Tuesday, June 15, 2010

You want a pet, but you don't.

So your kids keep asking you for a pet, but you don't want a pet.  Cats and dogs are expensive and need a lot of attention.  Birds are kinda messy and squawk a lot.  Snakes and other reptiles are totally out of the question for obvious reasons.  And a pony, yeah, your place isn't really set up for a pony.

The answer - FROGS! (African Dwarf frogs to be specific)
Wild Creations EcoAquariums ($39) are the perfect "meet in the middle" for folks that want a pet that doesn't take up much real estate in the home, requires little maintenance, and is super inexpensive to care for.  Oh, and they are pretty darn cute as well.

What is an EcoAquarium?  It's basically a self-sufficient, self-maintaining little aquatic ecosystem, where all elements work perfectly together.  With little to no upkeep.

Thanks to Wild Creations, we recently added two cute little frogs, Sally and Sam, to our family.  The set-up was a breeze, we only have to feed the little guys about twice a week, and they provide so much entertainment and joy to our family.

No worries either, these little guys absolutely will not escape their tank and start hopping around the house.  The plastic cube, their home, comes with a tight fitting lid that has one little hole (seriously little), where you simply drop the food into the tank.  It could not get easier.


As a parent, I love them because they really haven't added any chores to my already packed schedule.  No cleaning of the tank (ok, you actually have to change the water every 3 months), and we can even safely leave for the weekend and just feed them when we return (no pet sitter needed for these guys)!

Wild Creations safely next day ship your frogs to your home.  All you need to do is make sure you will be home to receive them and have room temperature spring water handy to assemble the kit.

They are my kind of pet!

GET YOUR OWN (with a coupon)!  Visit Wild Creations to pick up a EcoAquairum. Use coupon code "BLOGGER" are receive $10 off your purchase of a jewel started kit.  Discount good through July 31st, 2010.

WIN ONE!  We're giving one Simple reader a Classic EcoAquarium Starter Kit! To enter, visit Wild Creations, look around, and leave us a comment letting us know something you find interesting about the company and why an EcoAquarium would be perfect for you.

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each)
  • Tweet this giveaway:  visit @simplereviews to win a Classic EcoAquarium! http://tinyurl.com/2ftjsh6
  • Become a fan (or already be a fan) of SIMPLE on Facebook
  • "like" the official Facebook fan page of Wild Creations.
  • Subscribe to the Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog".
  • Subscribe to the Wild Creations frogblog.
GIVEAWAY ENDS JUNE 28th, open to US shipping addresses only.

emilysignature

88 comments:

  1. I just looked around on the Wild Creations site. Do they actually mail the frogs to you if you order online? It seems to suggest they do but I'm having a hard time imagining how that would work and be safe for the frogs?

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  2. Cute idea! I love it. I've been taking care of 5 fish that have become boring to the rest of the family, this would be a neat way to excite them all over again! I really like how they make it so easy!

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  3. I love that they are a gren compnay and help teach about the environment. I want this aquariam because my son loves animals and this would be a good way to see how they live

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  4. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/16247188837

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  5. subscibe to Wild creations on You tube(irishmellanhead)

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  6. Well, we have a few aquariums of fish and fresh water snails so having one just for the kids would be sweet! I love the selection of stuff they have in their new pdf catalog. Pretty much anything from aquatics to astronmy....very cool!

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  7. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16256235146

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  8. Wild Creations(TM) employs about 30 people and is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, SC and we would love the Jewel Starter Kit - All in One Package is perfect for us

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  9. I checked out the site. Sounds great. The hermit crab my son had lost his attention quickly since they only move around at night. We just raised some tadpoles into frogs, but it is time for them to return to the pond. This could be our next adventure.
    wendyw329 at aol dot com

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  10. I love, love, love that they employ 6 people with disabilities! My 2 year old would LOVE this. He picks up little pieces of dirt and tells me he found a little teeny froggy when we are out in the yard. This would be perfect for him!

    jnieset@yahoo.com

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  11. I also like to know they emply locals with disabilities, that is wonderful. Since we just had a baby, and my boys really want a dog, this would be a great pet until we are ready for a dog!

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  12. i visited the website, and liked that there are a few different sizes and options to choose from. i love that it could be used at home or in the classroom, too. i think this would be great for us and our 4 year old BOY--what boy doesn't love frogs??!! it would be great, too, since i apprently killed our beta fish--a pet that's supposed to last forever!

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  13. i'm a simple fan on FB.

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  14. I learned that the partnered with the Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. They sound like a wonderful company who reaches out to their community!

    The frogs would be perfect for our house because my son loves watching water critters, but I don't need any pets that require a TON of work! Something with minimal needs would be great for him to care for.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I'm a Facebook fan.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  16. And I liked Wild Creations on FB. Thanks!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love these aquariums! They have a great website- I loved the selection. The ones I've seen in local stores are nearly as attractive as these cubes. My 5 year old brother wants a pet- this would be perfect.

    rex reading robot at gmail dot com

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  18. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/RexRobotReviews/status/16466671083

    rex reading robot at gmail dot com

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  19. "liked" the official Facebook fan page of Wild Creations (Julia S.)

    rex reading robot at gmail dot com

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  20. Subscribed to the Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog" with RexRobotReviews

    rex reading robot at gmail dot com

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  21. Subscribed to the Wild Creations frogblog with Rex Robot Reviews

    rex reading robot at gmail dot com

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  22. My sons each have a fish and I have been trying to find something for my daughter to have as a pet and this looks perfect!

