I received a Froggy’s Lair Biosphere for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Pet adoptions have soared this year as families look to add comfort and calm with non-human companions during these unprecedented times. My own family got a pandemic puppy after putting off getting a dog for YEARS. Now we are proud to have added pandemic frogs to our family! The Froggy’s Lair BioSphere introduces African Dwarf Frogs to children who quickly discover how to nurture these aquatic creatures in an easy to manage one-gallon tank. It’s the perfect STEM project for youngsters right from the kitchen table while also making a perfect family gift for the holidays. Meet our very own Fred and George!
The famous 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.
Mine arrived through the mail in perfect condition with no problems at all. In addition to the two frogs, the “lair” comes with a live bamboo stalk, bioactive sand, colored gravel plus several decorative rocks so the tiny frogs to swim or play hide and seek.
Kids take in a science lesson every time they pass the BioSphere! They quickly discover that African Dwarf Frogs like companionship. They thrive in clean environments with a playmate they can interact with. Two frogs do not require any more care or a larger tank than a single frog.
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. The brown sand that is included in each purchase is actually bioactivated sand that manages the chemical levels in the water (the most important factor for keeping any aquarium clean and healthy). Then you have a choice of colors for the stones. The bamboo plant feeds off nutrients produced by the bioactive sand and in turn produces oxygen. The water will be a little bit cloudy the first few days but don’t worry as it clears up crystal clear in no time!
African Dwarf Frogs live anywhere between 2 and 7 years and will not grow any larger than 1-2 inches in size. That sounds to me like the perfect lifespan for a child’s pet! The picture below show ours with clear water and the light on.
We keep Fred and George in our busiest room so we see them all day long, every day. All 3 of my girls are fascinated by them even over a month later! Find these amazing kits at neighborhood toy, education and gift retailers and these literally make the PERFECT holiday gifts as they are educational, fun and something kids will enjoy every single day!