Now that we’ve learned all about the pets available from vendors in World of Warcraft, it’s time to move on to a category of companions that are slightly more difficult for World of Warcraft characters to acquire, those pets earned by completing in-game quests.
Children’s Week Pets
There are six unique companion pets that can only be earned during the Children’s Week celebration (during the first week of May, usually). Those heroes kind enough to show an orphan around the world can earn two of these pets each year, so collecting them all is a long-term proposition.
Players who complete the A Warden of the Alliance/Horde quest can choose one of four rewards: A piglet named Mr. Wiggles, a turtle named Speedy, a rat known as Whiskers, or a sack containing 5 gold called “a curmudgeon’s payoff.”
Higher-level players (65+) who choose to help out a Shattrath orphan can also earn one of three pet rewards by completing the Back to the Orphanage quest. The reward choices include Egbert, a half-hatched baby hawkstrider, Peanut, a baby elekk, or a one-eyed drooling beholder known as Willy.
Argent Tournament Pets
With the recent addition of the Argent Tournament grounds in northern Icecrown, two new companion pets have become available to players who complete a lengthy quest chain culminating in the quest A Champion Rises. Horde players will receive an Argent Gruntling to carry their battle standard and Alliance champions will be given an Argent Squire.
Darkmoon Faire Companion Pets
To earn the Jubling companion pet, you’ll need at least two mugs of Dark Iron Ale from the bar in Blackrock Depths. You can venture into the instance yourself (you’ll need the Shadowforge key) or simply buy them off from the auction house.
Take your ale to wherever the Darkmoon Faire is currently operating and locate an NPC named Morja. Throw one mug down near her feet to make Jubjub appear. Once he does, she should offer you the quest Spawn of Jubjub. Simply hand her your other mug and she will give you an Unhatched Jubling Egg in return. In seven days, the egg will hatch into your very own Jubling.
Outland Quest Pets
East of Auchindoun in Terokkar forest, players can receive a quest called Skywing from a bird appropriately named Skywing. It’s an escort quest ultimately requiring you to kill a 65 elite named Luanga the Imprisoner.
Turning the quest in to Rilak the Redeemed in Shattrath will earn you one of three green items as well as a companion pet named Miniwing.
Azeroth Pet Quest Rewards
To get the Westfall Chicken pet, players must complete one of my all-time favorite quests, CLUCK! To get the quest, you must target a chicken (any chicken in the game will do, but it’s easiest if you find one close to either Farmer Saldean in Westfall for Alliance characters or William Saldean in Brill for members of the Horde) and repeatedly do a /chicken emote until the chicken’s nameplate turns green and the message “Chicken looks up at you quizzically. Maybe you should inspect it?” appears in your chat log.
You’ll receive the quest, and must give the chicken some Special Chicken Feed to complete it. Once you’ve provided the chicken feed, your chicken will lay an egg which you can then loot to obtain your very own Westfall Chicken.
The Sprite Darter Hatchling is the reward for the alliance-only quest Becoming a Parent in the Hinterlands. Horde players can get the hatchling as a rare drop from a Sprite Darter in Feralas. Alliance members can only get the pet through the quest, it only drops for Horde.
There are two WoW companion pets available through quests that start in the Burning Steppes and take you into Lower Black Rock Spire, so it’s best to do them at the same time. Both the En-Ay-Es-Tee-Why and Kibler’s Exotic Pets quests can be obtained from a goblin named Kibler who hangs out in a cave due north of the Ruins of Thuarassian in the Burning Steppes.
Both quests require you to venture into LBRS, but level 80 players (or just about anyone 75+) should be able to solo both no problem. You’ll need to collect 15 spider eggs for the Smolderweb Hatchling and use the cage Kibler gives you on a worg pup to get your Worg Pup pet. Turn both quests back into Kibler to get your pet rewards.
The final classic WoW pet available as a quest reward requires a bit more effort than the others, which is why I’ve saved it for last. To earn the Mechanical Chicken pet, you’ll have to complete three separate escort quests in different locations throughout Azeroth. In Feralas, you’ll have to complete the Rescue OOX-22/FE! quest. You’ll also need to complete the Rescue OOX-09/HL! quest in The Hinterlands and the Rescue OOX-17/TN! quest in Tanaris.
Each of these three quests requires you to escort a prototype mechanical chicken to safety, facing ambushes of 45-ish level mobs along the way.
Once you’ve completed all three quests, turn them in to Oglethorpe Ognoticus in Booty Bay to receive the An OOX of Your Own quest. Turn in back in to Oglethorpe and you’ll receive your mechanical chicken.
That’s our rundown of World of Warcraft non-combat vanity pets available through quest rewards. Check out the other sections of the guide for more information on pets available for purchase from vendors as well as various other methods of obtaining your favorite WoW companion pets.
This post is part of the series: Guide to Companion Vanity Pets in World of Warcraft
Our guide will help eager World of Warcraft non-combat pet collectors build their pet collection and earn pet-related achievements by covering all the pets available from vendors, through quests and holidays like Children’s Week, and those only available from rare spawns.
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