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Make Your Own Virtual Pet

Updated on June 4, 2013
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Tamagotchis, Neopets, N-Gage Creebies... some of these are more or less popular than others, but they are all types of virtual pets that can provide hours of fun, engagement, and satisfaction. When you can't have a pet that you physically have to take for a walk or feed, you can enjoy the company and loyalty of a virtual pet anytime.

There are a wealth of different virtual pet communities in which you can create a pet. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you, based on its different features and characteristics. They each have specialties, though many of them share a lot of the same features. Take some time to look at each one separately.

Be sure before you create or adopt a pet that you can dedicate enough time to its care and well being. Oftentimes the way you treat your pet will greatly determine how it develops and what kind of pet it will be. Show it love and it will be a great friend for you!

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Even though each virtual pet community is different, many of them share the same features that engage visitors and keep them coming back for more.

A choice of a pet: There are often many different virtual pets to choose from. There are usually dogs and cats and other common pets, but sometimes there are hamsters, horses, birds, llamas, fish, snakes, and even creatures that hardly resemble actual animals. Sometimes you can create your own pet, while at other times you can adopt pets that already exist, that may have been neglected or were created by the virtual pet community.

For instance, with Neopets, you have many characteristics to choose from for your pet. Sometimes a pet with certain characteristics may be suggested for you, but these are the traits to choose for your pet:

  • Species - 42 different virtual pets (unless if there are special edition ones available)

  • Color - It can be green, yellow, blue, or red

  • Name - Anything between 3 and 20 characters long... be nice with it!

  • Gender

  • Location - Choose whether it likes to live in a forest, sea, river, jungle, town, city, mountain, or wilderness

  • Hobby - Does it like to gather food, explore the land, make friends, hunt for treasure, bully others, or read and learn?

  • Greeting - Does it greet others by acting friendly, smiling sweetly, approaching with caution, stand its grown, run away, insult from afar, attack if the other is weaker, or try to make friends?

  • Stats - It is equally great in strength, defense, and movement? Does it have greater strength and least movement? Does it have greatest defense? Each species has a few different sets of stats to choose from. Also, your pet will always have changing health (Neopet health is on a scale from 1 to 9); mood; hunger level; age; and level. You can even create more than one pet... just make sure you don't neglect the one you already have!

Points and Cash: You are given points and cash often once you join a virtual pet community. You can use these to buy items or improve the well being of your pet. Depending on the community, you can earn points by playing games or battling pets, and get cash by selling old items you don't want anymore.

With Marapets, you can earn different kinds of currency by completing certain types of tasks; earn Marapoints (MP) by playing games, chatting on the forums, completing quests, and randomly exploring the site; earn Baspinar Points (BP) by battling pets; and earn Restock Points (RP) by restocking items from most of the shops in the different parts of Marada, the land of Marapets.

Just be active in the many parts of the virtual pet community to earn as many points as possible. But be careful because sometimes something unexpected may happen to your points or cash... like having them be stolen by community pests!

You can also deposit and withdraw points and/or cash from the banks available in the community. Use them for safekeeping, as you can with a safety deposit box as well.

Items: There is basically any type of item you can imagine, with such random objects like exploding coconuts, wings of flame, and Shenkuu Performer Wardobe. They can be categorized in groups like New Items, Most Popular Items, and Items No One Would Ever Want To Buy, Seriously (these are featured on Neopets).

Once you have your virtual pet, you are often granted with complimentary items for your pet. With Neopets, you are given a new player's guide; a Newbie Pack with objects like toys, food, books or weapons; Neopoints; and Neocash. With your cash, you can buy more items for your pet. In some communities, like with Marapets and Rescreatu pets, you can trade your items as well.

Don't forget about dressing up your new virtual pet! This is something a lot of people have fun with. With Neopets, once you've created your virtual pet, you can customize it in a few ways:

  • View and sort items - Choose which items it can wear in its closet, or see what it already is wearing. Sort items by species (items only wearable by your pet's species), zone (the area the item is worn in, such as hat or shoes), or rarity (the value of rarity assigned to the item).

  • Apply the item - Put it on your pet!

  • Remove the item - Take it off your pet.

  • Save your work - You can save the different outfit combinations once you've created them.

  • Get more items - Go shopping for more things for your pet!

