Grow-A-Frog Kit

Grow-A-Frog Kit

# 017139

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Item #: 017139
Grades: PK-AD

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Raising frogs from tadpoles sounds like a fun and educational experience, but if you don't have the time or desire to collect your own and make them a home, consider this kit. The kit was changed for 2015 and now includes a packet with tadpole food, nutri-sand and a postcard to request your tadpole and its new larger habitat. When you receive the packet from us, use the postcard to order the tadpole and its habitat from the supplier (no additional postage is necessary; please note that tadpoles may not be able to be shipped at certain times of the year, due to low temperatures. Cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada). The tadpoles are somewhat transparent so you can see into their bodies and even watch their heart beat. In 6-8 weeks the tadpole undergoes metamorphosis into an adult frog. The habitat and supplies provide the right balance of algae and other microorganisms to keep the frog healthy. Food is also included with a serving spoon to nourish all the way through metamorphosis. A Fun & Fact handbook gives detailed instructions, shares interesting facts about your new pet, and answers common questions. Once the frog has developed, you can send in for "stage two food" and a larger habitat if you wish. Frogs have an average life span of five years. ~ Rachel S.

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Three Rivers of Brooksville
0.6 (lbs.)
9.0" x 3.5" x 4.0"
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Had one when I was little
Liz W on Dec 5, 2018
Homeschool curriculum
Jacki V on Mar 12, 2018
Had one when I was little
Liz W on Dec 5, 2018
it looks like loads of fun for my adventure seeking students
mary b on Sep 20, 2018
Homeschool curriculum
Jacki V on Mar 12, 2018
looks cool
Rhylee V on Dec 30, 2017
My daughter asked for it for christmas
Kim F on Nov 17, 2017
We have had several grow a frogs over the years, some have lived 10+years, love them!!
Leah H on Nov 3, 2017
My 7 year old grandaughter will love it
Judith G on Oct 30, 2017
for our preschool children for animal planet week
Michele M on Aug 11, 2017
I chose this kit and company because of good reviews. My son is doing this for a merit badge and if the frog lives we have someone will care for it when he is finished.
Jane L on Jul 22, 2017
A birthday gift for my grandson, who wants his own pet.
Peggy F on Jul 7, 2017
for a pet and lesson in life cycle of frog
Linda D on Jun 28, 2017
For my homeschooled high schooler as part of his Field Biology work for science in August.
Brooke on Jun 15, 2017
For an in class project.
Diana H on May 27, 2017
My daughter wants to grow a frog
Becky H on May 21, 2017
We chose this item as a science experience for our 2 year old classroom
janet s on May 3, 2017
Have used it in the past with excellent results.
Frank M on May 1, 2017
heard about this amazing process
Christy B on Apr 20, 2017
I have two children and I thought this could be a fun project we get to experience together as a family, as well as a good learning opportunity for them to keep their minds/knowledge expanding. We love hands on learning in our household!
Ashley S on Apr 17, 2017
This is for a 1st classroom pet
Kimberly M on Apr 13, 2017
I'm hoping my 9 year old grandson will have fun watching the frog grow and be able to then keep him as a pet.
Lisa B on Feb 1, 2017
We love frogs! My first grader will enjoy this tremendously while studying animals.
Jozlyn S on Nov 13, 2015
Because my granddaughter said that she wants to give it to her teacher for her birthday.
Anita F on Oct 3, 2015
it looks like loads of fun for my adventure seeking students
mary b on Sep 20, 2018
looks cool
Rhylee V on Dec 30, 2017
what is the best way to feed the frogs? We drop the pellet in the tank, and most of the time the frog doesn't see it and it falls to the bottom. Do they forage into the rocks we have on the bottom to eat later?
P on Nov 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Here is an answer from a Rainbow staff person who has successfully raised these frogs for a number of years:

I’m not sure what breed these frogs are for “Grow a Frog”. The frogs may forage for the pellets. Can’t guarantee.

I did a lot of research thru the years and here’s my results:
Mine are African Dwarf frogs. I bought a food called Frog & Tadpole. I had to buy it thru Amazon.

