This adorable little Hamster Chatimal™ loves to repeat what you say, but in his own critter voice. Simply squeeze the fuzzy hamster toy’s left paw and then record a short message (up to five seconds long). He'll repeat the message back to you in a funny, high-pitched voice. Speak again and he'll continue to respond (if there's a silence of more than 30 seconds, just squeeze his hand again). A very special hamster toy, he makes a hilariously fun gift for all ages. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
For ages 4 and up.
• Repeats what you say in his own critter voice • Squeeze his paw to record a short message • Has a funny, high pitched voice • Makes a hilariously fun gift • For ages 4 and up
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4.2 (based on 19 customer reviews)
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Comments about Product: This was exactly what my 9 yr old niece wished for and she loves it. I couldn't find it in a store near me (mostly big box stores), other online stores were charging more than twice the price (which I would not have paid for; I could buy her something else on her wish list). It does as described: repeats what you say in a funny voice. My sister said my niece and her brother 3 years younger were laughing all night long making the hamster say funny things. My sister is a bit tired of the voice, though...so a word of warning to parents who don't like high pitched chirpy noises, even if it entertains your kids. To make my $4.99 shipping limit, I decided to buy the Money one for a nephew who is only 1 yr 8 months old, who also loves it. I'll write a separate review for the monkey one.
Comments about Product: i bought 4 for gifts, and of course haven't given them yet, as they are for Christmas. However, i wasn't too please with the packaging. Just a white box, says MADE IN CHINA really big on it. I didn't even think about before i purchased. i really don't like buying from China, and i don't like to have it advertised in great big letters. i hope we like the product.
Comments about Product: This little guy has a very cute voice! I was a little disappointed though, to find out that the recorded messages are not saved.... which was my intention to give as a gift to my daughter who loves and owns hamsters and is expecting her first baby. Very entertaining and children will love it. He even can record a really cute sneeze!
Comments about Product: This was almost immediately my granddaughter's favorite gift. However, it arrived with one of the batteries corroded. We were able to clean the compartment and the contacts, replace the batteries, and all was well. She loves her hamster, and happily has long conversations with it. We appreciate that it does shut off by itself!
Comments about Product: This was a gift to our 8 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She loved it! We (grandparents & parents) never laughed so hard when it repeated everything we said. In fact, her parents want one for themselves!
Comments about Product: My son is 3 years old & he absolutely loves his Chatimal! He laughs so hard every time the hamster repeats after him! The toy is cute & a lot of fun and requires no assembly, etc... It came with fresh batteries & ready to play! He is like a new friend!
Comments about Product: I love these hamsters! The cute little hamster voice cracks me. My husband said I should have bought one for myself(lol). I purchased 2 of these for my 3 yr old twin nephews. They love animals so I'm hoping this will be perfect. I can't wait to see their reaction when they open them.
The only problem wss that the included batteries were not alkaline. I didn't think they even make regular batteries any more. I replaced them, wrapped the gifts & now they're ready to go!
Comments about Product: Had a hard time getting the Chatimal to work with the green batteries provided - Glad we had fresh batteries at hand, or it would have been a very disappointing birthday gift! Seems the instructions on getting the Chatimal to record were vague, as well.
Comments about Product: I got this for my 6 year old granddaughter who is quite quiet. It really opened her up and was a big hit when the grandkids opened their Christmas gifts. I found the instructions a bit hard to follow at first, but the kids seemed to catch on. I don't know how well it held up, or how long the batteries lasted as we were not around after Christmas day. Lots of fun.
Comments about Product: Every time they play with this, my 5yo and 3yo cannot stop laughing. My 3yo took it to preschool for sharing time and the teacher said they all had a ball with it. It's an unusual toy that not many people have, so I like the novelty of it. I would definitely recommend it, but be ready for giggles!
Comments about Product: no assembly needed, easy for kids, fun for adults. i'll talk to the chatimal when the kids are trying to ignore me so the little critter can instruct them "time to eat" or "brush your teeth", etc. It always makes them laugh!
Comments about Product: [...] HearthSong was very prompt.Bought as a gift for 5 year old grand-daughter who loves hamsters. She also loves entertaining so this was a perfect combination. Looks, size and variable voice responses were just right for us. She is having lots of fun with it. If the product stands up well I will rate it a 5 - just don't know yet , it's only a few days.
Comments about Product: After I got a second one of these that didn't work, I got curious. I press the paw, say something, then the little guy moves his mouth for half a second and tries to talk, but nothing came out. I thought the batteries might be too run down to move the mouth and power the speaker. After replacing them it works fine. Some Einstein is saving the company 12 cents by putting non-alkaline batteries in the toy and hoping they last for years. Makes me wonder about the durability as well...
Also, the instructions aren't clear. You squeeze the paw once, say something, wait for it to repeat it, then you talk, then he repeats, etc. You don't have to keep squeezing the paw.
Once you get it running it's fun.