:

    I would pick the white one. My daughter has been begging for the zhu zhu hamsters for awhile now.

  15. Jammie says:

    I subscribe.

  16. Tiffany says:

    I would choose the white one.

  17. Tiffany says:

    I follow.

  18. Crystal F says:

    We would love the yellow one. Thank you!

  19. Crystal F says:

    I’m a follower!

  20. Crystal F says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  21. Jessica B. says:

    My daughter has been seeing the commercials on tv for a couple weeks now. Me & her grandmother have decided to start buying the parts for her for christmas. She has been wanting the yellow hamster and we can’t seem to find it anywhere. So if we win, she would like the yellow one!! πŸ™‚ Thanks

  22. Brittany says:

    I’d choose white!

  23. Brittany says:

    I follow

  24. Brittany says:

    I subscribe!

  25. Becky says:

    I would chose yellow just because I think the white would look too much like a rat. LOL

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  26. Becky Grayson says:

    I am a subscriber.

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  27. Sherri B. says:

    I would choose the white one so that I may actually be able to see it on my dirty floor! These are super cute and I am sure you won’t be able to find one come Christmas time! Thanks!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  28. Pamela S says:

    I’d love the solid white one! Thanks so much!

  29. Pamela S says:

    I’m a follower. Thanks so much!

  30. susan smoaks says:

    i would pick the white one!

  31. susan smoaks says:


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  33. susan smoaks says:

    faved on technorati

  34. amanda rice says:

    OH NEAT!!! I would love these in any color but i think the brown or grey is my choice. I also subscribed thank you.

  35. Badger Momma says:

    We’d love the brown hamster.

  36. Badger Momma says:

    I’ve got your button.

  37. Badger Momma says:

    I’ve faved you on Technorati as badgermomma.

  38. Badger Momma says:

    I posted on September 19th’s Secret Saturday post.

  39. I would choose white! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  40. I subscribe via supercoupongirl AT gmail.com, which is also where I may be reached if I am so lucky as to win! Thank you!

  41. Heather C says:

    I like the surfin’ white one…’cuz he loves the hugs.

  42. Heather C says:

    I follow your blog.

  43. Heather C says:

    You are faved on technorati – choochoo428

  44. tj says:

    my daughter will be happy to have one of this. love the white zhu zhu pets.

  45. tj says:

    i Subscribe!

  46. tj says:

    want this badly for my girl!

  47. tj says:

    great gift for her birthday.

  48. tj says:

    follower at twitter.

  49. Marie says:

    My son would love the yellow one — he’s been wanting a hamster but isn’t quite old enough for a real one yet.

  50. Marie says:

    I am a subscriber.

  51. DawnS says:

    I would pick yellow πŸ™‚

  52. DawnS says:

    I subscribe via email

  53. Pamela S says:

    I would pick the yellow. Thanks.

  54. Pamela S says:

    I’m already a follower on GFC. Thanks!!

  55. susan smoaks says:

    i would pick white

  56. Jaime says:

    The yellow hamster is so cute

  57. Jaime says:

    I subscribe via email

  58. Jaime says:

    I would follow your blog with google friends, but I can’t find that button on your page

  59. Wendi P says:

    My kids want the white one. No, they want the yellow one. Actually they want any of them!

  60. Wendi P says:

    I am an email suscriber πŸ™‚

  61. Amanda says:

    I would pick the white because my daughter says yellow is a boy color..she is a princess to the core and doesnt like boy colors.

  62. Amanda says:

    google follower

  63. Amanda says:

    email subscriber too

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