Instructions and manuals for over one hundred virtual pets.We scanned in the following virtual pet instruction sheets. These documents are copyright by their manufacturers.
We posted them for educational and research purposes. They are large files and may take a few minutes to load.
If you are a manufacturer (current or past) and would like to post instructions here (no charge), please contact us.
Virtual Pet Instructions is a Polson Enterprises web site and part of the Virtual Pet Home Page.
Several of the robotic virtual pet manuals below are from the RobotsandComputers.com web site. Please visit their site for access to countless robotic manuals
Note- many of the robotic virtual pet manuals are in pdf format. Some are large files and will take a while to download on a dial up connection.
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Tip #1- Many virtual pets are packaged on a plastic wrapped "card" in the stores. The heavy paper card is normally folded over from top to bottom and the instructions are printed on a slip of paper that is between the card halves. We open the packages by using a pair of scissors to cut off the plastic that extends below the bottom edge of the 'card". This allows us to "split apart" the two halves of plastic and get the pet out the bottom. Next, we reach up between the two pieces of the "card" and pull out the instructions. Many, many people have thrown away the card, not realizing the instructions are inside it.
Tip #2 - Now that you have the instructions, don't expect them to be a great help. Many of the pets have very poor instructions. They have some translation problems, are difficult to follow, some are in a font too small to read or poorly copied and many are incomplete.
Tip #3 - If you are an adult and a little concerned about "burning your child's ears" you might want to read them first, especially the section about cleaning up after the pet. The instructions for several of the pets primarily used in Japan or early versions instructions for U.S. pets often use the "s" word in refering to body waste.
Tip #4 If you cannot find your pet in the list of instructions above, find the instructions for a similar pet. Most of the pets are very similar. Look first for a pet by the same manufacturer, if that is not available, look for a similar animal (dog, cat, etc). Those instructions should help you get started.
Tip #5 Some of the sites and scans of instructions linked to above are a bit hard to read. You might be able to read them better on a larger monitor.
If the instructions are not here, please do not ask us about them.
Also if you are a manufacturer, we especially encourage you to post the instructions to your pets.
If you are aware of any posted instructions for pets that are not listed here, please e-mail us.
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