Food items are random drops that become available after a player has completed their second task. They are also purchasable from the Market with gems, and can be received from use of the Enchanted Armoire, or as quest rewards and check-in prizes. Upon collection or purchase, these items can be found under the Food category of the player's inventory or in the Quick Inventory action drawer in the Stable. Food items are used to raise pets into mounts.
Feeding Your Pet
You can feed a food item to the pet of your choice from the Stable's Quick Inventory action drawer (direct link), which contains all food and saddles stored in your item inventory. To feed a pet, first click on the food item. The image of the food will turn light purple and a second image of the item will follow your pointer around the screen. Then, place the pointer over the pet you wish to feed and click. The image of the pet you are about to feed will be highlighted with a purple border and a star icon. To cancel the action, click on the image of the food you are currently using again.
Under each pet is a Food Bar, which fills by a certain amount each time the pet is fed. See Food Preferences for information on how quickly the Food Bar fills up based on the type of food a pet is fed.
When the Food Bar reaches 100%, the pet becomes a mount and disappears from your pet Stable. It can be replaced by hatching another egg of the same type. Pets that have been raised to mounts but not re-hatched are shaded grey. After a pet becomes a mount, it still continues to count towards the Beast Master achievement.
Hatching a second pet of the same type replaces the greyed out pet image with a full-color image. This re-hatched pet does not have a Food Bar and cannot be fed because you already have a mount of this type.
Types of Food
Special Event Food
During some special events, normal food items are replaced with more festive varieties: either cake or candy or pie. These special foods have different names and images than the normal ones but are used in the same way. They can also be obtained in the same way but in addition, when a variety of special food becomes available, each player is given one of each of type of that variety.
Each variety of special food has ten types, corresponding to the ten normal types of food, as shown in the table below.
The special foods are available at the following events:
- cake: Habitica Birthday Bash and Habitica Naming Day
- candy: Habitoween at the end of the Fall Festival
- pie: Pi Day (March 14) and Turkey Day
Table of All Food Images
The images of the normal types of food were updated on February 22, 2014. The original images are shown beside the current images in the table below.
|Normal Food Type||Original Normal Food||Cake Equivalent||Candy Equivalent||Pie Equivalent|
|Meat||Basic Cake||Basic Candy||Basic Apple Pie|
|Milk||Cream Cake||Vanilla Candy||Vanilla Pudding Pie|
|Potato||Sand Cake||Sand Candy||Desert Dessert Pie|
|Strawberry||Strawberry Cake||Cinnamon Candy||Red Cherry Pie|
|Chocolate||Chocolate Cake||Chocolate Candy||Dark Chocolate Pie|
|Fish||Bare Bones Cake||Bare Bones Candy||Bone Marrow Pot Pie|
|Rotten Meat||Rotten Cake||Rotten Candy||Rotten Pie|
|Pink Cotton Candy||Candy Pink Cake||Sour Pink Candy||Pink Rhubarb Pie|
|Blue Cotton Candy||Candy Blue Cake||Sour Blue Candy||Blueberry Pie|
|Honey||Honey Cake||Honey Candy||Golden Banana Cream Pie|