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The last time she moved up a level of books, we had a trip to Home Bargains to see what she could buy. Whilst there she spotted these baby hamsters and decided that was what she wanted. The item was priced at £1 which I thought was really good value, especially considering that a couple of years ago, these retailed at over £5 each and currently on Amazon, it is available for nearly £8. I have also spotted these in other discount stores such as B&M for around the £1 mark.
Babycakes is a little grey hamster, which has white ears, paws, nose and non-removable nappy, all of which have a felt like texture to it. Unlike the rest of the Zhu Zhu pets, Babycakes doesn’t have any electronic features and hence doesn’t require any batteries. On the underside, she does have a metal silver roller ball which means she can be rolled across most surfaces to give the effect that she is running. The hamster is quite small, about the size of an egg which means it is really easy for Lauren to hold and play with, it also ideal when we go out as she can just fit it into her pocket (she has this thing that no matter where we go, we have to take a toy with us). As well as Babycakes, the set also consists of three little accessories; a little bottle, a hairbrush and something that I think is meant to resemble a mirror, all which measure around an inch each. Like most things that we buy which are small, we have lost these in the bottom of the toybox. Lauren seems to have a real fascination at the minute with small animals and figurines and it seems to definitely be the type of toys she plays with the most. Her imagination really goes into overdrive when we play, she has two real guinea pigs of her own and its wonderful to see her pretend to be me and feed the hamster, clean out a cage (which she made herself from a small cardboard box).
We have a few items from the range now, in my opinion, a lot of the accessories are overpriced for what they are, luckily though, Lauren has never really expressed much interested in buying cars or houses for her animals, as she just incorporates play into her other toy ranges.
Overall, I would recommend this at the price I paid and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
These cute Zhu Zhu Hamster babies have a roll bar under their tummy so they can rock and roll around. Complete with their own accessories these cute critters will provide hours of fun. Six to collect.