Virtual Pets

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Owning a pet is a joyful experience, unless you have allergies. For those who are allergic to animal dander, owning a pet would be a nightmare of constant sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. Luckily, there is a fun alternative to owning a live animal.

Virtual pets (also known as cyber pets) are simple computer programs that simulate what it's like to own a live pet, complete with tasks you must perform such as feeding it and make sure it gets enough exercise. Most virtual pets "live" in small, self-contained plastic units, but there are also computer pets that exist entirely on the Internet. Virtual pets can be representations of real animals (such as the popular Petz series of virtual pets) or fantasy creatures (such as the Tamagotchi collection).

Even people who don't have allergies can experience the fun of owning a virtual pet. In fact, many parents give their children a virtual pet as a way of allowing them to prove that they are ready for the responsibility of caring for a live pet. Virtual pet adoption is much easier than adopting a real pet. There are no forms to fill out and no waiting lists. Instead, you just go to the toy store and pick out the virtual pet you want.

In the case of virtual online pets, you don't even need to go to a store; you just boot up your computer and visit a website that offers online pets. Unlike with live pets, there are no further purchases necessary (which means that you get to avoid buying some of the less appealing pet products, such as cat litter).

Neopets

One of the most popular brands of virtual pets online is Neopets. Neopets are Web-based pets that live in an online world called Neopia. Users can own up to four pets and can determine how they interact with their virtual environment. The currency of Neopia is Neopoints and Neopet owners can earn Nepoints by accomplishing various tasks. For a monthly fee, owners can unlock several additional features.

Webkinz

On the surface, a Webkinz stuffed animal appears to be no different than any of the other stuffed animals on store shelves. However, every Webkinz toy comes with a special code that allows its owner to log in to a site called Webkinz World where he or she can adopt and interact with a computer representation of the toy. This has proved to be extremely popular and Webkinz is a leader in the virtual pets market.

Getting Started

If you want to get a virtual pet of your own, the information above can help you get started. But remember, virtual pets can get addictive. Before you know it, you may find yourself the proud owner of a whole flock of virtual critters.

