Welcome to PetAdoptables!
PA is a site aimed at older teens and adults, focused on collecting adorable pets and exploring the world as your human avatar!
If you still have questions about the site after reading this guide, be sure to join up on the forums and post your questions in the Support board!
What should I do first? At first, the site may seem a bit confusing, and you might not know where to start! When you first join, you are given 2,000 ZC.
Be sure to invest your ZC by creating your mine. This will allow you to harvest precious gems and minerals from the soil and discover and capture special mining pets! You can begin building your mine by hovering over the Fun tab and clicking "Mine" under "Mining".
Be sure to check out the full and in-depth mining guide!
You first must purchase the land for your mine at a cost of 100 ZC. After purchasing the land, you can begin purchasing the neccessary parts to build your mine!
The following parts are needed to complete your mine. After purchasing these, your mine will be complete!
The total cost of building your mine will be 450 ZC. That means you have 1,550 ZC left to spend on dressing up your human avatar and purchasing your first pets!
Make sure you build your mine before anything else! Mining is one of the most important aspects of PA, and allows you to earn TONS of currency later on, making it a worthwhile investment. After you have your mine fully built and can begin mining for precious gems, you can begin styling your human avatar and adopting your first pets!
At first glance, the site currencies may seem overwhelming, but not to worry! The first two currencies to pay most attention to are Zodiac Crystals (ZC) and Zodiac Pearls (ZP).
Zodiac Crystals can be earned through various methods on the site. You can earn most of your ZC from mining, which is why mining is so important! ZC is the most important currency on the site, as it can be spent on a very large variety of pets, items, and features.
Zodiac Pearls can be purchased from the Cash Shop under the "Shopping" tab. You may also be able to trade stuff with other members in exchange for ZP. ZP allows you to purchase special exclusive pets from the Pet Mall in the ZP store. In addition, you can also create your own custom pet species on the site with paintbrushes, which can be purchased with ZP!
PA pets hatch from eggs, which conceals which "alt" or color is inside!
What are alts, you might ask? Below are the different alts for the Black Bear pet.
Pets come in different colors, or "alts". Typically, a single species has 6 different alts. Alt trading and swapping is common on the forums for serious collectors who wish to collect all of the different colors for a pet species.
You can browse pets and their alts by clicking "Color Almanac" under the "Help" tab.
Adopting Your First Pet
Don't adopt your first pet until you have built your mine! Be sure to first focus all of your ZC towards your mine!
You can adopt your first pet by hovering over the "Shopping" tab and clicking "Pet Mall" under "All Currencies".
You'll notice you have different currency options for which store you want to visit.
Congrats! You have adopted your first pet!
Managing Your New Pet
Now that you've adopted your first pet, it's now time to manage it! To manage your pets, hover over the "Pet Home" tab and click on "My Pets".
Welcome to your default room! This is where you can manage all of your pets. To manage your first pet, click "Manage Pet" under its image.
You're now at the managing page, and new icons are displayed under your pet's image!
TIP: Be sure to check out the Sticker Book under the "Pet Home" tab, as it will become very helpful later on! This simplified view of your home makes managing massive amounts of pets a breeze!
Pet Management Icons
Click your pet.
Get the BBCode or HTML code for your pet.
Name or rename your pet and edit their description.
Freeze or unfreeze your pet at their current stage.
Abandon your pet.
Customizing Your Pet
The first thing you'll want to do is name your pet (and give it a description, if you'd like - it's completely optional!).
Click on the icon to customize your pet.
After naming it and perhaps giving it a description, click "Update Pet!". Congrats, your first pet is now customized!
Customizing Your Human Avatar
Now that you've finished constructing your mine, adopted your first pet, and customized your first pet, you're probably wondering how to customize your human avatar!
Before you begin purchasing clothing for your HA, be sure to create it first! Click on the image that says "click to create" under "Your Avatar" if, at this point of the tutorial, you haven't created your HA.
Made a mistake? Chose the wrong gender or skin color? No problem! Just click on "New Base" when editing your HA!
OMG! MY HUMAN AVATAR DOESN'T EVEN HAVE EYES!?!? Not to worry! It's time to head over to the Avatar Mall.
Human Avatar Mall
You can go to the Avatar Mall by hovering over the "Shopping" tab and clicking on "Avatar Mall" under "All Currencies".
The first thing you'll notice is that you can sort which clothes you'd like to browse.
First off, let's get you some eyes! Sort by the following: ZC > Eyes > PetAdoptables > Neutral. Then, sort by which eye color you'd like to browse.
Different eye styles are relatively cheap and will most likely cost you under 25 ZC.
After choosing your eyes, feel free to browse other sections! You'll probably want to get yourself some hair next, and after, maybe a top, a bottom, and some shoes!
Make sure you don't go TOO wild yet... budget that ZC! When you're done, you can view your ZC and ZP carts by clicking on their links at the top of the page. After completing your order, it's time to dress yourself up!
Dressing Your Human Avatar
It's now time to dress your human avatar! You can go to your dressing room by clicking on your avatar's image in the sidebar. The items you purchased will be displayed. By clicking on the item, it will be added to your avatar.
If you make a mistake, no worries! Just click on "Reset" to undress your human avatar.