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Harvest Moon: A wonderful life Pack Shot

Harvest Moon: A wonderful life


Harvest Moon AWL Animal FAQ

by nightmare2

 |  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life  |
      [email protected]        			
     	Animal FAQ            

  Table of Contents          | 
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1.    Introduction           |
2.   Updates                |
3.  Basics/Controls        |
4.    Cows/Bulls             |
5.   Sheep                  |
6.  Chickens/Roosters      |
7. Ducks                  |
8.   Goats                  |
9.    Fish        	     |
10.   Wildlife               | 
11.  Pets                   |
      A. Horse               |
      B. Dog                 |
      C. Others              |
12. My Animal Walkthrough  | 
13.  FAQ                    |       
14. Other Boring Stuff           |
Harvest Moon is a simulation game where you are a farmer. You plant 
crops, take care of animals, and live your life. You get many choices in
this game, you get to choose your wife, your kid's career, and how
you want to live your life. The main goal is to keep the farm up and
running, and make some cash. You might think that's boring, but that's
when the game will suck you in. This is my first Harvest Moon FAQ but
my second in total, I also have a Money FAQ on this game so make sure
to check that one out! Remember, this FAQ is mainly on animals. So don't
come thinking your going to find an answer on crops or trees. 
VERSION UPDATIONS ----------------

Version 1.5 - Fixed errors, updated sections, added some more

Version 1.2 - Updated few sections. 

Version 1.0 - Was made...

Future Updates
I plan to add more things as I find them out. This update may
be my last one, but I might update it again if I have time. I also
may make another FAQ for something else, but I don't know what
to do yet anyways.

The basic controls are (Thanks to the booklet):
Control Stick - Move character.
Control Pad   - Scroll through menus.
L Button      - Center camera behind character;
                Changes page in status screen.
R Button      - Whistle for dog & horse;
                changes page in status screen.
Z Button      - See view from character's perspective.
X Button      - Toggle quick-item inventory.
Y Button      - Function Button/Train Dog/Item Description.
A Button      - Function Button/Talk/Open/Eat.
B Button      - Function Button/Cancel Function.
C Stick       - Move camera left or right.
Start/Select  - Access status menu/Pause menu.  
How to Fish
This is how to fish! First you get the fishing rod from Van. Then
you go to a river or pond or something and cast out the hook. You have
to be REALLY patient in fishing as fish won't bite as fast, unless 
you're really lucky. I take it that you set the Rumble function on,
if not, do so. While you're fishing, you have to wait for a rumble,
but DO NOT press (A) yet!! You will see more of those small bites for
a while, but then the line will sink down. This is when timing is 
perfect. I like to count 1,2,3 in a moderate speed and then I press (A)
Then keep on pressing (A), I don't know if you really have to do that,
but I do that. Then you will catch the fish, and it will say what you
caught. And that is how you catch fish. Remember, the keys are
patience, and timing. 

Cows are the the most productive animals out of all of them, 
you can milk them twice (If you milk them in the morning), 
but you won't just get one bottle of milk, you will get
multiple, and it all depends on how much the cow likes you.
Or if you can tell that the amount their giving is decreasing,
that means that sooner or later their 40 day limit will end. My
cow started giving only 2 bottles of milk by Fall, and stopped late
Winter. There are also three sizes, Size B, (the cheapest) Size A,
and Size S (the best!). You can also make butter/cheese
once you buy a food processing room for 30,000G! But
it is VERY costly, only get it if you think you
will actually get a profit. Another addition is the Milking Room 
(60,000G!!!!) But this will allow the cows to milk themselves!
Taking care of it
To make the cow like you more, you should buy the brush early 
in the game, and brush it twice a day. Hug it with the (Y) Button, 
and talk to it. The size and quantity will most likely depend on 
how the cow likes you. The cow will stay in the barn, but it will get
unhappy sometimes, so leave them outside, plus, you don't even have to 
feed them, they will feed themselves. But if you leave them inside, 
you have to feed them twice with the fodder that you can get if you
cut the grass. If you buy some Good Fodder, the cows will
like you so much they might even produce S Milk! You could tell when 
the cows really like you when all of a sudden when you talk to them
you will get happy sayings. Some are about their shiny coat, or their
eyes, or stuff like that. Plus they will lick you, I barely
found that out because that's what barely happened to my cow.
When that happens, real soon you will get S Milk without the use
of Good Fodder. So rejoice! So I suggest you leave them outside, unless
your feeding them Good Fodder. Another thing you can do if you leave
them outside  is that you can wash them if they get near the large water 
bucket. Use your brush and press (Y) to wash them. But by the noise they 
make you can't tell if they like it or not ^_^ You can move the 
cows in and out faster buy ringing those bells that are buy the
door inside the barn, and outside the barn. 

