Basic Marapets Help: Beginner's Marapets Playing Guide
Ok, so you are new in Marapets and don't know what to do at all! If you are not familiar with pet sites, then this is the place for you!
The basics of ALL pets sites
Your Dress Up Doll (some people call it character) is what's going to represent you in your profile and the forums. When you start, you're suggested to create a doll and create a pet. If you just created an account, you're most likely going to be automatically taken to create your doll. You should go ahead and create your doll with the best possible characteristics you'd like. You can later go to dress-up games here to recreate your doll or to see the options available for your character doll. From there you can find the Salon , your wardrobe, the Lush Fountain (guide here), Bearber , the Walk of Fame , Plastic Surgery , Yuni Brows , the Tanning Salon , the Ugly  and Beauty Contests , the Dentist , and the Clothing Rack (clothing rack info).
Your wardrobe is the place where you will keep ALL your clothes. Including character costumes, shoes, wigs, pants, etc. and it can hold both kinds of clothes, male and female clothes.
Dressing Up Your DollThe piece of clothing you just received from the clothing rack can be worn if you go to your inventory. Click on it and choose to use it. (Or go to Use Items, the second option on the top left.) When you do, it goes to your wardrobe. Your wardrobe can be easily accessed on your profile. Or you can go to it directly from this link. The clothing you just used goes straight into your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is divided by categories, so make sure you choose the right one. Click on it then make sure you choose to save changes. You can also permanently save the look of your character by taking a Selfie. Every player can save up to 3 selfies at once and switch between them at any time. If you use a Wardrobe Selfie Giftbox this will increase to 45. In between the Change Gender and Clothing Select sections of your wardrobe, you can see a section to remove what you're currently wearing. Don't forget about this, you will need it later when you want to take your shoes or glasses off!
- For footwear go here
- For clothes go here.
- For wigs go here.
- For hair dye go here.
- For lipstick go here.
- For glasses go here.
- For contact lenses go here
- For tattoos go here.
Important Things About Your Doll And Wardrobe
- There are male-exclusive clothing, so don't be fooled to attempt to buy a piece of clothing from here thinking you can wear it. Well, you CAN if you re-create your doll which is not difficult.
- You will be fully dressed with rags when you start. You have no excuse to start a whiny post in the forums saying you've got "no clothes". Many people do that to beg for clothes and shoes. It is not nice to create forum posts for attention purposes.
- People donate clothes to the Pot Of Gold very often, if you're desperate for clothes and shoes, try to frequent it often. You're allowed to grab ONE item per every 60 seconds. Not bad at all, believe me; if you don't see items right away, come back later--you definitely will. Members of the adult forum donate tons of items just for the heck of it.
- You get ONE FREE piece of clothing for your doll in the Clothing Rack per day, like I said before, there's no excuse for begging.
- When you use a piece of clothing, it goes into your wardrobe forever. You can not take it out or sell it in your shop, so make absolutely sure before you do this. Some people put clothes into their wardrobe for collection purposes. At this time there is yet no benefit from having a full wardrobe. Be aware that there are OVER 2,000 pieces of clothing in the Marapets site. That's no typo, pretty soon there will be over 3,000.
Create a Pet
- Creating a pet in Marapets is very simple, if you're not automatically taken to create a pet, go to this link. This will also earn you 2500 MP.
- Limited Edition and Restricted Pets you cannot create here. You can only get them from using a potion or Enchanted Plushie. These often come as Account Upgrade prizes. If you can't get an Account Upgrade (it costs real money) try Trades and Auctions. You can also win Limited Edition pet enchanted plushies and potions from completing Missions.
- You must name your pet with a name that hasn't been already taken in the site.
Q: How many pets can I have in Marapets?
A: As a new player, you can have up to 13 pets. A maximum of 100 pets if you use 87 extra pet giftboxes from Account Upgrades. As a beginner however, you might be better off with two or three, since pets can be a bit expensive when you're starting out. I mean, how many until you start neglecting some of them??? We cannot be responsible for Zombie pets running wild!!
Q: My pet is hungry; how do I feed it?
