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Things to Consider Before Adopting a Digital Pet

Tamagotchis, Neopets, N-Gage Creebies... some of these are more or less popular than others, but they are all types of virtual pets that can provide hours of fun, engagement, and satisfaction. When you can't have a pet that you physically have to take for a walk or feed, you can enjoy the company and loyalty of a virtual pet anytime.

There are a wealth of different virtual pet communities in which you can create a pet. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you, based on its different features and characteristics. They each have specialties, though many of them share a lot of the same features. Take some time to look at each one separately.

Be sure before you create or adopt a pet that you can dedicate enough time to its care and well-being. Oftentimes the way you treat your pet will greatly determine how it develops and what kind of pet it will be. Show it love and it will be a great friend for you!

Create Your Digital Pet!

Even though each virtual pet community is different, many of them share the same features that engage visitors and keep them coming back for more.

1. Choose Your Pet

There are often many different virtual pets to choose from. There are usually dogs and cats and other common pets, but sometimes there are hamsters, horses, birds, llamas, fish, snakes, and even creatures that hardly resemble actual animals.

Sometimes you can create your own pet, while at other times you can adopt pets that already exist, that may have been neglected or were created by the virtual pet community.

For instance, with Neopets, you have many characteristics to choose from for your pet. Sometimes a pet with certain characteristics may be suggested for you, but these are the traits to choose for your pet:

  • Species: 42 different virtual pets (unless if there are special edition ones available)
  • Color: It can be green, yellow, blue, or red
  • Name: Anything between 3 and 20 characters long. Be nice with it!
  • Gender: Choose your pet's gender
  • Location: Choose whether it likes to live in a forest, sea, river, jungle, town, city, mountain, or wilderness
  • Hobby: Does it like to gather food, explore the land, make friends, hunt for treasure, bully others, or read and learn?
  • Greeting: Does it greet others by acting friendly, smiling sweetly, approaching with caution, stand its grown, run away, insult from afar, attack if the other is weaker, or try to make friends?
  • Stats: It is equally great in strength, defense, and movement? Does it have greater strength and the least movement? Does it have the greatest defense?
  • Strengths: Each species has a few different sets of stats to choose from. Also, your pet will always have changing health (Neopet health is on a scale from 1 to 9), mood, hunger level, age, and level. You can even create more than one pet. Just make sure you don't neglect the one you already have!

2. Use Points and Cash

You are given points and cash often once you join a virtual pet community. You can use these to buy items or improve the well-being of your pet. Depending on the community, you can earn points by playing games or battling pets, and get cash by selling old items you don't want anymore.

With Marapets, you can earn different kinds of currency by completing certain types of tasks; earn Mara Points (MP) by playing games, chatting on the forums, completing quests, and randomly exploring the site; earn Baspinar Points (BP) by battling pets; and earn Restock Points (RP) by restocking items from most of the shops in the different parts of Marada, the land of Marapets.

Just be active in the many parts of the virtual pet community to earn as many points as possible. But be careful because sometimes something unexpected may happen to your points or cash... like having them be stolen by community pests!

You can also deposit and withdraw points and/or cash from the banks available in the community. Use them for safekeeping, as you can with a safety deposit box as well.

3. Choose Accessory Items

There is basically any type of item you can imagine, with such random objects as exploding coconuts, wings of flame, and Shenkuu Performer Wardrobe. They can be categorized into groups like New Items, Most Popular Items, and Items No One Would Ever Want To Buy, Seriously (these are featured on Neopets).

Once you have your virtual pet, you are often granted complimentary items for your pet. With Neopets, you are given a new player's guide; a Newbie Pack with objects like toys, food, books, or weapons; Neopoints; and Neocash. With your cash, you can buy more items for your pet. In some communities, like with Marapets and Rescreatu pets, you can trade your items as well.

