Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are apparently the “it” toy for Christmas

If you haven’t heard of Zhu Zhu pet hamsters yet, you soon will, because the cuddly toys are being pitched as the “it” toy for Christmas 2009.

The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are interactive toy pets with a basic level of artificial intelligence. They squeak and move like real hamsters, offering a “real” hamster experience without needed food or leaving deposits around the house.

But because an artificial hamster is never enough, Zhu Zhu pet hamsters also come with accessories, such as a hamster fun house, a skateboard with a ramp, a hamster wheel and tunnel, and a hamster car with a garage. Yes, nothing says real like a Hamster in a car.

Zhu Zhu pet hamsters sell for between $20-$30 on Amazon, with accessories starting at $8. You can buy a Zhu Zhu pet hamster via the Amazon embed as follows: