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|Info required on newly implemented "transfer" option, and review on old infos.|
The Neopian Pound is a place you can go to disown your Neopets or adopt a new one. Once disowned, any Neopet can be adopted by another user. The exception to this rule is the Lutari which will run off to parts unknown when abandoned.
In April 2007, the Pound was closed to accommodate for the addition of pet customisation. It was not reopened until April 2008, when a new Transfer feature was added. As a result, pet trading was officially condoned by the Neopets Team and has since become a major activity on the site.
Adopting a Pet
To adopt a pet, you simply go to the pound. The link can be found on the Pet Central page. Click on the Adopt Door. Three random pets will appear. If you like the pet and its description, click the Adopt button below. A small cost will be deducted from your on-hand neopoints. The exact price is determined by its characteristics (color, statistics, etc.). To look at another random pet, click the Find a Neopet at Random button below.
Additionally, you can use the Adopt-A-Pet Search Engine (the link is near the top of the page). If you see a Neopet that you like, you can use the search engine to look up its name. Once you have found a pet using the search engine, click on the image of the pet to adopt it.
Pets that are above level 2, are limited-edition species, or that have been painted with certain rare or expensive paintbrushes, CANNOT be adopted by any account younger than four months. So be careful when abandoning a pet, if you're planning on trying to re-adopt it!
Abandoning a Pet
To abandon a pet, you simply go to the pound. The link can be found on the Pet Central page. Click on the yellow Techo. Click the button below your pet repeatedly until your pet is disowned. You can also create a PIN for use in this area.
Neopets that are above level 2, are Limited Edition species, or that have been painted with certain rare or expensive paintbrushes, CANNOT be adopted by any account younger than four months. So be careful when abandoning a pet, if you're planning on trying to re-adopt it!
A bold coloured Neopet may be adopted by anyone (checkered, black, white, pink, basic colours, etc.) but colours that change a Neopet's total appearance (darigan, baby, royal, etc.) can only be adopted by a member with an account over 4 months.
A Lutari cannot be adopted under any circumstances.
Transferring a Pet
When neopets change ownership from one person or account to another, it is called transferring. Until 2008, pets were transferred through the Neopian Pound, a process which carried the risk of losing the pet to a "pound surfer." However, the Neopets Team has since introduced a new feature to safely transfer neopets to other accounts. Users are allotted a number of incoming and outgoing transfers per month, depending on the age of their account. For example, a 36-month-old account can transfer two pets out as well as accept transfers for two pets coming in.
|Account Age||Number of Transfers|
|0 - 23 months||1 transfer|
|24 - 47 months||2 transfers|
|48 - 71 months||3 transfers|
|72 - 95 months||4 transfers|
|96-119 months||5 transfers|
|120+ months||6 transfers|
Users can transfer pets at the Neopian Pound. The fee is 1000 neopoints for the person sending the neopet; the receiving end pays a fee calculated from the pet's level, strength, and defense statistics. If a transfer is not accepted within three days, the pet is returned to the original owner, who still loses a transfer for the month.
Some users may choose to transfer their pet through the Pound anyway. While this does not use up a transfer for the month, it is riskier, and wearable items, including paint brush clothing, are removed from the pet. As the "quick-adopt" link no longer works, the adopter must manually type in the pet's name in the search bar to adopt it.
The same pet restrictions for accounts under 4 months apply to both methods.
- In the Editorial of issue 242 of the Neopian Times, it was revealed Battledome weapons attached to the Neopet while it goes to the pound remain attached. This has since been discontinued, and the equipped weapons will be placed in the users inventory upon going to the pound. A Petpet attached to the Neopet will still remain however.