Has anyone ever had a cyber pet?

@Asylum (46319)
Manchester, England
November 27, 2006 8:22pm CST
This may sound crazy, in fact it probably is, but there used to be a craze for keeping cyber pets on the internet. Several sites became popular and I noticed that Neopets is still operating. I have not heard much about them for some time, and I wondered if anyone here had ever tried this.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
I had two cyberpets. I guess it was with the Neopets site, I do not remember. Hopefully someone adopted my pets because I kind of feel bad abandoning them, even if they are not real. I had LaylieRosa (i think that was her name) and the other one was KikiDinosaur. I didn't like to do the fighting and stuff like that but I did the other stuff. This was about a year ago that I was doing that. I just got bored and found other things to do with my time. When the very first Nanopets came out I bought one. It was a dog and you had to clean up its' poop, feed it, play with it to keep it alive and well. It was very basic, in black and white and somewhat silly. But it was sooo cool and the first of its kind. I got bored with that within a year or so. That came on a little keychain and was in an egg shape. Kids now would find something like that to be pathetic, i'm sure.
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
30 Nov 06
Who cares what the kids would think, everything that we used to do is now amusing to the children. The main part is that you enjoyed it.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think the cyberpet that I had was through Neopets as well and it was really neat at first but after a while I was not able to keep up with it and continue taking care of it. People should try it out as it can be very fun and give you practice in case you decide to get a real pet.
@shywolf (4529)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Ooh, yes! I love Neopets! I've been wanting to log into the site for awhile now, but for some reason I can't get in :/ It won't take my birthday, keeps telling me that I've got it wrong when I know that I don't.. it's frustrating, because I have four very lovely cyber-pets over there (whom all have petpets, as well *laugh*) and I can't get to them. I used to play that site obsessively. I loved it. I have millions of Neopoints, a large collection of petpets and other junk, and goodness knows what all. I miss the site, not that I really have time for it with how much I'm posting here at Mylot now. *laugh* But yes, I love the idea of cyber-pets in general! I've played other cyber-pet sites for fun, but Neopets was the best that I'd ever found ^_^
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@ishavasyam (1802)
• India
28 Nov 06
I m hearing this concept for the first time and amused by the fun involved in it...
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@jzcb87 (1801)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I used to use neopets long time ago. But just stopped
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Ok, I'll admit it. I belong to neopets. I have two accounts there and I am an adult. I try to go there everyday but it doesn't always happen. But I do have over 5 million neopoints in the bank.lol. You would be suprised at all the adults that go there.
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I would not be surprised at all, I am an adult and even though I do not have a cyber pet I am still crazy in my own way. To grow up means that we have to become a responsible citizen, it does not mean that we must stop being a child as well.
• Denmark
9 Dec 06
5 million neopoints??how did u earn that kind of money hehe,i barely manage to make 15 000 and there is sooo much furniture i would like to buy...:)
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
9 Dec 06
If you use that website I gave you, it will help a lot. Plus I play lots of games. Also, I go to the garage sale a lot. You have to be patient and keep refreshing the page, then buy something, then I put it in my store and sell it for more than I paid. And if I have extra money I put it in the bank and collest interest everyday. I am brendalee6485 on there if you ever want to contact me.
@heartonfire (4133)
• Denmark
3 Dec 06
ok,i am crazy i know..but i signed up and got myself a pet...but how do i feed him????
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
It is this type of craziness that makes the world a fun place to be. By the way, I love your new avatar.
• Denmark
4 Dec 06
thank you,i like it too:)...now i don't know where to be more active,in mylot or taking care of my neopet hihi..it's fun
@sj_chaudhry (1538)
• Canada
10 Dec 06
i dont hav eany cyber pet infact i heared it for the first time. what it is actually all about?? and how can one manage to have pets on net..?? sounds crazy..!!! :-p
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
10 Dec 06
The pets are programmed to respond to certain input such as feeding etectera, but I have never used the site so I do not know a great deal about it. It was extremely popular a few years ago.
5 Dec 06
i used to have a cyber pet.... got bored rather quickly though. found friends more interesting!
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 06
There seem to be a lot of people claiming to have become bored and moved on. I suppose this must be one of the reasons that the sites seemed to fade from the limelight.
• United States
5 Dec 06
No, I never have. I'm so busy with all my pets here I can't imagine taking care of a cyber one too. I did have a tamagotchi as a kid though.
@heartonfire (4133)
• Denmark
3 Dec 06
haha,what???i never heard of this but it sounds like fun...is it still available?and how does it work?.. i think i would like it:)
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
It seems that Neopets is still operating, so just put the name in a search engine and you will find the site.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I heard about it several years ago but never had one. I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it in your discussion. Did you ever have one?
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
28 Nov 06
No, but it did seem popular so a lot of people must have done.
@indrajith (109)
• Latvia
20 Jan 07
I m hearing this concept for the first time......i think i can search of one for me, as i love pet, thanks
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
10 Dec 06
tamagotchi - tamagotchi
If we consider tamagotchi a cyberpet I did have one! It's was cool at the beginning after I get bored of it. I haven't the patience to feed it each time.
@lissaj (532)
• United States
10 Dec 06
My son started a neopet but lost interest in it. I still play with it lol. They are fun, cute, and relaxing.
@mkup30 (494)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I used to do neopets, but it was addictive. I dont do it anymore, guess i've moved onto mylot, much better!
@ladyheart25 (1816)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
Nope never had it yet..
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I use to have a few of them on neopets.com.
@blueman (16516)
• India
1 Dec 06
nopes, never had a cyber pet.
@stezieb (2185)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I think that is just dumb.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I heard about it several years ago but never had one. I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it in your discussion. Did you ever have one?