A: If your pet is hungry you should feed your pet foods that you can buy in the shops. Buy the item, go to your inventory, click on the item and "use" it. There are many places where you can find food for your pets!
For flat-out broke peoples!
- Free Food
- If you're completely new and broke, go to the Gingerbread House in Candyland (visit here); but if you have more than 7,500MP you will not be able to feed your pets here! Remember, this daily knows how much is in your Bank AND your Shop Till :)
- Worm Digging (visit here) provides juicy worms for your pet to eat! They're high in protein and highly nutritious!
- The Tombola in Baspinar's Castle (visit here) will give you soft drinks for your pet!
- Let your pet swim in dirty Sewage and rummage around the Trash Heap! It can find poop that it can actually eat! (visit here). Ewww!
- The Nutty Tree in Candyland (visit here), will occasionally give you nuts, you can indeed feed these to your pets or you can feed the crazy knutts in the Knutt House with it.
- If you Test Your Strength with the Gigantic Fairy in Gigantic Paradise (visit here), will sometimes give you protein-packed food as reward!
- If you can guess which cup holds the cap you might get a Trash Potato as reward from the Lazy Fairy!
- People donate food to the Pot of Gold very often, click to visit the POG in Gigantic Paradise several times a day!
- The hardest one yet, Guess The Weight at Gigantic Paradise (visit here); people rarely win here, but IF you do, you could get a rare potato as reward. Some of these potatoes can be very valuable! Selling them can generate LOTS of marapoints, and may be more productive than feeding it to your pet. You can always buy your pet a nice gourmet meat dinner or a nice hotel stay with the earnings after all!
- The Gumball Machine can give a gumball to your hungry pet for 150MP.
- Visit Gelatin's Jelly Castle once a day for 300MP to fill your pet up. Catch him the hour he sleeps to win jelly prizes.
- When Maradans play Pie Throw it's not uncommon for them to throw pies at each other.
Q: My pet is tired, what should I do?
There are also many places where food is so cheap you wont struggle to keep your pets well-fed at all!
- Cheap Food
- A Broccoli in the Vegetables Shop (visit here) will cost you only 62 marapoints!
- A Rowan in the Fruits Shop (visit here) will cost you only 35 marapoints!
- Or perhaps you have a carnivorous pet? You can find Tomato Pork Rib in the Meat Shop (visit here) for only 71 marapoints!
- If you have a load of pets to feed and very little marapoints, the Charity Shop and Factory Outlet will perhaps be your best friends! Not only do they sell everything at a half discount but you can also find food half priced every 5 minutes. What are you waiting for? Visit here!!! :D
For the "Snobby Newbies" of Marada, treat your pets at the lap of Luxury!
- Not so "cheap" alternatives
- Your first stop if you'd like your pets to be pampered by luxury, is the City Of Marada Hotel! It costs 500 marapoints per day, but your pet will be well fed, rested and happy! If you're willing to spend 50 marapoints per each extra day, you can book them for up to 28 days!
- Dukka Caves Restaurant is a great place to come and spend those extra Dukka Coins you got from Dukka Dash! Some of this food is also gourmet! Visit here!
- The Vortex Park Diner is another expensive place to feed your pet in. The food here is rare and expensive, as most people are too scared to go near this place; but believe it or not everything in the menu is gourmet without any exceptions!
- Perhaps your pet is in the mood to start their day with a warm cup of coffee, before heading to the Olympics. A cup of warm Green Tea is only 282 marapoints; and there are all kinds of Cappuccino and warm drinks! Visit here!
- The Lowlyhood Smoothie Shop is a nice alternative to the former. If your pet wants to wet their whistle for the Musical Fairy and Popstar, visit here!
Q: How do I make my Pet happy?
IMPROVING YOUR PET: Your Pets Appearance, Abilities and Education
If you have been to a web site like Neopets you probably are familiar with the "Secret Laboratory". It changes the appearance of your pet and sometimes you might even get status to make your pet stronger in battle. Marapets has a FREE portal in Enpiah which does just that. Visit once per day!
The old grandfather clock might reward your pet with stats. You must visit every 12 hours. It might take a few tries to get something out of this; but hey, it's free!
