In Terraria, pets are unique summons that the player can get as rewards for accomplishing several different things in the game.
They do not provide any tangible benefits such as attack bonuses or unique abilities; they simply exist as adorable companions that follow you around everywhere you go.
Either way, they’re really cool to collect, so this guide will show you how to get all of them on the main PC version of the game.
Terraria Pets Guide:
The following pets are all available in the Normal and Expert modes.
In order to get the Baby Dinosaur, players first have to find an Extractinator out in the game world. You can rarely find this item in chests in Underground Cabins or the Underground Desert biome.
Once you find one of these, place it in your base and put silt, slush, or Desert Fossil blocks into it for a chance that it will convert them into the Amber Mosquito. Once you have the Amber Mosquito in your inventory, you can use it to summon a Baby Dinosaur.
There are flying enemies in the Eater of Souls game that are only found within the Corruption biome. Killing one of these has a 5% chance to drop an item called Eater’s Bone.
Players can use an Eater’s Bone to summon their own personal Baby Eater.
Baby Face Monster
To get the Baby Face Monster pet, players first have to acquire an item called Bone Rattle. This has a 5% chance of dropping from either the Brain of Cthulhu boss or its treasure bag in Expert mode.
Once you have the Bone Rattle, you can summon the Baby Face Monster.
During the Frost Moon event, players have a chance to encounter the mini-boss known as the Ice Queen. She spawns in during the later waves of enemies.
There is a 6.67% chance that killing her will drop the Baby Grinch’s Mischief Whistle item, which players can then use to summon the Baby Grinch pet.
To summon a Baby Hornet, players first need to get the Nectar item.
It has a 5% chance of dropping from the Queen Bee boss, while there is an 11% chance that it will drop from its treasure bag.
The summoning item needed for a Baby Imp is called the Slice of Hell Cake.
There is a random chance that it can be found inside containers like Obsidian Crates, Hellstone Crates, and Shadow Chests.
A Baby Penguin can be summoned by using the Fish item. This is not one of the fish breeds that can be caught in the game; it is the unique Fish(item).
While you’re exploring or fishing in the Ice biome, you can randomly find this item inside Frozen Chests or in the Frozen and Boreal Crates.
Baby Red Panda
The Baby Red Panda can be summoned with the Bamboo Leaf Item.
The only way to get this is to purchase it from the Traveling Merchant for 1 Platinum coin.
Baby Skeletron Head
In order to get a Baby Skeletron Head, players will have to defeat one of the incredibly powerful Dungeon Guardians. These enemies are designed to one-shot players, so this is a challenging task.
Once killed, a Dungeon Guardian is guaranteed to drop a Bone Key, which can then be used to summon a Baby Skeletron Head.
Ice Mimics in the Snow Biome has a 5% chance of dropping an item known as the Toy Sled.
This can be used to summon a Baby Snowman pet.
The Truffle is a Hardmode exclusive NPC that acts as a vendor in Terraria.
They sell the item Strange Glowing Mushroom for 45 Gold coins, which can be used to summon your Baby Truffle pet.
The Zoologist is another NPC vendor in Terraria.
During a Blood Moon in Hardmode, she offers the Full Moon Squeaky Toy in her store for 30 Gold coins. This can be used to summon the Baby Werewolf.
A Volt Bunny can be summoned with the help of a Lightning Carrot.
The Zoologist sells this item for 50 Gold coins after you fill up 50% of the Bestiary.
To summon the Dynamite Kitten, you need an item called Ball O’ Fuse Wire.
The Zoologist sells this item for 50 Gold coins after you fill up 70% of the Bestiary.
The Mud Bud is another item sold by the Zoologist in her shop for 50 Gold coins, which becomes available after you defeat the Plantera boss.
It can be used to summon Plantero, a miniature version of the boss.
The Black Cat can be summoned by using the Unlucky Yarn item.
This has a 0.67 chance of dropping from a Goodie Bag, an item exclusive to the Halloween seasonal event.
If you harvest a fully grown Pumpkin during the Halloween seasonal event, there is a 0.5% chance that a Magical Pumpkin Seed will drop from the plant.
The item can then be used to summon a Squashling pet.
The Companion Cube pet can be summoned by using the Companion Cube item of the same name.
There is a random chance that the Traveling Merchant will sell this item for 5 Platinum Coins.
You can get the Cursed Sapling pet by acquiring the Cursed Sapling item of the same name.
During the Pumpkin Moon event, the Mourning Wood mini-boss has a 2-20% chance of dropping it.
To summon this pet, players need to purchase The Celestial Wand item from The Traveling Merchant for 1 Platinum Coin.
It can then be used to summon Estee.
To get this pet, players will need to kill the Hardmode exclusive enemy Eyezor, which only spawns during a Solar Eclipse.
They have a 6.67% chance of dropping an Eye Spring, which can be used to summon the Eyeball Spring pet.
You need to purchase the Exotic Chew Toy item from the Traveling Merchant for 1 Platinum Coin.
You can then use it to summon the Fennec Fox.
The Traveling Merchant has a random chance of selling an item known as Bedazzled Nectar for 1 Platinum Coin.
This can be used to summon a Glittery Butterfly.
To summon the Lil’ Harpy pet, players first need to get the Birdie Rattle item.
It can be purchased from the Traveling Merchant for 1 Platinum Coin.
