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  1. #1

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    My wife was just talking to her Stepdad and his wife on the phone, and they told her what they are getting my daughter for her birthday... tadpoles.

    They live in Texas and we live in Michigan, so apparently the tadpoles are being shipped. I imagine they come in some kind of kit that is woefully unsuited for their long-term health, and in the hands of an average owner they are not long for this world.

    I'm pretty annoyed at my stepfather-in-law and stepstepmother-in-law. An unsolicted pet of any kind is a pretty inappropriate gift. With that said, though, I'm going to do my best to provide these frogs with a good home. I do have spare tanks and other things, so I'm better prepared than most people are.

    My question is this - has anyone heard of a company doing this before? I would love to know what species is coming, or what exactly is coming with them, ahead of time, so I can have a better idea of what I'll be dealing with. Anyone know, or have any educated guesses?
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    Tadpoles?!?!

    I hope they aren't bullfrog tadpoles, you may have your hands full.

    With any luck its a dwarf african frog tadpole, like here- http://www.pet-frog.com/dwarf-frogs-for-sale.html
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    yeah, I'm hoping for something small as well. I interrogated my wife for more information, she didn't have much because it sounds like her stepstepmom only halfway knew what she was getting into anyhow. I do know that they're being ordered from some kind of web site, and they are said to be tadpoles - not eggs, not adult frogs.
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    most of the places ive seen are for leopard tads offline. next is the bullfrogs (i saw 2 or 3) havent seen any african clawed.... my guess would be the leopard as im guessing your inlaws didnt do too much looking in to it and got her one of these kits:

    http://www.live-tadpoles.com/

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    I think you may be on to something, because my wife did mention that the orgional idea was a butterfly kit, but those are out of season... so a website selling both butterfly kits and tadpoles is a likely suspect.

    Also, I just asked her if she (lots of vague pronouns, I know) said how many tadpoles were coming, and she said two. Your site offers one or two. I think you may have found it.
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    no this is the site since you say butterfly
    http://www.butterfly-gifts.com/grow-a-frog-kit.html

    same kit but different site :P enjoy the leopards

    btw gotta love companies:
    "Order ANY time of year- a Fun Winter Project! ...... LIVE arrival guaranteed. Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 90 degrees. Our live arrival guaranty will be void if ordered during these temperatures."

    apparently they are jerks :P
    Last edited by genocidex; 10-26-2011 at 11:56 PM.
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    well, they arrived alive today... three of them.

    Hmm... tadpoles would be a good subject for an aquarium journal, wouldn't they?
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    go for it XD
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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    Actually looks like a pretty cool little project. of course I would have wanted the parent's blessing before sending such a gift...still neat, tho.
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