Best Little Live Pets

Updated November 2019
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Buying guide for best Little Live Pets

Last Updated November 2019

When you think back to your childhood, you may recall how many toy crazes there were, from yoyos to Furbies to Mister Potato Heads. It's no different today, and it can be hard to keep up with all the latest toy trends. If you want to impress the child in your life, however, you can't go wrong with Little Live Pets.

These adorable pets move and make sounds. Some would argue that they are the next best thing to having a real-life pet … but without the responsibility. Before you buy a Little Live Pet for your favorite little person, it helps to have some information about this line of toys. There are a world of options out there!

Read on for our brief yet thorough guide to Little Live Pets. To make your shopping as quick and streamlined as possible, consider selecting one of the top five Little Live Pets we’re recommending.

Little Live Pets require batteries, which usually aren't included. Check what type of battery is required and purchase separately to avoid disappointment.

Considerations

Type of toy

You can buy all kinds of Little Live Pets, from snuggly plush pets to hard plastic figures. All of them are electronic and move in some way, but this varies depending on the toy. Some Little Live Pets belong to a particular subcategory or range, whereas others are standalone additions.

Below are some of the most popular Little Live Pets ranges, though the list isn't exhaustive.

OMG Pets: These soft, squishy puppies make more than 15 realistic sounds and reactions and include a bottle your young friend can use to "feed" them.

Scruff-a-Luvs: Scruff-a-Luvs are scruffy little rescue pets that can be washed, dried, groomed, fed, and more. They help teach kids to nurture and care for pets.

Wrapples: Part snap bracelet and part pet, Wrapples sit on the wrist and interact with the wearer, making over 50 sounds and reactions.

Cozy Dozys: These bedtime bears have over 25 sounds and reactions, and they respond to being patted and tickled.

Cutie Pups: Kids love these solid plastic pups that really walk and play. They beg, play with the ball that comes with purchase and show a range of other reactions.

Species of pet

All kids have their favorite animals. Luckily, you'll find plenty of different species represented in the Little Live Pets range. From dogs and birds to bears and turtles — as well as some unicorns and other mythical creatures — you're bound to find a species that your child adores.

DID YOU KNOW?

Some Little Live Pets include adoption certificates so their new owners can make it official.

Features

Accessories

The majority of Little Live Pets come with some kind of accessory. For example, all Cozy Dozys have their own blankets and pacifiers, and each OMG pet has a bottle to feed it with. You'll also find Little Live Pets that come with a tank, cage, or other habitat.

Surprise Chicks and Surprise Dragons hatch from an egg, so your child won't know which character is inside until they've opened the egg.

Sounds and movements

Sounds and movements are what set Little Live Pets apart from soft toys or figurines. Depending on which pet you choose, it might walk, dance, wriggle, flap its wings, wag its tail, snore, sing, talk, or make realistic animal sounds.

Little Live Pets prices

The price you pay will depend on which Little Live Pet you choose. These toys cost anywhere from $10 and $60, so there is something for everyone’s budget.

Kids can play with their Little Live Pets in all kinds of ways, encouraging imaginative play.

FAQ

Q. What do Little Live Pets do?
A.
This depends on the type of Little Live Pet you choose. They all make sounds and move, but their actions vary. For instance, Lil' Turtle walks on land and swims in water. Cutie Pups walk around, beg, and play with their ball. Many Little Live Pets are interactive and respond to being petted, tickled, or fed.
 

Q. Are Little Live Pets suitable for kids of all ages?
A.
All Little Live Pets have a minimum age recommendation, as many models have small parts that pose a choking hazard for young kids. Some are suitable for ages three and up, and others are recommended for ages four or five and up. Check the literature on the pet you're considering before buying for a young child.

Although Little Live Pets don't have an upper age limit, we generally wouldn't recommend them for children older than eight to ten (unless specifically requested), as they may find them babyish.
 

Q. How big are Little Live Pets?
A.
Little Live Pets vary in size. Some are only a few inches tall; others measure 8 to 12 inches. One common complaint from buyers is that they expected the Little Live Pet they purchased to be larger than it was. As such, we recommend checking the size before buying to keep expectations in check.

The team that worked on this review
  • Lauren
    Lauren
    Writer
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    Melinda
    Web Producer
  • Melissa
    Melissa
    Senior Editor

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