For what it's worth, although not exactly omg-gotta-level-ASAP-awesome, both a Cat and a Mechanical Axebeak are in my opinion solid pets to have in your early stable. The cat (I'm assuming it's a standard Cat) will, regardless of its breed, have a lot of strong anti-critter moves and a self-heal which helps a LOT in wild battles, especially if you aren't yet drowning in those bandages (tangent: btw, can we have a mummy pet to trade in for bandages, similar to the dust bunny concept mentioned in the other thread?). The Mechanical Axebeak is a fast Decoy-using pet, which also helps if you want to swop in a lower-health pet to get its xp without actually taking a hit, especially in wild areas with a lot of aquatic pets.Ironwolfe wrote:the only 3 pets I had at level 25 (to be honest they were only level 21 at the time) were my Cat, Stinker and Mechanical Axebeak... they lost dismally. So I hurried to get them all to level 25 thinking that they'd be awesome, because I've thought they've been awesome since level 1... again we tried but they lost to those 2 boars as though they were children against real warriors.
My own first lvl 25 pets were... not very useful, and it cost me going back aways to fix it (my Mini Mindslayer was a present from a loved one, and my Softshell Snapling was one I caught in rare quality at lvl 23, and my poor Adder is just... not used a lot anymore).
Don't worry too much about breeds, as you get more into things you'll figure out what you prefer and why. Don't use too many stones until you're comfortable about that though - don't want to end up with a ton of regrets!
And have fun
Stinker deserves to be levelled cause he's just... that... cool.