Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos — How to Get and Care For Pets

From taming to crafting a food bowl, here's what you need to know about getting and taking care of pets in The Winds of Anthos.

How to Get and Care For Pets in harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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One of the biggest draws to Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos is getting pets and taking care of them. The new entry offers up a host of farm animals to tend to, as well as furry companions you can keep inside your house. All manner of creatures can be purchased or easily tamed throughout Anthos. Here’s how to get and care for pets in The Winds of Anthos.

How to Get and Care For Pets in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

How to Get Pets in The Winds of Anthos

How to Get Pets Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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There are a couple of routes you can take to get pets in The Winds of Anthos. First, you can purchase animals from a town’s designated animal dealer. These shops can be found throughout the towns of Anthos, though each offers a slightly different selection.

You’ll find standard farm animals, like chicks and calves, at virtually every shop. However, certain shops might also sell Border Collies, while others offer Blue-Eyed Black Cats. Prices can range anywhere between 1,000 and 16,000 Gold. Peruse each shop location to find the pet you want.

Apart from purchasing animals, you can also tame them in the wild. This will require consistent bonding, so you’ll need to revisit an animal over the course of a few days to bring it home as a pet. Simply sneak up to it and choose the pet directive.

Eventually, you’ll have the option to take the befriended critter home. Just bear in mind that you can only keep one pet in your house at a time. This means animals like rabbits and foxes can’t be brought back in numbers. However, you can keep up to five farm animals, such as tamed horses and sheep.

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How to Care For Pets

How to Care For Pets Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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Caring for farm animals and household pets varies a bit in The Winds of Anthos. While you can take care of the livestock in your barn by ensuring that they’re fed and their environment is clean, you’ll just need to feed and pet your indoor pets.

With consistent and kind care, your household pets will sometimes bring you gifts of sorts. Depending on your pet’s unique skill, the items you receive will vary. For example, my owl delivers all sorts of rare flowers, like Hollyhock and Rising Suns. On the other hand, dogs and cats can restore a bit of stamina each time you pet them.

Farm animals will also provide you with specific items in keeping with Harvest Moon tradition. Milk your cows and shear your sheep to obtain the necessary ingredients for meals and crafting.

How to Get a Pet Food Bowl in The Winds of Anthos

How to Get Pet Food Bowl in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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While you can feed your livestock with your barn’s built-in feeder, you’ll need to craft a pet food bowl to keep your indoor pets fed. Fortunately, this can be done from the comfort of your own home with the help of your workbench.

Look through the crafting menu to find the pet food bowl detailed at the bottom of the list. You’ll just need a few Silver to craft the item yourself.

That’s how to get and care for pets in The Winds of Anthos. Be sure to take excellent care of your furry friends to pocket all sorts of gifts and materials. For more tips on farming and crafting, visit our guides hub for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos.

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