4. Dress up Your Pet

Don't forget about dressing up your new virtual pet! This is something a lot of people have fun with. With Neopets, once you've created your virtual pet, you can customize it in a few ways:

  • View and sort items: Choose which items it can wear in its closet, or see what it already is wearing. Sort items by species (items only wearable by your pet's species), zone (the area the item is worn in, such as hat or shoes), or rarity (the value of rarity assigned to the item).
  • Apply the item: Put it on your pet!
  • Remove the item: Take it off your pet.
  • Save your work: You can save the different outfit combinations once you've created them.
  • Get more items: Go shopping for more things for your pet!

5. Shop for Your Pet

There are often different shops for you to visit and purchase items for your pet. In Neopia—the land of Neopets—there are different stores, lodges, and other facilities, even banks and restaurants! Neopia comprises Neopia Central, Neopian Bazaar, and Neopian Plaza, each with different places to shop. You can also go to auctions to purchase more items or trading posts. Use your cash at all of these places!

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6. Make a Home for Your Pet

Finally, you can even make a home for your virtual pet! In Neopia, you can apply for a plot of land and begin construction after your application is approved. Purchase furniture and other items for your pet's home after it's done! Also, with Marapets, you can stash your items in an attic so it doesn't have to carry all of them with it all the time. You can even make sure your pet's attic or home has a security system.

Easy Decoration With Hotkeys on GoPets!

Set up Your Virtual Pet's New Life

Virtual Pet Battles

This is something that is growing in different virtual pet communities. You can battle Neopets, Marapets, Cyopets, and more. In Neopia, there are different battle domes in which to battle. You can target and choose who to battle based on their stats (played, won, lost, drawn, score, difficulty level, etc.). Check your own stats and equipment before you start to make sure it's a good idea to battle.

Games for Your Virtual Pet

Each virtual pet community has a variety of games to play for points. With Neopets, the games are categorized into groups like board games, card games, sports, educational, adventure, arcade classic, for kids, showcase games, top games, strategy, quiz games, word games, puzzles, multiplayer, luck/chance, and most challenging. Choose which type of game to play based on your skills to win more points!

Your Pet Can Join a Club

Many virtual pet communities have lots of clubs for you and your pet to join. With Marapets, users create clubs that anyone can be a part of; some include Fuzzy Friends, Battlers Union, Mara Park, Marapets Institute of Art, Marapets Gold Members, and more.

Check out Forums and Message Boards

Peruse the forums or explore the message boards to learn more about the virtual pet community you have become a part of, make friends, enter contests or shows, purchase or trade items, give ideas or suggestions, join groups, or go on a quest and discover new places.

Just make sure that you don't violate the rules of the boards or forums or, in some cases, your account may be permanently frozen!

Read the News

Be sure to visit this section in order to stay abreast of the newest developments in your virtual pet community. See who won battles, what new items are available, and what other new features have been added in the different parts of the community. With Neopets, they have different news sections, including Latest News, New in NC Mall, New Games, The Neopian Times, Contests and Spotlights, and Coming Soon. Use the News section to get a one-up on others and stay on top of the latest things.

Consider Making Donations

Sometimes you can up your status or earn more points or cash by giving real money, which the virtual pet sponsor will consider a donation to the community. Be careful which community you donate to, and make sure it seems legitimate enough to give your payment information.

Other Features

Some communities have certain features that others may not. Neopets has a Neovision section where you can watch short videos from other Web sites or ones that people submitted, trailers, and more; enter a contest or look through the archives.

Also, you can check out the weather in Neopia or look at the Neopedia to make sure you understand the terms involved in exploring Neopia.

