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April 2019

The Proper Way of Handling Your Hamsters

As a pet owner, you should be committed and responsible enough in their health condition, safety and comfort. It can be difficult at first but with proper guidelines and knowledge, you will be able to get through it. Pets also need love and care from their owners. They also have basic needs such as food and water, shelter and security. One of the most lovable and cute pets in the community today is the hamster. Kids will truly love their adorable and charming look.

Since they are furry, people love to hug them. They are also pleasant and amusing to look at. Aside from that, hamsters have brilliant eyes with quick body movements. Observing them inside their cage while they are playing or sleeping will surely brighten up your day. There are several kinds of hamsters with different characteristics and abilities. For that reason, you must be able to identify their breed and characteristic so that you will be able to know the plan of care that they need or require.

The two popular breeds are known as the Syrian hamsters and the Dwarf. The Syrian is anti-social to other hamsters but they are larger in size. They are easier to handle and have longer hair. This makes them really cute and huggable. You can actually train them to walk in any part of your body and let them roam around your shoulders and arms. If they won’t perform the routine that you are trying to teach, just be patient in repeating the process all over again and they will certainly master it in two to three weeks time. On the other hand, Dwarf comes in a smaller size compared to the Syrian. They have shorter hair and very active. You can rarely hold and train them because of their size and liveliness.

They have lots of energy to jump off your palm each time you’ll hold them. However, you can still train them to remain in your palm and walk along your shoulder. It is advisable to wear gloves in your first contact with the Dwarf hamsters because they are sensitive and will feel uncomfortable. As they get used to you as their owner, you can already hold them with bare hands. Be reminded that these two hamster breeds are harmless and can be considered as good pets. It only needs a little training for them to behave accordingly. It is very normal that they might bite you especially when they are playing but sooner or later, you can build a great relationship with them as time goes by.

Adults and children love hamsters. They are generally friendly, cute, huggable and energetic. Aside from that, they have unique and famous eating and sleeping habits which make them more attractive to people. They might be small but it can bring you lots of fun especially when you train them successfully. Just provide their basic needs and comfort and everything will be fine. They love to eat lettuce, carrots … Read More

Zhu Zhu Pets – Why Are Zhu Zhu Pets So Hard to Find?

Are you desperately searching for where to get your Zhu zhu pet, the must have toy of the year? A lot of people have had trouble finding them. This is due to several reasons.

Zhu zhu pets are known by several different names:

  • zoo zoo pet
  • zu zu pet
  • electronic hamsters
  • motorized hamsters

The official name and spelling is Zhu Zhu pet. Also these very cute electronic critters used to be called Go Go pets.

You might still find Go Go pets at some outlets. They are exactly the same as as the new model just packaged differently. Who knows, maybe the originals will become collector’s items. Recently the company who makes the toys repackaged, repriced and relaunched Go Go pets under their new name Zhu zhu pets. They did a limited prelaunch in the Phoenix area and the results shocked everyone. The little electronic hamsters flew off the shelves and within days were Sold Out! And now everyone wants one.

The manufacturer Cepia is a small company based in St Louis, Missouri. They have only sixteen employees, though I bet they’ve employed a few more casuals in the last weeks. They promise they are in full production mode making millions of the electro-hamsters so that everyone who wants one will eventually be  stocks are flooding into the shops as fast as possible. Apparently the company has been besieged by emails and phonecalls and even people come knocking at the factory doors.

Despite Cepia’s best efforts the pets are so popular at the moment that they will be difficult to find in some retail outlets, especially just before Christmas. In fact I just heard that one major, major retailer has emailed all their customers who ordered their zhu zhus online in September and cancelled their orders.

There have also been reports of fights breaking out between customers trying to buy these things! Pepper spray and even tasers have been used by desperate shoppers. Crazy eh?

So why oh why are these toys so popular?

The motorized hamsters are very lifelike. They are soft and cuddly as well as adventurous and busy. They operate in two modes. One mode is called ‘nurturing or loving’. This is when they love being petted and cuddled and respond with sweet chattering and purring. This gives children the opportunity of interacting in a gentle and loving way with their ‘pet.’ If you’ve ever had a real hamster you’ll know that in reality they do bite and wriggle and scratch. Cuddling up to a ‘lifelike hamster’ is a lot safer for children.

Also the toys have an ‘adventure’ mode. This is when their advanced artificial intelligence really shines. They zip around, either free-range on the floor or in their specially designed hamster habitats, and interact intelligently with whatever they encounter. And of course the bottom line is kids have gone nuts over them. … Read More