Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question, look here to see if it has already been answered. If you still have a question, Neomail Alix. :)
Q: Can you add my name to the wishlist?
A: Yes! Read through the rules, and then just Neomail Alix your wish.
Q: Will you take my pet and zap it for me?
A: Absolutely not. It is against the rules to take someone's pet and zap it for them, as stated in Editorial Issue 344.
Q: My account is under 4 months and the color I requested can be adopted by this aged account. Why am I not listed?
A: The reason behind it is pet stats. Under 4 months pet adoptions are restricted to level 1 or 2. The lab is often making pets higher level than that, so we only list those that can accept WHATEVER pet meets the wishlist request.
Q: I have a pet UFA, will you take it and adopt it out for me?
A: No, sorry, we will neither take your pet and zap it for you, nor will we adopt your pet and rehome it for you. You are, however, more than welcome to sign up for our Zappers List or join our guild and list your UFA pets in our Adoption Agency.
Q: I have the lab map, can I help zap pets?
A: Definitely yes! Click here to see the instructions for zappers, and make sure that you Neomail Penny so that she can add your name to our list of zappers.
Q: Does the pet have to be zapped by me for it to count as a granted wish?
A: Nope! It doesn't matter how you obtained the pet (zapped it, traded for it, pound-surfing, etc.) it will still count as a granted wish.
Q: Can I join your guild?
A: Sure! Everyone is welcome to join :) Feel free to check out our guild webbie for more information.
Q: I have a pet I would like to give to someone on the wishlist. Can I do that? / How do I go about granting a wish?
A: Yes of course! Our wishlist is open to the public, meaning anyone can list wishes or grant wishes off of the wishlist. Simply contact the wisher of your choice and work out the details between the two of you. Once you've granted a wish please be sure to fill out this form and mail it to me so I can remove the wish.
Q: I've had wishes listed on the wishlist in the past. Can I add more?
A: Yes you may! Our rule is you may only list up to three (3) pets on our wishlist at a time, but there is no limit to how many wishes you can have granted by us :)
Q: Can I list a wish for a specifically named pet?
A: No, sorry, if you have a perfect name in mind you are better off creating/zapping the pet yourself. Most of our zappers adopt random pets from the pound, we don't create new pets to cater to specific name requests.
Q: I see that a lot of people have wished for the same pet as me! How do you decide who gets the pet?
A: It is up to the pet's owner. He or she may randomly select someone, OR they may Neomail every person and ask for an application. Applications are NOT required, and you may decline to apply.
Q: There are lots of people wishing for the same pet that I am! How can I improve my chances of being "chosen" as a pet's new owner?
A: See the "Tips" section. :)
Q: If my name is the top name listed for the color/species, will I get the pet first?
A: No. The order of names has nothing to do with who will get a pet. The older wishes are at the bottom, newer wishes are on the top.
Q: Can I pick my pet's name?
A: Nope, sorry, we do not zap specific pets for specific people.
Q: Is the wishlist ever edited majorly?
A: We have a wishlist monitoring crew that is always checking through their lists. They will neomail to confirm wishes in their chosen month. Some may mail to confirm wishes twice a year. If you look at the page and you know the month your species mailout is in isn't a good time for you to be able to reply, please mail them ahead of time.
Q: I just got a pet I had listed (granted/traded/adopted/etc), can I change it to another wish?
A: Yes, you can! Just follow the directions given here.
Q: How often do you update the wishlist?
A: The wishlist is updated daily, typically in the morning. However, real life does happen and there may be times when I fall a few days behind.
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Tips & Suggestions
These are just some tips so that you know what our Zappers look for when choosing a new owner for one of their pets. These are suggestions...NOT
super-strict, just arbitrary rules. Hopefully they help you out. :)
When a Zapper checks the Wishlist to find a new home for their lab pet, the first thing that he/she will do is visit your userlookup.
This doesn't mean that you have to have the world's MOST AMAZING CODING, but these are some things that you should keep in mind:
Now, the Zapper was perfectly impressed with your lookup! They've decided to Neomail you about your dream pet! Here are some more suggestions:
Log on to Neopets frequently. If your userlookup says that you were "last spotted" 20 days ago, the Zapper isn't going to bother contacting you. (each Zapper has their on last spotted limit some could think less than 20 is too long)
In fact, we remove wishers who have not logged on for 40+ days.
Follow Neopets Rules and Terms of Service. Many of our zappers do not want the pet to go to an account that will just get the pet frozen. (breaking this will also get you removed from the list.)
Make sure that your current pets are taken care of. Zappers see how you treat your current pets as an indicator of how you would treat a new pet.
This means that your current Neopets should be fed and happy!
Be consistent, and make sure that your information is up-to-date. Let's say that you're on the Wishlist for a Faerie Chomby. A Zapper has a Faerie Chomby that they would like to give away, and they visit your userlookup. On your lookup, they see a list of your "Dream Pets"....and "Faerie Chomby" isn't anywhere on that list! The Zapper will think that you've changed your mind about your dream pets, and they probably won't offer you that Chomby.
(It's perfectly OK to change your dream pets! Just neomail me if you want to change what pets you're listed for on our Wishlist.)
Make sure you have room in your NM inbox! Remember, your inbox has a capacity of about 100 messages, depending on your account age. If you're getting close to the limit, delete some old messages. :)
Think about your Neomail preferences If your account is set to "Neomail by Neofriends only," that's perfectly fine...except that means that a Zapper won't be able to contact you.
Be polite! If a Zapper NMs you offering a pet UFA, don't go all 'OMMGG send to me now ok?' Got it? XD
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Important ZYDP Links
The Wishlist This is the page you're on now! It shows all of the wishes we have collected.
ZYDP Adoption Agency Occasionally, our lab rays produce a pet in a color/species combination that has NOT been wished for yet. We're sure these pets can find amazing, loving homes just the same, so we put them into our guild adoption agency. Anyone can adopt these pets.
ZYDP (The Guild) The ZYDP guild was originally founded as a place for Zappers to organize and talk about their lab pets. It's a fun, NR guild that's open to anyone (zapper and non-zapper alike). We have no requirements, just click "Join"! :)
Zapper List This is a list of all of the people who are generous enough to use their lab maps to zap pets for ZYDP. It also has instructions for becoming a zapper. Check it out!
Extra Paint Brush Clothing Adopted a pet from the pound and need to find the clothing? Check here!
Magma Customs Wishing for a Magma pet? Check this page out for a possibility of getting the pet quicker!
HAPPY ENDINGS! This is an awesome page where you can see all of the dreams that have been fulfilled through ZYDP's efforts
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• Background from Root Backgrounds
• Neomail Envelopes from Bedazzled
• Layout code edited by Joshy & Zero
• Special Thank You to Penny for all of the coding help!
The Lost & Pound is a site owned by Arden. It is an extensive list of Neopets that are stuck in the pound (meaning pets that do not show up through regular pound-surfing). The site is incredibly useful for finding a lab rat, or even a new permie!
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