Balancing Your NeoPet
It has recently come to my attention that many people are feeding their pets
one kind of food only. I'm glad to see that the new Gourmet Food club has somewhat
raised the quality of eating for many NeoPets, but I have it from reliable sources
that there are still Neopians who would feed their pets, if I may be so blunt,
junk. Your pet cannot survive the winter on free omelettes. As a loving owner
of 6 NeoPets, on two separate accounts, I know how difficult it can be for the
poorer Neopians to balance their pets' diets. However, this is essential to
the happiness and well-being of your pet, and I suggest that you follow my advice
as best you can.
Every morning, stop by Tyrannia to pick up your free omelette.
This will make a good breakfast for three days each week. That's right, only
use one omelette per week. Keep the ones that are worth less money-wise and
sell the others in your shop. I also suggest you feed your pets the most healthy
omelettes. For the vegetarian, a pea and carrot omelette is best, because it
supplies your pet with plenty of vegetables. For your carnivores or pets low
on protein, a sausage and pepperoni omelette will be just fine. But the bacon
and broccoli omelette wins the prize, supplying your pet with starch, veggies,
and protein. This omelette will supply your pet with a healthy, well-balanced
As you may have realised, I do not believe that omelettes should be all you
feed your pet- free or not free. Since I know it is difficult to get good food
for decent prices these days, I will now suggest some good ways to acquire food.
Most obviously, find it randomly around the site and then feed it to your pet.
But of course, this doesn't happen all that often. An easy way to get food is
to decide on the item you want and search in the Shop Wizard, refreshing until
you see the item for sale at a crazily cheap price. You can also wait in the
food shop to get food here either for your pet's regular food or to buy rare
food and then sell it to make money for more food that is less expensive. You
can also win food by playing the Fruit Machine, Tombola and visiting Coltzan's
Shrine, so you should do this daily as well.
But of course, buying just any food will not do. For special occasions you
can select Turkey Dinners or Duck Necks or make specialty meals with all food
from one world or type, such as different ice creams. For special treats on
school days, try to get a hold of a cheap Lunchable or Capri Sun- face it, you
liked these sorts of things when you were younger. I still do! On occasion.
For regular meals, just try to get something that isn't gross, squashed, or
burnt. You should have a balance between starch, protein and vegetables. If
your pet doesn't like plain broccoli, or (horror) asparagus, try buying your
veggies in unique forms, cooked with some more desirable food or even veggies
mixed with something else in the cooking pot. Unsurprisingly, your pet just
might not be pleased with a perfectly respectable and healthy diet, so mix in
the occasional slushie you got from the Advent Calendar, a donut you bought
for 7 NP at the food shop, or a strawberry milkshake you found lying around
If all goes well, your pets' new and improved diet should take immediate effect.
The results of a good diet are shiny fur, sleek scales, white teeth and strong
bones (don't forget the calcium). The result of that will be happy pets who
are eager to learn and explore the world around them. If you have questions
or comments, please contact your local doctor or myself, horsechicklet. Hope
to see your healthy pet in the next Neolympics!