!NOTE! DO NOT sell your milker because you won't be able to get
       one for a while or not at all. The only way to get 
       it back is to use cheats. Besides, why would anyone 
       want to sell their milker for very little G?
Giving Birth
One problem with cows is that they can only produce milk for 
40 days after giving birth. You might be thinking, what kind 
of cow is that!? Anyways, if you think buying a cow and
never making it give birth will make it give milk forever,
your wrong. They ONLY give milk after they give birth.
There are two methods you can use for you cow to become
pregnant, you can buy Miracle Potion, or buy a bull. 
Then, once the cow is in a late stage during pregnancy,
it will be isolated from the rest of the livestock with 
an isolation fence thats in the tool shed. Once the calf
is born, it will be seperated and will have to be fed 
Mama's milk. You get that milk from the mother cow,
and have to feed it to the calf. After a while, the cow
will produce regular milk but you still might have to feed
it to the calf. Then, you will have to feed it fodder, so make
sure you pay lot's of attention to the calf. The type of calf 
you get will depend on what you breeded, It has also been proven
that what gender you get is random, so if you get a male and 
wanted a female, just restart the game and hope to get
what you want!

Different Types
There are four types of cows, Normal Cows, Brown Cows,
Marble Cows, and Star Cows, they each produce different
types and sizes of milk. You can even breed different
types, so try experimenting to see what you get! 

Milk Prices
                 -B-         -A-         -S-
Star Cow        270G         405G        540G
Marble Cow      115G         175G        225G
Brown Cow       115G         175G        225G  
Normal Cow       75G         115G        150G

Butter Prices
                 -B-         -A-         -S-
Star Cow        300G         300G        300G
Marble Cow      225G         225G        300G
Brown Cow       225G         300G        300G
Normal Cow      225G         225G        300G

Cheese Prices
                -B-          -A-         -S-
Star Cow       300G          300G        300G
Marble Cow     225G          225G        300G
Brown Cow      225G          300G        300G
Normal Cow     225G          225G        300G

Cow Prices
		Female       Male        
Star Cow        7000G        6000G
Marble Cow      5000G        4000G
Brown Cow       5000G        5000G
Normal Cow      4000G        3000G

Miracle Potion
Star Cow      5500G    
Marble Cow    3500G
Brown Cow     3500G
Normal Cow    2500G

Sheep are really the least talked about animals. In fact, most
people don't really have sheep! Why you ask, well, they can
only give wool once a season! Not only that, they will take
some space in your barn, so that means less cows for you.
But you only have to feed them once a day, compared to cows,
you save more fodder. Sheep give different amount of wool,
even golden wool sometimes if they like you enough. Try
washing their wool also to make them happier. I suggest you
try using sheep and have some. They are only 1500G so buy
like two, but you don't HAVE to, it's just my opinion.

All in all, sheep are not really that a big source to you
income, although they are cheap. But you get exactly what
you pay for, so how can you question that?

