My kids love animals! They like seeing them, and love interacting with them any chance they get. My other half and I would love to have a pet in our home as our next family member, but our younger children are not ready for having a pet just yet. This is why I was so happy to have the chance to review one of the products from Little Live Pets! This way, they can see what it would be like to have a live animal in the house.
When our Little Live Pet arrived, I had to open it as soon as it came. My kids were so excited to see which Little Live Pet we would be reviewing. Little Live Pets has an assortment of birds and butterflies for kids to interact with, so I thought that they would enjoy any one of the “pets” we were sent. I was really happy to see that we received a bird because my family loves looking outside our windows to see all of the birds visiting our home.
The Little Live Pets Bird Cage is a lot like a bird cage you would have for a real bird. This set comes with a bird, an instruction manual, and a bird cage. I love how there is a loop at the top of the cage so you can carry it around easier and potentially place it on a hook so the cage can hang if you do not want to have it sit on a surface. I also liked that there were multiple foot settings so your bird can sit on different places on the perch, or have a second bird share the cage for more birdie fun (a second bird is separate, and we only received one). The “shredded paper” at the bottom of the cage made me smile, as it looked so real at first.
The feature of this cage that I did not like was that the food in the cage could be taken out. I know that children under five should not be playing with this toy, but this piece could also become lost if a child decides to remove it and forgets where they placed it, making it fair game for younger children to pick up and play with.
The instructions for our Little Live Pet were really great. They were easy to follow, and it did not take long at all for us to help our children learn how to play with their new friend. The best feature of our new pet was getting it to “speak.” Once we learned how to make our bird to repeat what we say, our kids wanted to have it parrot them over and over for hours! We also taught our kids to be gentle with our bird, so it would not break or shake it. They actually like holding and stroking the head and back of our bird and they like caring for it. My other half even has playing with our bird, and laughed at all of the things our bird said back to him.
Overall, my family loves having our Little Live Pet as a new addition to our family. It is a great toy to get our little ones ready for having an animal friend as a member of our family. It was easy to learn how to use, and there is no mess or allergy concern, which is an added plus to our home. Our bird is really a member our family now and we may have to get a second so our new friend will not get lonely, and so little ones will have more than one to play with!
You can connect with Little Live Pets through their website or on Facebook to find out more about this company. It would be a great gift idea for your family for any time of the year as well! I hope that if you do decide to get a Little Live Pet for your family, that you enjoy it as much as we do.Disclaimer: I was compensated with a product from Little Live Pets in order to write this review. The opinions expressed are honest and my own.
Little Live Pets GIVEAWAY
Little Live Pets will also be giving away one of its products to a lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader!
Giveaway is open to Canadians and will end on December 7th, 2014.
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