Visit the Genie once a day for free and you could have your wish granted. If you are extremely lucky you may receive an Essence, which will turn your pet into a random color of the species shown on the bottle.
The Decapitating Fairy enjoys executing pets. Send your pet to her will and she may reward it with charisma... or cause it to lose its head. If the Decapitating Fairy is happy, she may also reward you with MP or her own doll.
For a fee of 100MP you can go to this statue which might just give you a school status for your pet. Be warned, it is extremely rare to get anything out of this, and you'll be better off spending that in school supplies which give you a sure status instead.
City Of Marada School
I was going to explain this later in the guide but since I mentioned it above, I probably should. The City of Marada School is where your pet will get an education. The School Supplies Shop is in Puchalla Village. You can also buy school supplies from user shops. Getting an education can help your pet get the job of its dreams (or yours)!!! Since it can be complicated to explain, please check the links provided when you get a chance. In a nutshell, you can check the Millionaire guide, where there is a more detailed description about the best way to use School for ways of profit. For more information on pet jobs click here.
Only 1,000MP for Pembe to throw her magical dice. Can you win pet stats or MP? Roll a 2 or 12 to get 2 random stats 3 or 11 for 1 status increase, 4 or 10 to win 10,000MP, 5 or 9 for 5,000MP, 6 or 8 for 1,500MP, but roll a 7 and you come out with nothing.
Minipet Island Gym
To train your pet for battle you must visit the Minipet Island Gym in Minipet Island. You do not need, per se, to pay marapoints to complete the gym lesson; but you do need crystals to pay. Elger is the best way to get crystals. If you want you can also buy the crystal(s) you need from Shop Search visit here. The value of crystals fluctuate too often, expect to pay at least 5,000MP for each crystal in user shops!
Q: How can I increase my pet's Magic stats?
Magic stats can be gained in several ways. If you have completed the Ice Caves Treasure Map you can visit the Ice Caves. You can do Computer Repair Quests in Ziranek or visit Eleka Fountain in Eleka's Castle (at risk of getting sick). Level 21 of each of the Temples in Simeria gives 10 Magic stats and Level 21 of each Pyramid in Kamilah Desert gives 5 Magic stats. The Genie can also give your pet Magic.
If you are in need of a highly reliable way to earn magic, assemble the most popular treasure map in Marapets, the Ice Caves Treasure Map! It will give you LIFETIME access to the Ice Caves, which can be visited every 16 hours (every 8 hours if you have a giftbox). Magic is the best thing for healing in battle, you will be able to heal as much health as your magic level.
You can buy the pieces off the treasure maps shop with RP from Leprechaun. However, pieces 1, 6 and 12 were always much rarer and have never been on sale with the other pieces in Treasure Map Shop. Pieces 1 and 12 were Advent Calendar prizes and piece 6 was originally available ONLY through an Account Upgrade several years ago. These pieces are now on sale at much, much higher prices than the other pieces.
IMPORTANT: The 22 month old Loyalty Prize from King Baspinar (full list here) includes a random piece of Ice Caves treasure map. In some cases, an extreme lucky person has received one of those rare pieces. This is so rare, however, don't count on it!
Q: How does my pet gain Charisma?
A: Charisma is gained from random events, randomly when your pet completes school courses or from riding Murfin Madness in Slater Park. WARNING: Pets can get sick from this ride. Do not use it unless you can afford to cure your pet. You can also gain Charisma stats from the Guillotine, but your pet might turn into a Headless Pet! Level 13 of each of the Temples in Simeria gives 5 Charisma stats and Level 13 of each Pyramid in Kamilah Desert gives 3 Charisma stats. Puchalla Inn quests can also give your pets Charisma.
The Sewer Pipes
Currently you can put the Sewer Pipes Treasure Map together to visit the Sewer Pipes. The Sewer Pipes are a highly reliable way to earn status for your pet. I get between 1 and 3 Gym or Elite Gym Stats at least 5 times a week! Another worthwhile prize is Battle Immunity for your pet. This happens right away and will deflect any attacks your pet will receive in battle.