Also Golden Wool seems to Spike peoples happiness 
towards you.
Sheep/Wool Prices
Sheep             1500G
Wool                75G
White Wool         115G
Golden Wool        600G

Chickens are not really a big source of income either, but they can be if 
you have large numbers of them. They produce an egg once a day,
or maybe not, depending if they are mad or not. There are two types
of chickens, hens (female) and roosters (male). You could buy one
or you could get a chick, by putting a fertilized egg in the 
incubator. You get a fertilized egg by having a rooster and a 
hen, sooner or later you will end up with a fertilized egg!
Taking care of it
To take care of the chickens, buy some chicken feed (Costs 150G)
and put it in their feed box. It will last for a while depending 
on how many chickens you have. You can hold them and press (Y) to 
hug them (Like most other animals) and make them happier. Once you
put them down they will also get happy. But be warned DO NOT "Show"
any of the chicks or chickens to other chicks or chickens or they
will get angry, very angry. You can also leave them outside, but if 
you do, I must warn you, you might have a tough time finding them
if you have grass that hasn't been cut. If you leave your hen in 
the grass, it might lay an egg in that area, so good luck finding 
the egg, and chicken ^_^ Make sure not to leave them outside in the
rain though, or they will get very unhappy. One new thing I figured 
out is that once you pick up a chicken that is on an egg, it will
start to get kind of mad, but I don't it really does get mad because
it doesn't show that mad sign. If you drop it somewhere else, another
chicken or that one chicken would go back over the egg. So hurry to
get the egg before you have to keep picking up the chickens again.

I also figured something out about chicken feed. If you have 5 chickens,
the chicken feed will last for 3 - 3 1/2 days. If someone has info about
other number of chickens, please tell me.
Once you do have an egg in the incubator, it will take 5 days for
it to hatch and 5 days (or more) for the chick to grow into a 
hen or rooster. I said 'or more' because sometimes it would turn into
an adult maybe in the afternoon, and if you didn't feed the chick it 
PROBABLY means that you MIGHT have to wait another day.
-TIP- If you want a female and not a rooster, I suggest you put 
the egg in the incubator early in the morning, so once you wake up,
the egg will hatch right away 5 days later and you will get to know
what it is. If it's a rooster, restart it and try again. It is proven
that what you get is random, so keep on trying!

If anybody know exactly how many days it will take for a bag of
chicken feed to be done with one chicken, please tell me. I would
try for myself but I already have 5 chickens!

Chicken Prices
Female(Down Signal)         900G
Male(Horizontal Signal)     900G

Egg Prices
Normal       40G
Fertilized   50G
Golden      300G

Now we go on to the start of 'new' animals. I will first list the
requirements for the ducks, because if you make a mistake, you won't 
be able to have ducks for the rest of the game. 
- Had to build a Pond for 2,500G in the First Chapter (Or early 
  second chapter)!
- Have to have six or fewer chickens.

That's pretty much it, but make sure you have those two requirements or
else! Anyway, in order to get them, one day your wife will wake up,
(2nd Chapter) and will say that ducks came to the pond. You will have
a choice if you want to keep them or not, obviously you should say yes,
unless you mysteriously hate ducks...........Anyways, the ducks will
be able to produce eggs, fertilized eggs too! If you put them in the
in the incubator, you can get more ducks. But if you sell all the
ducks, there is no way you could get them back, unless you cheat.

Thought I post this here, there is a question many people have been asking me,
and it's, "Why won't my ducks produce eggs?" And the answer is, they do,
but they don't sit over it, the chickens are the ones who sit over it. So you
think they aren't laying eggs, but really they are!

Also this may or may not work. But after you get them keep them outside,
rain doesn't affect them, and hatch, not buy or else it won't work at all, 
more chickens/ ducks. Every duck you get bring outside. You can have
8 chickens inside and unlimited ducks outside, plus no need to feed 
the ducks. Every run low on money? Sell a couple ducks.

Selling Prices
Duck - 500G

There is not much to say about goats, they are almost exactly the same
like cows, same way to take care of them, feed them, and they even 
only give goat milk for a year. Also you cannot get them pregnant.
The bad thing is that you cannot sell them, and once they stop giving 
milk, you really would want them to just die, and trust me, you will 
since you really need lot's of room for your barn, so I suggest you
only get them if you think you will not buy any more cows for a while.
In order to get goats, you will have to buy them from Van after 
Chapter 1. 

