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
Ingredients
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 3/12/2018.

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 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

68%

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 (133), No (18)

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quirky, neat

By 

from md

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

Arrived promptly but like most I didnt realize the delay to give this for xmas and that the organisms might die if not set up right away. (there was no info as to how long the organisms can stay in bag) So I went ahead and set it up, it was pretty easy to do even thru the overly confusing directions. It was difficult to remove all the air bubbles from the container tho. I do believe many will kill their organisms by gift wrapping it prior to setup for the big reveal. I was very exact with directions to make sure it would work and not kill them. glad I had to set it up early, its had weeks to start the process. I am seeing brief flashes of lights when gently tipped over, so when given on xmas it should have an immediate impact. I fear many will treat the organisms badly, overly shaking it to get effect etc. after novelty lessens. Now to figure out how to gift wrap it.... lol, thinking ill just put it in a wrapped open top box at the last min, and have him 'unwrap' it in a dark closet. lol he will love the mystery of it all.
Pros:
easy to set up and maintain, quirky fun, you get attached to your new pets and care about them as tiny beings.
Cons:
Confusing and overly complicated directions which dont answer the most basic qstns such as feeding, do they need food replenishment, what do you feed them, how long can the extra food that came with it last, does it need refrigeration, how long can the organisms stay in bag before setup, how long will they live once set up. The design of the container is pretty ugly, it doesnt look good in daylight, like a cheaply made toy. could have been much more artistic. hard to remove air bubbles when setting up. Screw on the bottom is very soft and easy to dent with tools to remove it.

Over all I do love the concept and execution, look forward to better containers in the future. Will buy future offerings

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought this for myself and I just love it!

By 

from Denton, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun. Easy to care for. And really cool.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pet

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    The product is everything shown in the video and website. It's easy to care for, fun the "play" with and it's just a really easy pet. I originally bought it for my 7 year old, but I think I'll keep it for myself and just let him see it. I have mine sitting in a northern facing window, which is providing the correct light. It's awesome and I love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very easy to care for, even saw them the first night

    By 

    from Montpelier, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    I bought this for my 8 year old son. Honestly, I love it just as much as he does. I keep it on my office desk under a light during the day, and each night we enjoy seeing it light up when my office is dark. Purchased a magnifying glass to view them closer. Very easy to care for, and we saw the little guys glowing the first night! Highly recommend this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By 

    from Florida

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Dino Pet:

    Bought this as a gift, it's been almost two weeks and doesn't glow at all, not even a little. Followed the directions perfectly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (2 of 5 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

    (2 of 3 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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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