Achievement Guide: Shop Smart, Shop Pet… Smart!

January 27th, 2009

Disclaimer: This post was accurate as of patch 3.2.

This is a guide for the set of achievements for mini-pets:

As a hunter, a Beast Master hunter at that, pets are very important to me.  And while companion pets won’t fight by my side, I still do like those cute little guys!

However, I never went out of my way to get a lot of pets.  Probably because my bag space was valuable to me, and I didn’t want to waste it.

But now that isn’t an issue, and with a nice reward like [Reeking Pet Carrier], there’s nothing stopping me from finding myself 50 little companions!

Here’s a list of all the companions in order of difficulty to obtain (assuming gold isn’t difficult to come by).   I’ve bolded my companions in the list below, in case you are curious.

Let’s start with Vendor and Crafted BoE pets.  Everyone can get these.  Getting the pets from the opposite faction might be difficult if you don’t have any friends on the other side, or aren’t on a PvE server.  However, they ARE BoE so can be learned by either faction.

If you are planning on picking them up yourself and using the neutral Auction House, keep in mind that you cannot buy from your own account on the neutral AH.  You will need a middle man – someone you can trust.

Vendor (Both Factions)

Vendor (Horde)

Vendor (Alliance)


Quest Rewards

If you have already done the quest and have destroyed the item, the quest giver should be able to give you a new one.

  • [Sprite Darter Egg] (Feralas, Alliance Only – Drop for Horde)
  • [Chicken Egg] (Westfall)
    • While the quest can only be completed by Alliance, Horde can pick up the egg from the ground when the quest is completed.  Just need co-operation with someone of the opposite faction.
  • [Mechanical Chicken] (Stranglethorn Vale)
    • This requires you to complete the 3 OOX quests first.  If you are unsure about which of the 3 you have completed, a GM will tell you if you petition them.  This is also BoE, so it’s possible to find on the AH or trade it.
  • [Miniwing] (Terokkar Forest)
  • [Smolderweb Carrier] (Blackrock Spire)
  • [Worg Carrier] (Blackrock Spire)



Most of these can be found on the Auction House, but be prepared to pay a hefty sum.  The price ranges vary significantly, so you might get lucky, but don’t count on it.


You’re gonna need to be an Engineer or Fisherman to get these.

Achievement Reward


Only available during a certain time of year, some of them are drops, some are easily purchased and some are quest based.

Argent Tournament

All pets available through seals are BoE and can be traded.

Past Events

These are no longer available (not on the AH or eBay).

Out of Game Special

Possibly available on eBay if you’ve got lots of RL gold!

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4 comments to “Achievement Guide: Shop Smart, Shop Pet… Smart!”

  1. Excellent list! I hit 50 pets already, but there are some on here that I had completely forgotten about, thanks for the help to 75!

  2. Great guide! I was going to write exactly this for my hunter website, now I won’t have to – thank you :)

    P.S. I think my favorite is my Giant Sewer Rat, he’s bigger than a gnome.

    Tinuviel’s last blog post..Beastmaster 3.0.8 – nerfed too hard? Well err, yes it was – see here.

  3. Great guide! (:

    I got my 50-pet achievement a few months back, but oddly, on my counter for the 75-pet achievement, it shows me at 38 total pets. The math doesn’t add up, so now I’m really confused. Eh well >.>;

    Will you ever be posting up a guide for mounts, by the way? Now /that/ is driving me crazy. A guildie of mine got the 100 mount achievement yesterday and I was like… how the hell! D:

  4. Actually, I might do that. I’ll get one in the works for a rainy day :)