  • Welcome to Neopets!
    This free virtual pet community is one of the originals. Here you can not only adopt a pet, but you can also play games, shop, join boards and more!
  • Mara Pets Games - Free Virtual Pet Site, Online Games & Dress Up Games
    Very similar to Neopets, this site allows you to create a pet and dress it up, battle, and more, and you can chat, explore, win prizes by playing games, join clubs, and send mail.
  • Rescreatu pets - Virtual pets, virtual pet site
    You start with an egg and end up with a pet you can raise and buy stuff for. Trade items, play games, and explore the community, where you can chat, blog, and send mail!
  • Powerpets - Welcome to Powerpets - Virtual Pet Game
    You can choose from 60+ species, play Pet Games, run a shop, play dress-up, join one of 21 clubs, choose from more than 9000 items to buy, and more.
  • GoPets - Virtual Pets, Virtual Dogs, Virtual Cats, Online MMO - Play free games!
    Choose from a number of pets to adopt, care for, dress and explore the world with. Have fun training it, decorating its own living area, and introducing it to new friends.
  • Virtual Pets
    At, you can create a dog, cat, horse, hamster, bird, snake, and more! Then you can treat it like a usual pet by taking it for a walk, feeding it, grooming it, and so on!
  • Bunnyhero Labs
    Create a virtual pet that you can embed on your own website, blog, or social media! It's free, and you can choose from anything from a dog or cat to a hamster or a llama.
  • MOPyFish.Net
    Supposedly the world's most downloaded virtual pet, your Mopy fish will develop its own personality based on the way you raise it.


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mariah vagas on December 26, 2012:

i like this

salma on December 14, 2012:

this game is boring you should play lots of games like lots of games are fun than this game

salma on December 14, 2012:

pets pets they should have you talk with other pets and be friends not onley yourself so you could have fun they also need a stor whar you could buy all pets stuff they should have a town you could shop whar aver you want they should give you money and you can go shoping whar aver you want and have lots of fun

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twinkle on January 25, 2012:

theese games amazing

Cata on January 08, 2012:

Ok if your searching a cool web site go to:

this ones up here are about making a pet or something ( if u wanna get free crdits or VIP)

this onesare about chating and making friends and i have a lot more but i cant remember them so i gotta check!!

well see ya!!

im not telling my name on January 01, 2012:

Animaljam and are some good games personally i love those games and theres Binweevils and 1 more it is Clubpenguin!

Ashley on December 30, 2011:


The Orca Kid on December 30, 2011:

not so ceen i prefer games like Howrse

P.S if your on howrse ad me my user name is The Orca Kid

cecilia on December 23, 2011:

ya know petpet park clubpenguin and animal jam are some good games

Anastassija on December 21, 2011:

yes but how can i create my own virtual pet?

chloetse on December 21, 2011:


MADISON on December 19, 2011:


rachel on December 19, 2011:

i love dogs

hi on December 16, 2011:

I love it

Nikki on December 10, 2011:

How do you log on?

amanda on December 04, 2011:

i love animals

karina-angelic on December 02, 2011:

hi awsome

anna on November 30, 2011:


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hi hey hello

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meep on November 26, 2011:


Jasper on November 26, 2011:

I have 100 pets!

chrissy on November 18, 2011:

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automatic toilet seat covers on November 15, 2011:

It's really amazing post.I like to walk in the morning but i have no any pets.I want to keep a pet.Thanks for this.

rere on November 13, 2011:

hi how old r u

glassvisage (author) from Northern California on November 08, 2011:

Tejania, good point - be sure to choose a site that looks legitimate and that you have heard that others use to keep from using bad sites.

tejania on November 07, 2011:

animals are so cute but i don't know if this would put a vires on my laptop

kimberly on November 02, 2011:

l like this :)

cheesecake2355 on October 23, 2011:

Yeah I can't find a FREE vritual pet game that doesn't lead me to a long line of games.Can some one help me?Plz!!!!!

Winifred on October 22, 2011:

No need to argue, just take a step to "MARAPETS".

RussellLHuey on October 14, 2011:

Great hub and very interesting game to play.Wanna try it.

tayla on October 14, 2011:

i love moshi monsters

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jayde on October 05, 2011:

How can u get on?

