Most pets in Habitica have food preferences. Feeding a pet its preferred type of food will cause it to grow into a mount more quickly than feeding it a non-preferred type of food.



A pet's Food Bar shows its progress toward becoming a full grown mount. Pictured are two Fox pets without Food Bars (a re-hatched Golden Fox pet and a Cotton Candy Blue Fox recently raised to a mount) and Cotton Candy Pink and Zombie Fox pets with Food Bars.

The Food Bar appears under every pet that has not yet grown into a mount and tracks its progress towards doing so. After being hatched for the first time, a pet starts with 10% of the bar filled. The bar fills by a certain amount each time the pet is fed. Preferred foods fill the Food Bar much faster (10% per item) than non-preferred foods (4% per item). Therefore, it takes 9 preferred foods or 23 non-preferred foods for a pet to grow into a mount.

Specific Preferred FoodsEdit

Each pet that is hatched from a standard potion has a preference for a certain food. As described above, when fed with their preferred food, pets will turn into mounts much faster than with non-preferred food.

Show/Hide a hint about food preferences.

Take a look at the colors of the pet and food.

Show/Hide the food preferences table. (SPOILER ALERT!)

The pet's food preference depends on which hatching potion was used on its egg.

Hatching Potions Food Preference Cake Preference Candy Preference
Base hatching potion
Base Meat
Basic Cake
Basic Candy
Basic Candy
White hatching potion
White Milk
Cream Cake
Vanilla Candy
Vanilla Candy
Desert hatching potion
Desert Potato
Sand Cake
Sand Candy
Sand Candy
Red hatching potion
Red Strawberry
Strawberry Cake
Cinnamon Candy
Cinnamon Candy
Shade hatching potion
Shade Chocolate
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Candy
Chocolate Candy
Skeleton hatching potion
Skeleton Fish
Bare Bones Cake
Bare Bones Candy
BareBones Candy
Zombie hatching potion
Zombie Rotten Meat
Rotten meat
Rotten Cake
Rotten Candy
Rotten Candy
Cotton candy pink hatching potion
Cotton Candy Pink Pink Cotton Candy
Pink candy
Candy Pink Cake
Sour Pink Candy
SourPink Candy
Cotton candy blue hatching potion
Cotton Candy Blue Blue Cotton Candy
Blue candy
Candy Blue Cake
Sour Blue Candy
SourBlue Candy
Golden hatching potion
Golden Honey
Honey Cake
Honey Candy
Honey Candy
Pet Likes Food

A notification indicating that a pet was fed its preferred food (in the case of a magic potion pet, any food)

Pets hatched with magic hatching potions enjoy all types of food.

Known Bugs Edit

iOS Client Does Not Describe Some Food Preferences Correctly

Description: When users feed a premium pet (a Magic Potion pet or Royal Purple pet), the iOS app incorrectly displays a message that the pet does not like the food.
Solution: No workaround is required - a premium pet will still evolve to a mount after being fed nine pieces of any food.
Octocat habitica-ios Issue #445

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