Farm animals are a type of Friend which help automate tasks on the Farm. They can be rescued in the wild or purchased from shops Town and the Seasonal Festivals. They will follow the player into town at the end of the day, but otherwise will not leave the farm.
Animals are not damaged or targeted by enemies but can be abducted by Mini U.F.O.s, such as during the Alien Moon event or U.F.B. boss fight. If this happens, they may be returned to the Farm later, inside an Alien pod.
Farm animals can be energised by certain items, causing them to move and work twice as fast. Other items may enable them to drop produce which can be sold for Cashews, or turn Weeds into Flowers, which can be harvested.
There are four kinds of animal, and each have a regular and upgraded version. These upgraded versions perform tasks more frequently than the regular versions, with extra benefits depending on the animal.
|Bee||Doubles a crop's growth rate.||Flowers (requires Hipbees)|
|Hummingbird||Upgraded bee. Doubles crops' growth rate in an area.||Flowers (requires Hipbees)|
|Cow||Waters crops. Takes 2.4 seconds to water any crop, even Megacrops that normally take double time to water.||Milk (requires Glass Bottles)|
|Grass-Fed Cow||Upgraded cow. Waters crops very quickly, only taking 1.67 seconds per crop.||Creamy Milk (requires Glass Bottles)|
|Chicken||Removes Weeds and other objects. Lays eggs that can be collected for 10 cashews.||Eggs|
|Turkey||Upgraded chicken. Removes weeds and other objects, and lays speckled eggs that can be collected for 40 cashews.||Speckled Eggs|
|Pig||Tills soil and can occasionally break crust to expand farmable area. Can upgrade already-tilled soil to last for an extra harvest.||Truffles (Requires Nasal Spray)|
|Hog||Upgraded pig. Tills soil and can break crust. Also frequently charges at enemies for 100 damage, reliably helping to defend your farm.||Truffles (Requires Nasal Spray)|