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'''Small pets''' are pets that live in [[aquarium]]s or cages and can be taken out briefly for Sims to play with. They require less attention than [[cat]]s and [[dog]]s, and in the case of ''[[The Sims 3]]'', horses.
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'''Small pets''' are pets that live in [[aquarium]]s or cages and can be taken out briefly for Sims to play with. They require less attention than [[cat]]s, [[dog]]s, and [[horse]]s{{vgversion|TS3:Pets}}, but have fewer interactions, and are not counted as household members.
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==The Sims==
 
==The Sims==
[[Image: small pets.PNG|thumb|Some of the small pets available in The Sims]]
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[[Image:small pets.PNG|thumb|Some of the small pets available in The Sims]]
In ''[[The Sims]]'', only one small pet was available, the fish in the Poseidon's Adventure Aquarium. [[Sim]]s obviously have to feed the fish and clean the tank to ensure they remain healthy.
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In ''[[The Sims]]'', only one small pet was available, the fish in the '''Poseidon's Adventure Aquarium'''. [[Sim]]s have to feed the fish and clean the tank to ensure they remain healthy.
   
In ''[[Livin' Large]]'', the guinea pig was introduced. If the cage wasn't cleaned for a long time, and it bit a Sim, the Sim would become [[Illness|sick]]. The fastest and easiest way of curing this sickness is to buy the guinea pig painting and look at it.
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In ''[[Livin' Large]]'', the guinea pig was introduced. If the cage wasn't cleaned for a long time, and it bit a Sim, the Sim would [[Illness#Guinea Pig Disease|become sick]]. The fastest and easiest way of curing this sickness is to buy the guinea pig painting and look at it.
   
Many more small pets were introduced with ''[[The Sims: Unleashed]]''. Sims were able to go to [[Old Town]] and purchase a variety of small pets, including '''iguanas''', '''turtles''' and small birds such as '''budgies''' and '''love birds'''. All of them require feeding and cleaning occasionally, but they don't need as much attention as cats and dogs. However, unlike cats and dogs, they can - and ''will'' - eventually die, no matter how carefully they are cared for. '''Parrots''' and '''Cockatoos''' can also be bought in [[Buy Mode]], for §939 and §749, respectively. Sims can not only feed them crackers, but also talk to them, which boosts the selected Sim's [[Charisma]].
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Many more small pets were introduced with ''[[The Sims: Unleashed]]''. Sims were able to go to [[Old Town]] and purchase a variety of small pets, including '''iguanas''', '''turtles''', '''goldfish''', and small birds such as '''budgies''' and '''love birds'''. All of them require feeding and cleaning occasionally, but they don't need as much attention as cats and dogs. However, unlike cats and dogs, they can - and ''will'' - eventually die, no matter how carefully they are cared for. '''Parrots''' and '''cockatoos''' can also be bought in [[Buy Mode]], for §939 and §749, respectively. Sims can not only feed them crackers, but also talk to them, which boosts the selected Sim's [[Charisma]].
   
 
==The Sims 2==
 
==The Sims 2==
In addition to [[dog]] and [[cat]], Sims can keep small pets, which require less caring. Small pets cannot be controllable like cats and dogs. They are less interactive animals. They can only be kept if their respective cage is bought and stocked.
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===Fish===
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As in ''The Sims'', the only small pets available in the base game are fish, bought with the '''[[Aquarium|Aquabox Five-Gallon Aquarium]]'''. The aquarium can be stocked by selecting the "Restock" option. Sims must feed the fish and clean the tank regularly, or they will die. ''[[The Sims 2: Pets]]'' adds another [[Aquarium|fish tank]], which works the same as the base game aquarium.
   
Fish is the first small pet Sims can keep. They can buy the '''Aquabox Five-Gallon Aquarium''' and stock it with fish. Sims must feed them and clean the tank regularly, or the fish will eventually die. The fish isn't very interactive like other kinds of pets, because the only thing to do with it is to watch the fish. ''[[The Sims 2: Pets|Pets]]'' added another stylish fish tank, which is similar to the base game aquarium. ''[[Apartment Life]]'' added a huge decorative fish tank. It's very expensive and doesn't need to be fed.
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===Womrats and parrots===
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[[File:The-sims-2-pets--20060824011216351 640w-1-.jpg|thumb|A womrat]]
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[[File:WomratAndSim.jpg|200px|thumb|A Sim playing with her womrat]]
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''The Sims 2: Pets'' adds womrats and parrots. They can be purchased by buying the appropriate cage in [[Buy mode]], and then using the cage's "Restock" option, which can only be done if the cage is empty and clean. Womrats cost §75, while parrots cost §400. The womrat cage is called the '''FMCU 3000''' and the parrot cage is called the '''Tropico Avian Sanctuary'''.
   
