Breeder Food vs Pet Food

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Today’s connection is an educational lesson to new breeders who may be experiencing some confusion as to which food to use with their breedable. Lately, there have been several instances where, for whatever reason, they’ve started their newly birthed horse, K-9 or Barnyard Bird/Duck on pet food. Then, around 6-7 days old, changed over to breeder food and wondered why “eaten pet food” was showing on the hover text.

The reason being, if you initially put a horse, K-9 or Barnyard Bird/Duck on pet food, it will take a full 7 days on breeder food for the effects of the pet food to wear off. Please note: This applies only to horses, K-9s and Barnyard Birds/Ducks. Ponie Pals do not have pet food.

How they differ: Breeder Food on the right, Pet Food on the left.

During this time, your horse, K-9 or Barnyard Bird/Duck will not gain fervor, heat or vigor. So, essentially, you have delayed your breeding availability. Therefore, it is suggested, that any animal you intend to breed should never be given pet food.

If, at any time, you experience a breedable that does not seem to be eating at all, please try the following tricks before filing a ticket.

  1. Re-rez (this usually fixes 99% of the issues)
  2. If the land is set to a group, are the breedable and food set to that group?
  3. If the land isn’t set to a group, are the breedable and food set to the same group as each other?
  4. Check to see if the breedable is set to the type of food out (under more stats)
  5. Re-set home position.
  6. Make sure the home position is set within range of the food (default range is 5 meters)

For horses or K-9s, sometimes giving them a Horsey Snack or K-9 Treat will help them start to eat so you may, also, want to try this. Remember your horses, K-9s and Birds/Ducks only eat once every 43 minutes so you may not notice a change immediately, be patient. It takes 3 days for a horse or K-9s to reach 100% hunger, and 4 days for a Bird/Duck to reach 0% hardiness.

Additionally, if you ever have an issue with ANY of your breedables, the handy-dandy Wiki is available to answer your questions. You can find them at the following links.

Horse Wiki:
K-9 Wiki:
Bird Wiki:
Duck Wiki:
Ponie Wiki:

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!


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