We have been learning about frogs and singing the 5 little speckled frogs when our friends at Froggy’s Lair sent us their African Dwarf Frog kit! It comes with the sand, gravel, tank, LED light, bamboo plant, frog food and 2 froggies! They are low maintenance and only eats 4 pellets twice a week and water changes suggested at every 3 months. More interesting than goldfish and not much work! A perfect fun beginner pet or gift for a friend.
I did some quick research before receiving them and many frog owners say that they love nooks and places to ‘hide’ so I put a little plastic toy cup inside and they both immediately when into the ‘tunnel’ to hang out and play. It is very relaxing to watch them and a ‘relief’ each morning to see them still alive. They do something funny which is just floating without moving and then suddenly swim quickly. Niko saw them swimming to the top for air and he said UP UP!
Pet adoptions have soared this year as families seek comfort and calm with a non-human companion. Pandemic puppies, cats and even frogs, are a marvelous addition to the household. Froggy’s Lair BioSphere ($69.95) introduces African Dwarf Frogs to children who quickly discover how to nurture these aquatic creatures in a one-gallon tank. It’s the perfect STEM project for youngsters “attending” school from the kitchen table.
Edutaining toy store chain Learning Express recently named Froggy’s Lair as its Science Toy of the Year. Their Top 5 reasons make this low maintenance BioSphere the perfect supplement to the new school year!
- Having two small frogs in the house are ideal for emerging readers who often feel more comfortable reading aloud to a pet.
- Nurturing a pet is an excellent way for kids to “parent play”—to practice being caregivers.
- Feeding and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility.
- Children with pets display improved impulse control, social skills, and self-esteem.
- And lastly, sharing the love and care of a family pet forges an additional common bond among siblings.
“These amazing, nostalgic critters are great as a child’s first pet,” explains Ryp Walters, owner of Froggy’s Lair. “They only need to be fed twice a week and come with a year’s supply of food.” Additionally, “our frogs are sustainably and responsibly raised right here, locally, in the United States.
In addition to the two frogs, the “lair” comes with a living bamboo stalk, bioactive sand, decorative gravel plus several rocks for the tiny frogs to hop or play hide and seek. Each Froggy’s Lair tank cleans and conditions itself with very little care. Together, all elements work in harmony to create a completely filter-free BioSphere habitat.
A BioSphere is a self-regulating ecosystem studied by both scientists and animal-lovers. Using the BioSphere, kids will learn about how an aquatic Nitrogen Cycle system works, which is a STEM concept. The bioactive sand (located under the colorful gravel) acts as a biological filter by converting waste and excess food to nutrients. The enclosed bamboo stalk consumes the nutrients (which discourages algae growth) in addition to acting as a natural aerator (which provides essential oxygen). Check out this video that explains the science behind how the BioSphere habitat works.
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