[[File:The-sims-2-pets--20060824011216351_640w-1-.jpg|thumb|A womrat]][[File:WomratAndSim.jpg|175px|thumb|A Sim playing with her womrat]] Womrat, parrot, and caged dog are the actual small pets that can be kept. Womrats and parrots came with ''[[The Sims 2: Pets]]'' while caged dog came with ''[[The Sims 2: Apartment Life]]''. In order to keep them, Sims must buy their cage from the [[Buy mode]]. Womrat requires a womrat cage, parrot requires a bird cage, and caged dog requires a small dog pen. Moreover, Sims can name these small pets. ''Pets'' is not required to keep a caged dog, because it's an individual object from ''Apartment Life'' that has its own animation and texture, thus, not needing the elements in ''Pets''.
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===Small dogs===
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''[[The Sims 2: Apartment Life]]'' adds the '''Modern Arf Indoor Dog Pen''', which allows Sims to keep a small dog in the pen; the pen costs §525, while the dogs cost §500. This pen doesn't require ''Pets'' to be installed, and the dog behaves like a small pet, using different meshes, textures and animations to regular dogs.
   
Sims can stock these small pets in various fur and feather colors, though only one small pet can be kept in one cage. Sims must feed them and clean the cage regularly too, or they will die. Additionally, starving caged dog doesn't die, but will be taken away by Animal Control Officer instead. Sims can also play with and watch these small pets, and carry along the parrot or caged dog (similar to carrying a baby). Small pets can tell how hungry they are by checking the price of their food whenever they are about to be fed. If they are starving, these pets will have a hungry thought bubble above their head.
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===Butterflies and fireflies===
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[[File:Snapshot releasebutterflies.jpg|thumb|right|Releasing butterflies]]
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Sims can also keep [[Bug catching|collected butterflies and fireflies]]{{Vgversion|TS2:S}} in a jar. If they are not released, they will eventually die and the jar will have to be cleaned. Neither the [[maid]] nor the [[butler]] will clean it, though.
   
Sims will build [[Cleaning]] skill a little every time they clean the tank or cage. Also, Sims can teach the parrot to talk. Once they've learned to talk, Sims can talk to them to build [[Charisma]] skill. Sims will also build [[Nature]] [[enthusiasm]]{{Vgversion|TS2:FT}} whenever they clean the cage and talk to bird. Bird cages can be opened. An open bird cage will eventually let the parrot out and it will fly around the house. This will raise some [[fun]] for the Sims nearby. Sims cannot interact with the parrot while it's flying, though. Since small pets only needs cage to be bought in order to keep them, these are the only pets that can be kept in [[college]] lots by [[Young Adult]], and in vacation home.
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===Caring for small pets===
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When stocking a cage or pen, the player will have a choice of several fur or feather colors, and will be able to name the pet. Sims must feed small pets regularly; feeding a womrat or penned dog costs §10, while feeding a bird costs §20. Womrats and birds will eventually starve if not fed, but a starving penned dog will be taken away by an Animal Control officer before it can die. Small pets that are hungry may bite, and ones that are starving will have "hungry" thought bubble above their heads. It is also important to keep the cage or pen clean, as a dirty cage not only brings down the room's [[Environment]] score, but lowers the small pet's mood, increasing the chances that it will bite. While a womrat is essentially a guinea pig, the [[Illness#Guinea Pig Disease|Guinea Pig Disease]] from ''[[The Sims: Livin' Large]]'' does not exist in ''The Sims 2''.
   
[[Skunk]]{{vgversion|TS2:P}} and [[Penguin]]{{Vgversion|TS2:S}} who wander around the house can also be petted. When they are petted, they will linger longer before leaving. Skunk will be very likely to spray Sims when they try to pet it. [[Werewolf]] has a higher chance to successfully pet the skunk. Penguin, on the other hand, has no difficulties to be petted.
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Sims can play with and watch these small pets, and can carry along the parrot or penned dog. Also, parrots can be taught to talk. Once they've learned to talk, Sims can talk to them to build [[Charisma]] skill. Sims will also build [[Nature]] [[enthusiasm]]{{Vgversion|TS2:FT}} whenever they clean the cage or talk to a bird.
   
