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Frog Hatchery Deluxe Kit

Ages 8+

Observe the transformation from tadpoles to frogs with this deluxe frog hatchery kit! Includes everything you need for watching live tadpole metamorphosis - including a coupon for live tadpoles to be delivered to your home. Read More

Out of Stock, Expected to Ship: 10/1/2021

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Give your kids the memorable & amazing experience of watching tadpole-to-frog metamorphosis with this deluxe frog hatchery kit!

Using this hands-on science project kit, kids can closely observe the transformation of tiny embryos in the early stage to adult frogs; they'll learn all about the frog lifecycle in a very memorable, hands-on way. 

First, they'll observe tiny live frog embryos developing into frog tadpoles. Then, they'll watch their little tadpoles grow front and back legs, lose their tails, and develop into full-grown frogs!

This frog hatchery kit has an ideal habitat; it comes with a large, clear plastic tank with a removable ventilated cover. Once the tadpoles grow up, it's large enough to keep your adult frogs safe and well. 

Inside this Frog Hatchery Kit, you'll find:

  • special tadpole food for feeding your tadpoles
  • a hand-held magnifier to look closely at your growing critters
  • instructions for raising and caring for your pet frogs
  • a fully pre-paid coupon for 6-10 live frog embryos (redeemable in the continental US, excluding Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii).

You may get either African water frog or leopard frog embryos when you redeem your coupon, depending on where you live and the time of year. (See details below.) African clawed frogs (species Xenopus laevis) live their life entirely in water. Their tadpoles have both gills and lungs so they can breathe in water or at the surface. Leopard frogs (species Rana pipiens) live entirely in water before maturing and live both in water and on land as adults. Their tadpoles have only gills to breathe in water. Adults of both species have only lungs and must come to the surface to breathe.

Frog Development Time

The metamorphosis from tadpole to young frog can take 6-12 weeks. Factors such as live tadpole age upon arrival, water temperature, food, and other habitat conditions can affect their growth rate.

Please note: This item is a living being. We hope your tadpole/frog lives a long, happy life! But there is always a chance its lifespan will end prematurely. Before you buy, consider the possibility of disappointment about the tadpole's/frog's lifespan. Guarantees for lifespan and/or replacements are vendor-specific and noted in each product. PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE FROGS INTO THE WILD. If you are no longer able to care for your frog, we recommend re-homing the frog or contacting PHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine at 866-524-5421 or [email protected]

Our Guarantee

Due to circumstances beyond our control, HST can't guarantee living frog embryos or their growth into adult frogs. However, Nasco, our frog embryo supplier, does guarantee at least one tadpole will arrive alive and in good condition. If all your embryos/tadpoles arrive dead, contact Nasco within 24 hours of delivery to request replacements. Email [email protected].

STATE RESTRICTIONS: Some states have restrictions, which mean customers in restricted states can receive animals only during winter months, November through March. Those restricted states are: California, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington. If you live in one of these states, plan your project for wintertime.


More Information


This Frog Hatchery Deluxe Kit Includes:

  • Deluxe clear habitat (about 1 gallon in size) and removable ventilated cover
  • Fully pre-paid coupon for 6-10 live frog embryos redeemable in continental US except Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii
  • Detailed Home Science Tools instructions for raising and caring for your frogs
  • Special food to feed your frogs from embryo to tadpole to adult (enough for 4-6 months)
  • 3x hand magnifier to see your frog embryos grow and mature into adult frogs


Shipping Restriction: The prepaid frog embryo coupon can only be redeemed in the US states, excluding AK, AZ, HI, OR & UT. Embryos typically arrive 2-6 weeks after you mail the coupon. Severe weather or limited supply may delay shipment.
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