Frequently Asked Questions
Do you ship to Canada or overseas?
Sorry, due to International Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service laws (APHIS), Customs restrictions from country to country, seized packages, angry customers and added expense, we are no longer shipping orders outside the United States. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you understand.
How long will my beans continue to jump?
This depends on how well you look after them i.e. give them a drink of water once a week, avoid
accidents and let your beans rest from time to time. Your beans should remain active 3 to 5 months. Jumping Beans gradually will become less energetic as they get older.
Are they poisonous...my child, cat, dog or husband swallowed one....HELP!!
Poison Control Center lists the Mexican Jumping Bean as harmless and non-toxic. The only danger imposed in case of swallowing one are:
Choking Hazard: Not recommended for children under 4 years of age. Adult supervision is strongly advised.
Common household germs that are found on the Jumping Beans themselves, as with any item that might be swallowed accidentally around the home.
Will the hatching moth eat my clothes?
NO. The tiny moth
is harmless to clothes, plants or humans. The moth will only live for a few days
searching for a mate, and does not eat once emerged from its jumping home.
My beans quit jumping and a moth never emerged....what is wrong?
Only a small percentage of larvae will go through metamorphosis and become a Mexican Jumping Bean moth. The majority of the larvae will naturally die inside the capsule (bean). This is Mother Natures way of controlling the number of moths in the world and allowing the Jumping bean shrub to continue to grow.
When I received my order not all the boxes where the same color.....is one color better than the other?
No. All the Mexican Jumping Beans are fresh
from this years harvest season. We put the beans in colored boxes to add a
little variety to the beans apartment. This is also a secret code to parents as
to which youngster the beans belong to. Box colors will vary from year to year.