What It Is
Cepia, the makers of the Zhu Zhu Pets, has created a new line of interactive, motorized plush pets for kids called the Happy's. Turn your pet on by pressing the embroidered spot on its back. It will come to life and enter Explore Mode, exploring its surroundings at warp speed. Each pet comes with one Happy Treat, which serves as a controller for your pet-think of it as your obedience-training tool. Each pet features light sensors in its eyes so when the Happy Treat is correctly aimed at a pet, it will follow you within a range of six to seven feet. When it gets close enough to the treat, the pet will perform its favorite trick. Mittens the Kitten begs when you aim its fish-shaped Happy Treat at her. Simply press the spot on Mittens' back again to send her into sleep mode and power down.
Is It Fun?
If your child has been begging for a puppy or kitten-the Happy's are a mess-free compromise. But like having a real pet, the Happy's are extremely hyperactive so they will certainly keep kids on the move and engaged.
There is a bit of the learning curve when you first put the Happy's into motion but as with real-life pet training-it takes time. Either way, we think kids will be clammoring to adopt their own Happy's. We had more difficulty getting Mittens to respond to its Happy Treat when compared with others in the line. Maybe our Mittens really is just more cat-like.
Who It’s For
The Happy's are for ages 3 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
You can purchase additional treats separately to train your Happy pet to perform new tricks. Each Happy Treat says what trick the pet will perform on it, such as Chase Tail, Pounce, Wiggle, and more.
Two AAA batteries are required for the Happy's, which are not included. Three button cell batteries are also required for the Happy Treat. These are included.