[[File:Snapshot releasebutterflies.jpg|thumb|right|Releasing butterflies]]Also, Sims can keep [[Bug catching|collected butterflies and fireflies]]{{Vgversion|TS2:S}} in a jar. They will eventually die and the jar has to be cleaned. [[Maid]] and [[Butler]] won't clean it, though. Sims can release them before they die. Sims can also keep their [[Bug hunting|collected beetles, butterflies, and spiders]]{{Vgversion|TS2:FT}} in their collection box. Sims can view the box the see which bugs they have collected so far.
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Bird cages can be opened. An open bird cage will eventually let the parrot out and it will fly around the house. Nearby Sims will gain [[fun]] from this. Sims cannot interact with the parrot while it's flying, and it will not escape and cannot be attacked by cats or dogs.
   
== The Sims 3 ==
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A womrat or bird can be set free, and a penned dog can be given up for adoption.
{{see also|Minor pet}}
 
[[File:Small pet - Guinea Pig.png|50px|left]]In ''[[The Sims 3]]'' many [[Fishing (The Sims 3)#Fish|aquatic animals]], including fish, frogs, snails, and crocodiles, and [[Bug collecting|insects]] can be caught and placed in an [[aquarium]] or terrarium.
 
   
Animals in aquariums must be fed regularly but can essentially live forever.
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Small pets are the only pets that [[young adult]]s can keep on [[College (sub-neighborhood)|college]] lots, or that can be kept in vacation homes.
   
In ''[[The Sims 3: Pets]]'', small pets reappear as [[minor pet]]s:
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===List of objects===
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!scope="col"|'''Object name'''
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!scope="col" width="1024"|'''Description'''
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!scope="col"|'''Price'''
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!scope="col"|'''Size'''
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!scope="col"|'''Stocking price'''
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!scope="col"|'''Pet variety'''
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!scope="col"|'''Game'''
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|-
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|FMCU 3000
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|Womrats sometimes bite, which led to the development of the Fuzzy Mammal Containment Unit. Every unit is comprised of shatter-proof plastics that ensure your household's protection, as well as an exercise wheel to keep the inhabitants of the FMCU otherwise occupied. With the FMCU you can safely own and enjoy a womrat...as long as it is contained.
   
*'''Birds''': Blue Gold Macaw, Catalina Macaw, Cockatoo, Congo African Gray, Crow, Falcon, Spotted Sixam, Yellow Naped Amazon, Cardinal, Easter Bluebird, Gold finch, Lilac Breasted Roller, Nuthatch, Parakeet, Pigeon, Owl
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'''Fun:''' 7
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|§250
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|1x1
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|§70
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|
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*Black
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*Whitebrown
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*Rex
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*Panda
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*Albino
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|{{TS2icon|EP04}}
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|-
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|Tropico Avian Sanctuary
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|Naturalist Steven Crest discovered a species of brightly colored birds while exploring the jungle. He quickly noticed that the birds were talking! Realizing he could socialize with birds instead of Sims, Crest devised the Tropico Avian Sanctuary and brought them home. Whether you're lonely and need a companion or just wish to add some colorful plumage to your home, Crest's birds are the answer!
   
*'''Lizards''': Anole Lizard, Ancient Dragon, Gecko, Chameleon, Pygmy Komodo Dragon, Agama Lizard, Texas Spiny Lizard, Iguana
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'''Fun:''' 8
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|§500
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|2x1
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|§400
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|
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*White
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*Red
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*Kestrel
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*Green
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*Gray
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|{{TS2icon|EP04}}
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|-
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|Modern Arf Indoor Dog Pen
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|Living without a yard is tough - especially for a dog. The Modern Arf Dog Pen is here to help. Perfect for a number of toy dogs, the Modern Arf provides an enclosed space that keeps your dog happy without taking over your apartment. The pen comes with all necessary amenities and is perfect for any urban dog-lover.
   