In order to get the Lizard pet, players first need a Lizard Egg.
It is extremely difficult to acquire this item because it only has a 0.1% chance of dropping from the Flying Snakes and Lihzahrd enemies in the Jungle Temple.
Iron and Mythril Crates are two Hardmode exclusive containers obtained by fishing in any biome in the world.
Iron Crates have a 4.8%, and Mythril Crates have a 4.72% chance of containing an item known as Tartar Sauce. Once found, players can now used this item to summon a Mini Minotaur pet.
The Parrot Cracker is an item that can only be purchased from the Hardcore exclusive Pirate NPC for 3 Platinum and 75 Gold Coins.
Using it summons a Parrot pet.
The item needed to summon a Hoardagron pet has a chance of dropping from the Dark Mage mini-boss.
This is the Dragon Egg, and it can only be acquired by players during the Old One’s Army event.
The item needed to summon a Propeller Gato also has a chance of dropping from the exact same Dark Mage mini-boss.
It’s the Gato Egg this time, and it is also only available during the Old One’s Army event.
The Puppy is exclusive to the Christmas seasonal event and the item needed to summon it is called the Dog Whistle.
The item has a 0.24% chance of dropping from Presents, which themselves have a 7.69% chance of dropping from any enemies in the game while the event is live.
To get the Sapling pet, you first need the Seedling summoning item.
It has a 5% chance of dropping from the Plantera boss or a 6.67% chance from its treasure bag.
Getting the Spider pet requires players to fight and defeat the Pumpking boss during the Pumpkin Moon event.
There is a 1.56-12.5% chance that he will drop the Spider Egg upon death, which can then summon the Spider.
Not to be confused with the enemies of the same name, the Shadow Mimic pet can be summoned by using the Ornate Shadow Key.
You can randomly find this item in Shadow Chests and Hellstone and Obsidian Crates.
While exploring or fishing in the Ocean, players may sometimes come across Water Chests and Ocean Crates.
Shark Bait, the item needed to summon the Shark Pup, has a 10% chance of being found in both of these containers.
If a player shakes a tree, there is a 0.1% chance that it might drop the Eucalyptus Sap item.
When used, it will summon a Sugar Glider pet.
The Tiki Totem is a Hardmode item that can be used to summon the Tiki Spirit pet.
It can be purchased from the Witch Doctor NPC for 2 Platinum Coins, but only when they are housed in the Jungle biome.
When diving deep into the Underground Jungle, players may find the Seaweed item inside Jungle Shrines or the Living Mahogany Trees.
You can use this summoning item to call forth the Turtle pet.
A player can use the Zephyr Fish item to summon the Zephyr Fish pet of the exact same name.
The only way to get it is to catch it while fishing, but the chances are meager.
Master Mode Pets Guide
The following pets can only be acquired in Terraria Master Mode.
The item needed to summon the Alien Skater is called the Cosmic Skateboard.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Martian Saucer mini-boss.
A Baby Ogre can be summoned using the item Ogre’s Club.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Ogre mini-boss that spawns during the Old One’s Army event.
The Deactivated Probe item is needed to summon the Destroyer-Lite pet.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Destroyer Boss.
Eater of Worms
Writhing Remains is a pet item that can be used to summon the Eater of Worms.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Eater of Worlds boss.
The item required to summon the Everscream Sapling is the Shrub Star.
The Everscream mini-boss has a 25% chance of dropping it upon death.
Sparkling Honey is the item needed to summon the Honey Bee pet.
The Queen Bee boss has a 25% chance of dropping this item.
The Frozen Crown is a pet summoning item that can only be acquired during the Frost Moon event.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Ice Queen mini-boss.
During the last wave of the Old One’s Army event, players can fight the Betsy mini-boss.
It has a 25% chance of dropping the Betsy’s Egg summoning item.
The item needed to summon Mini Prime is called the Robotic Skull.
There is a 25% chance that it will drop after the fight with Skeletron Prime.
The Moonling pet requires an item called the Piece of Moon Squid.
The final boss of the game, the Moon Lord, has a 25% chance to drop it.
A Phantasmal Dragon can be summoned by using the Tablet Fragment item.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Lunatic Cultist Boss.
A Plantera Seedling pet requires the Plantera Seedling item of the same name to summon.
The Boss Plantera has a 25% chance to drop it.
Rez and Spaz
The Pair of Eyeballs item is needed to summon the Rez and Spaz pet.
The Hardmode exclusive boss, The Twins, have a 25% chance of dropping it when killed.
The unique item Possessed Skull is needed to summon Skeletron Jr.
This item has a 25% chance of dropping from the Skeletron boss fight,
The Royal Delight item is needed to summon the Slime Prince Pet.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the King Slime boss.
The Regal Delicacy item is needed to summon the Slime Princess Pet.
It has a 25% chance of dropping from the Queen Slime boss.
Brain in a Jar is the item needed to summon the Spider Brain.
The Brain of Cthulhu boss has a 25% chance of dropping it upon death.
This pet needs the Suspicious Grinning Eye item to summon.
There’s a 25% chance that the Eye of Cthulhu will drop this item.
Pork of the Sea is the last item on this list, and it can be used to summon the Tiny Fishron pet. Duke Fishron has a 25% chance to drop this item when killed.
This has been our Terraria Pets guide; We hope it helped you find the companion you were looking for.