Dwarf African Frog
Fast forward to 2009, my son is now ten years old. In science, he's studying the habitats of live organisms within an ecosystem. The class was very excited when the first organisms arrived–dwarf african frogs. These critters are about an inch long and very cute. At the end of 2 weeks, the students can adopt a frog. I allowed my son to adopt one. Unlike Santa Claus, my son did receive instructions on how to care for his new pet in the form of a test and adoption paperwork. So I assumed we were prepared for the new edition to our family.
My son brought his new pet home on a Friday, and by Saturday we concluded (through my meticulous internet research) that the frog needed a better home. So much for my son retaining what he learned. Off to the pet store we went and $50 later came home with a 3 gallon tank, blood worms, and tank decorations. We could tell the frog was much happier by the way she swam around the tank. Or maybe it was the blood worms.
But more frogs needed a home, so I allowed my son to adopt one more. I’m proud to say that almost three weeks later, the frogs are still swimming in their new home. So if you’re looking for a low-cost and low-maintenance pet for your child, try one (or two) of these. But beware, you may get attached to these little guys and learn about their habitats in the process.