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BitLife Pets Guide: Tips & Tricks for Getting Pets

Thanks to the most recent update from Candywriter, owning pets in BitLife is now possible, allowing players to adopt and raise their own pets. This BitLife guide will try to provide you with a comprehensive list of the newly added pets, as well as useful information on what they do and how you can get them.

What Type Of Pets Can I Own In BitLife?

Players who do not have a premium account can only own traditional pets. They can adopt animals from the animal shelter, which reduces their chances of getting an interesting or exotic animal. In exchange, Premium members have access to pet stores, exotic pet dealers, dog breeder, and cat breeder. So, if you want to experience this new exciting opportunity, it’s time to go for a premium subscription.

Premium players have access to an amazing exotic pets store called the Exotic Pet Dealer. And that means wonderful animals waiting to be adopted! From gorillas to tigers, you can find anything in there. However, the store has only one animal a year. If you don’t like the animal in stock, make sure to come back the next year.

Choose Wisely If You Are Not A Bitizen

There is a good reason for it! Those players who are not Bitizens can only adopt pets four times. So give it a good thought before adopting.

What If I Want A Particular Breed Of Dog?

If you are not happy with the available selection in animal shelters and pet stores and you are looking for a particular breed of dog, then you have to check the breeders for an amazing selection of happy and healthy animals that range from puppies to a couple years old. However, purchasing from a breeder implies higher monthly and upfront costs. But you are sure to get a good dog!

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Can I Get A Horse?

Of course you can. But you will need to meet certain requirements: a specific type of property that features the word ‘equestrian’. That means that the property is endowed with a special facility specifically designed for horses. This type of property is not cheap. Costs vary between $5 million and $10+. Unless you can afford to spend that amount, owning a horse is impossible.

You Can Rescue Pets And Keep Them For Free

If you encounter a stray animal and decide to keep it for yourself, you won’t have to pay for it. It depends on how lucky you are!

A Brief Pets List

While basic players can only enjoy, the company of cats, dogs, and bunnies, Premium users have access to a wide range of animals including: snakes, finch, tigers, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, lions, coyotes, monkeys, cockatiels, panthers, gorillas, and even unicorns.

We hope our BitLife pets guide has offered you a clear image of the changes that the latest update has brought to the game. If you come across an interesting pet we haven’t mentioned in this article, make sure to drop us a line in the comment box!


Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

My place is perfect! So why does it say Failed Interview when I try to get a goldfish?


Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Buying bigger or more properties should do the trick. If you wanna get a lot of pets, try to get your character famous and/or rich, and then buy many large properties.


Thursday 11th of June 2020

Ugh I'm a bitizen or however you spell it and when I try to adopt more animals, it always says I need more space or something like that. How do I "make more space"?


Monday 27th of July 2020

If you have an equestrian property then you can have unlimited pets.

Crystal Matt

Thursday 16th of July 2020

But a bigger house. If it’s horses you want if you buy a “Ranch” NOT ranch style house, it’s a cheaper way to have horses. Or an equestrian property if you want A LOT of horses I had 8 horses on just a ranch property no problem.


Sunday 29th of September 2019

Can you breed your pets?


Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Not at this point in time. As far as I know, pet breeding isn't on Candywriter's to-do list, but I could be wrong.


Saturday 29th of June 2019

How do you take your animals to the vet?