The Sims™ 4 – Animal Products Treats and Effects

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Welcome to The Sims™ 4 – Animal Products Treats and Effects Guide.

Are you having trouble understanding the Expansion Pack “Cottage Living” and all the different treats it contains? Are you looking to increase your production or add to your existing collection of animal products and products? This guide covers everything you need to know, from the basics to the more complex.

Introduction to Animal Products

Released on the 22nd July 2021, “Cottage Living”, introduces an England-inspired world called “Henford-on–Bagley”. Sims can enjoy life in the great outdoors while learning how to manage a garden, make friends with cows, chickens, and llamas, and create their cooking ingredients.

This guide focuses on the second point and specifically explains the benefits of animal treats. These are tiny, craftable, grain-like foods that increase animal production, animal social bars, or transform it into another animal.

The tutorial quests from Henford on-Bagley citizens only give basic information about animal treats. I have prepared this guide to explain the uses and benefits of each treat and how to get them.

I will a*sume that the reader is aware that to unlock the recipe to a treat, they must first get the treat from another source (. I will then put it under the “How to Get” section). Then, they can use it on any animal of their choosing: after that, the treat can be made from the fridge using the ingredients in “Crafting”.

Enjoy!

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Animal Party Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting – [1x] Any Mushroom, Any Berry

Effects : All animals fully meets the social needs of the animal it was given.

How To Get : Completing errands.

This is the easiest treat to get along with the Friendly Treat. Although I didn’t find it very useful since my Sims were always taking care of their animals, it is still quite convenient because it doesn’t require Sims to spend any time with their animals, especially cows or llamas.

It is also easy to craft, as wild mushrooms and berries are found all over Bramblewood.

Chocolatey Treat

Rarity Uncommon

Crafting – [1x] Custard,[1x] Chocoberry

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Chocolate Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Chocolate Milk, along with regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Brown Wool and regular production of regular wool from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get : Completing errands.

Although Chocolate Milk isn’t very useful, most chocolate-themed recipes require chokeberries or chocolate syrup. However, some errands may require you to submit unusual types of milk and eggs to complete them. Brown Wool is a bit more expensive than other types of wool, so I recommend that you only invest in a few Chocolatey Treats to start your family.

Fishy Protein Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting – [1x] Any Fish

Effects: Adds one more unity to all animals.

How To Get : Completing errands.

Fishy Protein Treats can be a great way to practice your Fishing skills. They are easy to make, and if you get a Golden Hen later in the game, you can feed it these treats to earn some eggs that you can sell for 300-450 simoleons each. As with 3 Olde Mill Lane,), it is a good idea to make sure there is a pond nearby for catching fish.

Flirty Treat

Rarity Uncommon

Crafting : [1x] Strawberry Jam, Sugar

Effects:

– Chickens: Giving chickens to hens increases the chances that they will lay a Hatchable Egg next harvest.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle Strawberry Milk, along with regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Pink Wool and the average production of regular wool from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get – Completing errands and gift from wild animals, winning a Flinchwick fair (random prize).

The Flirty treat is a great way to increase the number of hens or roosts you have, provided that you have access early in the game to a strawberry bush. The Flirty treat is a great way increase your chances of getting Hatchable Golden Eggs and Hatchable Obsidian Eggs. These will allow you to produce other chickens. This is a very useful mechanism to exploit. It is easy to make Strawberry Jam, and you can almost certainly unlock the recipe by purchasing a sample from the random daily batch at the Gardening Shop or simply by getting it as a prize for winning the first Flinchwick Fair.

Friendly Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting : [1x] Any Fruit and Vegetable

Effects : Increases the relationship bar between the selected Sims and the animal to which the treat was given.

How To Get : Completing errands.

The Friendly Treat, as mentioned in the guide, is the easiest reward. This is because the first Henford-on-Bagley citizens prompted will almost always give a Friendly Treat as part the reward. This treat can also be called the “tutorial treat” because it is simple to craft. It shows the player how treats can affect the behavior of animals. I recommend hoarding a few and using them to boost relationships, primarily with hens, to have them lay a Golden Egg, then with cows, llamas, and so on, to increase your chances of winning the Flinchwick Fair.

Fruity Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting : [1x] Apple Jam, Blueberry Jam

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Blue Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Enriched Milk, along with the normal production of regular dairy milk from the cow to which the treat was given.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Blue Wool and regular wool production from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get – Completing errands. Gardening Shop. Gift from wild animals.

To make a Blue Confetti Cake, your Sim must have one blue egg. This is if you are playing with the “Simple Living”, lot challenge. However, three required ingredients are required to create a Rainbow Treat. Fruity Treats are not very useful for cows. Enriched milk can be obtained from them through a special interaction for 25 millions. This is provided that the Sim selected has a high enough relationship bar.

