Painting a Petpet
To paint your Petpet, you need a Petpet Paint Brush, and a Petpet attached to your pet that you wish to paint. You can not paint Petpets in your inventory.
Visit the puddle, select the paint brush you wish to use, and hit Paint this Petpet. Voila!
Unpainting a Petpet
It is also possible to remove the paint from a pet and return it to the basic version. However, this requires another Paint Brush in the same colour as the basic version. Be aware this may be more expensive than buying a new unpainted Petpet!
To find out what colour Neopets considers the unpainted colour to be, see All Petpet Colours at the Rainbow Pool. Take a guess, and hit 'Show Petpet by Colour'. If you guessed the correct colour, you should see that Petpet listed.
Always check this before buying a paint brush, since they might not be the colour you were expecting! For example, the basic Snuffly looks blue, but officially his colour is white.
- Location: Neopia Central
- Size: Approximately one square metre
- Colour: Rainbow
- Depth: One decimetre at the deepest point
- Average uses per day: Over a thousand
- Sounds made: The splish-splash of little paws
Just a few strides away from the Rainbow Pool is a small, rainbow-coloured puddle. In this spot, the ground dips ever so slightly, so that most of the water splashing out of the Rainbow Pool trickles down to constantly refill the tiny puddle. This is where Petpets gather each day and patiently wait to be painted. With anticipation in their hearts, the Petpets wait in line, clutching precious little paint brushes in their mouths and paws.
One lucky Faellie is held in the paw of her Kougra guardian, who dips a pink Petpet paint brush into the magical waters. She then slides the brush down the Faellie's ears and over the top of her head, leaving behind a beautiful pink streak. The new shade begins to spread over the body of the happily bouncing Faellie, who in just a few moments is completely pink. With the Paint Brush's magical charge now used up, the Kougra leaves it behind in a nearby rubbish bin.
Though many believe it to be a product of faerie magic, no one is entirely certain how the Petpet Puddle really works. How it truly operates is far less important, though, than the look that is left on your smiling little Petpet after paying a visit.