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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Virtual pet site almost worthless without paid membership.

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What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 93 parent reviews

age 6+

Used to be free; now It's just a shell of what it used to be

Used to play this when I was a kid, both me and mom loved the game. I honestly just made this account to give it the worst rating ever because there used to be a time this was free to play and then one day we woke up to all of our pets being paywalled.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 11+

Cute little virtual pets to play with when you don't have your own

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (93):
Kids say (167):

The realistic images and engaging game play for these virtual pets is impressive, and it's easy for players -- kids, teens, and adults -- to be hooked by cuteness alone. The site, created by a vet, also presents good information about responsible pet ownership and the realities of pet care. But the heavy push to join the pay-to-play membership may cause many tweens to beg more than their virtual pets. FOO PETS also sends a lot of emails to the account with which players register for site access (which is supposed to be a parent account for kids under 13), including e-alerts to let you know if you haven't fed your pet or it otherwise needs some sort of care.

Online interaction: Opportunities to meet other Foo Pets owners and share pet care responsibilities if your child is 13 or older, or gets your permission, as well as play games and interact with other pet owners. Interaction is generally positive, but some mild name-calling happens in the forums.

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