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Posted by WarriorCatz6 on January 27,2011 at 03:19 AM
Ok... I think I made a fool fo myself there... I have about 60 webkinz animals and my friend has.... what? IDK? around 80 maybe? I'd have to ask... ANYWAY! What about Nintendogs???
Posted by WarriorCatz6 on October 12,2010 at 06:25 AM
OK ZANE GET UP HERE AND SAY THAT TO MY FACE!!!!!!!! >:C I HAVE OVER 40 AND MY FRIEND HAS NEARLY AS MANY AS YOU SHE JUST GOT 3 MORE & I DON'T LIE EITHER AND I HAVE SOMEONE ON MY FRIEND LIST WHO HAS 600 WEBKINZ SO BEAT THAT!>:l
Posted by suger_and_spice on August 30,2010 at 05:34 PM
is there a game that you dont need a code for or a credit card
Posted by suger_and_spice on August 30,2010 at 05:30 PM
u can adopt a bird on powerpets
Posted by suger_and_spice on August 30,2010 at 05:28 PM
How do u adopt a foopet? ps im human
Posted by Audrey on January 02,2011 at 05:00 PM
The new way of adopting a foo pet is helping out @ a shelter for 30 days aka a month if you miss 5 days your progress will be erased. so have fun!
Posted by suger_and_spice on August 30,2010 at 05:05 PM
I like webkinz and neopets
Posted by BirdLover on June 13,2010 at 12:35 PM
Is there a game online that has an online virtiual bird
Posted by BirdsRule on June 13,2010 at 12:33 PM
i would like a virtiual bird because i think they are cute
Posted by Joe Tester on May 13,2010 at 11:42 AM
I want to create a virtual pet that can battle other virtual pets. I want my virtual pet to eat the losers.
Posted by Anonymous on May 13,2010 at 11:44 AM
Me too.
Posted by Anonymous on March 30,2010 at 06:26 PM
I'm getting hypnotized by Neopets! And yes, with a Z.
Posted by HI on March 26,2010 at 05:31 PM
webkinz, neopets, horseland, foopets, and adoptapet.com are really cool.
Posted by jenni on March 13,2010 at 03:40 PM
okkkkkkk wht is this OMG pplz foopets.com iz da best
Posted by sammy on March 06,2010 at 06:11 PM
i have neopets and webkinz! i <3 them both
Posted by Victoria on March 19,2010 at 07:55 PM
I HATE NEOPETS!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Lhittle_Cc on March 09,2010 at 09:02 PM
Same here! Neopets=<3 Webkinz=<3(I have 32+ webkinz)
Posted by WarriorCatz6 on March 02,2010 at 08:25 PM
I agree MUTTZ13! My friend has about 28 Webkinz? I don't know for sure but, I think it's 28.(she has SOOO many pets I keep losing count!!!)
Posted by Zane on March 07,2010 at 03:26 AM
Dude you think 28 is so many. Get this I have 136 webkinz pets and don't think I'm lying and don't ask for my codes! And you think she's a super collecter.IN YOUR DREAMS
Posted by malia on March 03,2010 at 06:18 PM
check this ut my friend bamboopad has 50 or 60 somethin webkinz!
Posted by MUTTZ13 on March 02,2010 at 08:19 PM
BOOOOOOOOOO neopets!!!!!D:D:D: YAY Webkinz!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :) :D :) :D I have more than 15 Webkinz pets :D
Posted by chiuaua123 on October 03,2010 at 03:07 PM
i have 55 webkinz
Posted by Victoria on March 19,2010 at 08:01 PM
I agree,BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO neopets!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D::D:D::D!YAAAY! WEBKINZ!!!!!!!!:d;D;D;D;D:D:D:D:D:Di have like . . . . 49 Webkinz!!!!;);D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D;D
Posted by kiliegh on February 16,2010 at 07:35 PM
i hope this is a fun thing!!!!!
Posted by Kimberly on February 06,2010 at 06:45 PM
I would choose webkinz it is SOOOOOO FUN!!!!
Posted by Victoria on March 19,2010 at 08:03 PM
I Love Webkinz 2!!!!!!!!
Posted by sophia on February 05,2010 at 04:03 PM
this is the time i'm here so i'm sure i'll find a good website of pets to play. P.S. what is seal pals? AND I'M A HUMAN!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Mayda Schumacher on January 28,2010 at 07:47 PM
At Christmas I bought one of the shinning stat owls when my Granddaughter (EMMA) their was no secret code for her to go on and register and play the games, she was very upset and so am I as it should have been with it. I sent an email the first part of January but no one got back to me, could I get a code for her please? Thank you in advance
Posted by Beverly09 on January 26,2010 at 12:02 PM
I have 6 pets on foopets. 3 Yorkies, 1 Husky, 1 Poodle-mix, and a Himalayian Cat. These are the most realistic virtual pets I've seen yet. If you adopt one you will fall in love with your new pet...FAST :)
Posted by davii on January 22,2010 at 05:58 PM
i like webkinz they r realy cute
Posted by nenette on January 10,2010 at 05:04 PM
FooPet and Howrse are the best free vertual games *ever!!
Posted by dorian on February 07,2010 at 05:58 PM
first of all i went on FooPets and honey it aint free! 2 play and buy stuff it asked me for a credit card number!! its a scam people!!! SCAM!!!!.............* y is it asking if im human.......
Posted by suger_and_spice on August 30,2010 at 05:39 PM
it is asking you if your human because it wants to make you are not some kind of hacking thing.ps hacks cant read pictures
Posted by aviv honen on August 17,2009 at 03:39 AM
webkinz lover
Posted by shanaya sirimanne on August 14,2009 at 04:30 AM
i love webkinz i have a irish setter and a crowl the dogs name is twinkins and golden
Posted by peeps who do not want to be named on August 12,2009 at 03:44 PM
I hate webkinz, love neopets and have no Idea what sea pals is.
Posted by Victoria on March 19,2010 at 08:07 PM
HOW DO YOU HATE WEBKINZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????
Posted by Unknown on January 06,2010 at 08:46 PM
Webkinz is cool i have 35 dont say you hate webkinz if you are on a website about webkinz go on youtube or something
Posted by makayla on August 09,2009 at 02:41 PM
how do you create a neopet?
Posted by neopet on August 14,2009 at 04:09 PM
just go to neopets roll over ' my account ' and click on create a neopet
Posted by args on August 07,2009 at 10:51 AM
u can let them stay in a hotel or restaurant and you can make you're own shop!
Posted by monkeyjay93 on July 16,2009 at 10:44 PM
i love beaine babys they are so cool and i love i want a virtual pet in the compter
Posted by Victoria on March 19,2010 at 07:52 PM
You spelt Beanie Babies wrong!!!DUH!!!!!!!I AM HUMAN . . . . . . . . . . OR AM I!!!!
Posted by kalyn on January 07,2010 at 09:24 PM
Me too! I am not only looking for virtual pets, but vet games to!
Posted by Alexx on July 07,2009 at 10:26 PM
been lookin for a fun pet game lol
Posted by Pet lover on August 12,2009 at 03:42 PM
There's lots of other better pet- raising games, all you have to do is Google 'Online virtual pets' Theres' tons' of good ones out there!
Posted by abby on July 07,2009 at 05:21 PM
can i goin iv been looking for fun pet games so is this a pet game.oh and duh i am human
Posted by Austin on July 04,2009 at 03:49 PM
I would like to have a virtual dog so i would how to be responsible.
Posted by hi on July 29,2009 at 04:39 PM
Try foopets
Posted by Webkinz Lover on July 03,2009 at 08:39 AM
I love webkinz but i hate neopets and i love seapals how do i choose?
Posted by Kimberly on February 06,2010 at 06:49 PM
I luv pet games but i do not know wat 2 type in. Pls Help me!!!
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