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Little Live Pets Review: A Perfect Toy To Help you Pick A Family Pet

May 24, 2024

We’ve been trying out Little Live Pets to help us pick a family pet – read our Little Live Pets Review to find out what we thought of this range of interactive animal toys, and where you can buy your own Little Live Pets from (this is sponsored content from Very).

Little Live Pets review - Lil Hamster Playset

What’s The Perfect Pet For Our Family?

Both my children love animals and are keen for us to get a pet, but we’re still trying to decide on the perfect pet for us. A big factor is that we’re limited on space (no utility room for the pet to live in or big garden for them to run around in!) And we’re all busy bees and pets are a lot of work and a big responsibility, aren’t they? So we want to make sure whatever pet we pick is the right one.

Little Live Pets are a range of interactive pets that are designed to mimic real life animals in the ways you can interact with them and care for them. Each pet come in a cage or hutch, with a range of accessories.

A little bird told us that Little Live Pets are a perfect toy for animal obsessed kids, and would also be a a good way of giving us a taster of what it was like having an animal around, to hopefully help shape our decision about what pet would work for our family.

Very offered to send us some toys from the Little Live Pets range, and the animals we picked – Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig, Little Live Pets Lil’ Bird & Bird Cage: Tiara Twinkles and Little Live Pets Lil Hamsters Playset – are all along the lines of the smaller pets we’re currently considering for real life.

Trying Out Little Live Pets

The Little Live Pets we were sent are the following:

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig - feeding it kale

The Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig is a soft, long haired guinea pig that comes with an interactive hutch and care accessories including a brush, comb and food.

If you care for the guinea pig Mama by feeding her and brushing her hair, her heart will start to glow. If you then place her inside the interactive hutch and shortly after, one of three new-born guinea pig babies and a special care package will magically appear in the hutch.

Spoiler alert – the cage is battery powered, and babies will drop down from the roof on a timer and can even appear overnight. Which is a lot of fun.

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig - caring for the babies

Little Live Pets Lil’ Bird & Bird Cage: Tiara Twinkles

Tiana Twinkles Little Live Pets

Little Live Pets Tiara Twinkles is a colourful bird with light-up wings that can be played with in and out of her cage. She can chirp, tweet and eventually whistle a tune for you. The more you pet her, the chattier Tiana becomes, and she has a range of over 20 different bird songs in her repertoire.

You can also press the button on Tiana’s chest, talk to the bird, and it will then repeat what you say. Needless to say this was a big hit in our house, and we’ve been using it on repeat.

Tiana Twinkles talking bird

Little Live Pets Lil Hamsters Playset

Little Live Pets Lil Hamsters playset

The Little Live Pets Lil Live Hamsters Playset includes a toy hamster that makes lifelike sounds and movements, and comes with its own toy cage. The (battery powered) hamster can scoot around its cage and spin on its wheel, or shoot out of the cage to run around on your floor.

It did give me flashbacks to my own childhood hamster in the way it dashed off under the sofa – and it also made the same level of noise when it ran on its wheel.

Our Little Live Pets Review – What Did We Think?

First off, the Little Live Pets are incredibly cute, with big eyes and appealingly pet-shaped features. Each set as a whole is also very engaging and every child who’s been to our house has made a beeline for them.

We really loved the wide scope for different play with each of the Little Live Pets. They can be used for imaginative play as a toy animal, both in and out of their cage or habitat.

Little Live Pets - Tiana Twinkles talking bird

It also adds another level of interaction that you can ‘care’ for the Little Live Pets – by stroking them, combing their hair, talking to them and so on – which also brings rewards, such as fur babies in the case of the Mama Surprise. All of this extends the level of play, and is a good taster of what it’s like to have your own pet to continuously care for.

Caring for Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig

Are We Any Closer To Picking Our Pet?

Based on the fun we had with the Little Live Toys, yes!

The Mama Surprise Guinea Pig was the biggest hit in our house, as she’s very furry and tactile – and while this is a toy, it was the one my kids had the most enjoyment out of interacting with and caring for.

Our friends have guinea pigs, so we’ve offered to look after these next time they are away.

Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig review

Where Can You Buy Little Live Pets From?

You can buy a range of Little Live Pets, including the Little Live Pets Mama Surprise Guinea Pig, the Little Live Pets Lil’ Bird & Bird Cage: Tiara Twinkles and the Little Live Pets Lil Hamsters Playset from Very.

Thanks to Very for sponsoring this content and sending us Little Live Pets to review

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  • Shirley

    June 1, 2024 at 2:23 am

    What a great idea and should be the first point of caring for a Pet

    1. Gillian

      June 14, 2024 at 1:04 pm

      I know, such a good idea! It’s really helped us x

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