I plan to release quite a few pets, the common ones, because I want to get under 500 so I can learn the fox kit. But I will try to save everything at all rare for the cage option.
I, too, am sentimental and find the pet limit a problem. My dwarf was the first to get a pet 4 years ago, the snowshoe rabbit, and she named him Fidget. And some of my other small pets have been named all along, as well. Four of my characters named their Westfall Chickens, but they say we can only have 3 of each pet. But since they also say none will be forcibly deleted, I wonder if in practical terms, it just means I won't be able to ever learn another Westfall chicken if I keep 4 of them. Still I'm afraid to keep four, in case I'm somehow forced to get rid of one later on?! My warrior would not go without her Admiral Cluckers, so I've used that name (although I had to go with an abbreviation, Adm Cluckers, because the naming restrictions don't allow military titles, lol). And Lysi kept her chicken named Killer (at the time it was an ironic name for a small pet, now with the pet battles it seems a little vain, lol). That leaves 2 names not yet issued, Chickpea and Plucky. (My dwarf named Plucky long before we made it to the Shimmering Flats and saw the chicken Plucky Johnson, lol.) I considered combining the unused names, Plucky Chickpea, but it just doesn't sound right. So I think I will throw caution to the wind, and name four of my Westfall Chickens. XD
But I really need to release pets soon, because more of them are getting names all the time! Yesterday my hunter used the random pet macro, out popped a Bombling, and she named him Boom. Later, she used the macro again, and out came another Bombling! She named that one Dud. I think that will be my task today, running around releasing pets before things get worse, lol. I'll feel better if I do it in places they'd like to call home. I've already released a few moths and snakes when I happened to see some out in the environment. I'll release some mechanicals in Gnomer, that kind of thing.
Mairin, good luck whatever you do!
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