Neopets was created for UNI students way back in the 90's. UNI students couldn't own pets, so how about a virtual one!?
Over the years, many websites marapets have actually copied the site. I love neopets. Its fun when you are bored, and great for hand eye coordination.
I dislike people who hate neopets. I love it. And many people do as well.
Marapets: Come on friends, lets go and put a costume on our pet! The look great when they are drawn by 3 year olds!
Neopets: We have actually HIRED staff who CAN draw.. so sad.