Ruby's at the age now where she wants to have a pet of her own, and I'm at the age where I know she won't want to do all the associated work that comes with it like cleaning out and feeding!
Little Live Pets are a great compromise allowing her to have the interaction of a pet, without the chores. We already have a Little Live Pet bird, and recently we were sent a butterfly to test out. This is great timing as part of her Key Stage 1 learning in school this term is mini-beasts so she's becoming a little obsessed with butterflies.
Little Live Pet Butterflies from Character Online retail at £9.99 and there are a variety of different designs to choose from. This vibrantly coloured one is called Tropical Beauty, but mini Frozen fans will love the new series 2 Frozen Iceland.
Each butterfly comes complete with a docking charger which is shaped like a flower - the butterfly takes it's 'nectar' from the flower to get it's energy and them will magically flap and flutter it's wings. The charger requires 2 AA batteries which are not included.
Ruby loves to hold the fluttering butterfly in her hand and there's also a suction cup which you can stick to the window to hold it an display your collection - how pretty would a host of butterflies look sitting on the window?
See the butterfly fluttering in this video.
Disclosure: We were sent the toy for the purposes of this review.