*'''Rodents''': Chinchilla, Hedgehog, Squirrel, Rat, Shrew, Womrat, Chipmunk
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'''Fun:''' 8
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|§525
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|3x3
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|§400
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*Black
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*Brown
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*White
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*Yellow
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|{{TS2icon|EP08}}
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|}
   
*'''Snakes''': Yellow Python, Garter Snake, Emerald Tree Boa Snake, Malayan Krait Snake, Yellow Chondro Python, Scarlet King Snake, San Francisco Garter Snake, Iridescent Shieldtail Snake, Mini Python
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==The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS)==
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[[File:PetBunyipFed.png|200px|thumb|A Sim feeding a Bunyip]]
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In ''The Sims 2'' for DS, there's a few small pets that can be purchased at the Strangetown General Store. The Koi Pond has one carp that periodically jumps about, it can only be admired. The Pet Bunyip will do a back flip each time it has been fed. These pets can only be placed in the player's suite or the hotel guest rooms.
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!Image
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!Name
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!Price
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!Description
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|-
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|[[File:KoiPondTS2DS.png|50px]]
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|Koi Pond
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|§1,000
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|A puny, placid pond for your cute, Koi carp.
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|-
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|[[File:PetBunyipTS2DS.png|50px]]
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|Pet Bunyip
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|§3,000
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|An odd and possibly fake creature from Australia. Please feed it.
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|}
   
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==The Sims 2: Apartment Pets==
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{{Expand}}
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==The Sims 3==
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{{Main|Minor pet}}
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[[File:Small pet - Guinea Pig.png|50px|left]]In ''[[The Sims 3]]'' many [[Fishing (The Sims 3)#Fish|aquatic animals]], including fish, frogs, snails, and crocodiles, and [[Bug collecting|insects]] can be caught and placed in an [[aquarium]]. ''[[The Sims 3: Pets]]'' feature various kinds of [[minor pet]]s, which can be caught outdoors like other collectibles. Minor pets can be kept temporarily in the [[inventory]], but they might eventually run away if kept for too long. Minor pets need to be placed in terrarium. Animals in aquariums and terrariums must be fed regularly.
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===List of minor pets in The Sims 3: Pets===
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*'''Pet rocks'''
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*'''Birds''': Blue Gold Macaw, Catalina Macaw, Cockatoo, Congo African Gray, Crow, Falcon, Spotted Sixam, Yellow Naped Amazon, Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, Gold finch, Lilac Breasted Roller, Nuthatch, Parakeet, Pigeon, Owl
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*'''Lizards''': Anole Lizard, Ancient Dragon, Gecko, Chameleon, Pygmy Komodo Dragon, Agama Lizard, Texas Spiny Lizard, Iguana
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*'''[[Rodents]]''': Chinchilla, Hedgehog, Squirrel, Rat, Shrew, Womrat, Chipmunk
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*'''Snakes''': Yellow Python, Garter Snake, Emerald Tree Boa Snake, Malayan Krait Snake, Yellow Chondro Python, Scarlet King Snake, San Francisco Garter Snake, Iridescent Shieldtail Snake, Mini Python
 
*'''Turtles''': Barbour's Map Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle, Indian Roofed Turtle, Red Eared Slider Turtle, Pygmy Tortoise, Spiny Turtle, Western Painted Turtle
 
*'''Turtles''': Barbour's Map Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle, Indian Roofed Turtle, Red Eared Slider Turtle, Pygmy Tortoise, Spiny Turtle, Western Painted Turtle
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*'''[[Ant farm|Ants]]'''
   
*'''[[Ant farm]]'''.
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In ''[[The Sims 3: Supernatural]]'', there are storage cabinets suitable to showcase up to 8 insects and butterflies from Sims' [[inventory|inventories]].
   
