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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 is 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...
The pet's food preference depends on which hatching potion was used on its egg. For example, a base potion would make the animal like meat and basic foods (cake, candy, and pie), but a white hatching potion would make them like white foods like milk, cream cake, vanilla, etc. See the chart below:
|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.