I have to tell you all about the newest member of our family: our Dino Pet! You might be thinking: What exactly is a Dino Pet? If you ask my 3 1/2 yr old son Sekou what it is, he'd likely tell you that it is his "magical Brachiosaurus" whom he's named Big Blue.
After moving to our new home in August, we transitioned Sekou into a "big boy" dinosaur-themed bedroom; as per his request. Once I saw the Dino Pet online, I knew it would be the perfect component to compliment all of Sekou's new dinosaur decor; part pet and part ambiance all in one! However, you don't need to have a dino-themed room to welcome this little miracle into your home! And, best yet, the Dino Pet also doubles as a science experiment; introducing us to bioluminescence and photosynthesis!
I was quite impressed upon our Dino Pet's arrival. All of the pet's three components and instructional guide were over-nighted by BioPop in a perfectly secure and impeccably logo'd shipping box. Upon arrival, we unpacked the box and followed the easy-to-read instructions to encourage a glow within our new friend. It's as simple as: Fill -> Feed -> Observe! Just like a human, the Dino Pet has a circadian rhythm (a sleep-wake cycle). Just like any other pet, our Dino Pet enjoys light and rest and he even eats (fed weekly)!
While Sekou loves to touch Big Blue and help us *lightly* shake him to illuminate his pet, my husband and I ended up adding a corner shelf to our son's room, where Big Blue now resides. After all, the suggested age is 5+ to prevent Dino-abuse (i.e. excessive shaking).
Keep in mind though that it is critical to read the instructions immediately so that you can set him up promptly and understand how to care for him. However, I've got to say that Big Blue has to be the lowest maintenance member of our entire household! Our nightly "rotating" of our Dino Pet and his weekly feedings are now part of our Coppock household ritual! Sekou just loves his living bioluminescent pet and I'm sure your children (big or small) would be equally enthralled!
I’m Laura – wife, mommy and coffee lover! Im so excited to be the new face of MoCo Housewives and connect with you.
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