The Sewer Pipes Treasure Map is part of an offer in which old Treasure Maps will retire from the Account Upgrades Shop after 30 days and will be replaced, automatically, by 3 random, different Treasure Maps. Click here to visit the Account Upgrades Shop.
The Whirlpool in Jenoa will improve your pet in many ways. You can get status, color change, costume change, species change and if you're EXTREMELY lucky, you might even get a Limited Edition pet from this! To gain access you need to put yet another treasure map together. One of the toughest maps to assemble, and the second most popular map in Marapets! Luckily, ALL pieces of this Map can be purchased from the Treasure Maps Shop. Leprechaun quests should help you with that.
- Your inventory
- Your photo album
- Your stamps
- Your maramails
- Your alerts
- Your friends
-    Your bank accounts
- Your attic
- Your pets
- Your collections
- Your shop
- Your gallery
Your Inventorygames, when you buy them from shops, when you finish a quest or mission, or even when another player sends it to you.
Alerts are messages you get when you receive items from other members, when you get a warning, when your pet wins the Olympics, when your pet is dying or getting disowned, and when you buy Account Upgrades.
Maramails are private messages you send to or receive from other members. To send a maramail to someone, you must go to their profile and click on the maramail icon.
Warning: Anyone caught Maramail Begging* will receive bans & fines of up to half of their MP, Items & Pets deleted
Do NOT give your password to anyone - EVEN STAFF
- This will be further discussed later.
Attic"Your character cannot carry around too many items when exploring Marada, so instead most items should be stored in the Attic of your homes. All items here are safe from random events. You can store an unlimited amount of items here and they will be automatically organised for you. To remove an item, click on the item's name. You can also remove more than one of the item and you can also move items to your shop or gallery."
Welcome to the National Maradan MP, BP, and RP Banks. These facilities ensure that your hard-earned points are stored safely into a savings account and earn daily interest.
Here are all of the different collections at Marapets. There are many different types of item, avatar or experience sets for you or your pets to collect. Once collected they cannot be removed. The more that you collect, the more you will be Rewarded. There are also several Missions that will ask for items from your collections or reward you with an item you are missing.
Collect the Trading Cards for your Battle Deck and then your pets can battle these opponents in the Battle Arena. They are in descending alphabetical order.
Every time you give your pet a book, newspaper, magazine, CD, DVD, musical instrument, or spell it will be added to their collections.
Find and collect backgrounds around Marada for your character.
Collect each Giftbox to unlock new features, benefits and services.
Glowing Egg Nest
Collect Glowing Eggs in your Nest to hatch each one to unlock 3 new colours to change Clothing and Font colours.
Every time your pet eats or drinks rarity 10 or above food or drinks it will add to their collection. There are Gourmet Minipets that are both a minipet and a gourmet food. Be careful when you use the item - 'Use Item' will add it as a minipet, while 'Eat Minipet' will feed it to your pet.
Find and collect the Avatars that are hidden all around the site.
Collect a photo for every pet colour at the Photo Parlour.
Collect all of the Stamps to complete the pages of your Stamp Albums and win prizes.
Every time your pet plays with a new toy it will add to their collection.
Every time your pet changes to a new colour or species it is added to their collection.
Collect all 16 pieces of each treasure map, instructions or pass to gain access to new places or services that improve your Marapets experience.
Your shop is where you price and sell your items for other players to buy. Items can be priced up to 500,000MP and the MP from your sales will go into your Shop Till.
Your gallery is where you organise and show off your item collection.
What is a forum? - It's an internet board to post messages into, often involving one main subject. Then there are sub-forums, to discuss other specific matters of that subject. Marapets has a really well built and popular set of forums. 
The Marapets Forums are one of the best ways to communicate with other players. You need to be at least 13 years old in order for you to be able to send and receive Maramail and take advantage of all of the features, such as moderated Forums and Clubs. If you are 13 and under, you can get Parental Consent by filling out this form. You will have to print it out and fill it in. You can then send it over and once received, access will be gained within 24 hours. You also have to remember that what you post in the forums can be read publicly by anyone who has forum access; so you must practice good netiquete (be polite).Privacy: If you need to message a user instantly and privately, why not try maramails? It is the most reliable way to contact someone instantly. Maramails shall never be used for insults or harassment, there is a block feature to keep people from sending you maramail; and they can do the same to you. (Refer to sections: Reporting and Being A Nuisance for help with that.)
