Animals are a central feature of Hay Day. There are three types of animals in the game: farm animals, which produce goods needed to make many other products; pets and wild animals, which give experience points and supplies; and finally, animals which give life to the game but do not have any other function.
Pets live on the farm. They can be bought in the shop using vouchers and must be put next to shelters. They can wander freely around the farm. Players can have two of each pet, although both animals may not be unlocked at the same level.
Main article: Sanctuary
Decorative animals populate all the playable areas.
Players can interact with most animals by tapping on them. Most make sounds and move when this happens. The raven can have its feathers flicked away when flying. Some decorations such as flowers, bird houses and ponds attract butterflies, birds and frogs. Foxes tend to hang around bushes. Seagulls appear when a fishing spot is in cooldown time. The neighborhood building has a mouse hole in its lower left corner. A mouse can be seen peering out from it at regular intervals.
Main article: Themes
As themes change, some animals change as well (e.g. for Halloween, birds turn into bats).
- Every 6 hours you can reap about 7 to 10 supplies and 1,760 experience points if you have all the pets.
- For a list of most of the prizes available when you feed pets, see this table by MindoPod: Pet Rewards.