Shipping Note: The tadpoles for these kits cannot be sent to Canada. Tadpoles can't be shipped to Nevada, Oregon, Montana, or Hawaii unless you have a permit. Typically you will receive your tadpole 2-3 weeks after you mail the coupon. However, severe weather may delay shipment for several weeks as tadpoles are only shipped when the temperature is 32-75°F.
The popular Grow-a-Frog kit is an excellent way to learn about frog metamorphosis!
This kit contains everything you need to watch a tadpole grow into a baby froglet. Just send in the pre-paid postcard that comes with your kit and in a few weeks (depending on weather) you will receive a live see-through tadpole. Over the next 4-8 weeks your tadpole will grow legs and lose its tail as it becomes a frog.
This Grow-a-Frog kit comes with a pre-paid postcard to send in for one tadpole (guaranteed to live), a Fun & Fact Handbook for learning about raising your tadpole, a clear tadpole habitat for raising the tadpole to a froglet, and food. Not only will your kids get to watch the amazing process of metamorphosis, they will also learn to be responsible caring for a living animal.
Your Grow-a-Frog tadpole is of the species Xenopus laevis, or African clawed frog. This frog lives its life entirely in water. Tadpoles of this species have transparent skin so you can see through its body and even watch its heart beat! Tadpoles have both gills and lungs so they can breathe in water or at the surface. Frogs have only lungs and must come to the surface to breathe.
African clawed frogs can live for several years and can grow to 3-5". The small habitat that comes with your Grow-a-Frog is suitable only until the tadpole becomes a young froglet (has legs, arm, and shorter tail). At this stage we recommend one of our Critter Habitats to provide a larger home for your frog.
Development time: Metamorphosis from tadpole to young frog can take 4-8 weeks. Factors such as tadpole age upon arrival and water temperature, food, and other habitat conditions can affect their growth rate.
Lifetime Guarantee: Three Rivers, the manufacturer of this product has an incredible guarantee! First, they guarantee your Grow-a-Frog tadpole will arrive healthy and that it will undergo metamorphosis or they will replace it absolutely free. Once your frog completes metamorphosis they offer a unique lifetime guarantee--to ensure your total satisfaction they will send a free replacement froglet at any time for just $3 to cover shipping and handling. Get your Grow-a-Frog today!