ReportingYou see someone cheating, spamming excessively, insulting, harassing, or someone who's breaking the rules; make sure to fill out a support ticket with a report about it. You can also use the info contact form to report problems in the site, errors and bugs, etc. Be sure to post in errors and bugs forum first (link in above paragraph), or check there to see if someone else hasn't come up with a quick solution to your problem. Staff will often post about server errors, glitches, scams and such in the Errors and Bugs forum; with information about what to do, or what to avoid.
Being A Nuisance
Not everyone comes to a pet site with interest to play at all. Some people just can't wait to cheat in whatever possible way they can, then we have others who are always hoping for a BIG discount, BIG gift(s), and others just want to cause just plain trouble. Sometimes sick people can also join, which in average don't last more than an hour without being banned right away. The Marapets Administration Team is always lurking to find cheaters and sickos.
Begging and Spamming
- Remember that being new does not exempt you from the rules and from being kind to your fellow Maradans. Sending Maramails to other members simply to ask for items, is begging which in most cases is NOT tolerated and will put your account on a watch, if you do it too often you might even get banned from playing Marapets.
- If you're a minor and decide to throw a few adult jokes around, or if you're a sick adult, you just WON'T last.
- Creating a whole bunch of annoying posts harassing, begging, or just to be "funny" is not the best start for any account.
- Spam belongs in the Spam Forum, although you no longer get 100mp for posting in Forums. Be sensible; if your post is whiny or just isn't worth reading, post it in SPAM.
- Same rules as above, but this time you're just maramailing people to insult them, to complaint about something, or settle a forum dispute. If you're mad at someone who posted in the forums, maramailing that person is taking it a step further. As far as I know, you should use your blog for complaints like such, but you CANNOT write usernames. Remember that there is a blocking feature, so if you're being harassed make sure to block the person. The person can do the same for you, so think before you send that mail.
- Perhaps your way of trolling is to go to the forums and complain about every single thing that comes to mind about the site, real life, celebrities, politics, etc. You may not get banned for complaining but attacking someone directly can definitely get you punished. You can lose pets and marapoints for harassment, so keep comments to yourself whenever you can.
- Most likely the word Neopets, Subeta, Icepets, etc. are blocked and replaced by funny phrases, thanks to the site's filters. If you figure a way around to type it in the forums, most likely you wont be punished, but there are exceptions, such as: creating posts for the sole purpose of advertising another pet site, creating posts to put Marapets down, comparing both sites, etc. You might be given a second chance but your account will be on watch - and if you are caught again, say goodbye. Generally posts like this are removed promptly, and you're given a kind warning, but if your intention is to cause harm, you won't last.
You won't last long if you decide to look for ways to cheat, like I mentioned in the front page; Marapets is fairly easy (at least 40% of the content is easy) for the need of cheating. Missions are not designed to be easy, so don't expect for people to feel sorry for you for doing Blitzen fifty times and failing. You can earn a decent amount of marapoints (at least 15,000 a day) just by doing Dailies. So, if you cheat, tell it to the judge, 'cause your account will be banned.
Religion, Politics, Romance
Religious, politics and romantic views are BANNED from forums and maramails in Marapets. Be sensible when you want to talk about these subjects in maramail with a friend. Ultimately, you can talk about politics and religion in your blog up to certain extent. Romance is banned from the site completely; DO NOT create blogs about stuff you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner do.
Your signature (or siggie), your profile, your blog, etc will be eliminated if you include personal information. As far as I know the most personal you can actually get in Marapets is your general (non-sexual) real life preferences. Name and age is OK too, but going beyond that is totally not safe for you. That's also private information that most people don't WANT to see in a pet site.
Lying About Your Age
You're most likely going to be found out. The admins in Marapets have YEARS of experience and can tell the age range from a person by what they type in the site. They can also see your IP and where you're from. You will be underaged if you sneak into the forums when you're not 13 years or older. Should you buy adult forum access, and you're not 18, you will certainly be banned.
