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Most pets in Habitica have food preferences. Feeding a pet its preferred type of food will cause it to grow into a mount more quickly than feeding it a non-preferred type of food.
MechanicsEditA green food bar appears under a pet that has not already been hatched and grown before. This bar tracks a pet's growth towards becoming a mount.
- When hatched, a pet starts with 10% of the bar filled.
- The bar increases by a certain amount each time the pet is fed. Preferred foods fill the Food Bar much faster (10% per item) than non-preferred foods (4% per item).
- It takes 9 preferred foods or 23 non-preferred foods for a pet to grow into a mount.
Specific Preferred FoodsEdit
Each pet that is hatched from a standard potion has a preference for a certain food. As described above, when fed with their preferred food, pets will turn into mounts much faster than with non-preferred food.
Take a look at the colors of the pet and food, at least on pets other than the Base pet...
|Hatching Potions||Food Preference||Cake Preference||Candy Preference||Pie Preference|
|Base||Meat||Basic Cake||Basic Candy||Basic Apple Pie|
|White||Milk||Cream Cake||Vanilla Candy||Vanilla Pudding Pie|
|Desert||Potato||Sand Cake||Sand Candy||Desert Dessert Pie|
|Red||Strawberry||Strawberry Cake||Cinnamon Candy||Red Cherry Pie|
|Shade||Chocolate||Chocolate Cake||Chocolate Candy||Dark Chocolate Pie|
|Skeleton||Fish||Bare Bones Cake||Bare Bones Candy||Bone Marrow Pot Pie|
|Zombie||Rotten Meat||Rotten Cake||Rotten Candy||Rotten Pie|
|Cotton Candy Pink||Pink Cotton Candy||Candy Pink Cake||Sour Pink Candy||Pink Rhubarb Pie|
|Cotton Candy Blue||Blue Cotton Candy||Candy Blue Cake||Sour Blue Candy||Blueberry Pie|
|Golden||Honey||Honey Cake||Honey Candy||Golden Banana Cream Pie|
Pets hatched with magic hatching potions enjoy all types of food.