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The Neopian Times Week 42 > Articles > The Good, The Bad, and The Sickly

The Good, The Bad, and The Sickly

by saracroft

THE NEOPIAN HOSPITAL - Food. Toys. Furniture. Clothing. We all know how difficult and expensive it can be to take care of your NeoPet. It is a responsibility not entirely unlike having a child. They get hungry and need food, they get sad and need to be played with, and they get sick and need medicine. But how do you think you would feel if your Pet suddenly became sick with a disease that you couldn't cure him/her of simply because you couldn't afford the medicine. How unfair to you. How unfair to your Pet. In this special article I will explore the world of the many Neopian diseases, their cures, and the ridiculous prices that these medical phenomenon fetch on the Wiz.

There is a total of 32 Neopian illnesses that your Pet can contract at any time and in any place during the game. Today we will be looking at 5 of these diseases.

o Disease: NeoPox
o Cure: NeoPox Pizza
o Wiz Price: 60 NP
This common illness will cause your Pet to break out in itchy red blotches. I remember when this particular cure cost 10 or 20 NP to purchase. As you can see, the few cures that are not ridiculously overpriced (or unbuyable) are rapidly becoming more and more expensive all the time.

o Disease: Bloaty Belly
o Cure: Flat-U-Less Tablets
o Wiz Price: 749 NP
If you overfeed your poor NeoPet, he/she could get a Bloaty Belly, the Neopian equivalent to indigestion. Your Pet will refuse to eat and will complain of stomach pain.

o Disease: Reptillioritus
o Cure: Cactopus Cream
o Wiz Price: 1,933 NP
Caused by the bite by a venomous Reptillior. I suggest you watch out for these poisonous Petpets before you are forced to spend nearly 2,000 NP on a cure for this nasty sickness.

o Disease: Cricky Neck
o Cure: Neck Brace
o Wiz Price: 11,999 NP
It seems your NeoPet has injured its neck and now you must pay almost 12,000 NP to heal it. My Bruce had a Cricky Neck about two months ago. I had to take out my entire bank savings to cure him. Where is the fairness in that? So much money to keep your Pets healthy?

o Disease: Ugga-Ugga
o Cure: Sporkle Syrup
o Wiz Price: 99,999 NP
Last but not least we have the dreaded Ugga-Ugga, the worst Tyrannian disease of them all. Your Pet's throat becomes sore and they can barely speak without rasping. My Aisha has Ugga-Ugga as we speak. She's had the aweful sickness for nearly a month now, and I can't cure her because I'm a middle-waged Neopian who can't afford to. So until by some strange miracle I find a way to purchase Sporkle Syrup for my Pet, she must suffer. All of our Pets must suffer.

So what do you do if your NeoPet's cure is unbuyable? Well the good news about Neopian diseases is that NeoPets cannot die (or at least it is my experience that they cannot die). What happens to them when they do become sick is that they lose some or all of their hitpoints and they look really terrible until they are cured. Even so, it is a heartbreaking thing to have to watch your NeoPet suffer from something as terrible as a Cricky Neck or Ugga-Ugga with no cure to lift their spirits.

If you want to cure your NeoPet and you cannot afford the medicine, there are still a few options open to you. The first is to join a guild that gives free medical assistance to its members, though I do not endorse the joining of guilds to gain items of any sort, and the second is to hang around the chat boards with a 'Wishlist:' tag attached to your posts. Maybe, if you get extremely lucky, someone will see your wishlist and give you the item that you need. But probably not.

Until then, make your Pet comfortable, spoil them with lots of new toys to keep them happy, and remember to always tell them how much you love them... no matter how aweful they look. =^_^=


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