Goat       4000G
Goat Milk   115G
Goat Cheese 155G
Goat Butter 150G

The best way to kill a goat  is to just hit the goat with a sickle a bunch 
of times, never feed it, leave it inthe rain, and when it's sleeping keep 
waking it up. I don't mean this on real animals, I mean this for the 
video game, this may seem like animal cruelty but it's just a video game.

Fish are going to be one your possible big moneymakers of your farm.
If you have a bunch of trees and are making a million a season then
you would be like, "There's fish?" because you would never bother
with money again. But if you're just beginning, then fish are going
to be some moneymakers for you. I take it that you know how to fish
already, if not, then go on up to the 'Basics' section.

The best place to catch fish are in the waterfall, for some 'Big'
versions of other fish, or by the mouth of the river (When it leaves
into the ocean) for some rare Sharshark which go for 600 or 1200 for 
the bigger one! But in that part you also mainly get some VERY cheap
Colombo and Snelt.

The places you could fish are: The river, The pond on Turtle Swamp, the 
pond by where the elves live, and by the waterfall. 

If you want to make cheap fish actually valuable to you. And no you 
don't need fertilizer like everything else! But once you cook about 
20 dishes (more or less, it depends) you can cook some Hors D' Ouvres
foods. With this you can cook Sashimi, and the only ingredient is....
Any fish! This Sashimi's selling price starts at 150G! So that means
you could turn a 20G fish into a valuable, and likable from some 
townspeople, 150G dinner! 

Fish selling prices

Arna            400G Caught in pond or the spring
Big Arna        800G Caught in pond or the spring
Colombo          20G Caught in pond, spring, lower river, swamp 
                     or middle river. "Pond or Downstream fish. 
	             Easy to catch!" 
Big Colombo      40G Caught in pond, spring, lower river, swamp 
                     or middle river."Pond or downstream fish.
		     Doesn't taste good."
Huchep           90G Caught in waterfall."Upper river fish. 
		     Good for meuniere set."
Big Huchep      170G Caught in waterfall."Upper river fish. 
		     Plain flavor."
Nyamame          60G Caught in waterfall."Upper river fish. 
		     Plain flavor."
Big Nyamame     130G Caught in waterfall."Upper river fish.
		     Good for meuniere set."
Rainbob          80G Caught in swamp or lower river."Downstream 
		     or spring fish."
Big Rainbob     150G Caught in swamp or lower river."Downstream 
		     or spring fish."
Sharshark       600G Caught in lower or middle river."Downstream fish.
		     Very rare!"
Big Sharshark  1200G Caught in lower or middle river."Downstream fish. 
		     Rare with a unique flavor."
Snelt            30G Caught in pond, spring, lower or middle river,
                     or the swamp."Downstream or spring. The smallest
Big Snelt       160G Caught in pond, spring, lower or middle river,
                     or the swamp. Downstream or spring fish."
Yamame          500G Caught in waterfall."Upper river or pond fish. 
		     Pretty rare!"
Big Yamame     1000G Caught in waterfall.

If you need more help with Fish, check the Fishing FAQ at Gamefaqs!

Sometimes you wonder, what are those animals that you see either in
Turtle Swamp, or just around while your walking. Well, those are 
Mother Nature's precious wildlife animals. What can you do with them
you ask, NOTHING! I think the reason they were put there was because it
adds a more realism to a town. I mean, a town does have wildlife animals 
too right? Of course, anyways, the animals you can see are:
The Turtle ( It's in Turtle Swamp, too obvious right?)
Racoon (I sometimes see this in the back of Vesta's farm or
		it sometimes appears in other places. 
Lizard (They appear around the waterfall and other places)
Birds (Sky or by beach rock)

Now we reach the fun animals. I call them fun because it doesn't matter 
if you really try hard to take care of them or feed them. But the
most important pet you will receive is the all powerful !HORSE!

