Virtual Pets

Virtual-PetsHello everyone! I have recently been bitten by a new bug – adopting a virtual pet. Over the past few days, I have been actively involved with my virtual pet dog, Cho. Cho is a software based dog, which follows my commands and behaves just as a real pet would.

Having been fascinated by what virtual pets can offer, I decided to dig a little deeper into the subject. Soon, I discovered that adopting virtual pets can be a lot of fun and they present much fewer hassles than having to deal with an actual live pet.

Why own a virtual pet?

Virtual pets can offer the same advantages offered by a real pet, minus the troubles of having to cleaning up or having to provide them with actual food. Furthermore, there is no tension of having to deal with pet poop around the house.

While many people debate about the actual benefits of a virtual pet, research has shown that they can foster positive emotions in an adopter, just the same way as a conventional pet does.

Types of virtual pets

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Web based pets

Today, there are a large number of digital pet websites, which enable users to sign up and own virtual pets. These sites can be accessed through web browsers and often include fun game and tasks for users to enjoy.

These websites also offer a very active user community, where pet owners can meet each other and many also offer chat rooms.

Popularly also referred to as simulation sites, these web based virtual pets have gained massive popularity all over the word. While some of these websites feature pets based on real animals, some others contain mythical creatures that can be adopted as pets.

Some of the top web based virtual pets include:

Software based pets

Virtual Pets Other than website based virtual pets, users can also choose to adopt software based pets. Today, there are a large number of virtual pet games which can be played both on PCs and on mobile devices.

Described to be a part of life simulation games, such software based pet games are usually much better than their web counterparts, given the availability of larger computing power.

Artificial pets as featured in such software based games are capable of learning new tasks and are classified as software toys.

The Pokemon and Digimon are examples of some virtual software pets, which have seen a huge share of popularity over the past few years.

After having so much fun with Cho, I am considering of taking up a virtual aquarium as well. I’m still not sure which aquarium to pick though, since I want it to be really lifelike, with decorations and fish, but also things like some of those canister filters I saw on CanisterFilterGuide, and maybe a crab or two. While there are a number of online websites that allow me to have an aquarium, I’m still looking for the perfect fit for me, and  I would prefer software based aquarium on my smartphone rather than a web based one.

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