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 4/6/2017.

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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsBioluminescent Dino Pet
 
3.6

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (8)
  • Unique (6)
  • Educational (5)
  • Cute (4)
  • Easy to care for (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (124), No (16)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (64), Birthday (19), Other (18), Valentine’s day (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun, interesting gift

By 

from Farmville, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy set-up
  • Fast results

Cons

  • Buy food seperately

Best Uses

  • Entertainment

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I got this gift for my biologist husband, and he loved it (and I do, too). Even the first night, there was a little glow. Now, after 3 weeks, the dinos are bright and beautiful! Would make a great gift for biologists or curious minds young and old!

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was prompt. It was a colder day, so I was worried when I wasn't there to set them up, but they were fine.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Love my little friends

By 

from Florence, AL

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

You have to read the instructions and understand that the little guys do not glow all the time - you have to gently nudge them. It did take a couple of weeks after they came out of their mailing pouch to become completely acclimated to the Central time zone, but once they did, they are doing great. I bought the sphere a little later just because I thought they needed a little more room to swim. Some flash brightly, others just give a soft glow when nudged.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
 
4.0

Pretty cool

By 

from Dayton oh

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

It's like a science project.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah
 
5.0

Totally cool and so cute !

By 

from Ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Cutest and most invested I was in any gift I gave this Christmas. I got them a few days before Christmas very important you follow the instructions these little guys need you help to survive until they get to the permanent dinosaur home.. I was so excited when I saw the little blue glow in a couple of days ❤️

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very unique product

By 

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Interesting
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

      My son was thrilled to receive his dinos. I acclimated the dinos before I gave them to my son so that they'd glow the day he got them. I've found that my wife and I enjoy it just as much as he does. Makes a fabulous and unique gift!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      1.0

      Don't buy

      By 

      from Chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bio illumescence never worked

        Best Uses

        • Garbage

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

        Didn't work just a plastic toy filled with water

        Service and delivery comments:

        Seemed ok

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        Love this guy. It's the cutest thing.

        By 

        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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't Waste Your Money

        By 

        from Orlando

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

        Despite following the directions to the letter, I didn't see the advertised results. The strongest bioluminescence was in the first few days but after the third day I didn't see any reaction at all. I can only assume that all the creatures had died by that point. It was an expensive lesson to learn. I do not recommend this item.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        5.0

        Adults will want this!!!!!!

        By 

        from Los angeles

        Verified Buyer

        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
         
        4.0

        Perfect for hard to buy for loved ones

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        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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