 
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==The Sims 4==
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[[File:TS4 Goldfish and Leaf Frog.png|200px|thumb]]
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''[[The Sims 4]]'' has three types of small pets: fish, frogs, and insects. Neither have to be fed and they will never die.
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===Fish===
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{{See also|Fishing (The Sims 4)}}
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Sims can keep fish they [[Fishing (The Sims 4)|caught]] as pets in fish bowls or aquariums. Alternatively, there are five types of fish that can be purchased, shown in the table below. Sims have the option of naming their fish, but can't interact with them in any other way.
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!Image
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!Name
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!Price
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!Notes
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|[[File:Captain_Fishbones.png|60px]]
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|"Captain Fishbones" Bonefish
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|§15
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|Can only be bought with "The Boneyard" fish bowl.
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|-
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|[[File:Gummie_Guppie.png|60px]]
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|Gummie Guppie
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|§15
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|Can only be bought with "The Gumber Fesh Bow" fish bowl.
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|-
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|[[File:Guppy.png|60px]]
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|Guppy
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|§15
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|
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|-
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|[[File:TS4_Goldfish.png|60px]]
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|Goldfish
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|§20
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|
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|-
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|[[File:Tetra.png|60px]]
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|Tetra
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|§25
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|
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|}
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===Frogs===
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Frogs can only be caught in the wild, and cannot be bought unless the player uses the <code>bb.showhiddenobjects</code> cheat. There are 25 kinds of frogs available, with rarer kinds being worth more Simoleons, though all frogs have an [[environment]] score of 3.
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Sims can view a frog's terrarium to determine what kind it is, and can breed two frogs together if both are in their inventory. There are no other interactions and, unlike fish, frogs can't be named.
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Breeding is done in the inventory when a Sim has at least two frogs. Frogs have two type of genes.
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*Dirt, Leaf, Eggplant, Heart, Sunflower
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*None, Striped, Spotted, Whirl, Surf
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Breeding two frogs will result a new frog with mixed genes. Frogs can only be bred once in a while, as Sims become exhausted from it.
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!Image
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!Name
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!Value
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!Rarity
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!Description
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|[[File:Frog-dirt.png]]
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|Dirt Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|The solid brown Dirt Frog is an unassuming fellow, but has a great sense of humor.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-eggplant.png]]
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|Eggplant Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|The deep purple of this amphibian has contributed to its popularity among collectors and royal families the world over.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-heart.png]]
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|Heart Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|Thanks to its brilliant coloring, the Heart Frog has been given as a token of affection for years.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-leaf.png]]
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|Leaf Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|This frog is notorious for its ability to camouflage itself in more verdant environs.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-spotted-leaf.png]]
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|Spotted Leaf Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|The Spotted Leaf Frog is mottled with cute, green freckles. In high school, it was voted "Most likely to be a Rockstar".
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-striped-leaf.png]]
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|Striped Leaf Frog
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|§10
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|Common
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|Its skin is the height of camouflage as this frog feeds on the Striped Leaf Insect.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-striped-eggplant.png]]
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|Striped Eggplant Frog
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|§10
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|Uncommon
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|The Striped Eggplant Frog is prone to violent outbursts. No one's sure why.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-striped-heart.png]]
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|Striped Heart Frog
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|§10
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|Uncommon
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|Traditionally, this frog has been kept as a pet by barbers.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-surfer-leaf.png]]
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|Surfer Leaf Frog
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|§10
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|Uncommon
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|This frog is proud of its green colors and skill hangin' ten.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-spotted-eggplant.png]]
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|Spotted Eggplant Frog
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|§10
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|Uncommon
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|The majestic Spotted Eggplant Frog flaunts plum-colored speckles and ironically dislikes veggies.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-whirly-leaf-hypno.png]]
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|Hypno Frog
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|§25
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|Uncommon
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|Ancient tribes people in the jungle are known for licking the HypnoFrog. Apparently it tasted like apples.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-surfer-heart.png]]
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|Heartsurfer Frog
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|§25
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|Rare
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|Love keeps this little red guy riding the waves.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-surfer-eggplant.png]]
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|Surfer Eggplant Frog
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|§30
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|Rare
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|The Surfer Eggplant Frog is well known in warm climates with gnarly beaches.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-sunflower.png]]
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|Sunflower Frog
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|§30
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|Uncommon
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|Long, sunny days sipping lemonade gives this frog its brilliant golden color.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-spotted-heart.png]]
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|Spotted Heart Frog
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|§30
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|Uncommon
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|The Spotted Heart Frog is adorned with pimple-like red dots. It can hula hoop with bent reeds.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-spotted-dirt.png]]
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|Spotted Dirt Frog
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|§30
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|Common
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|The mud-colored speckling of this amphibian provides excellent camouflage in chocolate pudding.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-striped-dirt.png]]
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|Striped Dirt Frog
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|§30
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|Common
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|The Striped Dirt Frog, despite its homely looks, is actually considered the be at the top of the Dirt Frog hierarchy.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-striped-sunflower-tiger.png]]
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|Tiger Frog
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|§35
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|Uncommon
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|Unlike its namesake, the Tiger Frog does not have teeth. Or fur.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-whirly-heart-bullseye.png]]
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|Bullseye Frog
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|§100
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|Rare
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|Named for its slight resemblance to a bull's eye, this frog is known to have a natural fear of bows and arrows.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-surfer-dirt.png]]
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|Dirtsurfer Frog
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|§100
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|Rare
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|This frog's name comes not from its rippling earth-tone skin, but from a love for sand-boarding.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-whirly-eggplant.png]]
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|Eggplant Whirl Frog
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|§100
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|Rare
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|Eggplant Whirl Frogs are known for being fickle and sarcastic.
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|-
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|[[File:Frog-spotted-sunflower-leopard.png]]
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|Leopard Frog
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|§100
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|Rare
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|The Leopard Frog is dotted with mustard-colored specks. It aspires to a career in politics.
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|-
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Small pets are pets that live in aquariums or cages and can be taken out briefly for Sims to play with. They require less attention than cats, dogs, and horses[TS3:Pets], but have fewer interactions, and are not counted as household members.

