Many times losing a fish is the first time kids are confronted with death and Fish Pods by PawPods can help ease the pain young aquarists may go through. By using this biodegradable burial pod, parents are able to use it as a teaching tool that shows kids the the value of a life, while also comforting them at the time of loss.
The typical way of flushing that special pet down the toilet is the wrong on many fronts. First, it can be traumatic. Second, if the fish is still alive, it can still live in the sewers or eventually end up in waterways. Goldfish can be especially hardy and grow several inches long and are known to be invasive species.
But with a Fish Pod, the fish is encased in a biodegradable pod made from bamboo powder, rice husk, and corn starch and degrade in 3-5 years after being introduced to the environment. Each Pod comes with a seeded sympathy card that can be planted to create a living memorial of the beloved fish.
PawPods helps turn a tough time into a special moment. The Fish Pod is designed to be decorated with paints, markers, or stickers. According to company information, it has been shown that art and creativity can be a catalyst for healing and children enjoy being involved in the process of saying goodbye to their pet, whom they loved.
The Fish Pods measure in at 4.75 in. x 2.9 in. x 2 in. and retail for $9.99. They even make larger pods for pets of all sizes.