Free Online Virtual Pets

Many children have the desire to own their own pet. In some cases this may not be practical or possible due to living conditions, allergies and financial situations. Many online sites offer the opportunity to own your own free online virtual pets. You can own anything from a real to life image of an animal to an imaginary creature such as a unicorn or a dragon. These sites are a great way to experience owning a pet or prepare for the responsibilities of owning a real pet in the future.

How to Find a Virtual Pet Site
There are literally thousands of online sites that are designed for the sole purpose of providing people with the opportunity to own free online virtual pets. There are a couple of really simple and easy ways to locate a virtual pet site. The best way is to talk to your friends and ask them which one is their favorite. Some of the more popular sites include Neopets and Moshi Monsters. There are also programs that allow you to “own” many animals by volunteering in a virtual pet shelter.

How to Own Your Own Virtual Pet
The first step in owning your own pet is to decide on the site you are going to use. Once you have done this you will find the there is no limit to the type of free online virtual pets that are available. You will need to create a user account. This is very simple to do, just create a user name and password. Most sites will ask you to agree to their terms and conditions. Make sure that you read these before agreeing as they contain important information for the proper usage of the site. They will collect some personal information, such as your date of birth, in case you forget your password at any stage. They will then request an email address, make sure that you provide one that you check regularly. Parents, it is a great idea to enter your family address here so that you can keep track of your child’s activities online. Once you have created an account you will be asked to create your own pet or to choose a pet from the list available. The page will prompt you through the creation. You may even decide to adopt a pet that has been created and abandon by a past owner. Once your sign up is complete you can then explore the world that your virtual pet will live in. Most sites will have a wide variety of activities and games that you can interact with.

Online virtual pet games are a great way to own your own pet. They are great for learning about online gaming and social interaction via the web. Virtual pet sites are generally very safe provided that you follow the terms and conditions set out for you by the website owners.