The SimsEdit

Small pets

Some of the small pets available in The Sims

In The Sims, only one small pet was available, the fish in the Poseidon's Adventure Aquarium. Sims have to feed the fish and clean the tank to ensure they remain healthy.

In Livin' Large, the guinea pig was introduced. If the cage wasn't cleaned for a long time, and it bit a Sim, the Sim would become sick. The fastest and easiest way of curing this sickness is to buy the guinea pig painting and look at it.

Many more small pets were introduced with The Sims: Unleashed. Sims were able to go to Old Town and purchase a variety of small pets, including iguanas, turtles, goldfish, and small birds such as budgies and love birds. All of them require feeding and cleaning occasionally, but they don't need as much attention as cats and dogs. However, unlike cats and dogs, they can - and will - eventually die, no matter how carefully they are cared for. Parrots and cockatoos can also be bought in Buy Mode, for §939 and §749, respectively. Sims can not only feed them crackers, but also talk to them, which boosts the selected Sim's Charisma.

The Sims 2Edit

FishEdit

As in The Sims, the only small pets available in the base game are fish, bought with the Aquabox Five-Gallon Aquarium. The aquarium can be stocked by selecting the "Restock" option. Sims must feed the fish and clean the tank regularly, or they will die. The Sims 2: Pets adds another fish tank, which works the same as the base game aquarium.

Womrats and parrotsEdit

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A womrat

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A Sim playing with her womrat

The Sims 2: Pets adds womrats and parrots. They can be purchased by buying the appropriate cage in Buy mode, and then using the cage's "Restock" option, which can only be done if the cage is empty and clean. Womrats cost §75, while parrots cost §400. The womrat cage is called the FMCU 3000 and the parrot cage is called the Tropico Avian Sanctuary.

Small dogsEdit

The Sims 2: Apartment Life adds the Modern Arf Indoor Dog Pen, which allows Sims to keep a small dog in the pen; the pen costs §525, while the dogs cost §500. This pen doesn't require Pets to be installed, and the dog behaves like a small pet, using different meshes, textures and animations to regular dogs.

Butterflies and firefliesEdit

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Releasing butterflies

Sims can also keep collected butterflies and fireflies[TS2:S] in a jar. If they are not released, they will eventually die and the jar will have to be cleaned. Neither the maid nor the butler will clean it, though.

Caring for small petsEdit

When stocking a cage or pen, the player will have a choice of several fur or feather colors, and will be able to name the pet. Sims must feed small pets regularly; feeding a womrat or penned dog costs §10, while feeding a bird costs §20. Womrats and birds will eventually starve if not fed, but a starving penned dog will be taken away by an Animal Control officer before it can die. Small pets that are hungry may bite, and ones that are starving will have "hungry" thought bubble above their heads. It is also important to keep the cage or pen clean, as a dirty cage not only brings down the room's Environment score, but lowers the small pet's mood, increasing the chances that it will bite. While a womrat is essentially a guinea pig, the Guinea Pig Disease from The Sims: Livin' Large does not exist in The Sims 2.

Sims can play with and watch these small pets, and can carry along the parrot or penned dog. Also, parrots can be taught to talk. Once they've learned to talk, Sims can talk to them to build Charisma skill. Sims will also build Nature enthusiasm[TS2:FT] whenever they clean the cage or talk to a bird.

Bird cages can be opened. An open bird cage will eventually let the parrot out and it will fly around the house. Nearby Sims will gain fun from this. Sims cannot interact with the parrot while it's flying, and it will not escape and cannot be attacked by cats or dogs.

A womrat or bird can be set free, and a penned dog can be given up for adoption.

Small pets are the only pets that young adults can keep on college lots, or that can be kept in vacation homes.

List of objectsEdit

Object name Description Price Size Stocking price Pet variety Game
FMCU 3000 Womrats sometimes bite, which led to the development of the Fuzzy Mammal Containment Unit. Every unit is comprised of shatter-proof plastics that ensure your household's protection, as well as an exercise wheel to keep the inhabitants of the FMCU otherwise occupied. With the FMCU you can safely own and enjoy a womrat...as long as it is contained.

