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So it’s October already … and the holidays will be here before we know it. And have I got the perfect gift for you:

Zhu Zhu Pets.  

Huh? Never heard of them? I can guarantee that this won’t be the last you do hear of them; in fact, my guess is that they will top 2009’s Most Wanted list by kids around the world.  

Zhu Zhu Pets are a collection of adorable, furry, interactive pets (hamsters) that come along with various rooms (they are sold separately). The best alternative to real hamsters, these super-cute play hamsters dart around their tubes going room to room, bumping into things, making noises, and scurrying on. They have over 40 different sound effects depending on the environment they enter. Literally when they travel into the bathroom they make toilet-flushing sounds as well as teeth-brushing noises. Sleeping and alarm-clock noises can be heard when Patches, Chunk, PipSqueak, Mr. Squiggles or Num Nums enters the bedroom, a product of artificial intelligence.  

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You HAVE to see this to believe it. I didn’t realize what a big hit they’d be – but even my kids (I have three ages 5.5 and under) LOVE their Zhu Zhu pet. Even my 13 month-old knows how to touch his back to turn him on. This toy is one that will suit kids of all ages, however; they are recommended for kids ages 3 and up.  

Zhu Zhu Pets are just now beginning to hit the markets locally at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target and more. If I were you, I’d get mine fast – these things are sure to be on the hot list and be a tough one to find come early December. Find out more by visiting .

Enter for your chance to win a Zhu Zhu Pet of your own!