About Us

Hello, welcome to Hungry Ruru! 

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda. Our little family live in Albany, Auckland and we have been blessed with two beautiful girls. We started calling our eldest Ruru as a nickname, and she was (and still is) really into her food and would get so messy, hence the business name Hungry Ruru!

I have been working as a dentist before I went on maternity leave to have her, and was supposed to return to work in March but it had to be postponed because of Covid-19. So, during the lockdown an idea had been brewing in my mind.. I was in the midst of online shopping looking for feeding products for Ruru and stumbled upon the colorful world of silicone! I realised the range in NZ was limited at the time, so I knew I had to share.

The idea of starting a business has always been an intriguing and fascinating one to me but I was never brave enough to try nor was there an opportune timing. With dentist work being postponed, I thought to myself 'heh, why not!' I had my husband's support and decided to take the plunge and went for it. Hungry Ruru was born!

Here at Hungry Ruru, we source high quality products and offer them at affordable prices because everybody deserves to use good products that last pretty much forever! I find silicone as a material for baby feeding products amazing because it is child-proof and makes family life just that little bit easier. So, go on and have a browse through the colorful products we have on our website!

A little background - Ruru is a New Zealand native morepork/owl known for its haunting, melancholic call. This sound gives it the Māori name 'ruru'. Hence the owl you see around our page!

1 comment

  • Hi,

    Can you ship to the UK? We have recently moved back here from NZ, and I have been looking everywhere for an eco-friendly, bento-style lunchbox for my kids. The weet box looks like it would be perfect!


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