Low Maintenance Aquarium With Two African Dwarf Frogs Captures Learning Express Science Toy Of The Year
Aurora, CO (September 17, 2020) – 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.”
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. 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 enclosed bamboo stalk consumes the nutrients which discourages algae growth.
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.
Rocks, bioactive sand, gravel, and tanks are made in the US, along with cardboard, bags and instructions. Frogs are sustainably and responsibly raised in the US.
Whether you buy your BioSphere at a retail store or order it online, your kit comes with everything you need including two frogs—just add water! The company has a very generous guarantee. If you should have a casualty in the first few weeks, most likely due to the stress of transition, the company will replace the frogs at no cost.
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.
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). The bamboo plant feeds off nutrients produced by the bioactive sand and in turn produces oxygen.
What’s a frog’s lifespan? African Dwarf Frogs live anywhere between 2 and 7 years and will not grow any larger than 1-2 inches in size. Find these amazing kits at neighborhood toy, education and gift retailers.
Froggy’s Lair BioSphere • Ages 5+ • $69.95
Each one-gallon tank comes with a live bamboo stalk, bioactive sand, colored gravel plus several decorative rocks, so it’s a miniature ecosystem that is practically self-sustaining. African Dwarf Frogs are very small. They only weigh a few grams and will grow to barely the length of a pinky finger. Each BioSphere is a complete aquatic ecosystem, which means kids (or mom) need only change the water every three months and feed these swimming, peaceful, amazing African Dwarf Frogs two times per week!
ABOUT FROGGY’S LAIR
Our commitment is to provide our customers with products that bring us closer to nature, connect us with the outdoors, foster personal engagement with one another, and encourage adventure and knowledge. We want our family and yours to be able to share the same enthusiasm, curiosity, and appreciation that we had as kids – in a responsible and affordable manner. We continue to develop new products with this vision and, hopefully, get dirty from time to time doing so. For more information, visit www.FroggysLair.com.