I’ve never been much of a pets person because I just don’t have the extra time to bathe, walk and fully care for a family pet at this point. That doesn’t mean that I don’t want my kids to have pets to care for and love, it just means I want to make sure they are old enough to care for them with minimal help from me before I commit to adding to our household. When I heard about Wild Creations African Dwarf water frogs and the minimal care required to maintain them, I knew they were the perfect solution for our family pet.
Since Wild Creations ships the African Dwarf frogs with their own self-contained aquatic ecosystem, the care and maintenance of the African Dwarf water frogs is really hassle-free. All kids have to do it feed them twice a week and then have adult help while changing the water four times a year, and the rest of the time the African Dwarf frogs are self-sufficient in their aquarium habitat and incredibly fun to watch swim and leap frog around the tank. The frogs are only about an inch long when sitting, so even though the tank is small, they still have plenty of room to swim and explore their habitat freely by diving, swimming and climbing with each other.
What is really cool is that Wild Creations ships everything you need (with the exception of the water) right to your door via 2 day shipping so you can start enjoying your new pets right away. And, setting up your own African Dwarf habitat is easy and only takes about 30 minutes with the full kit and instructions that takes you through each step. The African Dwarf kit includes two live frogs, a year’s supply of food, the tank, lid and base, and then the live and decorative gravel, bamboo plant and rock to make a great looking home for your new pets.
Now that the frogs are all set up in their new home, there is little more to do but slip in the food pellets twice a week to keep them and your kids happy for months. Once the water gets murky, you simply remove the water from the tank and refill with clean spring water. If you’re like me and don’t even want to change the water every 3 months, you can simply get a fresh water snail right from Wild Creations or from a local pet store and let it do the cleaning for you, reducing the number of times you have to clean the tank even further.
I really love that the tank is small enough to fit just about anywhere, including on a small counter or desk top, so you can easily find room in even the smallest apartment or office. And, since the care is minimal, it’s the perfect pet for the young, the old, and just about everyone in between. Not only are they fun to watch swim and play, they are the perfect way to introduce pets into the house and teach responsibility while learning about frogs and aquatic life.
Not only does Wild Creations offer some really cool products (with more to be released throughout 2010!), they also have one of the best customer service teams anywhere. From the initial tracking number so you can make sure you are home when your new pet arrives, all the way to answering any and all questions you may encounter along the way, I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. When I ran into a small problem with the starter kit, their customer service got back to me within the day and then not only emailed, but also offered to contact me by phone. Quick diagnosing on their part and by the end of the call we not only had figured out the problem, they had a solution for me that involved them sending a package out overnight. Clearly, Wild Creations stands behind every thing they sell, and their customer service is one of the best I have ever worked with because of it.
I would highly recommend the Wild Creations EcoAquarium with African Dwarf Frogs for any non-pet households, offices and even for teachers who want the enjoyment of pets without a large weekly time commitment. Easy to maintain, fun to watch, and a great learning tool – it really doesn’t get any better than that!
We also have a special discount code for $10 off that you can use at Wild Creations until July 31st! Simply order the Jewel Starter Kit style (retail price $39.99) and enter "BLOGGER" (case sensitive) at checkout to receive $10 off! (FYI, you can order other items too, but at least one Jewel Starter Kit must be in the order to get the discount.)
And now for the Giveaway...
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On June 25th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US addresses only, please.
Winner, Winner! This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to Madeline who said:
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A huge thank you to Wild Creations for sending us their Classic EcoAquarium Starter Kit for review and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no type of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.