Webkinz shop codes are used to purchase virtual animals, virtual clothing or virtual room items, either singly or in bundles, for play all across the Webkinz electronic gaming worlds. The codes are available for purchase through the Ganz website. Webkinz plush animals purchased from retailers also include secret shop codes.
Each game world has a different theme, including hamster architects and flying pigs. Some Webkinz games promote learning. Common themes include saving and spending virtual money, playing well with others in an online environment, and caring for virtual pets. Webkinz, Jr. is also available for preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 6.