They're cute...they're cuddly...they're collectible! Oh yes my friends, I'm talking about mini pets. Welcome to this week's installment of Hoarders: Azeroth Edition! I decided to do something a bit different this time around, and instead of just showcasing all of the pets currently available to players, I will be breaking down the non-combat pets collection down into a five week series. With this officially being week 1 of 5, I figured we should start at a logical point: the beginning. Where is the beginning for those of us involve in the MMORPG world of WoW? Why, classic World of Warcraft of course!
Once upon a time, in land which wasn't sundered and where the highest level of hero was a mere 60, the inhabitants of Azeroth both great and small carried non-combat pets within their little backpacks...so long as they didn't mind fleas that is. Now-a-days the heroes are mightier, carry bigger sacks upon their backs, and have the ability to summon any one of a multitude of miniature creatures to help keep them company during long walks through the Barrens and to offer up moral support during those particularly difficult boss fights. Though, who in their right mind would bring an innocent kitten or a helpless whelpling into a brutal battle against some power crazed creature and/or bad guy is beyond me.
Here's how we're gonna break things down for this week. Vanilla didn't have a huge variety of pets - collecting on a large scale back then was nearly impossible after all - so this week is fairly straight forward. You have your drops, which you basically just run around murdering mobs on a massive scale until you manage to convince one of the buggers to crawl into a cage for you and become your life long companion. Next up you have your quest lines...go here, go there, get a pet...nothing terribly fancy. And last but definitely not least, you have your vendor pets. Toddle on over to that vendor guy (or gal), give 'em a few silver, and you have yourself a brand new friend!
So kick back, relax, check out this list of old school pets and get your Elmyra on.
Azure Whelpling - Winterspring, Zone, 1 in 1,000
Black Tabby Cat - Hillsbrad Foothills, Zone, 1 in 1,000
Crimson Whelpling - Wetlands, Zone, 1 in 1,000
Dark Whelpling - Wetlands, Ebon Welp; Badlands, Nyxondra's Broodling; Burning Steppes, Flamescale Broodling, 1 in 1,000
Disgusting Oozeling - Oozing Bag (drops from ooze, slime, and worm mobs), 1 in 25 oozes/slimes drops Oozing bag; 1 in 85 bag drop Disgusting Oozeling; 1 in 2,125 overall
Emerald Whelpling - Feralas, Noxious Whelp, 1 in 1,000
Green Wing Macaw - The Deadmines, Defias Pirate, 1 in 50
Hyacinth Macaw - Northern Stranglethorn, The Cap of Stranglethorn, 1 in 5,000
Siamese Cat - The Deadmines, Cookie, 1 in 7
Sprite Darter Hatchling - Feralas, Sprite Darter (Horde), Zone (Alliance), 1 in 100
As of 4.0.6
Smolderweb Egg - Drops from Mother Smolderweb in Lower Blackrock Spire. Drop rate still unknown.
Worg Carrier - Drops from Quartermaster Zigris in Blackrock Spire. Drop rate still unknown.
Jubling - Spawn of Jubjub, Darkmoon Fair
Mechanical Chicken - Rescue OOX-09/HL!, Rescue OOX-22/FE!, Rescue OOX-17/TN, final quest: An OOX of Your Own
Westfall Chicken - CLUCK!
Ancona Chicken - Thousand Needles, "Plucky" Johnson
Black Kingsnake - Orgrimmar, Xan'tish
Bombay Cat - Elwynn Forest, Donni Anthania
Brown Prairie Dog - Thunder Bluff, Halpa
Brown Snake - Orgrimmar, Xan'tish
Cockatiel - Stranglethorn Vale, Narkk
Cornish Rex Cat - Elwynn Forest, Donni Anthania
Great Horned Owl - Darnassus, Shylenai
Hawk Owl - Darnassus, Shylenai
Orange Tabby Cat - Elwynn Forest, Donni Anthania
Silver Tabby Cat - Elwynn Forest, Donni Anthania
Snowshoe Rabbit - Dun Morogh, Yarlyn Amberstill
Tree Frog - Darkmoon Faire, Flik
White Kitten - Stormwind City, Lil Timmy, limited supply: 1
Wood Frog - Darkmoon Fair, Flik, limited supply: 1
There you have it folks. For more detailed information on these pets, or for tips on the quests or on farming, either click the links provided and read the comments on Wowhead or check out Warcraft Pets. Until next week, happy hoarding!