This post was last updated on January 2nd, 2022 at 03:58 pm
Best Interactive Electronic Pets for Kids 2022
Interactive electronic pets for kids have been amongst the most wanted toys at Christmas and birthdays for several years now, and they get better all the time.
On the practical side, for kids who are pressing parents for a natural pet of their own, electronic pets make no mess, won't need real feeding, don't have to be taken for 'walkies' whatever the weather, and won't strain your wallet with vets bills. You can even switch them off at the end of the day.
Some look adorable and very realistic, have fur, feel soft and cuddly, and are just perfect for hugs and stroking. Others can be more robotic in design, have more of an adaptive personality that evolves with use, and provide more interactivity.
The point is that these toys are fun, and kids can also learn a lot from them. Not just from learning which sounds and gestures will make their pet react a certain way. They learn to bond with their pet and care for them. They can also develop a sense of companionship and responsibility. All this can contribute to their emotional growth and their ability to relate to others.
Interactive Plush Pets
furReal Friends Lexie - The Trick Lovin' Pup
There's a substantial range of plush interactive pets in the furReal Friends toy range. For kids who want their interactive pets to feel soft and furry, this would be their choice.
Lexie the trick loving dog is a cool pup who can perform tricks. She responds to over 100 sound and motion combinations and is a very affectionate companion. Lexie is one of Hasbro's range of interactive plush toys, and she's rather cute. She'll give 'high fives, flip her bone, give doggie licks and will toot and poop !!! She makes happy sounds and is always ready for a hug. Lexie needs 4 x C-cell batteries, which you'll need to buy separately.
An engaging toy that is just waiting to play. Check Lexie out or look at the entire furReal family.
Recommended age: 4 years and up.
Rollie the Kissing Puppy from Little Pets
Rollie, the Kissing Puppy from Little Live Pets, is an adorable, wrinkly, furry pup with which any kid would love to snuggle. He's always pleased to see you and will give plenty of puppy licks, tail wags, and happy barking sounds.
He'll interact with his owner using more than 35 different sounds, depending on how you touch and hold him. He'll close his eyes and sleep and snore! Stroke him, and he'll wag his tail. If you leave him on his own, he'll lick and yap for some attention. He's just like a real puppy.
Rollie is supplied with an adoption certificate, collar, and dog tag, making any young person very happy.
He requires 4 x AAA batteries (included) which you locate in his rear paws (2 in each), where you will also find his on/off switch.
Recommended ages: 5 to 15 years.
You can see all the other Little Live Pets HERE!
Gizmos Electronic Pet Rabbit
If your kids want a pet rabbit toy that is realistically sized, has soft fur and can lollop around like the real thing, then Think Gizmos Pet Rabbit could provide the fun and enjoyment they want.
The toy rabbit will make animal sounds and prompt the kids to notice if it's left alone. When a toy carrot is near the rabbit's mouth, you'll hear chomping sounds. Press a button on its side, and it will hop around like a real bunny.
Two AA batteries are provided as well as the toy carrot and a manual.
This cute, cuddly furry rabbit toy is recommended for ages three years and up.
FurReal Wavy the Narwhal
Wavy, the Narwahl from FurReal, is a rainbow-colored plush interactive pet who's just waiting to show affection. She has more than eighty sounds and reactions to demonstrate her friendship is playful and great fun at feeding times.
Touch Wavy's head, and she'll illuminate her horn, move her fins, and waggle her tail. When you hold her fin, she'll dance and play music. At bedtime, Wavy plays soothing sounds of the ocean and is ready for cuddles before sleep time.
You'll need 4 x AA batteries, but some are included.
Recommended ages 4 years and up.
Star Wars Grogu
Cute or what! The Snackin' Grogu from Star Wars The Mandalorian is often called Baby Yoda but is officially known as The Child. It is one of the items on kids' most-wanted lists this holiday season and will be available at the beginning of December.