Fun: 7

§250 1x1 §70
  • Black
  • Whitebrown
  • Rex
  • Panda
  • Albino
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Tropico Avian Sanctuary Naturalist Steven Crest discovered a species of brightly colored birds while exploring the jungle. He quickly noticed that the birds were talking! Realizing he could socialize with birds instead of Sims, Crest devised the Tropico Avian Sanctuary and brought them home. Whether you're lonely and need a companion or just wish to add some colorful plumage to your home, Crest's birds are the answer!

Fun: 8

§500 2x1 §400
  • White
  • Red
  • Kestrel
  • Green
  • Gray
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Modern Arf Indoor Dog Pen Living without a yard is tough - especially for a dog. The Modern Arf Dog Pen is here to help. Perfect for a number of toy dogs, the Modern Arf provides an enclosed space that keeps your dog happy without taking over your apartment. The pen comes with all necessary amenities and is perfect for any urban dog-lover.

Fun: 8

§525 3x3 §400
  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Yellow
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The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS)Edit

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A Sim feeding a Bunyip

In The Sims 2 for DS, there's a few small pets that can be purchased at the Strangetown General Store. The Koi Pond has one carp that periodically jumps about, it can only be admired. The Pet Bunyip will do a back flip each time it has been fed. These pets can only be placed in the player's suite or the hotel guest rooms.

Image Name Price Description
KoiPondTS2DS Koi Pond §1,000 A puny, placid pond for your cute, Koi carp.
PetBunyipTS2DS Pet Bunyip §3,000 An odd and possibly fake creature from Australia. Please feed it.

The Sims 2: Apartment PetsEdit

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The Sims 3Edit

Main article: Minor pet
Small pet - Guinea Pig
In The Sims 3 many aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, snails, and crocodiles, and insects can be caught and placed in an aquarium. The Sims 3: Pets feature various kinds of minor pets, which can be caught outdoors like other collectibles. Minor pets can be kept temporarily in the inventory, but they might eventually run away if kept for too long. Minor pets need to be placed in terrarium. Animals in aquariums and terrariums must be fed regularly.

List of minor pets in The Sims 3: PetsEdit

  • Pet rocks
  • Birds: Blue Gold Macaw, Catalina Macaw, Cockatoo, Congo African Gray, Crow, Falcon, Spotted Sixam, Yellow Naped Amazon, Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, Gold finch, Lilac Breasted Roller, Nuthatch, Parakeet, Pigeon, Owl
  • Lizards: Anole Lizard, Ancient Dragon, Gecko, Chameleon, Pygmy Komodo Dragon, Agama Lizard, Texas Spiny Lizard, Iguana
  • Rodents: Chinchilla, Hedgehog, Squirrel, Rat, Shrew, Womrat, Chipmunk
  • Snakes: Yellow Python, Garter Snake, Emerald Tree Boa Snake, Malayan Krait Snake, Yellow Chondro Python, Scarlet King Snake, San Francisco Garter Snake, Iridescent Shieldtail Snake, Mini Python
  • Turtles: Barbour's Map Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle, Indian Roofed Turtle, Red Eared Slider Turtle, Pygmy Tortoise, Spiny Turtle, Western Painted Turtle
  • Ants

In The Sims 3: Supernatural, there are storage cabinets suitable to showcase up to 8 insects and butterflies from Sims' inventories.

The Sims 4Edit

TS4 Goldfish and Leaf Frog

The Sims 4 has three types of small pets: fish, frogs, and insects. Neither have to be fed and they will never die.

FishEdit

See also: Fishing (The Sims 4)

Sims can keep fish they caught as pets in fish bowls or aquariums. Alternatively, there are five types of fish that can be purchased, shown in the table below. Sims have the option of naming their fish, but can't interact with them in any other way.

Image Name Price Notes
Captain Fishbones "Captain Fishbones" Bonefish §15 Can only be bought with "The Boneyard" fish bowl.
Gummie Guppie Gummie Guppie §15 Can only be bought with "The Gumber Fesh Bow" fish bowl.
Guppy Guppy §15
TS4 Goldfish Goldfish §20
Tetra Tetra §25

FrogsEdit

Frogs can only be caught in the wild, and cannot be bought unless the player uses the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat. There are 25 kinds of frogs available, with rarer kinds being worth more Simoleons, though all frogs have an environment score of 3.