The horse is one of my favorite animals. The horse is a life saver,
it cuts down time wasted from going to one place to another. 
It get's better, it will also cut down the fatigue you get from
walking too much. And the only thing you have to do, is take 
care of it like any other animal, feed it, hug it, brush it,
and talk to it. But it's better if you leave it outside, unless
it's raining. It only has to eat one fodder a day if you do
leave it inside. The horse is also known as very lazy as it will
go to sleep so many times, and so repetitive too! Everytime I get of
him while I was riding him he goes to sleep right away! If you want
to wake him up and not make him mad, just choose to ride him
instead of talking or huggling him.

If you leave the horse anywhere in town and don't want to 
walk over there, you can magically bring him in one second
by pressing (R) TWICE! If you press it once it will just 
call the dog. You get the horse from Takakura, who will
call you during any old day in the first chapter. You
will most likely get the horse early in summer or fall. 
Also, don't try selling it, because you can't, and besides,
why would you?

Also the more you ride it the more likely your child will 
want to be a Rancher.
The dog is an animal that will do NOTHING throughout pretty
much the whole game. You get to choose in the beginning
of the game between a floopy-eared one and a pointy-ear
one. Some things that you can do is that you can feed it,
and call it. You feed it by getting any kind of food
(herbs, fish, crops, etc.) and putting it in the dog bowl 
right by his house. That's all you could pretty much do early
in the game, but I think later you could do more. But one thing
that it can do, but not that important, it can scare of Daryl
(the crazy scientist) and the bum who will try to steal food.
I came to wonder about the dog, and came to realize, it doesn't 
even appear in the booklet! (Except the cover ^_^)

There are other pets you can have, like a cat. You can get a 
cat by becoming really good friends with Romana, the old 
lady who lives in the mansion. She will come to your house
one day in fall (during or after chapter 2) and give you one 
of her cats. These are the only ones you can get!!!!!!!

--------Animal Walkthrough--------
Short section. Not much to do once you get a pattern up.
And only the first 2 chapters can you really do something
occasionally there will be something new, but most of the time
you do that same thing each chapter.

Day 1/Chapter 1
You begin the game like you'd normally do. Name yourself, get your
dog, choose which dog, and you will talk to the townsfolk. Now you get 
to work. You start at 6:00 AM, which is really late for me, knowing 
how I wake up at around 3:00 AM almost everyday. Now go to your
toolshed, take out all the tools you have, once you get the upgrades
you can put the weaker ones away. Plant some crops, and water them. 
Now go outside the barn and press the button to call the cow out. 
Do this if it is not raining, if it's raining leave the cow inside.
If it's inside make sure you put fodder on both food bins.
Its better outside since you don't have to worry about feeding it since
your just beginning. Now talk to it, hug it, and milk it using the 
milker. You might get 3 or 2 bottles but it doesn't matter. Now do 
whatever you want, go explore town, collect some flowers/herbs. 

Now when it's 1:00 PM its time to get back to work. Most likely 
Van has set up his shop if he came, if he did then go talk to him
and buy the brush and fishing pole. If you collected herbs and don't 
want them you could go ahead and sell them. But I suggest you keep 
them since you might need them for the energy. Now go to Vesta's farm
(Use the map!) and buy tomatoes. Spend around 500G or 300G, then go 
ahead and plant them/water them. If it's under 4:00 PM go and 
fish for a while to get the feeling of fishing or give flowers to your
future wife and friends. 

