Bioluminescent Dino Pet

Bioluminescent Dino Pet

More than a dinosaur, this sweet "pet" is home to thousands of tiny, glowing sea creatures.

$59.95 - 69.95

Let it Glow

Your dog may be adorable. Your cat may be cute. But can they compete with a glowing dinosaur? This amazing companion is actually thousands of pets in one--tiny, bioluminescent plankton called dinoflaggelates ("dinos") that illuminate their dinosaur-shaped environment when you gently shake it. Just let them bask in indirect light during the day, and they'll treat you to a soft blue light show at night. Quiet, compact, and easy to care for, Dino Pet lets you hold one of nature's most magical phenomena in the palm of your hand. It makes a soothing, natural nightlight, an interactive aquarium, and an awe-inspiring work of living art that won’t bite the hand that feeds it (dino food, included). Components made in China and the USA.

Please note: Dinopets must be opened immediately and should not be left exposed to extreme temperatures. It will only light up at night, and only once it's adjusted to your geographical zone (which may take a few weeks).

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Made in the USA
Ages
5+
Made from
nylon, polyethylene, ABS plastic, seawater, marine algae
Measurements
6" L x 3" W x 6" H
Care
Click here to see the Dino Pet Care Manual.

Click here to see the Dino Pet Troubleshooting Tips.

Dino Food care instructions:
Keep a cool dry place. Expires in 6 months from purchase. May be kept in refrigerator. Be sure to bring to room temp before adding to Dino Pet.
Notes
Bioluminescent Dino Pet includes: Dino Pet shell, care manual, Dinos, Dino Food, instructions.
Please note: due to the circadian rhythm of the dinoflagellates, Dino Pet will photosynthesize during the day and glow at night. It will not glow during daytime hours. Dino Pet may take 2-3 days before it begins to glow.
Click here to see FAQs.

Please note: due to the delicate nature of the Bioluminescent Dino Pet, someone must be present to receive the package at time of delivery.
Item ID
26235

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 1/31/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsBioluminescent Dino Pet
 
3.7

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (7)
  • Educational (5)
  • Unique (5)
  • Cute (4)
  • Easy to care for (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (111), No (14)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (62), Birthday (19), Other (18), Valentine’s day (3)

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5.0

Love this guy. It's the cutest thing.

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from Chattanooga Tn

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • They're alive. They light up. You feed them.

Cons

  • You only get one aquarium.

Best Uses

  • As a bedside table decoration you interact with

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

They lot up the first night we had them and have only gotten brighter. They're like sea monkeys but a million times cooler.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes

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5.0

Adults will want this!!!!!!

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from Los angeles

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Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I got this for my nephew for Christmas and adults were trying to bribe him and buy it off him. It really is an awesome and unique gift for kids or adults.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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4.0

Perfect for hard to buy for loved ones

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from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Loved the quirky nature of this. Gave it as a gift after seeing on my loved ones FB page as something cool. Great idea!! The only con is the piece has to be viewed in very dark conditions~ but it was the perfect cool gift for the perfect people that would appreciate it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Great gift!

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I bought this as a gift for my friend and he absolutely LOVES it. It's unique and intriguing - he immediately went online to read up on how to care for it. It's been a week or so since he received it and he is still incredibly happy with it.

Delivery required a signature, so I had it delivered to my office. I showed it to my coworkers when it arrived and it generated so much buzz around the office that 2 other people went online and bought one the same day! For anyone looking for a unique gift, this is perfect.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Dino-mite!

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from San Juan Capistrano

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Christmas gift for my 9-year old who absolutely loves it. I was nervous after reading some of the reviews regarding dead plankton but kept my fingers crossed as we followed the instructions, kept the dinopet bag exposed in indirect light daily, attempted to regulate the circadian cycle, etc. By the second night, we couldn't see bioluminescence. Pretty darn awesome.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Awesome!

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from Stephenville, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

This is the coolest gift ever. I wish I could afford to buy one for all 3 of my kids and their friends for birthdays! Ours glowed the first night we had it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Barely glowed

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from Round Rock, tx

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Bought this for my husband for Christmas 2015. He was super excited. Followed all the instructions and it just didn't work. Really disappointed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So unique! Makes us smile every night

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from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

We weren't really sure what to expect with this. We followed all the directions and the phyto plankton has been lighting up every night. We live in the same time zone and where the DinoPet is created so luckily I don't think there was much of a transition needed. It reminds me of fireflies.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

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from New York, NY

Verified Reviewer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I'm pretty disappointed because I was super excited to give this to my boyfriend as a gift. He got it in the mail a day late, which I let slide because I was just excited for him to have a bioluminescent dino pet. Unfortunately, it's been about three weeks and we've followed all instructions, but still no bioluminescence. We're going to continue trying, but it doesn't seem like this will be lighting up at any point. This was my first purchase from Uncommon Goods, but it's made me pretty hesitant about wanting to order more gifts from here.

Service and delivery comments:

The Dino pet I ordered for my boyfriend was supposed to arrive on a Monday because I ordered it on Thursday as express shipping, but it did not arrive until Tuesday.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome buy

By 

from Pa

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Unfortunately the first batch of plankton arrived already dead as there was no illumination coming from the little guys. That being said the customer service was very helpful and prompt at providing a replacement. They even offered a refund but I'm glad I decided to give it another try.

Service and delivery comments:

Excellent customer service!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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