Disclosure: We were provided with a Froggy’s Lair Kit for our review.
Have I ever shared my love of frogs with you? I. LOVE. FROGS. I don’t know what it is about frogs but I’ve always been drawn to the cute little amphibians. Having tadpoles was always something I wanted, especially when I had kids so that they can watch the process of metamorphosis just like they do with their caterpillar kits.
Throughout the years I have had my share of froggies. I always had a couple of African Dwarf frogs in my aquarium, but had to stop purchasing them because they happen to be excellent jumpers and seemed to easily find the air vent in the aquarium and end up on the living room floor. In my 20s I had a smaller tank with 10 African Dwarf frogs and somehow taught them to eat from my fingers as they lounged lazily on top of the lily pad decor I had set up for them (if you do this, make sure the water level is low so they can’t jump out.)
Introducing: Froggy’s Lair
More recently I learned about Froggy’s Lair and knew I – I mean my kids, had to have one. Froggy’s Lair has made it easy to set up and raise your own African Dwarf frogs in a very simple and educational setting. Froggy’s Lair has created a biosphere system that includes sand, gravel, bamboo, and of course two frogs for the habitat. This system is a semi-self sustaining system that needs minimal care, no electricity, filters, or water heaters. The sand and gravel work to filter the water naturally, while the bamboo plant helps filter organic waste and provides nutrients, and helps stabilize pH balance in the mini-ecosystem. In a world where kids are online ALL the time during distance learning, I love that Froggy’s Lair has made it possible to not only bring the classroom into our homes but also give the kids a hands-on science project which teaches them responsibility and empathy. Check out this video to see the science behind Froggy’s Lair.
Our frogs, Yoda and Sushi, made the trip from the Froggy’s Lair headquarters safely and Yoda began croaking the very next morning. Listen to Yoda’s requests (volume up!) –
That was the morning after setup. The very next day, the top of our tank was filled with hundreds of eggs! This experience is not typical. In all my years of owning African Dwarf frogs, I have never heard croaking or seen eggs being laid. My children were able to be a part of the entire process and thoroughly enjoy observing their pets in their habitat.
Cleaning Your Froggy’s Lair Habitat
To clean your Froggy’s Lair, you simply swap out the water with purified or distilled water every three months. You don’t have to worry about traditional filters or any other supplies aside from food- which is supplied from Froggy’s Lair for about a year. African Dwarf frogs don’t need a lot of food- two pellets per frog every few days is enough to sustain them. If you over feed them you run the risk of not only harming your frogs but also creating a polluted habitat.
What if they … croak…?
If your frogs don’t make it – whether in transit or up to 30 days of your purchase, Froggy’s Lair will help you through the process of replacing your frogs. If your bamboo doesn’t make it, then you can easily replace it with any 4″ bamboo you can find at your local florist or nursery.
Do we love Froggy’s Lair!? You betcha! It’s fun, easy, and educational. And at about $70 for the entire setup which includes the habitat, sand, gravel, bamboo, and light, plus the two frogs and a year’s worth supply of food, I would say this is the easiest “one-stop shopping” experience.
Buy Your Own Froggy’s Lair
You can purchase your own Froggy’s Lair by visiting their site. They have a variety of gravel colors to choose from and two styles of habitats. We received the Octogan Biosphere but they also have an original bio-sphere as well.