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Facebook Games: How to Earn Money on Petville

Updated on April 19, 2010

The Fur will be Flying!

Petville, one of the more recent additions to the Zynga family, has two different pet-currencies, or forms of money, like most other Zynga games. Pet Coins and Pet Cash allow you to buy adorable outfits for your pet, big screen tv's for your pet's house, and even a sweet set of wheels!

Here are the oodles of ways you can earn Pet Coins and Pet Cash. With these tricks and tips, your pet will be living in the lap of luxury!

Feed your pet so they don't run away!
Feed your pet so they don't run away!

Earn Coins by Feeding your Pet

Just like in real life, your Petville Pet also gets hungry and needs to be fed. When you start Petville, you're given a food bowl. When your pet gets hungry, you have to pay for food to be put into the bowl. How does this make you money? Well once the time elapses and the food bowl is empty, you'll receive a special bonus jewel, worth an amount specific to the type of food you purchased!

This is a great way to earn money, but if you're not careful, it could end up costing you. If you wait too long after the food bowl is empty, your pet may run away! If this happens, the pound charges a hefty percentage of your coins to your pet back. Ridiculous, I know, but you shouldn't need to worry about it as long as you feed your pet and keep them happy.

You clean your friends' pets the same way you clean your own.
You clean your friends' pets the same way you clean your own.

Earn Coins by Washing your Pet

Your pet gets dirty from playing all day in Petville. You'll notice that when your pet needs a bath, their hygiene bar is low, you can see the bar on the picture to the left, the one with the pink sponge next to it.

To give your pet a bath, you need to drag the pink sponge out of your storage box and drag it over your pet. As you clean your pet, you'll earn Petcoins!

Not only can you bathe your own pet, but you can visit and bathe your friends' pets for Petcoins! The amount you receive when you're cleaning your pet and friends' pets will increases when you level up!

Pick up trash around your house to earn Petcoins!
Pick up trash around your house to earn Petcoins!

Earn Petcoins by Cleaning your House

All pets on Petville are messy. When you pick up after your pet and your friends' pets, you'll earn Petcoins for each piece of garbage you pick up. Every piece of garbage gives you a particular amount of Petcoins. Here is a rundown of what to look for and how much you'll earn from each item.

After you clean your entire house, you'll earn a 50 Petcoin bonus!
After you clean your entire house, you'll earn a 50 Petcoin bonus!
  • Socks: 3 Petcoins
  • Apple Cores: 3 Petcoins
  • Banana Peels: 5 Petcoins
  • Pink Rags: 5 Petcoins
  • T-shirts: 10 Petcoins
  • Pizza Slice: 10 Petcoins
  • Blue Shorts: 20 Petcoins
  • Cookie: 20 Petcoins
  • Crumbled Paper: 50 Petcoins
  • Spilled Coffee: 50 Petcoins

Choose from a variety of different types of flowers!
Choose from a variety of different types of flowers!

Choose Bouquets for your Flower Pots

You receive 4 flowerpots from each of the 4 standard rooms you receive in the Petville. Filling your pots with flowers is very similar to how you feed your pet. To choose a bouquet, click the empty flower pot and select a one of the types of flowers. You will instantly receive the amount shown for the flower you've chosen. You can change the flowers in your pot only after they have wilted.

Play with your friends daily to earn 50 Yocoins!
Play with your friends daily to earn 50 Yocoins!

Earning Petcoins by Playing with Friends

You can earn 50 Petcoins by playing with each one of your friends' pets. When you arrive at their home, a window will automatically pop-up, allowing you to choose from a variety of different activities. Each activity pays out the same amount so don't worry about which activity you should choose.

You can play with friends' pets more than once a day, but the second time to play with the same pet, you'll only earn 5 Petcoins instead of 50.

Each challenge can only be completed once.
Each challenge can only be completed once.

Complete Challenges

This is a newer feature to Petville. Every week, new challanges are issued, ranging from feeding your pet a certain kind of food to picking up a certain number of socks.

When you complete a challenge, you'll receive a Petcoin award. These awards range from 1000 to 2000 Petcoins, a nice boost to your pet's bank account!

Adopt Toys from the Feed

On your Facebook Home page, you'll receive updates from friends about what's going on with them. If you have friends who play petville, you'll likely to see the occasional "Adopt this Toy" post (these happen when you find a brown chest while you're visiting other friends' houses).

Once you've found one of these feeds on your Home page, adopt the toy, and it will be added to your storage box! You can then choose to put the toy in your home somewhere, or you could sell it for Petcoins.

You can adopt as many toys from the feed as you want, there's no maximum amount. Try to be quick about adopting toys when you see them because someone could beat you to that toy!

How to send gifts:

  • Click the "Send Free Gifts"

  • Choose a gift you want to send

  • Select all the friends you want to receive your gift

Collect Your Cookies!

In case you haven't already noticed, you should see a treat or two in your storage box. This is because you receive a daily treat from Petville just for logging on. If you drag this treat into your pet's room, they'll jump up in excitement and eat their eat, earning around 100 to 150 Petcoins per treat!

You can also receive treats as gift requests from your friends. These will show in your Facebook application request box. Once you've accepted your gift, it'll be added to your storage box in the game. Feed it to your pet and earn your Petcoins! But don't forget, if someone sends you a gift, be kind and send them one back as a thank you! Hey, they're free to send so why not?

If You Like The Petville Game:

You'll also love Pet Society, the original pet game on Facebook! Check out my hub on it for neat tricks and cheats about how to earn money in Pet Society! 

~ Laura


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    • gulnazahmad profile image


      7 years ago from Pakistan

      I never played these games but my invitation list is always full of people asking me to come and join these games. You have provided a useful guide for those who love these games.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      you did not tell me how to get petcash for free because i dont live in amarica so cant buy it in dollers so how can i ealiy get it for free???

    • kaltopsyd profile image


      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      This is my favorite game!


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