What is Neopets?
Neopets (originally NeoPets) is a virtual pet website launched by Adam Powell and Donna Williams on 15 November 1999. Six months after the web site was launched, Adam Powell and Donna Williams successfully sold a majority share to a consortium of investors led by Doug Dohring. On 20 June 2005, Viacom bought Neopets, Inc. for $160 million (USD).
First of all what is are Neopets?
Wikipedia's definition of Neopets:
Also there are petpets which are pets for your Neopets that you can buy.
The site takes its name from its core feature, Neopets, the cartoon-like inhabitants of the fictional world of Neopia. There are fifty-four different species of Neopets, some of which are limited edition or have special criteria for creation. Users are allowed to have up to four Neopets per account. To obtain a new Neopet, users can either create a pet, allowing them to choose its name, gender, basic colour, species, and some personality options, or adopt another user's unwanted pet through an adoption or transfer in a system called "The Pound." Once a user has a Neopet, they can use special items, such as paintbrushes, to alter their Neopets' physical characteristics. They can also customise their Neopet by purchasing wearable items for them, such as clothing and backgrounds. Users can feed their Neopet, play games with them, and use them to stage battles with another user's Neopet or a non-playable character in the Battledome.
What is Neopia?
Neopia is the world that all Neopets live on. On this world you can buy things with Neopoints or NP.
How do you earn NP?
To earn NP you can play some of Neopets dozens of games, selling items, and other transactions. After earning NP you can spend them at Nepot's many shops, save them at the bank, buy and sell stocks in Neopet's stock market or Neodaq, or buy other stuff.
What are NC?
NC is the abbreviation for Neocash. Which unlike NP can't be earned and have to bought with real money, and can be spent at the NC Mall.
This concludes the basic introduction. For more info go to Wikipedia or Neopets. Now all you have to do is make an account at: Neopets Best of all it's free, (except for the NC, which you don't need if you don't want).