Isabella on September 24, 2011:

I am confused on how to make your pet can you help me?

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niamh on September 13, 2011:

cool my pets sick

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On Serbia:"kul"

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Ok.And Im new.

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Milena on September 07, 2011:

Im from Serbia.

Milena on September 07, 2011:

Hi!Im Milena.

kristine009 on September 01, 2011:

hey i am new

ty on August 28, 2011:


kaite on August 28, 2011:

ho ever been on bin weevils it is cool

sugarcube1298 on August 23, 2011:

what's this all about

dominique on August 17, 2011:

hey people what are you doing

x on August 16, 2011:

love it

grace on June 05, 2011:

what are you sposed to do on this website i don't get it i am trying to figure this out i will leave this website if i don't get this website figured out:|:|:|:|:|

carolinemoon on June 02, 2011:

LOL.. Not so... I love it. on February 26, 2011:


bryceawesome934 on February 10, 2011:

What the crap do we do on here I can't figure it out I'm leaving this place if I don't figure out what to do on here ok if anybodys

virtualgameforum on February 03, 2011:

There is a great directory of virtual pet sites and adoptables at Just click on the Game Directory.

You can submit your own virtual pet sites, rate, review, or find many new great virtual pet and adoptables sites in the directory.

In addition, you can also join the forums and learn how to create your very own virtual pet site. Worth a look.

Cpvr on January 30, 2011:

I know a lot of people prefer Neopets, but there's a reason why so many people create their own pet site - to try something new, and possibly innovate.

That's why we have a list of all the virtual pet siteS:,191....

katy on January 20, 2011:

this website is so kool

Haley from Baltimore, MD on January 11, 2011:

I personally enjoy Neopets the most. I've played a lot of different sites, but it always seems to be my favorite.

I have a quick overview on how to succeed on Neopets actually. Feel free to check it out if your interested in the site.

rachel on January 07, 2011:

this ia a grate game

BOB on January 01, 2011:


taleha on December 30, 2010:

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amie on December 17, 2010:

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Ave on October 13, 2010:

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Ave on September 27, 2010:

You should try or older) tried it could be STUPID could be FUN)

Ave on September 26, 2010:

Well.....i think foopets is my favorte website:)

Bob on September 21, 2010:

You should include

Joseph Lewis from London on September 15, 2010:

Hi Great article! Does anyone remember tamagotchi's?

I'm new to Hubpages can you guys follow me so I can get to read all your posts and hubs? Thanks


CHRISTIANA on September 03, 2010:

lol so funny are they kiddEN ME!!!!!!IM A ITTLE KID IM 9 YEARS OLD ...MY NAME IS CHRISTIANA

izzy on September 01, 2010:

hello i am new

Dew on August 31, 2010:

misty on August 25, 2010:

hi guys do u want more virtual games ok here they r???Ooh before i start im gonna tell u im only a girl and im 10 years old ok so lets give u some virtual games??? :-)

1.moshi monsters(adopt ur cute little monster) penguin(adopt ur penguin)3.secret builders(well its not pet games its human games but try it)4.supersecret(i didn't try is but play it)and last but not least no.5.our fantsage(hang out with friends have fun and be a member)


cailah on August 02, 2010:

it kinda sucks because i was looking for make own pet but sorry it sucks

Carolyn Chen on July 31, 2010:

It's GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TroyM on July 30, 2010:

I'm trying to learn this on Facebook. A neighbor invited me to a virtual animal game, trying to figure it out. Nice Hub!

fireheart on July 21, 2010:

Nice. But you should add Wizard101. Its the best game EVER you can buy a pet and it hatches in a certain amount of time. and you can train it from baby to teen to adult to ancient to epic. ITS AWESOME!

bd160900 from San Diego on July 17, 2010:

very interesting! loved it

oj on July 16, 2010:

this looks kinda AWESOME is it

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