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So fun I Bought My Own!,
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This review is from: Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden (Toy)
I bought one of these last year for my nieces. I also got one for me, and I'm in my 30's. I waited until the spring time to send in my caterpillar certificate. They came in their own little container with just enough food. So you don't need to feed them anything. I tried to put some real food such as leaves from the plants they like to eat in the wild, but they preferred the food that came with them. I think I received 6 caterpillars and they all turned into butterflies. I let them go a day or two after they emerged. Kids are completely fascinated by the process from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. One word of caution, it may not be the best thing to get for Christmas since you may have to wait until spring to get your caterpillars. They will send them in the winter, but I didn't want the butterflies to die on me or freeze to death if I let them go.
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Initial post: Jun 9, 2009 9:29:48 AM PDT
I would like to buy both Live Butterfly Garden and the caterpilllar container for my granddaughters. I want to buy them together, but can't find information on how to order the caterpillars. I don't want kids to receive the Garden and then wait for the caterpillars to arrive (and it is also will be depending on their parents availability). Can somebody give me the website or the company name so that I could order and make sure the cateripillars are there when needed?
Thank you in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2009 10:55:48 AM PDT
The kit comes with a mail-in voucher. You send in the certificate with a $3.00 processing fee and they send you the 5 larvae and food.
Posted on Nov 6, 2009 6:47:25 PM PST
Thank you for the comment about getting butterflies in the Winter. I was going to buy this for my daughter for Christmas but didn't even think about releasing butterflies in the snow and ice...now I'll wait for her birthday in the Spring. I would have felt awful! Thanks for saving me that headache!
Posted on May 13, 2010 2:39:57 PM PDT
! Aesop - Sam says:
An informative and helpful review! Thank you for sharing your views.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2011 10:18:16 AM PDT
Michael F. says:
I think if you buy from their website you can get both at once... that's the impression I got from the tv infomercial. You can definitely find more info at their website: www.LiveButterflyGarden.com. Hope that helps.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2011 1:32:27 PM PDT
The J Family says:
I think the fee has increased to $5.00
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2011 7:11:59 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 1:22:55 PM PDT
Pat White says:
You can order #221 Butterfly Garden w/live caterpillars
Posted on May 30, 2012 6:59:12 PM PDT
OMG, that is the cutest review I have ever read...ever. I will buy one for everyone I know! ;)
Posted on Jun 6, 2012 11:43:07 AM PDT
C. williams says:
I ordered the butterflies with the voucher on May 29, May 30 money was taken, now June 6 still have not received.