Some popular virtual pet computer games include "The Sims 3: Pets" and the browser based "Neopets." Virtual pet games often involve the player feeding and caring for a newborn pet as it ages.
"The Sims 3: Pets" features customizable dogs, cats and horses, whereas "Neopets" features fantasy based pets. Virtual pet games can include multiple methods of interaction with the pets. In "The Sims 3: Pets," players can teach the animals tricks and skills. Dogs and cats can be taught to hunt, and horses can be taught to run and jump. In "Neopets," players can purchase items for their pets with in-game currency.