There are often different shops for you to visit and purchase items for your pet. In Neopia - the land of Neopets - there are different stores, lodges, and other facilities, even banks and restaurants! Neopia comprises of Neopia Central, Neopian Bazaar, and Neopian Plaza, each with different places to shop.You can also go to auctions to purchase more items, or trading posts. Use your cash at all of these places!

Finally, you can even make a home for your virtual pet! In Neopia, you can apply for a plot of land and begin construction after your application is approved. Purchase furniture and other items for your pet's home after it's done! Also, with Marapets, you can stash your items in an attic so it doesn't have to carry all of them with it all the time. You can even make sure your pet's attic or home has a security system.

Battles: This is something that is growing in different virtual pet communities. You can battle Neopets, Marapets, Cyopets and more. In Neopia, there are different battledomes in which to battle. You can target and choose who to battle based on their stats (played, won, lost, drawn, score, difficulty level, etc.). Check your own stats and equipment before you start to make sure it's a good idea to battle.

Games: Each virtual pet community has a variety of games to play for points. With Neopets, the games are categorized into groups like board games, card games, sports, educational, adventure, arcade classic, for kids, showcase games, top games, strategy, quiz games, word games, puzzles, multiplayer, luck/chance, and most challenging. Choose which type of game to play based on your skills to win more points!

Clubs: Many virtual pet communities have lots of clubs for you and your pet to join. With Marapets, users create clubs that anyone can be a part of; some include Fuzzy Friends, Battlers Union, Marapark, Marapets Institute of Art, Marapets Gold Members, and more.

Forums and Message Boards: Peruse the forums or explore the message boards to learn more about the virtual pet community you have become a part of, make friends, enter contests or shows, purchase or trade items, give ideas or suggestions, join groups, or go on a quest and discover new places. Just make sure that you don't violate the rules of the boards or forums or, in some cases, your account may be permanently frozen!

News: Be sure to visit this section in order to stay abreast of the newest developments in your virtual pet community. See who won battles, what new items are available, and what other nw features have been added in the different parts of the community. With Neopets, they have different news sections, including Latest News, New in NC Mall, New Games, The Neopian Times, Contests and Spotlights, and Coming Soon. Use the News section to get a one-up on others and stay on top of the latest things.

Donations: Sometimes you can up your status or earn more points or cash by giving real money, which the virtual pet sponsor will consider a donation to the community. Be careful which community you donate to, and make sure it seems legitimate enough to give your payment information.

Other Features: Some communities have certain features that others may not. Neopets has a Neovision section where you can watch short videos from other Web sites or ones that people submitted, trailers, an more; enter a contest or look through the archives. Also, you can check out the weather in Neopia or look at the Neopedia to make sure you understand the terms involved in exploring Neopia.

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      ZULEIGHA PATEL 4 years ago

      WHY CANT YOU MAKE A THING WHERE WE CAN MAKE OUR OWN WEBSITES FOR FREE AND NO TRIALS AND YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN MEMBERSHIP PRICES AND NAME IT AND STUFF LIKE CLUB PENGUIN , TOON TOWN, ANIMAL JAM PLEASE THIS REALLY DOES SUCK

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      emily 4 years ago

      worse games ever bin wheeviles and club penguin rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      mariah vagas 4 years ago

      i like this

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      salma 4 years ago

      this game is boring you should play lots of games like fantage.com stardoll.com peinguine.com lots of games are fun than this game

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      salma 4 years ago

      pets pets they should have you talk with other pets and be friends not onley yourself so you could have fun they also need a stor whar you could buy all pets stuff they should have a town you could shop whar aver you want they should give you money and you can go shoping whar aver you want and have lots of fun

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      karolina 4 years ago

      cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      pepsie coke45 5 years ago

      my pet is like sooooooooooooooooooo cute is urs pm me XD

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      tessa wagoner 5 years ago

      PETS PETS PETS OMG i have like 6564738475674839487565784938756748392092384756754839 pets on games i love this

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      Tahsa 5 years ago

      I'm new to the site.... CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ARE NEOPETS AND ALL, HELPPPPPP!

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      ellie 5 years ago

      love it

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      samantha 5 years ago

      hey guys i love this app

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      vanessa 5 years ago

      this sux

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      nicki 5 years ago

      i hate it really it's stupid

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      READ THE TOP COMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 years ago

      READ THE TOP COMENT!!!!!!!!!!READ THE TOP COMENT!!!!!!!READ THE TOP COMENT!!!! ^

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      ilovemermiads101 5 years ago

      hi there.if you want to be an animal please read this coment.there is a website that you can actluy be a animal.and talk to real ppl at real tima arund the world while sitting in your nice comfy home!here it is.www.animaljam.com.ok.make a animal.and join me!i am ilovemermaids101.thx.

