After gaining access to the lab ray, I used it on my favorite neopet, PinkMochi, the red kacheek. Unfortunately, PinkMochi turned into a red eyrie and I was very disappointed at the outcome. I was unsure about the negative effects of the lab ray since no one had mentioned them to me before. After PinkMochi change species, I stopped using the lab ray for a few days. I was furious that I lost my red kacheek but I decided to give the lab ray another chance. It won’t always disappoint me right?
I proceeded to create another neopet as an experimental testing subject for the lab ray. I selected a yellow chia since I thought chias looked really cute and I named it MochiNugget. After zapping MochiNugget for a week, I discovered that my neofriends were right. The lab ray did have some advantages like increase strength points, hit points, defense points, etc. I was beginning to like the lab ray a little more. On the sixth day of zapping MochiNugget with the lab ray, it turned to a pineapple. I was shocked! I had seen pineapple chias only in the area where we can select shopkeepers for our stores but who’d ever guess that I’d own one? Looking at my new chia in disbelief, I decided to zap it a few more times to see what other surprises the lab ray kept hidden.
The next day, MochiNugget turned into a pear. I was so happy! I had never seen a pear chia before. It was so adorable that I was afraid to zap it again with the lab ray. I told a neofriend the good news and I decided to make another experimental chia for the lab ray. I was almost certain I had discovered a wonderful aspect of the lab ray and I wanted to test my theory. Chias seemed more unlikely to change species and I had only begun to become aware that chias were the only lucky neopets that could be changed into delightful fruit and vegetable shapes.
I named my second test subject, Zippy_Mochi. With my fingers crossed, I zapped it with the lab ray relentlessly. After a week, it changed into a peach! I was overjoyed and my neofriend and I neomailed each other. We talked to each other through neomails and I sent her the name of my peach chia. She adopted him from the adoption agency without any problems. I already had three neopets at that time and I wanted to experiment more with the lab ray. Giving Zippy_Mochi away to a good friend was the most reasonable thing to do. I wanted to share these beautiful and rare neopets with people who could not afford to buy special chia pops or a complete map of the lab ray.
Everyone always says that the third time is a charm! One of my guild members helped me name my third chia Jarrenti. Jarrenti was a stubborn little chia. After a week, it changed colors too but it changed from yellow to green. I was disappointed but not discouraged. At least it didn’t change species like PinkMochi did. I zapped Jarrenti for three weeks and it changed its sex four times, gained more hit points, defense points and strength points but there was no color change.
I could be just as stubborn as my little green chia though. I zapped it for another week and finally, it changed into a spotted colored chia. Finally I saw results for the lab ray but still, I wasn’t satisfied. I continued to zap Jarrenti for another three days and it finally changed into a chokato. I was so happy. I hadn’t been wrong about chias and the lab ray after all. Chias were more unlikely to change species and they had a good chance of changing into fruit colors.
Overjoyed with my success, I tried to find and good neopet owner to adopt Jarrenti. I neomailed several people who wanted a fruit chia but they were too busy with their own pets already or they already had the maximum of four neopets. My little sister just started playing neopets around the time Jarrenti changed into a chokato and she wanted to adopt him after seeing his cute pictures. I told her that I would place him in the pound for her to adopt.
My sister went to search for Jarrenti immediately after I placed him in the pound but someone had already adopted him. She was so disappointed. I tried to reason with the person that adopted him but they were unwilling to listen. She said that every pet in the pound was “fair game” and according to neopet rules, she is right. Although she was right, it still doesn’t make it fair.
I’m sure there are others out there that has been in the same situation. It is devastating to lose a pet that you have lovingly raised and taken care of. My intentions may have been good but there are just some people that don’t really care what your intentions may be. It is understandable that everyone wants a special neopet especially if it is rare. It is not safe to transfer pets through the Neopian Pound so think twice before you do it.
If there are enough of us to petition about this issue to neopets, maybe they’ll make an alternative method of transferring neopets to your neofriends. It is very special and endearing to receive a real pet from a friend. Why shouldn’t we be able to spread that happiness to our friends online by giving them our dearest neopets? My advice to everyone is that you should not transfer your pets through the pound unless you are willing to take a risk that the transfer may not be successful. Hopefully, we will be able to transfer our pets safely without any risks. In the meantime, play nicely on neopets and take good care of your neopets!