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.
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.
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.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Get butterflies instead. You will thank me I swear.
over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago