The 10 Best FurReal Friends

Updated May 16, 2018 by Quincy Miller

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you're not ready to make your child responsible for a living animal (and let's face it, you'd end up doing all of the work) then giving him or her a FurReal Friend is a smart compromise. They make sounds and engage with children, letting them feel as if they have a real creature in their care — and even better, you'll never have to walk it, pick up after it, or rush it to the vet. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best furreal friend on Amazon.

10. StarLily, My Magical Unicorn

If your child's interests tend towards the fantastical, then StarLily, My Magical Unicorn is a good choice. While she's capable of a variety of sounds and movements, your kid may be most enthralled by her hair, which offers endless opportunities for brushing and braiding.
  • moves in response to music
  • horn lights up in different colors
  • requires use of an app
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model B0450
Weight 5.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

9. Pom Pom My Baby Panda

Pom Pom My Baby Panda is so cute that you may find yourself playing with her when your child isn't looking — or you may feel the need to bottle-feed her for nostalgia's sake once your little one graduates to solid food (don't worry, your secret's safe with us).
  • wiggles her legs when she eats
  • talks to other furreal friends
  • doesn't offer much replay value
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model A7275
Weight 2.4 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Flurry, My Baby Snow Leopard

If your child has been asking for a ski trip and you don't have the time right now, you can at least give her Flurry, My Baby Snow Leopard. She walks toward a person when they shake her rattle, making a kid feel like they have a constant companion.
  • head and legs can be positioned
  • snores when left alone
  • not sturdy enough for rough play
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model B2953
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. Torch My Blazing Dragon

Sometimes real-life pets just don't cut it. If your kid needs something a bit more magical, Torch My Blazing Dragon is a cute little monster who breathes mist when a child touches his charm or strokes him, and he comes with a color-changing treat.
  • an adorable sneeze
  • blinks his eyes
  • gets clothes wet
Brand Hasbro
Model 630509475247
Weight 10 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

6. Piper, My Dancing Penguin

If you've always wanted your very own penguin — but aren't interested in paying exorbitant ice bills — then Piper, My Dancing Penguin is a good compromise. She waddles around like a real flightless bird, and good luck not laughing when you watch her dance.
  • incredibly soft fur
  • helps encourage toddlers to walk
  • noises get annoying quickly
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model B1088AS0
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

5. Treat Time Frankie

Treat Time Frankie isn't too proud to beg, as every time you press on him, he requests a few licks from his ice cream cone. It's incredibly endearing, but just make sure your little ones don't start trying to share their Ben & Jerry's with every pooch they encounter.
  • easy for toddlers to carry
  • makes a variety of happy sounds
  • body is too hard to cuddle with
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model B3003AS0
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Daisy Plays-With-Me

Daisy Plays-With-Me is just as responsive and silly as a real kitten and has true-to-life features, like piercing green eyes and textured paws. When you hold her toy in front of her, she stands on her hind legs, purrs and even pounces.
  • meows a song when you press her paw
  • easy to turn on and off
  • well-made and durable
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model A2003
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Li'l Big Paws Sneezy Kiki

As you might expect from the name, Li'l Big Paws Sneezy Kiki sneezes when you squeeze her, so if you've ever wanted to adopt a marsupial with allergies, now's your chance. Each "achoo" is pretty adorable, though, and your little one will likely be endlessly amused.
  • easy to pack for trips
  • good size for little hands
  • makes slurping sound while drinking
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model B3002AS0
Weight 12 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Li'l Big Paws DJ Howler

Looking like an adorable Siberian Husky pup, the Li'l Big Paws DJ Howler makes many of the same sounds that you'd get from the real thing, including barks and howls. He comes with a cup for feeding time, so unlike an actual husky, you can get him to be quiet occasionally.
  • perfect for cuddling
  • ships with 2 aa batteries
  • good budget option
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model A9699AS0
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Cuddles My Giggly Monkey

She's on the expensive side, but Cuddles My Giggly Monkey gives you lots of bang for all those bucks, as she's capable of generating over 100 responses. She also makes fun monkey sounds, and can tell when she's upside-down or swinging through the air.
  • realistic hands and feet
  • auto-sleep feature saves batteries
  • cute little banana bottle
Brand Fur Real Friends
Model A1650
Weight 3.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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Last updated on May 16, 2018 by Quincy Miller

Quincy is a writer who was born in Texas, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his life-long dream of someday writing a second page to one of his screenplays.


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