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Pet Toys

Innovative, Interactive Fun Toy Pets

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Have you ever purchased any pet toys? Many kids these days ask their parent for real animals for gifts, whether it be a dog, cat, fish, hermit crab, hamster, or snake. Horses and monkeys may even be realistic in the eyes of a child. However, as parents we understand the amount of care and attention an animal takes, and when watching our children, many of us can predict whose responsibility it is to care for a live animal. So if your children are asking for pets and you want them to try their best to care and nurture one, these are some of the coolest toy pets. With the advances in technology, some of these pet toys are able to learn commands, develop personalities, and respond directly to a child.

1. Zoomer - Spinmaster

Zoomer Pet Toy Dog from Spinmaster
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Zoomer the interactive and best of all, hypoallergenic dog could be the newest addition to your family just in time for the holiday season. Zoomer is able to listen and learn tricks that children can teach him through voice commands. Zoomer even has a curious and mischievous side, similar to a real dog. Zoomer has a flexible wagging tail, rotational core that responds when kids tickle his tummy, and LED eyes that blink and track. Zoomer is rechargeable with a USB cord. He will arrive with a family trick guide, and this toy pet, recommended for kids ages 5 and up, will retail for $99.99.

2. Cuddles My Giggle Monkey - Furreal Friends

Cuddles My Giggle Monkey Furreal Friends Hasbro
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Cuddles is an animatronic monkey that has over 100 responses that include reacting to being pet, fed, cuddled, tickled, diapered, swung and rocked. Cuddles can also laugh out loud, and lean in to cuddle and snuggle. She has a banana shaped bottle and makes slurping noises when drinking. Cuddles requires 4 "C" batteries and will be available in Fall 2013.

3. Baby Butterscotch My Magical Show Pony- Furreal Friends

Furreal Friends Baby Butterscotch
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Baby Butterscotch is a soft and cuddly show horse pony that makes pony sounds and responds to touch. When speaking to Baby Butterscotch, she will respond with pony sounds. When feeding her a toy carrot, she will nibble it. Kids will enjoy brushing her hair and maneuvering her legs from standing to a lying down position. Baby Butterscotch is recommended for kids ages 4 and up and retails for $119.99.

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4. Furby - Hasbro

Hasbro Furby
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Furby's are a very popular toys with kids, especially since they were re-introduced in 2012. This toy is recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Furby arrives speaking it's own language, Furbish. However, the more a child interacts with the toy, in either positive or negative ways, it will speak more English and develop a unique personality.

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5. RoboFish - Zuru

RoboFish by Zuru
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RoboFish are robotic fish that begin to swim once they immediately hit the water by flapping their tails. No bait, no hooks, no sliminess and no teeth! These have been a huge hit for my son while entertaining him in the bathtub.

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6. Hexbugs - Innovation First International

Hexbug Nano
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Hexbugs are micro-robotic bugs that include ants, scarabs, larva, spiders, and inchworms. The popular Hexbug nano robots can battle each other, and maneuver various habitats. These collectible toys a popular toy under $10 and are suggested for kids ages 4 and up and are.

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7. Zhu Zhu Pets - Cepia, LLC

Zhu Zhu Pets

These popular hamsters were one of the original toy pets that took the world by storm in 2009. These robotic toys can travel along the floor, but also enjoy interacting with their play habitats. Kids will enjoy dressing and accessorizing their Zhu Zhu Pets. Aside from hamsters there are princesses and puppies.

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