What are Glowing Eggs?glowing eggs. To enhance your Marapets experience you need to collect as many glowing eggs as you can. To begin you must go to the  Glowing Eggs Shop and by some. Afterwards, you must interact with the eggs in your inventory via Use Items. They will then be added to your nest, which you can access from your profile (see illustration), Collections category of the topbar, or Gigantic Paradise. Once you reach your nest, the eggs would need hatching. To do so, click on the egg you want to hatch. Sometimes it's ready immediately, but other times you'll have to try again.
When Things Go Wrong
Sick PetYou're excited exploring all the worlds in Marada and all of a sudden, your pet gets sick!! Or maybe, you take your pet for a ride in a certain roller-coaster, or a swim in certain fountain and it's gotten a case of Toots!
How can I cure them?
Q: One of my pets did something "wrong" and now it's in jail! How do I get it out?
A: Prison is not as bad as you think in Marapets. In fact the Maradan Prison seems to have no effect in your pet at all! You could leave the pet in prison, like most experienced players have done. Nothing will happen to it. Your pet will not be "locked in" inaccessible like some people think; the only thing that will ever remind you that your pet's in jail, is IF you go to the prison and see it. If you think leaving it there is "morally" wrong then read on!...
Getting your pet outta jail
Getting your pet out of jail can be confusing for some people. Be aware you have 2 options! One, of course is more costly than the other; so choose carefully.
- First Option: If you must get your pet out of jail, you need to pay 2,500MP!
IMPORTANT: Keep in mind however, that your pet will CHANGE clothes to prison clothing, to alert Maradans of its criminal past.
- Second Option: If you must keep your pet UNCHANGED with the costume it has, and NOT get the prison costume, you MUST pay a 15,000MP get-outta-jail fee. If this amount is too much for you, you don't need to rush. Keep saving up, your pet will be fine meanwhile.
TIPS: If you use the portal on your pet often, you should use option number 1. It doesn't make much sense to get your pet out the way it went in, only to have the portal change its costume to something you may not even like to begin with. So like I said above, think carefully about how you do this!
Q: What should I know about to avoid my pet going to jail?
Well, be aware that the following activities have their respective uses, so you should not avoid them entirely. However if you consider your pet too cute to go to the slammer, avoid these completely:
- Grave Robbing can be visited here and there's a guide for the sleeping times of the grave-keeper in the article.
- Concoctions can have various uses, but they are NOT very effective! It can take various uses for concoctions to do what they're supposed to. When you feed a concoction to your pet they may or may not gain its benefits, but what they will definitely earn is a trip to jail if it's caught overusing them!
- Electric Bills are random events that can't be avoided. If left unpaid and you keep browsing the site, you will receive a reminder; by that time you should make sure to pay it in order to avoid having one of your pets going to jail. Go to the Power Station in the City to pay your bill.
Q: What do I do in case my pet dies?
If you neglect your pet, you will get a warning alert at the top of page as a random event telling you that you have 14 days to cure your pet. Make sure your pet is kept happy, fed and rested. If your pet gets sick cure it as soon as possible.
You can also feed your pet a Poison to kill it instantly. The poison type must match your pet's species.
After these 14 days, your pet will die and go to the Gate of the Graveyard. You have two weeks from your pet dying to save your pet for the last time before it goes to the Graveyard and becomes a Zombie, where any player can adopt the pet.
At the Gate of the Graveyard, it will cost you 50,000MP to save a pet as a Zombie and 75,000MP to save the pet unchanged. You cannot disown a zombie pet; you must turn it into different color using an enchanted plushie, potion or costume.
Again, if you use the portal often, you should use the first option to prevent the portal from changing its costume to something totally different after escaping unchanged.
When your attic breaks, you will not be able to access it! So make sure when you need to fix something, tend to it as soon as possible. This list will help you with the tools you will need to fix your attic:
This guide is a work in progress. A help guide that basically covers everything a newbie needs to know, takes time to build, and this guide is nowhere close to completion! Here is a recap:
Hopefully you're a little less confused, and ready to start exploring the site for yourself. But don't worry if you're still nervous--We have some links for you!