FarmVille 3 animals – how to get normal and exotic animals, breed them, and more

Learn how to fill your farm with the best critters, breed them, and get them to produce items with our handy FarmVille 3 animal guide

FarmVille 3 animals gathered around a log

Every good farm needs cute critters, and FarmVille 3 is no exception. Luckily, there’s a whole host of animals for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking to gather a family of cuddly bunnies, or you’re looking for exciting exotic breeds, there’s something for you.

Farmville 3 animals are split into two main categories – normal and exotic. In this guide, we’ll teach you all about all the animals you can get, how to breed them, how to make them produce items, and more. We’ll also show you how to get yourself a group of beautiful exotic animals to truly make your farm special.

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FarmVille 3 animals

Every time you add new animals to your farm and hit the star icon, you get XP, which is the only way to level up in the game. You can breed your animals to unlock higher tier versions of them, but every animal needs a cosy room before it can produce items or breed. When an animal’s baby grows up, it becomes an elder. Elder animals can’t produce items or breed any more, but can be sold for some awesome rewards, or you can keep it as a pet if you’ve grown attached.

FarmVille 3 normal animals

Below, we’ve listed all of the FarmVille 3 normal animals. We’ve also included how much XP you get when a new cow is born, how long it takes for a baby to grow, and the level you need to be in order to receive the animal from a chest. If the level requirement is empty, you can only obtain the animal via breeding, not from a chest.

FarmVille 3 animals; two cows over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 cows

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Holstein Cow (tier one) Common Five Three Two hours
Shorthorn Cow (tier two) Common Seven Ten Four hours
Angus Cow (tier three) Common Nine 18 Eight hours
Charolais Cow (tier four) Uncommon 11 28 Ten hours
Tyrol Grey (tier five) Uncommon 13 34 14 hours
Tudanca Cow (tier six) Uncommon 15 45 20 hours
Guzera Cow (tier 7) Rare 17 50 One day, one hour
Welsh Black (tier 8) Rare 19 One day, ten hours
Texas Longhorn (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Highland Cow (tier ten)  Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Nelore Cow (tier 11) Epic 25 Two day, 21 hours
Ankole-Watusi (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals; two bison over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 bison

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Water buffalo (tier four) Uncommon 11 40 Ten hours
Brown American (tier 5) Uncommon 13 41 14 hours
Golden Yak (tier six) Uncommon 15 42 20 hours
Albino Buffalo (tier seven) Rare 17 43 One day, one hour
Tibetan Yak (tier eight) Rare 19 46 One day, ten hours
Gannan Yak (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
African Buffalo (tier 10 Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Long Horn (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Black Yak (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two egg birds over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 egg birds

Breed Rarity XP Level Requirement  Growth time
Leghorn Chicken (tier one) Common Five One Two hours
Gold Laced (tier two) Common Seven Ten Four hours
Hampshire Red (tier three) Common Nine 17 Eight hours
Saxony Duck (tier four) Uncommon 11 28 Ten hours
Silver Bantam (tier five) Uncommon 13 34 14 hours
Mandarin Duck (tier six) Uncommon 15 45 20 hours
Embden Goose (tier seven) Rare 17 50 One day, one hour
Steinbacher Goose (tier eight) Rare 19 One day, 10 hours
Toulouse Goose (tier nine) Rare 21 One day 20 hours
Emu (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Rhea (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Ostrich (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two feather birds over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 feather birds

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Ring-necked pheasant (tier four) Uncommon 11 25 Ten hours
Green Pheasant (tier five) Uncommon 13 28 14 hours
Beltsville White (tier six) Uncommon 15 31 20 hours
Hampshire Red (tier seven) Rare 17 33 One day, one hour
Blue Peacock (tier eight) Rare 29 44 One day, ten hours
Silver Peacock (tier nine) Rare 22 One day, 20 hours
Blue Hyacinth (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Scarlet Macaw (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Toucan (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two pigs over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 pigs

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Yorkshire Pig (tier one) Common Five Ten Two hours
Gloucester Pig (tier two) Common Seven 14 Four hours
Hampshire Red (tier three) Common Nine 19 Eight hours
Tamworth Pig (tier four) Uncommon 11 28 Ten hours
American Guinea (tier five) Uncommon 13 37 14 hours
Pot Belly (tier six) Uncommon 15 46 20 hours
Wild Hog (tier seven) Rare 17 50 One day, one hour
Tibetan Pig (tier eight) Rare 19 One day, ten hours
Oxford Sandy (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Ossabaw Pig (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Kunekune Pig (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Red River (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - a sheep and an alpaca over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 sheep, alpacas, and llamas

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Suffolk Sheep (tier one) Common Five 20 Two hours
Teeswater Sheep (tier two) Common Seven 23 Four hours
Shetland Sheep (tier three) Common Nine 27 Eight hours
Border Leicester (tier four) Uncommon 11 33 Ten hours
Zwartbles Sheep (tier five) Uncommon 13 43 14 hours
Wild Bighorn (tier six) Uncommon 15 46 20 hours
Dark Brown Alpaca (tier seven) Rare 17 50 One days, one hours
Flame Llama (tier eight) Rare 19 One day, ten hours
White Hood (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Dark Brown Alpaca (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Suri Alpaca (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Huacaya Alpaca (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two goats over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 goats

