Sunday, 7 April 2013

Long live the Aqua Dragons

My eldest is very impressed we were sent this kit from Brainstorm and they actually hatched!  

They are swimming around quite happily; we could not quite believe our eyes.  We held off ordering a magnifying glass as the last kit we had from Galt nothing sadly happened!  My son was sad faced, he had been excited every morning to check on the bowl of water, but it was not to be.  So I was extremely hopeful we would have a better result with this and we certainly did!

We have heaps of these little creatures swimming about.  They are very tiny, so you cannot see them on a photograph yet (my camera is not the best!).  It was very easy to get started, just make sure you have bottled water in supply ready!  Other than that it’s quite an easy process, you feed them a few days after they have hatched and then every 2-3 days.  If the water falls below the recommended level you just give a little top up.

For my son he was pleased with this set, because the Aqua Dragons do not eat each other, he was a little alarmed his last set contained creatures that ultimately would have started chomping on each other.  But it is a fantastic gift idea, children have a curiosity for the natural world around them and you can also start teaching them about life cycles in a simple manageable way, because Aqua Dragons grow, reproduce and then ultimately die.

Also its not a very high maintenance set, if your children are desperate for a pet this is a good compromise, you have no mess to tidy up, they live self-contained, they do not start barking when the postman turns up and they are quite cheap overall (the set also comes complete with a little tank, food and eggs, so basically everything you need!).

It’s not hard to see why it was picked out for a “best new toy” award at the Toy Fair 2013.  We love it!

You can follow Brainstorm on facebook; they host lots of competitions, so go on give them a like!

You can email them to find out stockists using the address on their website.

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