Blue wool is useful for the Stitching skill. It can lower the cost of certain patterns making it a worthwhile investment in llamas.

Golden Treat

Rarity : Rare

Crafting – [1x] Golden Egg, Cowberry Jam OR Honey

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to hens, or roosters, they will transform into a Golden Chicken. Golden Hens always lay Golden Eggs (() which are hatchable). By interacting with them and asking their help, both Golden Hens or Golden Roosters can instantly transform any plants in your garden. Golden Eggs can also make the “Scrambled Golden Eggs With Bacon”, which can be eaten to grant Sims the same powers for a few minutes via the special interaction “Golden Pulse”.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Golden Honey Milk and regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given. Sims can drink this milk to gain a +3 Dazed moodlet, and the ability to use “Golden Impulse” for three hours.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Gold Wool and regular wool from the llama they gave the treat to. The Gold Wool is a great way to cut costs when stitching and it is also a great option for winning the Finchwick Fair’s wool competition.

How To Get : Complete errands (seldom). Gardening Shop (during Finchwick Faire17Y. Gift from wild animals

Golden Treats One of the most powerful Cottage Living is known for its game-changing features. The player can ensure a supply of Golden Eggs every day by feeding Golden Treats to the hens. These eggs are worth a lot and can be used in the special recipe for the Golden Pulse. It’s not difficult to make the recipe.

The best option is to use every Golden Treat on hens. Golden Eggs have the same effects as Golden Honey Milk, but are more versatile, such as being hatchable.

Healthy Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting – [1x] Any Fruit, Vegetable, [1x] All Lettuce

Effects : All animals increases the life expectancy of the animal it was presented to.

How To Get : Completing errands.

If you are prone to becoming irrationally attached virtual animals like me, this treat is a must-have.

It’s not a joke, and it’s very easy to make. The only problem is the large lettuce, which takes a lot of time to grow. The only problem with the Healthy Treat is that it becomes useless once the Gameplay Settings disables animal aging. This treat is for you if you prefer to follow the natural flow of life or death as I do.

It will not make your pet immortal and it will only increase its lifespan by a few years.

Midnight Treat

Rarity : Rare

Crafting – [1x] Obsidian Egg; [1x] Cowberry Jam

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to hens, roosters, they can transform into an Evil Chicken. Evil Hens always lay Obsidian Eggs (() which have a chance of hatching). By interacting with them and asking their help, both Evil Hens & Evil Roosters can guard your home from potential enemies vampires, foxes, and even the Grimreaper. They will fight death and have a chance at succeding, so the Grim Reaper may choose to spare you. Obsidian Eggs can also made into the “Scrambled Obsidian Eggs with Bacon” recipe. This can be used to give Sims the special “Evil Glare”, which can be used to grant them the same moodlet or powers.

Be careful, however: Sims who have a mean interaction or fight with Evil Chickens could be in danger. They will only get a Dazed molelet the first time, but if they get mean to Evil Chickens again (like the Cowplant) they will be attacked and killed.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Obsidian Milk along with regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given. Sims can drink this milk to gain a +3 Anrgy moodlet, and the ability to use “Evil Glare” for three hours.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Black Wool along with regular wool production from the llama to whom the treat was given. Black Wool can be used to save a few simoleons when stitching patterns are made, and it is also a viable option to win the Finchwick Fair’s wool competition.

How To Get : Complete errands (seldom). Gardening Shop (during Finchwick Faire17Y. Gift from wild animals

The Midnight Treat was the most difficult to find. It wouldn’t show up at fairs or as a rare reward. It was worth the extra effort given the high price Obsidian Eggs fetch and the laughter I get each time my vampire Sim eats the special recipes and his eyes light up bright red. It’s also great if you want to upgrade other shelters first, and don’t want any of the precious upgrade parts wasted to keep foxes away. As an alternative to death, I recommend purchasing a few Evil Chickens.

Pumpkin Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting – [1x] Any Pumpkin, ([1x] Sugar

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Orange Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Pumpkin Spice Milk, along with regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given.

– Llamas: This gives the player an additional Orange Wool along with the normal production of regular yarn collected from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get – Completing errands. Gardening Shop. Gift from wild animals.

Pumpkin Spice Milk seems to be quite common as a random item to deliver during errands and Agnes Crumplebottoms instructs players to plant pumpkins, I find Pumpkin Treats very useful during the early stages in my rural life. Orange Eggs are required to make the Rainbow Treat. You might also want to keep some pumpkins in your refrigerator. Orange Wool is a common stitching pattern, so it’s a safe and easy way to save simoleons on the toughest days.