This 9.25-inch tall animatronic toy has many neat ways it interacts with kids - over forty sound and movement combinations. Interaction initiates by touching its head. It will then start moving and making sounds. Its eyes can open and close; the ears and head move; it will fall asleep and start snoring when you hold it horizontally; it will talk in baby talk, giggle and sigh, and reach its arms up when it wants you to hold it.
Grogu has four interactive accessories - a snack bowl with tentacles, a shifter knob and spoon, and a cookie. When you feed Grogu it will make yummy or yucky sounds.
Star Wars characters have always been a hit with kids as they capture their imaginations. This toy is expected to be a big seller this Christmas, so perhaps you should pre-order.
Recommended ages: 4 years and up.
FurReal Snackin' Sam The Brontosaurus
This cute little fellow is a cuddly interactive dino who loves to snack - a baby brontosaurus that can move, make sounds, and is responsive to you. He'll make slurping sounds when you feed him his orange popsicle. When you stroke him and cuddle him, he's at his most content.
Sam's legs are plastic and are posable, but his body is of brightly colored plush fur. He can move his head and neck and stick out his tongue and has over forty sounds and reactions to your movements.
You'll need 4 x AA batteries for Snackin' Sam.
Recommended ages: 4 years and up.
My Pet Pig: Piggly
One of this year's cutest interactive pets is Piggly from Little Live Pets. Piggly gives kids their very own adorable pet that is just right for cuddling and pretend play. It has big floppy ears, super soft skin, and a jiggly wiggly tail. It moves, feels, and sounds just like a baby pig.
You can feed Piggly with her feeding bottle, and she'll make cute sounds then burp when she's finished. You can walk her on and off her leash. When you press a switch on her collar, she gets into full dance mode and will walk and dance with more than twenty-five sounds and reactions.
Press your nose against her snout, and she'll kiss you. She'll oink and giggle, sniff and snuffle, wiggle and jiggle and enjoy a lot of fun with you.
Three AA batteries are required.
Recommended ages: 5 years and up.
Pet Dog Harry or Helen from WEofferwhatYouwant Store
Harry and his girlfriend Helen (sold separately) are a pair of fully-assembled battery-operated dalmatian pups. They love to sing, dance, and chase.
You do need to use them on smooth surfaces only, but they are touch-sensitive and will keep very young kids amused for a long time.
You touch their heads for singing and dancing, the nose and tail for comments, and their back for Smart Game Modes.
3 x AA Batteries are needed.
Recommended ages 2 to 7 years.
Owleez the Flying Baby Owl
Owleez, the baby owl from Spinmaster, is an interactive flying toy. Kids can choose between a pink or a snowy owl.
Kids will love nurturing her, petting her, and teaching her how to fly. She will show her emotions by changing eye color (nine different colors) and making cute sounds.
She's made of lightweight, durable materials and can survive crashes until she can fly properly. Until then, feed her berries and charge her up in her nest.
When she's airborne using her helicopter wings, you can steer her with your hand.
Out of the box, you get a baby owl, its nest with charging lead, and full instructions.
Small Interactive Robot Pets
Zoomer Hedgiez Interactive Hedgehog
This cute and cuddly baby hedgehog with soft glittery fur and light-up eyes can blow a kiss, roll and somersault, whistle, wiggle, and laugh, as well as perform a headstand.
Press Hedgiez's nose or forehead in different ways, and she'll perform her tricks or make funny sounds. This cuddly and acrobatic hedgepig likes her tummy tickled too.
You can brush Hedgiez's fur with the comb provided when she's ruffled it from the tricks she performs. Neat!
Needs 4 x AAA batteries which are not included.
Recommended ages: 4 to 7 years.
Lil' Gleemerz Glowzer Figure
These interactive toys respond to touch and sound. Switch on the power button at the back of their heads, and you'll hear them wake up making cute sounds and phrases. Glowzer's eyes and tail light up then they're ready to play. Glowzer has three play modes - hangout, light party, and game mode.
Glowzer has four interactive touchpoints - the front and the back of the head, a button on the nose, and a button in the tail. The more you interact with them, the more you'll learn about their personality.
3 x AAA batteries are required. Recommended ages 3 and upwards.