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 10/10/2017.

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
 
3.6

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (130), No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nature's Magic in Your Hand!

I purchased the Dino Pet for my daughter's home pre-school nature lessons. She immediately wanted to hold and play with its friendly shape. At night she asks to play with Dino and giggles with...Read complete review

I purchased the Dino Pet for my daughter's home pre-school nature lessons. She immediately wanted to hold and play with its friendly shape. At night she asks to play with Dino and giggles with delight at the light show these amazing organisms display. This is a thought provoking educational "toy" that provides endless opportunities to interact with your child. It does require some minimal maintenance and imagination.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

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...Read complete review

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.

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3.0

Cute idea

By 

from Woodland, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

I still really love this idea. I think it is super creative and bought the dinosaur as a gift with the book. The package came ahead of schedule, the directions were easy, the book was awesome! I am a little down that mine had not really glowed. I get glimpses of the blue but only if i constantly move the dinosaur. I thought it would be a longer lasting from the pictures. Also not sure how to buy more food.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

I would definitely buy this as a gift for a friend!

By 

from Freehold, NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to care for
  • Great for kids
  • Great Storybook
  • Provides a beautiful, unique light

Cons

  • Dino is a little small

Best Uses

  • Perfect little centerpiece

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

It's perfect to keep in the living room, and just shake it and add light when it gets dark. It's super easy to care for and it is such a small but amazing product.

Service and delivery comments:

The delivery was perfect and on time. The dino came in perfect condition with no problems.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Make a Kawaii Cat shaped Pet one

By 

from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Verified Reviewer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Your company should make a Kawaii Cat shaped Pet Bioluminescent Aquarium to match with the cat accessory trend craze.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(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
 
2.0

Great concept but doesn't stay lit up long

By 

from Northern VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It's a neat idea

Cons

  • Doesn't stay lit up very long

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    Bought this for my disabled daughter to enjoy in her bedroom at night. I followed the directions exactly. In order for it to light up, you have to shake it. Once shaken, it glows for a second or two then goes out. Disappointed that the glow doesn't last longer.

     
    3.0

    Kind of disappointed. Did not Illuminate like I thought itwo

    By 

    from Cincinnati OH

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    I was expecting it to Illuminat more

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    It didn't work. This product never did what it claimed.

    By 

    from new haven, ct

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    This product never luminesced. It did not glow in any way and was a complete waste of money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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
     
    1.0

    Do not bother

    By 

    from Michigan,usa

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    Unless you have a dedicated space with controlled lighting this is a waste of money. I purchased a week before Christmas and let it get used to our time zone in my mom's unused bedroom. Brought it home and without a light on a timer and a sealed box there is no way to ensure the correct light pattern. My daughter never even got to see it light up once.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    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

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