I have NEVER, EVER, FOREVER, been able to create my actual first pet stuff (pack) in the sims because my first pet was a lovelly holland lop bunny.
This is a travesty. Of the greatest kind! How can a life simulation claim to be, WITHOUT bunnies?! Whomst wishes to live in such a lonely, cold world where a little furry friend would not lie on thy toes and sleepeth there?!
Also chinchillas and guinea pigs properly added with enclosures that are not straight animal abuse would be nice.
Now onto the ideas!
-Obviously, they should be able to roam on the floor, because keeping a bunny in a cage all day is animal abuse
. They could basically use the same rigs as dogs. My bunny really liked playing hide and seek/tag, where I would run somewhere she couldn't see and call her, and she would binky() all over the place to find me. Once she did she would nudge my feet with her head, demanding to be pet. Basically, all prey animals DO NOT like to be chased, but love to chase.
!!This is very important!!
-Your sim could talk to them and pat them while they are on the floor. When bunnies are listening to you, their ears twitch as they look at you and it would lend itself to some VERY cute animations.
-Bunnies don't walk, they can't, they only hop, and they can hop like 4 m into the air.
-They could run away if you let them outside without a proper fencing
- They could deteriorate electrical appliances over time, if your sim let them go near them. Bunnies and rodents are well known for killing cables (phone chargers being the favourite)
-If they went near piles of laundry, once washed, sims could get a moodlet that there's small holes in their clothes. Bunnies and rodents loooove eating fabric.
- Bunnies communicate by thumping their hind legs loudly against the floor. In TS4 a bunny that's good friends with their owner could call their owner like this (mine did this to me). They may also thump if they are angry, and usually the thumps are very loud then, and the bunny is puffed up. They may also growl quietly. Maybe they could do this to sim they don't like ^^
- Bunnies are not rodents, and their diet mostly consists of hay or compressed hay pellets. They should not be fed animal producs/ seeds / citrus, but small amounts of pineapple are good for them!
- My bunny was good friends with my parents dogs, and my cat, so maybe they could befriend the other animals in the family!
- My bunny would lie on my feet when I was sitting on the sofa, or hop into my lap while I was on there, so maybe they could do that in the game as well!
I have never had guinea pigs / chinchillas / birds, so if you have any expertise w/ suggestions, post them to add to the thread!
Where are the pet bunnies, Sims 4 ?!