Grow-a-Frog is a company that sells
Xenopus laevis tadpoles, also known as African clawed frogs, with a ready-made kit that allows the user to raise the tadpole through metamorphosisinto an adult frog. Xenopus are a fully aquatic species, and the kit includes a tank and specially designed food packets.
Allegedly, the average lifespan of a Grow-a-Frog is 5 years. However, Xenopus have been known to live over 20 years. According to the company, one such frog from Washington, NJ named Alphonse (after the tadpole in
Steven Kellogg's The Mysterious Tadpole) passed away on July 27, 2007at the age of 23. Xenopus are also considered invasive speciesoutside their natural habitat, and are illegal to own as pets in several US states. Regardless, Grow a Frog ships to all 50 states.
[http://www.growafrog.com Grow-a-Frog Website]
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