Rainbow Treat

Rarity : Rare

Crafting: [1x] Orange Egg, [1x] Blue Egg, [1x] Green Egg

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Rainbow Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Rainbow Milk, along with the average production of regular dairy milk from the cow to which the treat was given. The Rainbow Milk gives you a unique +1 Playful moodlet.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Rainbow Wool and the average production of regular wool from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get : Complete errands (seldom). Gardening Shop (during Finchwick Faire17Y. Gift from wild animals

The dialogue in the game states that Rainbow Eggs can quickly be used to make Rainbow Treats. However, it doesn’t seem to be true. Bug fixed or removed? Although Rainbow Eggs are less valuable than Golden Eggs or Obsidian Eggs they still make a good choice to win the Finchwick Fair’s egg competition. Rainbow Wool is my favorite use of Rainbow Treats. Many stitching patterns would benefit from it. Rainbow Milk is only practical during Finchwick Fair.

Although it’s not the most difficult treat to make, it was the most frustrating.

The visual effect of your cows or llamas turning rainbow after being given this treat is the coolest!

Spicy Treat

Rarity Uncommon

Crafting: [1x] Spicy Mushroom, [1x] Any Vegetable

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Obsidian Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle Fire Milk and regular production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Red Wool and the average production of regular wool from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get – Completing errands. Gardening Shop. Gift from wild animals.

Did you find the first effect surprising? Let’s say that the first effect was a surprise to me. Given how easy it is to find mushrooms all over Henford-onBagley, I was also baffled when my hen laid an Obsidian Egg. This is a great idea. The easiest way to get an Evil Chicken It is possible to hatch Obsidian Eggs without using a Midnight Treat. However, it can take a lot of luck as it may take several tries and many Spicy Mushrooms for one Obsidian Egg to hatch. Red Wool is a common choice for stitching patterns, although I haven’t found any other uses for Fire Milk.

Veggie Treat

Rarity : Common

Crafting: [1x] Any Lettuce, [1x] Any Aubergine

Effects:

– Chickens: When given to chickens, they will lay a Green Egg egg instead of a regular white egg.

– Cows: The player receives a bottle of Mighty Plant Milk, along with the normal production of regular milk from the cow to which the treat was given. This is very useful if you have lactose-intolerant Sims. They won’t get sick if you cook with the milk from your farm.

– Llamas: The player receives an additional Green Wool and the normal production of regular wool from the llama to which the treat was given.

How To Get – Completing errands. Gardening Shop. Gift from wild animals.

Although it is a pain to craft, as it requires you grow two different oversized crops it is worth it. My Sim is lactose intolerant, so when I realized that regular grilled cheese was no longer an option, I was ready for the loss of one of my favorite foods. Sims can either drink this milk straight or make lactose-free recipes.

Green Eggs are one of three ingredients required to make the Rainbow Treat. So maybe it’s a challenge to grow two large green eggs.

Although green wool isn’t very common in stitching patterns it has proven useful.

Bonus: How to Easily Find Rare Treats

This section took me a while because I wanted to explore all possible ways to help my readers get the most out of their gaming time.

Some people can get rare treats by running errands. However, it is very unlikely. I have completed about 30 errands and none of them have ever given my Sims a rare treat.

Then I realized I overlooked a key aspect of Cottage Living gameplay: wild creatures.

You may encounter tree stumps and tree trunks while exploring Henford-on-Bagley’s woods: these are rabbit dens or tree trunks, respectively.

You can interact with each one to unlock Build Mode. This allows you to place the items in your lot and make some fluffy neighbors!

You can build up the relationship bar between rabbits and birds (. This is easier because the entire nest has one relationship bar, while rabbits each have their own). Rabbits will start offering you daily gifts that can be redeemed via special interaction.

Here’s the catch: The closer your Sim is to these creatures, the more rare gifts they’ll bring you and all the in-game rare treats.

You could also get a level 3 skillbook or rare fish. I spent some time playing with every rabbit I could find and ended up with ten rabbits and a bird nest, totaling eleven daily gifts. Needless to mention, I was able get all the treats very quickly.

You could also do the same thing with foxes if you so desire. Foxes tend to spawn less frequently than rabbits so I found the latter more convenient.

I mentioned previously that rare treats are also available at Finchwick Fairs. However, it took me nearly a year to see them sold at any event. This was entirely due to my bad luck. I got the Rainbow Treat and the next fair surprised me by selling all three at once.

It is possible to be extremely lucky and get all sorts of treats in a Sim week.

Screenshot below to prove it. Please excuse the Italian text.

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Conclusion

Do you want to build your own army with Evil Chickens to fight against the Grim Reaper? Do you want to win every Finchwick Fair?

I hope you find this guide helpful in your journey.

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