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How exactly are pets ranked by intelligence?
Pets are ranked by a number system. With every series of numbers, the pet's intelligence status title changes. Here are all the possible status titles and the number of intelligence points that correspond.
Dim Witted (0 - 3 points)
Dull (4 - 6 points)
Average (7 - 10 points)
Above Average (11 - 14 points)
Bright (15 - 18 points)
Clever (19 - 22 points)
Very Clever (23 - 26 points)
Brilliant (27 - 29 points)
Genius (30 - 33 points)
Super Genius (34 - 49 points)
Mega Genius (50 - 54 points)
Total Genius (55 - 59 points)
Master Genius (61 - 94 points)
Ultimate Genius (95+ points)
Are there any other ways to increase a pet's intelligence besides having them read books?
It's Neopets! Of course there are multiple ways to increase your pet's intelligence. Here's a list of ways to increase a pet's intelligence.
Coltzan's Shrine - The spirit of the deceased King can make your pet sturdier, can provide you with a bit of food that has seen too much sand, and can even make your hands glow blue. Yet here's another thing: he can increase your pet's intelligence. You can always count on King Coltzan III.
Neggs - An ever tasty and luxurious treat, the negg is more than a superior dessert. Neggs have magical powers that can alter a pet in many ways, some good, and some bad.
Neggs that can increase a pet's intelligence include the Genius Negg (raises intelligence and gives you 1 of 6 books) and two other exceptional neggs. The Kaleideonegg can be another way to increase your pet's intelligence, but that would be pretty risky for it will randomly alter one of these features of your pet: either color, species, gender, or stats, positively or negatively, meaning it can even lower intelligence. The chances would be pretty low, though! The Witchy Negg may increase intelligence by 5 points, but it does not always happen.
Definitely avoid the following neggs listed:
Staring Negg - decreases intelligence by 10 points
Glamour Negg - decreases intelligence
My pet is a picky reader! Is there any solution to this?
One way to solve this is to change the language setting. I won't go into an explanation of why this method works, but if you scroll down to the bottom of the page and change the language in the "Select Language" drop down menu and then try to read it to your pet, there's a chance that your pet will accept it. If it still doesn't work, try another language setting. Out of the 11 settings available, one of them is bound to work.
If, for any reason, you do not want to use the method mentioned, then you can either sell the book or read it to a different pet. There are plenty of books in Neopia; certainly your picky reader will find one he or she can enjoy. (;
Is there a species that is just naturally intelligent?
I don't believe so. There are naturally dim-witted pets, though! Grundos, Krawks and newly hatched Draiks start off as dim-witted, whereas other species start off as average or above average.