WK MANUAL Big Cats ~
Your cats are live. You will want to rez them as soon as you can. If you are unfamiliar with how to rez an item, all you have to do is drag your cat from your inventory to your land.
* For cats in crates, you need to right click on the crate, select “Open”, then copy the objects to your inventory. Find the folder containing your cat, then drag and drop it onto your land.
* For cats in sacks, left click on the sack, and select “Birth” from the menu that pops up.
These are the symbols you will see in the hovertext over the cats you have birthed from their sacks. You will see these during specific times when they are eating Pet Food or Breeding Food and Catnip. Major stat levels are indicated with a range of numbers from 1 to 100. The one exception to this is the Hunger stat, which explained below.
♨ Hunger (the need for food)
☺ Happy (the need for catnip)
Ω Age – The cumulative amount of days your cat has been alive since the time it was birthed from its sack or crate.
☪ Moxie – Moxie is our term for knowing if your animal is rezzed in Second Life. This is a way for us to know if our servers are able to maintain good communication with your cat. Moxie will accumulate each full day your cat is rezzed inworld. When you are breeding your cat, Moxie needs to be at 60 points or greater. Breeding will stall if Moxie drops below 60 points and will resume again once it has 60 points or more.
♨ Hunger – You should try to keep this stat at 0, all the time. Your cat will eat twice a day. It will start to go hungry increasing this stat by 10 points for every meal missed. This will change the hovertext over your cat from white to yellow, giving you a visual clue that you need to check its food supply. If your cat is breeding, all breeding will stall until food is obtained and your cat eats enough portions to bring this stat back down to 0. Should your cat’s Hunger stat reach 100, it will become sick. This is indicated by the hovertext above your cat turning from yellow to red. Once your cat is in the red, it won’t eat without extra help. To encourage it to eat again you will need a Healing Bowl of Cream. You have until the Hunger stat reaches 161 to restore your cat to better health. If your cat’s Hunger reaches 161, it will die. At this point, you won’t be able to get it back. It will be gone for good.
⚡ Sleep – This stat is simply a timer for when your cat needs to sleep. It serves as a visual for you to understand your cat better. Sleep has no effect on your cat’s breeding. Generally, most cats spend a lot of time sleeping. This is a way for us to emulate a real cat’s natural behavior. When your cat is younger, it will be able to stay awake and remain more active than when it’s older. We’re sure that everyone can appreciate the need for a nap from time to time.
☺ Happy – This stat indicates how Happy your cat is. It will only become available when you turn breeding on for your cat. Once breeding is turned on, your cat will require Catnip to increase this stat. A cat will be ready to gain Heat once their Happy stat is at 50 or greater.
♤ Heat – Heat indicates the increasing drive for a cat to mate with its partner. The stat will only become available when breeding is turned on for your cat. This stat will start to accumulate after the cat is 6 days old, if it has had Breeding Food turned on, and its Happy stat is 50 or above.
♋ Pregnancy – Once a female cat has reached 100 Heat. it has the ability to have cubs. When your cat is coupled to its partner and both cats are at 100 Heat, they will become Pregnant. As long as your cat has a Moxie value of at least 60, and your cat hasn’t missed a meal, its Pregnancy will increase. When your female cat reaches a Pregnancy of 100, the mated pair will give birth to their litter. A litter of cubs could range from a single birth, to twins, or triplets.
FOOD ~ [Cats Eat Twice A Day]
Your Wild Kajaera Food is distributed to your cat by what we call server side feeding. This process makes feeding your cat automatic and independent from Second Life. The food portions are housed on our server and can be found in your Wild Kajaera Inventory on the WK Portal Page. You can access your WK Inventory by logging onto your portal page, then clicking the “Items” button. By housing WK Food on our servers it provides a true indicator for the amount of food portions you have, independent of Second Life lag, restarts, or any other SL specific issue. We advise you to check your portions often from the WK Portal Page.
Pet Food is what you need for cats 0-2 days old or for the ones you aren’t breeding. All cats 0-2 days old will not have the option to eat breeding food, so having Pet Food on hand is vital. If you bought cats from our vendors, the crate will come with Pet Food. Your cat’s hovertext will turn from white to yellow if it misses a meal. If it misses 10 meals, the hovertext will turn red. Once the hovertext turns red, your cat is sick, and you will need a Healing Bowl of Cream to encourage it to eat again. For all Pet Food bowls that are rezzed inworld, on your land, you will receive a warning message, once the portions start running low. This reminds you that you need to add more food.
Breeding Food is what your cats will eat once they reach 3 days old, and you decide to turn breeding on. After starting your cat on breeding food, and it has a Happy level of at least 50, you will see Heat start to rise. Moxie will factor into this as well. Your cat has to have Moxie of 60 (or greater) for pregnancy to occur. Should you run out of Breeding Food during this time, the hovertext will turn yellow once your cat misses a meal. If it misses 10 meals, the hovertext will turn red indicating that its sick. If this happens, you will need a Healing Bowl of Cream to encourage it to eat again. For each Breeding Food bowl you have rezzed inworld, on your land, you will receive a warning message, once the portions start running low. This will remind you that you need to add more food.
Catnip is what raises your cats Happy level. It comes in two forms. The first form is a catnip plant that will feed all the cats you have breeding. You will receive warning messages once you start to run low on catnip portions for all plants rezzed on your land. The second form is a Happy Teddy which will feed only the cat it is assigned to. There’s no warning if catnip runs out using your Happy Teddy, so check this as often as you check your food levels.
WHAT TO EXPECT ~ [Key Dates]
Like newborn cubs in the real world, your WK Big Cats are born with their eyes closed. They’ll open their eyes 12 hours after being born.
All animations are automatic in the cubs stationary pose. The newborn cub will shift about as if they are trying to gain strength to walk.
Food, by default, is set to Pet Food, and is the only food your newborn cub will need.
At one day old, your cat will be able to move around on your land.
To turn motion on, click on your cat, then select Motion > Motion On
The Menu will change by adding the Breed option. If you intend to breed your cat, you will need to turn breeding on.
Click your cat to bring up the menu, then select Breed > Breed. Make sure you have Breeding Food and catnip available, or it will go hungry after missing its first meal.
If you ever want to stop breeding, simply click your cat again to bring up the Menu. Then, select Breed > Pet. This will switch your cat back to basic Pet Food, and it will no longer be eating Catnip or Breeding Food.
By now, you can fully enjoy your cubs and their behavior.
If Breeding was turned on at 3 days old, Heat will start to rise.
Once breeding is turned on, your cat will eat both Catnip and Breeding Food. Heat won’t rise until the cats reach 6 days old and have a Happy value of at least 50.
Your cat is fully grown on day 10. Sit back and enjoy the benefits of your wonderful cat!
~ See In World Button page for a break down of what each does.