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  23. It's interesting that they've partnered with the Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. An EcoAquarium would be perfect for us because my daughter has been begging for a pet like a lizard or frog for the past month, and she really wants this!

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  24. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/16586177947

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  25. I subscribe to the Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog". My username is maddiem6.

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  26. I'm a fan of SIMPLE on Facebook. My username is shala.darkstone.

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  27. I "like" the official Facebook fan page of Wild Creations. My username is shala.darkstone.

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  28. I subscribe to the Wild Creations frogblog.

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  29. I've spent lots of time on the Wild Creations site and I love it!! I've learnt so much like Wild Creations wants to help you raise money. If you have a club of organization that would like to sell our products to make some cash
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  30. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/16647945297
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  31. I'm a of SIMPLE on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  32. I "like" the official Facebook fan page of Wild Creations (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  33. I subscribe to the Wild Creations YouTube channel zanesmommy02072008
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  34. I like that they only hire employees who truly care for the animals. I think this would be a great way to teach my son how everything in the world relies on something for life and we have to work together for a better world.

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  35. Wild Creations sounds like a great company, responsible with the environment and with diversity.
    What a great idea for families who want pets but have allergies!

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  36. Am a Simple fan on FB. Oh, my address is melis415@yahoo.com - goes w/ the previous post too. :)

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  37. It seems like a really great company that offerrs many things for home and school use, with education built right in! We already have enough pets in our household, but I'd love to ive this to my little brothers :)

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  38. We raise and release tadpoles every year. My son always asks if we can keep the frogs. He would absolutely LOVE this, it would be perfect for our family.

    thanks for the chance!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  39. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/16849135270

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  40. i'm a facebook fan!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  41. i like Wild Creations on facebook!

    tree tiemeyer

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  42. i subscribed to the Youtube channel
    patchouligirl91

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  43. i'm subscribed to the frogblog via goolger reader!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  44. I think it is AWESOME that Wild Creations began working with the Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board in May to help produce the companies Miniature Eco Aquariums. I would love to win this for my daughter because she has Autism and she LOVES animals.

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  45. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/16877823901

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  46. "like" the official Facebook fan page of Wild Creations (Shanna Bailes)

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  47. •Subscribe to the Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog" (slbailes69)

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  48. I like the jellyfish lampquarium.

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  49. Subscribe to the Wild Creations frogblog.

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  50. I subscribe to the Wild Creations Frog Blog

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  51. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/SusanFobes/statuses/16878108514

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  52. They are one green company!!! LA and Boatboy would love this for their big boy room and there is no work involved for me!!! Pick me!!

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  53. I find it interesting these are used in classrooms. I would like this because I want a pet but with a baby hubby won't let me get one cause of the extra work

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  54. http://twitter.com/SAPsMaMa/status/17093831893

    tweet

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I'm a fan of simple on facebook

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  56. liked wild creations on facebook

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I'm subscribed to wild creations youtube

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  58. I follow wild creations frog blog

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I love that they employ local special needs people.

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  60. I love that the idea for this business blossomed at......... a pizza place! LOL! I think this would be great for my daughters (ages 3 and 5) because they are absolutely intrigued by the world around them and this would also help them have some responsibility for a living creature without it being TOO much of a responsibility.

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  61. BlogFrog Blog Follower (following publicly on GFC)

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  62. Your newest FB fan (will confirm privately so my full name isn't on here)

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  63. Neat giveaway! :) We live in a condo and so this would be a perfect addition to our already condo-sized pets, hermit crabs! :) How great to hear that Wild Creations takes care to hire people who disabilities.

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  64. I like that they are concerned about the planet. I would love this for my nephew because he is at the age where his curiosity is huge and I know he would love the frogs. He could learn so much.

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  65. tweeted http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/17250101512

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  66. I like Wild creations on FB

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  67. I subscribed to Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog

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  68. My daughter would LOVE this. It would be a perfect pet for us because we already have fish and a ghecko living in her room and they help her not feel lonely at night so she sleeps better. What I like about their site is that they have links to educational resources on frogs. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

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  69. fan of simple on facebook crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

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  70. fan of wild creations on facebook crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

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  71. I found out that do to the weather they only are shipping priority over night fedex for the animals safety. I think these would be great in teaching my kids how to take care of something and watch it grow. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  72. facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds)

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  73. fan of wild creations on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  74. i tweeted http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/17264151514

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  75. I think it is really interesting that they conduct their business based on their "Green" beliefs. I feel that preserving and protecting our environment while educating future generations is very important. I would love an Eco-System for my family because it will teach my children about the environment as well as responsibility without being overwhelming or too time consuming. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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  76. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/missreneer/status/17281943245

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  77. I like SIMPLE Reviews on Facebook. Username: Renee Richardson :)

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  78. I like the Wild Creations Facebook page. Username: Renee Richardson :)

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  79. I subscribe to the Wild Creations YouTube channel "FauziFrog". Username: missreneer :)

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  80. I subscribe to the Wild Creations frogblog. Username: missreneer :)

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  81. YAY! I am so excited to have won!! :)

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