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      twinkle 5 years ago

      theese games amazing

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      Cata 5 years ago

      Ok if your searching a cool web site go to:

      www.clubpenguin.com

      www.moshimonsters.com

      www.neopets.com

      this ones up here are about making a pet or something

      www.freerealms.com

      www.habbo.com (www.zap.net if u wanna get free crdits or VIP)

      www.gardenparty.com

      this onesare about chating and making friends and i have a lot more but i cant remember them so i gotta check!!

      well see ya!!

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      im not telling my name 5 years ago

      Animaljam and Moviestarplanet.com are some good games personally i love those games and theres Binweevils and 1 more it is Clubpenguin!

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      heyyyy

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      The Orca Kid 5 years ago

      not so ceen i prefer games like Howrse

      P.S if your on howrse ad me my user name is The Orca Kid

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      cecilia 5 years ago

      ya know petpet park clubpenguin and animal jam are some good games

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      Anastassija 5 years ago

      yes but how can i create my own virtual pet?

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      chloetse 5 years ago

      this website DOSENT TELL ME CLUBS TOJOIN ON COMPUTER ,WAIT FOR IT , WAIT FOR IT,WAIT FOR IT,,,,AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HATE THIS WEBSITE IT TELLS LIES

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      MADISON 5 years ago

      NEOPETS ARE BETTER THAN CLUB PEGRUIN

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      rachel 5 years ago

      i love dogs

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      hi 5 years ago

      I love it

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      Nikki 5 years ago

      How do you log on?

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      amanda 5 years ago

      i love animals

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      karina-angelic 5 years ago

      hi awsome

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      anna 5 years ago

      hello

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      neve 5 years ago

      hi hey hello

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      yo dude 5 years ago

      this is so like yerrr.....

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      anounamus 5 years ago

      what aboat petrpg, moshimonsters ansd even well you know

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      meep 5 years ago

      Helllllo

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      Jasper 5 years ago

      I have 100 pets!

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      chrissy 5 years ago

      omg omg!!!!

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      automatic toilet seat covers 5 years ago

      It's really amazing post.I like to walk in the morning but i have no any pets.I want to keep a pet.Thanks for this.

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      rere 5 years ago

      hi how old r u

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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      Tejania, good point - be sure to choose a site that looks legitimate and that you have heard that others use to keep from using bad sites.

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      tejania 5 years ago

      animals are so cute but i don't know if this would put a vires on my laptop

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      kimberly 5 years ago

      l like this :)

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      cheesecake2355 5 years ago

      Yeah I can't find a FREE vritual pet game that doesn't lead me to a long line of games.Can some one help me?Plz!!!!!

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      Winifred 5 years ago

      No need to argue, just take a step to "MARAPETS".

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      RussellLHuey 5 years ago

      Great hub and very interesting game to play.Wanna try it.

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      tayla 5 years ago

      i love moshi monsters

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      1121123211234321123454321123456543211234567654321123456787654321 5 years ago

      hi123

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      ima sexy bich 5 years ago

      i like it i like its very interesting BUT YOU ALL NEED TO GO TO MOVIESTARPLANET.COM IT IS SO AWSOME I CANT TELL YOU HOW AWSOME IT IS ITS BETTER THAN CLUB PENGUIN AND FANTAGE AND NEO PETS MOVIE STAR PLANET IS SO KOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      jayde 5 years ago

      How can u get on?

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      Isabella 5 years ago

      I am confused on how to make your pet can you help me?

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      Selenagomez 6 years ago

      Great you should check out http://www.kongregate.com/ is a blast if u happen to check it out please email me my email is tasiaviolet1@hotmail.com and my user for Kongregate is secretzacefron

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      niamh 6 years ago

      cool my pets sick

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      Milena 6 years ago

      On Serbia:"kul"

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      Milena 6 years ago

      Ok.And Im new.

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      Milena 6 years ago

      No kool.COOL.

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      Milena 6 years ago

      Im from Serbia.

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      Milena 6 years ago

      Hi!Im Milena.