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Red Goat (tier four) Uncommon 11 30 Ten hours
Boer Goat (tier five) Uncommon 13 32 14 hours
Black Bengal (tier six) Uncommon 15 34 20 hours
Saanen Goat (tier seven) Rare 17 37 One day, one hour
Nubian Goat (tier eight) Rare 19 46 One day, ten hours
Valais Blackneck (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Kalahari Goat (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Thuringian Goat (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Verata Goat (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two horses over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 horses

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Mongolian Horse (tier four) Uncommon 11 35 Ten hours
Campolina (tier five) Uncommon 13 37 14 hours
American Painted (tier six) Uncommon 15 38 20 hours
Icelandic Chestnut (tier seven) Rare 17 40 One day, one hour
Mustang (tier eight) Rare 19 48 One day, ten hours
Camarillo (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Gypsy Horse (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Black Clydesdale (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Sugarbush Draft (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days. 14 hours

FarmVille 3 animals - two woodland animals over a FarmVille background

FarmVille 3 woodland animals

Breed Rarity XP Level requirement Growth time
Hedgehog (tier four) Uncommon 11 15 Ten hours
Pygmy Hedgehog (tier five) Uncommon 13 19 14 hours
Chipmunk (tier six) Uncommon 15 23 20 hours
Red Squirrel (tier seven) Rare 17 27 One day, on hour
Asian Squirrel (tier eight) Rare 19 38 One day, ten hours
Cotton Tail Rabbit (tier nine) Rare 21 One day, 20 hours
Frosty Holland Lop (tier ten) Epic 23 Two days, two hours
Black Dutch Rabbit (tier 11) Epic 25 Two days, 21 hours
Porcupine (tier 12) Epic 27 Three days, 14 hours

How do I get normal animals in FarmVille 3?

There are a few ways to get animals in FarmVille 3. You can usually get around eight animals per day, but you can get more from the merchant, breeding, or clearing rubble. There’s currently no limit on how many normal animals you can get.

To get normal FarmVille 3 animals, you can do the following.

  • Use your truck to complete order board deliveries. This will fill your coin meter, which gives you a reward box containing random animals
  • Do daily quests and repeat completed quests. Upon finishing these missions, you get reward boxes containing random animals
  • Clear rubble around your farm. Occasionally, animal boxes drop when you do this
  • Breed your animals
  • Buy more animals from the merchant using coins or gems. The merchant will update their animal list daily, and their prices will vary based on the animal and how many times you’ve bought them

FarmVille 3 animals; a player feeding a baby goat

FarmVille 3 animal house and how to produce items

To get your animals to produce items or breed (and to stop them from wandering around your farm) you need an animal house. Animal houses can be built through the construction menu.

When you’ve got an animal house, feeding is automatic. If you want them to produce items, it costs you one feed, and different animals eat different types of feed. To produce an item, follow these steps:

  • Tap on the animal’s house
  • Drag the item from the pop-up menu
  • Drop it into the slot

How do I breed FarmVille 3 animals?

Animals in FarmVille 3 come in three different states – baby, adult, and elder. Only adults can produce or breed. If you want to breed your animals, follow these steps:

  • Get two of the same adult animals living in the same house. Pairing is done automatically
  • When pairing is complete, a heart will appear above the animals’ heads
  • Tap on the heart icon
  • A few seconds later, a new baby will appear!
  • Tap on the star icon by the baby’s head to claim the XP

FarmVille 3 exotic animals

FarmVille 3 exotic animals

FarmVille 3 also has a selection of exotic animals, from raccoons to bears. They can range from one to four star rarity, and can be trained in exchange for elixirs.

How do I get exotic animals in FarmVille 3?

FarmVille 3 exotic animals are very different from normal animals, and can only be obtained through specific means. If you want your own collection of exotic animals, you need to reach at least level nine first, then build an exotic animal home. To do this, you just need to follow these steps.

  • Hit the hammer icon in the lower-left corner of the screen
  • Tap the paw tab at the top
  • Select ‘exotic animal home’ and build it

A maximum of three exotic animals can stay in one exotic animal home. After that, you need to build a ranger station and unlock exploration.

  • Hit the hammer icon in the lower-left corner of the screen
  • Open the production building tab
  • Select ‘ranger station’ and build it
  • Tap the station
  • Click on the compass

FarmVille 3 exotic animals

And there you go, you’ve now unlocked exploration. This will also give you your first exotic animal. But how do you get more exotic animals after that? Well, there’s multiple ways.

  • Complete exotic animal quests – after building your ranger station, you’re able to send your exotic animal on an exploration or an exotic animal quest. Completing these quests unlocks the merchant, and earns you keys which can be used to unlock chests. You can get chests from clearing rubble. Animals need energy to go on an exploration – this replenishes over time, or restores every time you level up.
  • Complete chapter quests – progressing through the chapters on the map will also earn you more exotic animals.
  • Use exotic tokens – these can be obtained through the county fair, chest events, or the boat. You can also buy exotic tokens with gems, or head over to our FarmVille 3 codes list, where we often get codes for free exotic tokens
  • Buy exotic animals – you can purchase more animals by heading to the shop. Tap the coin or gem icon in the upper-left corner of the screen, and open the exotic chests tab. You can buy chests with gems or by watching ads. There are three types of chest:
    • Bronze chests give you one to two-star exotic animals
    • Silver chests give you one to three-star exotic animals
    • Epic chests give you three to five-star exotic animals

And that’s all we’ve got on FarmVille 3 animals for now. If you want more farming fun, check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers or Stardew Valley characters guides. We also have a list of the best mobile multiplayer games for some fun with friends.

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