Zhu Zhu Pets

Zhu Zhu Pets are my personal favorite hamster toys! There are so many styles to collect and the dolls are just adorable. Some people collect all of them. But I think having one or two sitting on your desk really adds some charm and sparks conversations!

How they got started...

Created in 2009, the Zhu Zhus became an instant hit. They are hamster plushies with a mechanical working that allows them to move and make sounds.

Zhu Zhu is an affectionate nickname meaning "piggy". I wonder if this name had anything to do with "ham"ster (i.e. pork). But we know that pigs and hamsters are not related!

There are many generations of Zhu Zhus and each Zhu Zhu has its own little story. Below are just SOME of the pets. There are so many!

The Originals Series

The original 9 pets include Pipsqueek, Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Chunk, Patches, Jilly, Scoodles, Winkie, and Nugget.

The Rockstar Series

The Rockstar Zhu Zhus were inspired by real life celebrities and features punk rock fur. This series includes: Roxie, Ryder, Pax, and Kingston.

The Zhu Zhu Wild Bunch

This series features other animals such as racoon (Rocco), bunny (Sweetie), skunk (Stinker), and hedgehog (Zu Zu).

The Kung Zhu Series

The Kung Zhu series features a separate storyline about the battle between ninjas and Special forces. The line is popular amongst young male audience. Ninja Zhu Zhus include Yama, Azer, Drayko, and Thorn. Special Forces Zhu Zhus include Stonewall, Seargent Serge, Rock'O, and Duke.

This series later expanded with a Kung Zhu Samurai set and a second Special Forces set. The Samurais are KZ (only female Zhu Zhu), SeigeW5, Sphinx, and Goslar. The Special Forces are Jammer, Dogmar, Cold Space, and IO.

See Kung Zhu Pet Battle Hamster Toy Set of 4 Special Forces RockO, Sgt. Serge, Stone Wall Rivet

The Zhu Zhu Princess Series

The Princess set includes Princess Snowcup, Prince Dashington.

The Zhu Zhu Babies

This series includes more baby-like featured pets respectively named Pumpkin, Baby Cakes, Butter Cheeks, Muffin, Snickle Fritz, Peanut, and Baxter.

The Zhu Zhu Puppies

Puppies edition was incorporated into this series. Each character represents a different canine breed: dashund (Murphy), maltese (Sabrina), dalmatian (Howser), yorkie (Loolah), shitzu (Miss Priss), and husky (Dakota).


The pets are only half of the fun! For each series has its own theme and each character has its own back story. With these stories, they have individualized accessories.

See Kung Zhu Battle Arena

Such as the Princess series has their own Magicial Castle, Carriage, and Crystal Ballroom accessory to match the pets.

Many series also have extra outfits to exchange with multiple pets!

The Zhu Zhu pets are so much fun and can be put together with so many possibilities. I hope you'll get to enjoy them, too.

Top Questions:

  1. Creative name ideas?
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  3. How much do they cost?
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