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      kristine009 6 years ago

      hey i am new

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      ty 6 years ago

      kool

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      kaite 6 years ago

      ho ever been on bin weevils it is cool

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      sugarcube1298 6 years ago

      what's this all about

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      dominique 6 years ago

      hey people what are you doing

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      6 years ago

      love it

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      grace 6 years ago

      what are you sposed to do on this website i don't get it i am trying to figure this out i will leave this website if i don't get this website figured out:|:|:|:|:|

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      carolinemoon 6 years ago

      LOL.. Not so... I love it.

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      juls36447@aol.com 6 years ago

      STPID IDEA!

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      bryceawesome934 6 years ago

      What the crap do we do on here I can't figure it out I'm leaving this place if I don't figure out what to do on here ok if anybodys

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      virtualgameforum 6 years ago

      There is a great directory of virtual pet sites and adoptables at http://www.virtualgameforum.com Just click on the Game Directory.

      You can submit your own virtual pet sites, rate, review, or find many new great virtual pet and adoptables sites in the directory.

      In addition, you can also join the forums and learn how to create your very own virtual pet site. Worth a look.

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      Cpvr 6 years ago

      I know a lot of people prefer Neopets, but there's a reason why so many people create their own pet site - to try something new, and possibly innovate.

      That's why we have a list of all the virtual pet siteS:

      http://www.virtualpetlist.com/index.php/topic,191....

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      katy 6 years ago

      this website is so kool

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      hrymel 6 years ago from Fort George G Meade, MD

      I personally enjoy Neopets the most. I've played a lot of different sites, but it always seems to be my favorite.

      I have a quick overview on how to succeed on Neopets actually. https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/Succeeding-on-N Feel free to check it out if your interested in the site.

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      rachel 6 years ago

      this ia a grate game

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      BOB 6 years ago

      THE NAMES BOB,JIM BOB!!!

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      taleha 6 years ago

      haga night

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      lucia 6 years ago

      cool

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      amie 6 years ago

      wow great

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      6 years ago

      what

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      orlnda 6 years ago

      watever

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      kalystar 6 years ago

      who ever said it was stupid than don't get on it

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      princess 6 years ago

      nice love it

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      David Colwell 6 years ago

      This is a STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Alessandra Loparo 6 years ago

      T CANT WAIT TO TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Ave 6 years ago

      ya........your right Meez.com is BORING and Jumpstart is REALLY REALY STUPID!!!

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      Pandypanda12346 6 years ago

      Yo! I HATE MEEZ.COM its so lame i've been on it like 2 times and i think actuley i know it is lame

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      Ave 6 years ago

      You should try Meez.com(13 or older)

      jumpstart.com(never tried it could be STUPID could be FUN)

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      Ave 6 years ago

      Well.....i think foopets is my favorte website:)

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      Bob 6 years ago

      You should include http://www.mywarriorcats.com

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      Joseph Lewis 7 years ago from London

      Hi Great article! Does anyone remember tamagotchi's?

      I'm new to Hubpages can you guys follow me so I can get to read all your posts and hubs? Thanks

      :)

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      CHRISTIANA 7 years ago

      lol so funny are they kiddEN ME!!!!!!IM A ITTLE KID IM 9 YEARS OLD ...MY NAME IS CHRISTIANA

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      izzy 7 years ago

      hello i am new

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      Dew 7 years ago

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      misty 7 years ago

      hi guys do u want more virtual games ok here they r???Ooh before i start im gonna tell u im only a girl and im 10 years old ok so lets give u some virtual games??? :-)

      1.moshi monsters(adopt ur cute little monster)2.club penguin(adopt ur penguin)3.secret builders(well its not pet games its human games but try it)4.supersecret(i didn't try is but play it)and last but not least no.5.our fantsage(hang out with friends have fun and be a member)

      > THATS MY WAY TO SAY BYE BYE ONLY IN COMPUTER HAVE FUN BYE BYE ;)

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      cailah 7 years ago

      it kinda sucks because i was looking for make own pet but sorry it sucks

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      Carolyn Chen 7 years ago

      It's GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      TroyM 7 years ago

      I'm trying to learn this on Facebook. A neighbor invited me to a virtual animal game, trying to figure it out. Nice Hub!

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      fireheart 7 years ago

      Nice. But you should add Wizard101. Its the best game EVER you can buy a pet and it hatches in a certain amount of time. and you can train it from baby to teen to adult to ancient to epic. ITS AWESOME!

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      very interesting! loved it

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      oj 7 years ago

      this looks kinda AWESOME is it