Animal Jam as the name suggest is all about animals. Not only animals, but it is also about the environment, nature and how to take care of everything that encompasses it. Pets are the minor kind of the animals that are present with player’s recent form of an animal. I found the concept of pets to be entertaining as well as progressive. It encourages children to know how to adopt. I had a broad range of choice from where I could adopt my pet. I also had an option of choosing a pet from the menu. Pets cost around four hundred gems, and diamond pets cost three diamonds.
I found a lot of similarity regarding menu while choosing a pet and that of making an animal. I could access the pets by tapping on the adoption icons. These symbols are found by tapping on the pets button. It is the same panel like the one I could opt for if I wanted to change my look. The pets that are available for purchases are shown in the panel. There are also pets that I received as a gift from other purchases, especially that of membership cards or animal jam codes.
I noticed that Jamaa has a lot of pet shops available to provide its players with an option. Claws and Paws is a pet shop on the main land. Most of the central pets can be procured along with various household items from this shop. It is located at Appondale. The other available store is Flippers and Fins. I would often buy aquatic pets from this shop. It is located in the coral reef. However, this shop has only pets and not any other items required for the caretaking of the pet or den. Diamond shops can be found in the panel for pets. However, I once freed a pet, not buy it and I was not charged with any diamond for it.
Mini-games and pet games in Jamaa are quite similar to each other. For the pet game, I had to make sure that my pet was following me. While playing, my pet appeared in the mini game, and I could control it. On playing the pet games, there were special rewards that I could unlock. These rewards are known as pet effects. Pet effects make vibrant shapes appear near the pet. I had a bone appear near my puppy. I could unlock these effects after I collected hundred golden eggs, hundred golden mice or hundred golden discs, all depending on the game that I was playing.
While playing the game, there were certain special gestures that I noticed. On having the pet wear a special item, it sometimes allows special move on the part of the pet. On the use of five codes for the Toy pet home, one unnamed pet will be given as a prize. Few pets can be used both on land as well as water. Pet Hippos, Pet Arctic Bears, pet turtles and Pet Turtles are some of them. Koalas, Wolves, seals, otters and a few others do not have pet counterpart.