The pellets are too large for my smaller aquatic frogs, so I cut each pellet into 3-4 smaller pieces with embroidery scissors. I try to get 2-3 pieces in them (actually see them eat). I let the pellets float at the top of the tank until the frogs see them. Sometimes I tap the top of the tank so they start to pay attention. Sometimes they come to the top and get the cut up pieces. Other times, I push the pieces of food down to their faces and they catch them. Yes, my one remaining African Dwarf frog (Jerry is going on 8 years old now. Ben passed away last winter at 7 years old.) will catch them in his mouth if he sees them coming. It’s cute and funny to watch. But you have to take your time and be patient when you feed them this way.
Does the tadpole come separately?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. A voucher is included in the package that you can electronically submit or snail-mail in. I can't remember if there was a small fee for shipping.
Can you just buy the tadpoles and food, already have the aquarium?
bobbevb on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe so, but that is great if you have the aquarium because the one it comes with is a tiny square plastic one, it would be wonderful to have a bigger one!
Can I release this frog to our outdoor pond once it grows?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the research we did, it is not advisable. More from a not-introducing-invasive-species point of view than safety of the frog, which would probably do just fine. We found out, (after ordering) that they are illegal to own, without a permit, in the following states: Arizona, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington state.
What species of frog are these tadpoles?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It actually doesn't say anywhere in the kit, or on the company's website that we could find, but I did some research (because we had wanted to know too), and it seems they are African Clawed Frogs.
How long does it take for you to get your tapole after placing an order?
A shopper on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: WE recieved our tadpole about a week after I sent in the certificate.
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Great gift
We bought one of these tadpoles when our children were growing up and the frog lived for over ten years. It was an amazing east to care for pet.

So we bought one for our grandson’s 7th birthday. He loves it. The tadpole arrived shortly after the coupon was mailed and our grandson has been enjoying watching it sprout legs. Wonderful opportunity for learning. Would buy another.

November 28, 2018
1 year ago
The students really enjoyed it
May 5, 2018
1 year ago
I did not think this one through...
I thought this would be a fun biology lesson. You get the plastic box (no dome) and order your tadpole. It comes quick. At first it is fun. Then you need stage 2 food, and a dome...well once you realize you have to order it and pay shipping you might as well buy an upgrade tank. They send that with a 2nd free froglet. Now you have 2. They grow fast...they are dirty and need either spring water or special water crystals. You then learn they are African Clawed Aquatic frogs not native. They live a loooonnnngggg time and get big. Now we have 2 frogs that we do not want and have no way to get rid of them so we continue along. They do make great frog-o-vision for our cat.

Get butterflies instead. You will thank me I swear.
September 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
My grandbabies love watch the grow a frog. Everyday they go to Sammy and say good morning sammy.
June 1, 2017
over 2 years ago
We love our Grow a Frog Currently we are on our 2nd one; first one died after about 4 weeks but Grow a Frog has a great guarantee so we got a 2nd tadpole for free It is very easy to set up & take care of while being very educational and just down-right neat! Currently our 2nd tadpole has back legs & front leg buds
December 24, 2012
I ordered this kit for my kids (7 & 4) to learn about the life cycles of frogs We sent away for our tadpole and waited and waited for it to come Since we live in S FL we had to wait for a cool day to come before they would ship our tadpole After weeks of waiting it arrived We followed all the instructions and all was well But after 2 weeks our tadpole started to look sick It died a few days later I emailed customer service and they said another tadpole would be sent right away After several weeks went by and many cool days I began to wonder where our tadpole was I emailed them again and they apologized They said they would send another The day I was suppose to get it passed They apologized again and said one was on the way Well we did get our tadpole Unfortunately it was floating belly up and died that night I emailed again asking if this was normal They did not answer my questions about the survival rate of the tadpoles Instead they said they would upgrade my tadpole tank and send me 2 tadpoles free of charge! They should of been here 3 days ago (the weather is cool as well) but again they did not arrive So to sum it up it has been about four months and we have no tadpoles The only thing my kids learned about was death
December 31, 2011
Where do I begin? First of all the customer service at Grow-A-Frog is fabulous The most important service they offer is a way for you to send the frog (or frogs) back when you've had your fill of African Clawed Frogs You really shouldn't dump them in your local waterwayBut now to the important stuff These frogs can and do live over twenty years They get very large--if you're going to keep it go ahead and get yourself at least a ten gallon tank that you need only clean once a month rather than changing out the water in Grow-A-Frogs' 1 or 5 gallon tank You are buying a living creature and living creatures take time and money Not so much time for me now that I have a tank that only needs to be cleaned once a month or so but I've been surprised at the hidden costs--two tanks(and the one I currently have isn't really big enough but I cannot afford a larger one right now) gravel filter cartridges water purifier food heater The good thing is they really are low maintenance (once you have a real tank with pump and filter) They would prefer heated water but can survive without it (I bought my heater for the fish we put in with them) They can co-exist with fish but fish are more delicate so you'll have to clean the water and gravel a little more often All in all the learning experience has been good but it's been more economic than scientific in nature
February 10, 2010
My son got one of these for his third birthday It lived until my son was ten We got a smaller frog two years later so Fred the frog would have a friend A warning to anyone who might do the same thing It became a new learning opportunity about the food chain when he ate his friend He also ate goldfish It grew quite large and would come to the surface of his 10 gallon tank and nibble on fingers
January 25, 2009

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