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

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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.

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 10/10/2016.

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.


Are you planning to give this item as a gift? As it is made-to-order, please double check the shipping dates provided above. If it won't be completed in time, click here for a printable certificate to give while the artist works their magic!

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


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UncommonGoodsBioluminescent Dino Pet
 
3.6

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

69%

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 (97), No (14)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (45), Other (22), Husband (11), Self (11), Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (57), Birthday (18), Other (18), Valentine’s day (3)

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1.0

Disappointed

By 

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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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.

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

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5.0

only needed one

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from stamford,ct

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Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

my daughter got it for her dad for fathers day. he has used every night like a nightlight

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Father
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Father's Day

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very cute Dino

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from Cheyenne, WY

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Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Received this Dino as a gift. I keep it by my bed and enjoy watching it glow every night. The glow doesn't last but it's still a fun item.

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

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5.0

Pure magic!

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from Annandale, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

The dino was extremely easy to use and get started. The instructions are simple to follow and help you to get to know not only how to make it work but why it works! I got it for my brother but plan to borrow it back to use myself. It offers helpful tidbits and great information to share with students learning about marine adaptations!

The dino was smaller than my specially challenged mind had imagined but is large enough to let you enjoy the magic of bioluminescence. Still looking into whether or not "dino food" really needs to be purchased frequently or if it's just salt water.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Super Cool

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from Seattle, Washington

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Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I had gotten the dino pet for my older sister who is kind of a biology nerd. She has been wanting one for ages. When she saw the package she freaked out and was totally excited. After we put it together, the instructions said that it may take a while for the dino pet to glow, but it ended up glowing within the first half hour. When you tip the pet back and forth the plankton glow in cool short bursts that at times, resemble stars. The dino pet did not disappoint. I am overall very satisfied with this product and don't regret buying it.

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

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5.0

6 months on and glowing strong

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from Madison, AL

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Purchased this as a Christmas gift for my ~ 8 yr old child. We've loved it and incorporated it as part of our bedtime routine.

It took a few weeks to get to a good glow and we've had some hiccups along the way (mostly I poured too much out once when I fed it) but even sixish months later, we enjoy spinning it up every night.

We've found that feeding it every few weeks and finding the right light (in a window with direct/indirect light as well as as LED lamp on darker days) helped keep our dino glowing strong.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

"Awesome"

By 

from Missouri

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

My 5 year old says that this is his most awesome gift ever! He loves to shake it before bedtime to make it flow. Our was able to glow within 3 days of getting it and has been easy to take care of. Just a note, it will only glow at night and only for a second while you shake it. But it is still awesome!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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3.0

Cute idea -- but plankton were dead when it arrived

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from Chicago

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

This is a great gift and a great idea, but my plankton were dead when they arrived. It was delivered during the winter so perhaps it was the cold. Is it possible to receive replacement plankton?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great gift

By 

from Waterford ,CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Nephew loves it! Only thing I didn't like was not getting notified it was shipping. It's love creatures and they make a big deal about someone being home for delivery and I wasn't notified

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

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