Now when it's 4:00 PM, go back to your farm quickly and eat a herb if
you want. Now go back to your cow. It probably ate already, anyways, 
talk to it, hug it, and BRUSH it, all this will defenitely make your
cow much happier. Then milk it again and pick up the bottles. Now go
to the bin (tall, white building) and put all your milk bottles in. 
Then go to the face of Takakura and order a female chicken, the one 
with the symbol pointing down. Buy some chicken food while your 
at it. Now you will be left with very little money. Grab your
sickle and cut a bunch of fodder, keep on cutting 'till it reaches
around 7:00 PM. You will sell most of this fodder for about 10G a 
piece so you could get some quick bucks. So when it reaches 7:00 PM
go water your crops. When you finish (About 9:00 PM) you could go to 
sleep if you want and wake up around 3:00 AM, or go do something else.
I suggest you go to sleep though. Ta da, that was your first day done!
The achievements you should PLAN for this year(You don't have to) are:
-Have at least 2 cows, one pregnant.
-Have seed maker, buying it or by befriending Daryl.
-Have the pool.
-Plant a bunch of crops every season and learn many recipes.
-Have 5 chickens (mostly female and at least one male)
-Have some spare bucks, about 5,000G-10,000G.

(NOTE- Remember, you should plan something out like that, you 
       can play any type of way you want, but I'm just saying it's 
       best to have it like this to make things easier later on,
       but the main thing is to just have fun!)

Day 1/Chapter 2
OK, you should have gotten used to the controls and the map. 
Now it's morning, so do all of your chores, feed the animals, 
take care of them, etc. Then plant your crops and get ready for
a whole new season. It should be around 7 or 8:00 AM when you 
finish. Once you do, go do your regular activities (collect flowers 
and herbs, dig in the site, fish, talk to your new wife, talk to
your new child, befriend someone, buy pond if you didn't to make
sure you get the ducks in the summer, etc. When you finish, around
5:00 PM, go back to your farm, take care of all your animals, and
water crops. Put everything in dairy bin and go to sleep if you want.

And that is pretty much it for the rest of the game, it's something
like that but many things will change adding more profit and loss 
to your income. Make sure you get the feeling of playing
Harvest Moon.

Goals for Chapter 2
-Have 8 animals in barn (I suggest you have 4 cows, 2 bulls, 1 horse,
 and 1 sheep. The different types of cows and bulls depends on you.)
-Have 4 hens, 1 rooster, and 3 ducks.
-Have 3 or more banana trees growing, these are the money makers!!!
-Buy Food Processing Room.
-Become a really good chef, and try to get many new tools.
-Have fun!

Now we reach the 'Frequently Asked Questions' If you have any
questions about my Animal FAQ email me at [email protected] 
Any questions not about my FAQ WILL BE deleted. I will like to 
all the people who take the time to ask questions, although it's 
impossible for me to answer all of them, I can answer some. I did
get most of these questions from emails from people. Thanks for 
asking questions everybody?

-Goats, why do I hate them so much?-
Hey, you're not alone, everybody hates the goats because you cannot sell
them, they're a ripoff of cows, they can't get pregnant by any way,
and they are not easy to kill of, (trust me I tried) so don't get 
them at all! (That's my opinion though...)

-About how long does it take a goat to die?-
Well, it depends on how hard you torture it. The best way to get rid
of it is to leave it inside, not feed it, and when it rains leave it outside.
Milk it when it doesn't want to, and always wake it up the hard way
when it's sleeping. Sounds harsh, doesn't it?

-How many animals can I have?-
8 in the barn, which includes the horse so pretty much just 7. You can
have any combination of cows, sheep, bulls, and goats. You could also
have 8 (I think) in the chicken coop, you can have any combination of
chicks, hens, roosters, and ducks. 

-How many times can I impregnate a cow?-
As many times as you want.

-How can you tell a duckling from a chick?-
It is very easy to tell them apart, all you have to is look at their
beak. The duckling has a longer beak than the average chick. Not
only that, the three Harvest Sprites will tell what it is in the 
first place! So read carefully.

-I found some of your info wrong, what should I do?
Well if I do have something wrong you should email me
and tell me what I did wrong. It helps a lot, trust me!

-I have a question, should I email you?-
First check all over my FAQ and if you're sure it's not 
there, then email me. I'm getting lots of questions
with the answers already being here.

-What is in that locked shed?-
It's a magical shed that can only be opened.... NEVER!

Other Boring Stuff
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You could just steal it all and edit it and not tell me.
I really don't care but if you would be ncie and email me that would help.