Sims can view a frog's terrarium to determine what kind it is, and can breed two frogs together if both are in their inventory. There are no other interactions and, unlike fish, frogs can't be named.

Breeding is done in the inventory when a Sim has at least two frogs. Frogs have two type of genes.

  • Dirt, Leaf, Eggplant, Heart, Sunflower
  • None, Striped, Spotted, Whirl, Surf

Breeding two frogs will result a new frog with mixed genes. Frogs can only be bred once in a while, as Sims become exhausted from it.

Image Name Value Rarity Description
Frog-dirt Dirt Frog §10 Common The solid brown Dirt Frog is an unassuming fellow, but has a great sense of humor.
Frog-eggplant Eggplant Frog §10 Common The deep purple of this amphibian has contributed to its popularity among collectors and royal families the world over.
Frog-heart Heart Frog §10 Common Thanks to its brilliant coloring, the Heart Frog has been given as a token of affection for years.
Frog-leaf Leaf Frog §10 Common This frog is notorious for its ability to camouflage itself in more verdant environs.
Frog-spotted-leaf Spotted Leaf Frog §10 Common The Spotted Leaf Frog is mottled with cute, green freckles. In high school, it was voted "Most likely to be a Rockstar".
Frog-striped-leaf Striped Leaf Frog §10 Common Its skin is the height of camouflage as this frog feeds on the Striped Leaf Insect.
Frog-striped-eggplant Striped Eggplant Frog §10 Uncommon The Striped Eggplant Frog is prone to violent outbursts. No one's sure why.
Frog-striped-heart Striped Heart Frog §10 Uncommon Traditionally, this frog has been kept as a pet by barbers.
Frog-surfer-leaf Surfer Leaf Frog §10 Uncommon This frog is proud of its green colors and skill hangin' ten.
Frog-spotted-eggplant Spotted Eggplant Frog §10 Uncommon The majestic Spotted Eggplant Frog flaunts plum-colored speckles and ironically dislikes veggies.
Frog-whirly-leaf-hypno Hypno Frog §25 Uncommon Ancient tribes people in the jungle are known for licking the HypnoFrog. Apparently it tasted like apples.
Frog-surfer-heart Heartsurfer Frog §25 Rare Love keeps this little red guy riding the waves.
Frog-surfer-eggplant Surfer Eggplant Frog §30 Rare The Surfer Eggplant Frog is well known in warm climates with gnarly beaches.
Frog-sunflower Sunflower Frog §30 Uncommon Long, sunny days sipping lemonade gives this frog its brilliant golden color.
Frog-spotted-heart Spotted Heart Frog §30 Uncommon The Spotted Heart Frog is adorned with pimple-like red dots. It can hula hoop with bent reeds.
Frog-spotted-dirt Spotted Dirt Frog §30 Common The mud-colored speckling of this amphibian provides excellent camouflage in chocolate pudding.
Frog-striped-dirt Striped Dirt Frog §30 Common The Striped Dirt Frog, despite its homely looks, is actually considered the be at the top of the Dirt Frog hierarchy.
Frog-striped-sunflower-tiger Tiger Frog §35 Uncommon Unlike its namesake, the Tiger Frog does not have teeth. Or fur.
Frog-whirly-heart-bullseye Bullseye Frog §100 Rare Named for its slight resemblance to a bull's eye, this frog is known to have a natural fear of bows and arrows.
Frog-surfer-dirt Dirtsurfer Frog §100 Rare This frog's name comes not from its rippling earth-tone skin, but from a love for sand-boarding.
Frog-whirly-eggplant Eggplant Whirl Frog §100 Rare Eggplant Whirl Frogs are known for being fickle and sarcastic.
Frog-spotted-sunflower-leopard Leopard Frog §100 Rare The Leopard Frog is dotted with mustard-colored specks. It aspires to a career in politics.
Frog-whirly-dirt Dirtwhirl Frog §120 Uncomon The Dirtwhirl Frog is often found in circles in mud puddles.
Frog-surfer-sunflower Sunsurfer Frog §125 Rare The Sunsurfer Frog is not only yellow but also evokes the visual waves of heat rising on a hot day.
Frog-whirly-sunflower Whirlyflower Frog §160 Rare Also called the Daisy Frog, this specimen is well known for its bright voice and sunny disposition.

RodentsEdit

Main article: Rodents

Rodents are introduced into The Sims 4 through The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff. This pack introduces hamsters, rats, hedgehogs, and a new to the series, miniature bubalus voidcritter.

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