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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.

Farm animals

Farm animals live on the farm and in the fishing lake. Farm animals are bought in the shop using coins and must be put into shelters while fishing lake animals must be caught.


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.

Sanctuary animals

Main article: Sanctuary

Sanctuary animals live in the town. Each animal requires puzzle pieces to be unlocked and a shelter. Adults are unlocked before calves.

Decorative animals

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.

Some decorations such as flowers, bird houses and ponds attract butterflies, birds and frogs. Ravens can have its feathers flicked away when flying. 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.

Thematic changes

Main article: Themes

  • As themes change, some animals change as well (e.g. for Halloween, birds turn into bats).
  • Some farm animals also get temporary accessories.


As of the March 2024

  • There are 69 pets in game, which provide a total experience of 3150 if awaken all at once.
  • In the case for the Sanctuary, there are 46 animals available, and up to 1150 experience points.
  • The chances of getting an item are around 22% on most pets, with the exception of horses which are 29%, donkeys and sanctuary which are 9% each.
  • Vouchers required for all pets: Green 676 - Blue 752 - Purple 607 - Golden 256 - Chick 153.
  • In order to complete the Sanctuary to the recent update, 1656 Puzzles are required.
  • No pickaxes can be obtained via pets or the Sanctuary.
  • For a list of most of the prizes available when you feed pets, see this table by MindoPod: Pet Rewards.