African Dwarf Frogs are in Cary!
Here at Learning Express, we love African Dwarf Frogs! They are available at Learning Express Cary in self sustaining miniature ecosystems with everything you need. Each tank comes with living gravel, colored gravel and a piece of bamboo, so it’s a miniature ecosystem that is practically self sustaining. Keep reading to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and to learn more about these awesome aquatic creatures!
Want to See the Frogs in Person?
Hop on in to see the African Dwarf Frogs today! Currently, these are only available at our Learning Express Cary location.
African Dwarf Frogs
How big are African Dwarf Frogs?
African Dwarf Frogs are very small. They only weigh a few grams and will grow up to only 3 inches long.
Do African Dwarf Frogs have ears?
African Dwarf Frogs don't have real ears. They have lateral lines that run down the length and underside of the body. This explains how they sense vibrations when they are under the water.
How do the African Dwarf Frogs eat?
African Dwarf Frogs are bottom feeders. They eat their food from the bottom of a body of water.
Can they jump out of the tank?
Yes! African Dwarf Frogs live in water but come to the surface to breathe air. If they are out of water for more than 15 minutes, they can die from dehydration. We recommend leaving an inch of space between the water and the top of the tank. Always keep the lid on so they don't hop out!
How old are these frogs? How long will they live?
The African Dwarf Frogs arrive at the Learning Express around 6 months of age. Their life expectancy is between 3-15 years!
Do the BioSphere tanks require electricity?
The frog BioSpheres do not require any electricity. Since they are self-contained, they don't need any filters.
How does the BioSphere tank work?
The BioSphere tank will clean and condition itself with very little care. Together, all of the elements work in harmony to create a completely filter-free ecosystem habitat. The bamboo plant acts as a natural aerator which provides essential oxygen. The living sand (located under the colorful gravel) acts as a biological filter by converting waste and excess food to nutrients.
Why two frogs? Wouldn't one be easier?
African Dwarf Frogs like companionship. They thrive in clean environments with a playmate they can interact with. Two frogs do not require more care or a larger tank than a single frog.
Is it hard to take care of African Dwarf Frogs? What will I need to do?
Taking care of African Dwarf Frogs can seem intimidating at first, but it's very simple! Included in the care kit is a year's worth of food. African Dwarf Frogs are fed two pellets each, twice a week. It's important to feed the frogs on a routine schedule. Ie. Always Mondays and Fridays.
It is necessary to change the aquarium water once every three months, even if the water appears to be clean.
It is important to only use spring or distilled water in the frog tanks and to make sure it is always kept at room temperature.
African Dwarf Frog BioSpheres must be kept out of direct sunlight.
FIVE REASONS TO HAVE African Dwarf Frogs for PETS!
1. Emerging readers often feel more comfortable reading aloud to a pet.
2. Nurturing a pet is an acceptable way for boys to "parent play"—to practice being caregivers.
3. Feeding and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility.
4. Children with pets display improved impulse control, social skills, and self-esteem.
5. Sharing the love and care of a family pet forges an additional common bond among siblings.
MORE FROM OUR BLOG
Top 10 Toys for Boys
Looking for ridiculously cool toys for the boys in your life? Look no further than this gift guide that’s sure to put a smile on any face! 10.) American Ninja Warrior 90 ft Eagle Zip Line It only takes two trees and the spirit of adventure to start zip line in the back yard all…
Toy Story 4 LEGO Kits
In honor of the fourth installment of the Toy Story movie series due to be released in June, LEGO has created custom Toy Story 4 Sets! They are designed especially for little builders and are recommended for children ages 4+. The sets include Woody and RC (10766), RV Vacation (10769), Carnival Thrill Coaster (10771), Toy…
New LEGO Harry Potter
Travel to LEGO Harry Potter for fun and magical adventures! Gather for a feast in the Great Hall and the sorting ceremony. Join Harry, Hermione and Ron for lots of fun adventures with the new 2018 Lego sets and minifigures. Each finely crafted minifigure comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet…
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego
Excited for the new Star Wars movie coming out this December? Come check out our great selection of Star Wars Legos including the classic Millennium Falcon. This set has over 1200 pieces and includes seven minifigures from the movies. We also offer Legos based on the new Force Awakens characters including Rey, Finn, and…
Advent Calendars are Here
It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are right around the corner, and Learning Express has got you covered. Our Advent Calendars are in stock! And whether you like Lego Friends, Lego City or Star Wars Lego, we are ready. They sell out fast so make sure you get yours early. It is…
Lego Minifigures Series 17 and Brickheadz
Need to up your Lego minifig collection to the next level? Series 17 is out Learning Express has the best selection not only of series 17, but we always stock at least 4 different series of Lego minifigures. What’s your favorite character from this series? The Butterfly Girl? Rocket Man? Let us know in the…
Lego Ninjago Movie Sets
The Ninjago Lego Movie comes out soon, and Learning Express will be ready! We’ve ordered some of the coolest new Lego sets from the movie. We’ve got your first look at some of the new sets coming in August. Here are some of our favorites! Check’em out, and don’t forget to catch the new Lego…
Lego Easter Chick
Lego is one of our favorite things at Learning Express! We also do Easter in a BIG WAY with our BUNNY BUFFET! We were super excited when we got our Lego Easter Chicks in stock. These are great, small Lego sets that fit perfectly in your Easter basket. His wings flap, his head swivels and…
Buy Lego Batman Movie Mini Figures
Learning Express Toys & Gifts has the best selection of mini figures in the USA !! We have the previous 5 releases of mini figures in stock! This is more than any other retailer. Seriously, the Lego Store sends customers to us!! 😀 Please come see our large selection of all Lego including Friends &…
Batman Movie Legos
2017 is here and our new Lego orders are on their way! This year will see many cool Lego sets, including the Batman Lego form the new Batman Lego Movie! Here is a quick glimpse of some of the new sets on their way to Learning Express… The Joker Balloon Escape 70900 Catwoman Catcyle Chase…