If you thought demolishing a few walls and slapping a bit of paint on an open canvas was hard work, then wait till you get a taste of catering for pets on a day-to-day basis. Thanks to House Flipper rolling out the red carpet for its Pets DLC, avid builders can finally tap into their love for all things furry and scaled. And not just that, but also unravel a brand-new set of elements that let you transform old homes into bustling hubs for all the critters and companions in the book. So, if you’ve the courage to adopt a turtle and give it the tender loving care it so rightfully deserves, then step right up to the plate and hit up Morgan’s newly founded adoption centre — like, today.
On the off chance that you don’t actually know how to look after a pet in House Flipper, we thought we’d put something of a startup list together, if only to nudge you towards the right direction. Interested? If so, be sure to read on for the five best tips we currently have to offer. Scoot over, Morgan — there’s a new fish in town!
5. Introduce Yourself
Firstly, there’s the case of doing what needs to be done before getting your hands on your very first adoption certificate. To get started in the world of Pets, you will need to complete the first job in the House Flipper campaign, after which a new tab will open up in your laptop — Morgan’s Pet Care. Here you will be able to select the breed of cat, dog, or another species of animal altogether that you will introduce to your world. Note that, while you can also get your hands on turtles, hamsters, parrots, and rabbits, the primary pets you’ll be looking after are cats and dogs. That said, it’s entirely up to you who you decide to adopt — so long as you don’t mind catering to their specific needs and interests.
Just to give you an idea of what it is you can adopt, there are a total of nine different species in the Pets DLC. Here’s what you can bring home directly from the Morgan’s Pet Care app on your tablet:
- Rodents – Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, rats
- Reptiles – Iguanas, Turtles
- Birds – Parrots
4. Find Your New Home/Office
Once you’ve decided which pet you’d like to adopt, you’ll need to find a new home, which will also serve as your office. To know which home to purchase, simply head to your laptop and search for the properties that feature an orange paw icon at the top-right corner. Ideally, you’ll want to move into a home that is relatively cheap, but with all the necessary amenities to keep both you and your pet occupied.
If you’re looking to stick to a lower budget, then aim to purchase ‘A Moving House’—a locomotive-turned-office that retails for just under $52,000. Once bought, you can begin moving your key office-related items to its rooms, after which you can begin working on the various odd jobs around town.
3. Know the Three Stages
There are a total of three stages that your pet (dogs, in particular) will go through, which are Puppy, Young, and Adult. On average, any pet in House Flipper will complete the three phases and reach peak maturity in just under an hour. However, in order to properly progress through the motions, you will of course need to interact with your pets to help them grow. You can do this at your office, or at one of your properties by bringing your pet along with you to the job. To do this, simply approach your pet and select the option ‘Take to Job’ from the interaction menu.
As for the things you can do with your pet, there are three major pastime activities that will contribute towards their overall growth, which are playing fetch or tug-of-war, giving them a bath, and offering them treats. If you can alternate between these activities every five or six minutes (or just when one of them needs doing), then you’ll soon find that pup of yours doubled in size, giving you more room to adopt new pets and pack out your office space.
2. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
While it isn’t written in the cards that you should have your pet with you on every job, doing so does have its benefits. For example, if you bring your dog along with you on a restoration task, and that task just so happens to involve anything animal-related, then you’ll be able to get a good insight into which items are best suited for the job by having your own pet trial them out beforehand. Plus, you can tackle two birds with one stone by nurturing them into adulthood just by interacting with them between tasks.
The good news is, if you do manage to recruit your furry friend into the world of property management, then you’ll eventually pop a trophy or two along the way — even if they’re just around to soak up the sights and defecate on the lawn. So, if you’re planning on taking on a few odd jobs around town, always consider bringing your pet along for the ride.
1. Don’t Skimp Out
It goes without saying that, if you’ve gone as far as to adopt a pet, then it’s only natural that they’d want to spend every waking moment with you, regardless of the place you choose to be on a daily basis. Knowing that, and how your newly homed companion will have a habit of following you around, it’s always a good idea to invest in all the right items to make sure they’re living their best lives. In other words — don’t skimp out and settle for second best when it comes to flicking through the catalog.
Once you’ve brought your new pet home, make sure to spend the wedge needed to get the ball rolling, so to speak. If you can get a cosy bed, a quality bath, as well as plenty of toys and other homey trinkets, then you’ll come to find that most of your pets will have their needs met around the clock. Bottom line is, if you’re looking to adopt an animal, then you’d better spoil it rotten. Trust us, it’ll thank you for it in one way or another.
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