AT MY NEOHOME - *crash* *bang* *BAM* SUNNY! PUP! STOP TORTURING YOUR PETPETS!!
Okay, you see? This is what I go through every single day in my Neohome. I can’t
take it anymore, which is why I am writing this article. I noticed that every
single day, I’m the one feeding my Neopet’s petpets, walking them, grooming
them, ect. THEY don’t take care of their own, oooohhh noooo. They have it all
piled on me, the poor me... hello, Neopets out there? Haven’t you ever heard
Well, I strolled around Neopia Central one morning with a pencil and a Red
Notebook, ready to take a petition and a survey. How many one of your Neopets
take care of their own petpets? I looked like a fool, by the way. As it
turned our, though, 76% of Neopians tell me that their Neopets DON’T take care
of their Petpets. It’s time for some damage control!
Before you wonder your little eyes to the section about Petpets, there are
two signs you need to learn to read.
For the Younger Neopets: Baby Neopets, Younger Neopets, Newly born Neopets,
Dull Neopets, and Pup.
For the Older Neopets: Smarter Neopets, wise Neopets, Older Neopets, and Neopets
that’s been in Neopia longer.
Okay, now let’s begin, shall we?
Feeding your Neopet
To the Younger Neopets: Not letting your Petpet eat will make them sleep forever.
To the Older Neopets: Not properly feeding your Petpet may cause them to pass
This is one of the simplest things to do to your petpet. FEED ‘EM! I tell my
Neopets everyday, but it always wind up in my hands. It’s also a good feeling
to feed your petpets, I mean, COME ON! Do you really like the feeling of starvation?
I’m hoping not... why let your Petpet suffer? It only takes about five minutes!
Can’t you take five minute of your time destroying the house to do that? Some
food that I usually feed to Petpets are: Gross foods, Omelettes, Jellies, Carrots
(except to my Blue Floud, trust me), Ummagine, Apples, and junk you get from
the Lost Desert or Tombola. It’s that simple. Find things you don’t want to
eat and throw it in their bowls. After all, they can’t talk, can they?
If you don’t feed them, they will pass out. Yes, die. You don’t want that to
happen, right? So get feeding! We’re all on a feeding frenzy, feeding frenzy!
Playing with your Petpet
To the Younger Neopets: Not playing with them will make them sad.
To the Older Neopets: Not playing with your Petpet will cause them to be downcast
Playing with your Petpet isn’t normally a problem for most Neopets. Playing
too ROUGHLY with them is. I took one day off of my busy Neopian schedule (which
includes chatting, shopping, chatting, shopping) to observe my Neopets. Well,
Pup and Sunny mostly. In the morning, Sunny scrambled out his bed and grabbed
Joe (his Christmas Baby Blu) from his tank without him being even half awake.
I stalked Sunny into the kitchen, where he grabbed a bottle of milk and nearly
forgotten Joe in the freezer! I then stopped following Sunny and went after
Pup. Pup was in his room, as peaceful as he ever gets. His Rainbow Snowbunny,
Amanda was next to him, asleep. Pup suddenly attacked Amanda, leaving her trembling
on the ground. This to me is definitely cruel. You probably don’t realize this
is cruel but it definitely too rough. Like me, I would never do such nonsense
to my Neopets! *All her Neopets starts coughing in the background* Hmmm... looks
like all my Neopets mysteriously caught the flu...
Playing with your Petpet may be as easy as getting them a yarn ball, bouncy
ball, a plushie that you no longer need, a squeaky toy, or just your tail (if
you have one). They should be able to be entertained. Please don’t play roughly
with your poor weak Petpet. If you get yourself a Drackonack then we’ll talk.
Grooming your Petpet
To the Younger Neopets: Grooming will make your petpet not smelly!
To the Older Neopets: If you groom your Petpet daily you will have one clean
and cheerful petpet.
Yes, you might think this is nothing but grooming is an accentual part of taking
good care of your Petpet. It is rumored that grooming your Petpets can shield
them from getting sick or ill in any way. Of course, females usually groom their
Petpets very well, but there are exceptions, of course.
Grooming your Petpet is not a very hard thing to do. There aren’t any special
hair brushes or shampoos for them, so any product that you use should be okay
on the petpets. I suggest you make them take a bath at least every week. Snorkles,
though, should have a bath everyday. Rocks are also an exception, I’m seriously
not sure if Rocks need baths... If they don’t I’m pretty sure that all Neopets
will be crowding at the Petpet Store trying to buy a pet Rock, so I’m going
to say that Rocks need baths also, just to save the Petpet Shopkeeper some grief.
Brushing your Petpet should be done daily. Of course, if your Petpet doesn’t
have fur... brush its teeth!
Exercising with your Petpet
To the Younger Neopets: If you don’t make your Petpet move around every single
day they will end up like Adam (Haha... another one of my jokes that’s not reality...
To the Older Neopets: If you do not let your Petpet exercise daily they will
end up like King Skarl.
Many Neopets don’t exercise enough; they end up being the pet who weighs a
little more than everyone else. Well, Petpets are the same way, if they don’t
exercise, they get a little like a Turmaculus. So, why not exercise along WITH
your petpet? You can lose some weight plus you’ll stay healthy. Not to mention
it does a Neopia of goods for your little buddy!
Some ways to exercise are walking your Petpet on a leash, jogging with it,
riding a bike with it running beside you (this is an especially good way to
ask your owner for a new bike), play sports with your Petpet being the goalie,
and a lot of other games that you can easily make up. Believe me; this topic
can easily belong in the “playing with your Petpet” section. Wrestling with
your Petpet is also a good game, but if done too roughly... refer back to previous
Attention is what every Petpet wants. After reading my article, I hope that
most of you will change. Hopefully, though, you won’t rely on your owners to
take care of your Petpets for you. You’ve learned to feed your Petpets daily,
to play with your petpet but not too roughly, groom your Petpets, and to exercise
with your Petpet. You want to treat the little guys with care and love, not
with hatred and cruelty. I want all Neopets to treat their Petpets the way I
take care of MY Neopets. *Her Neopets started coughing again* And I thought
y’all were getting better...
Author’s Note: Thanks you 6_moonlight_6 and kristi_um for helping me review
my article! Special thanks to acrobatkid1992 for reviewing my article. *Throws
thanks around the room* Feli, the NT editors, thank you for working so hard
to read all stories! Comments, suggestions, and other things are welcomed in
my inbox ;)