Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ultimate Critter & Companion Guide

Warning: Contains Quest & Gameplay Spoilers

Ultimate Critter Guide is to help people find out critters likes/favourite foods & rewards. Also including schedules and certain unlock requirements for hidden companions. This feature is a must if you’re after cute companions that follow you, or simply just want to gather more of those elusive dream shards.

Critters and Their Favourite Foods

Note: Credit goes to Tomfinity

As of the latest update, flowers have been removed from the liked items loot table and have been replaced with 1 x Dream Shard

The current list of critters in the game:


  • Black Squirrel (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)
  • Classic Squirrel (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • Gray Squirrel (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)
  • Red Squirrel (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • White Squirrel 12am-6am(?)

Favourite Food: Peanut (obtained from Chez Remy after Remy’s second friendship quest)

(Rewards granted: 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Apple

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Oregano, Memory Piece,)

Peaceful Meadow

  • Black Rabbit (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • Brown Rabbit (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)
  • Calico Rabbit 8am-2pm (Thursday)
  • Classic Rabbit (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • White Rabbit (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)

Favourite Food: Carrot

(Rewards granted: 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Lettuce

(Rewards granted: 1-2 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Basil, 1-4 x Lettuce Seeds, Memory Piece,)

Dazzle Beach

  • Black Sea Turtle 10am-4pm (Monday)
  • Brown Sea Turtle (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • Classic Sea Turtle (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • Purple Sea Turtle (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)
  • White Sea Turtle (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)

Favourite Food: Seaweed (gained by fishing from a non fishing spot)

(Rewards granted: 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Clam

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Coconuts, Memory Piece,)

Glade of Trust

  • Blue Crocodile (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • Classic Crocodile (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • Golden Crocodile (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)
  • Red Crocodile (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)

Favourite Food: Lobster (gained by fishing from a golden fishing spot in Glade of Trust)

(Rewards granted: 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Squid (gained by fishing from a blue fishing spot in Glade of Trust)

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Mushroom, Memory Piece,)

Forest of Valor

  • Black Raccoon (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • Blue Raccoon 4pm-10pm (Wednesday)
  • Classic Raccoon (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • Red Raccoon (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • White Raccoon (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/)

Favourite Food: Blueberry

(Rewards granted: 1-2 x Dream Shards, 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Raspberry

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Garlic, Memory Piece,)

Sunlit Plateau

  • Emerald Sunbird (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)
  • Golden Sunbird (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)
  • Orchid Sunbird 9am-3pm (Friday)
  • Red Sunbird (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)
  • Turquoise Sunbird (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)

Favourite FoodFlowers found in respective biome (Sunlit Plateau)

  • Emerald Sunbird ~ Yellow Bromeliad
  • Golden Sunbird ~ Orange Houseleek
  • Red Sunbird ~ Red Bromeliad
  • Turquoise Sunbird ~ Pink Bromeliad/Pink Houseleek

(Rewards granted: 1-2 x Dream Shards, 1 x Random Motif Bag, 1-2 x Crystals)

Liked Foods:

  • Emerald Sunbird ~ Green Passion Lilly (Obtained from Frosted Heights)
  • Golden Sunbird ~ Sunflower
  • Orchid Sunbird ~ Orange Houseleek, Pink Hydrangea

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Vanilla, Memory Piece,)

Frosted Heights

  • Black Fox (Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday/)
  • Blue Fox (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/)
  • Classic Fox (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/)
  • White Fox (Monday/Thursday/Saturday/)

Favourite Food: White Sturgeon (gained by fishing from a golden fishing spot in Frosted Heights)

(Rewards granted: 1-2 x Dream Shards or 1 x Random Motif Bag)

Liked Foods: Crab (gained by fishing from a blue fishing spot in Frosted Heights)

(Rewards granted: 1 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Mint, Memory Piece, 1 x Iron Ingot)

Critters that haven’t been added:

Forgotten Lands

  • Blue Raven (unknown)
  • Brown Raven (unknown)
  • Classic Raven (unknown)
  • Red Raven (unknown)
  • White Raven (unknown)

Favourite Food: Unknown

(Rewards granted: unknown)

Liked Foods: Unknown

(Rewards granted: 1-2 x Dream Shards, 1-3 x Ginger,)

Feeding and Companion Guide

Critter Feeding

Squirrels: Don’t require any method, just approach and interact to feed them

Rabbits: Basically a game of chase, get close to them and they will run away. This method requires you to do this three times before you can interact with and feed them.

Sea Turtles: Once you approach the sea turtle, they will quickly hide inside their shell. If you wait a while (approx 8 secs) they will pop back out and allow you to interact and feed them.

Crocodiles: One of the toughest methods out of them all, once you get a certain distance away from the crocodile it will stand upright and look around. After it has done this, you want to wait until they drop back down to the ground. This then allows you to (sometimes, depending if the game likes you or not) move closer to the crocodile. Rinse and repeat until you are able to interact with the crocodile to feed it.

(Once you practise with timing, you can end up doing this within 2-3 movements)

Raccoon: The exact same method as the crocodile, get close and wait for them to stand upright, then wait for them to drop back down to move closer to them to feed them.

Sunbirds: The exact same method as the squirrel, just approaching them will allow you to feed them.

Foxes: The exact same method as the rabbit, another chase sequence where after the third one you should be able to interact with and feed them.

Ravens: Unknown

When it comes to making these critters your companions, you have to feed them their favourite food 2-3 times in a row. Breaking from this streak will reduce the chances of becoming a companion

Special Companions

These are all the companions that require certain criteria to unlock, some only available for a limited time.

  • Pua: The adorable companion to Moana is unlocked after completing her 4th Friendship Quest.
  • Incredi Squirrel: The only current way to unlock this critter as a companion is by purchasing them on the Pixar Fest Star Path using the themed currency.
  • Choco Crocodile: This companion is unlocked by playing through the first week of early access.
  • Celestial Sea Turtle: This critter companion is only unlocked from purchasing the Founders Pack – Deluxe Edition or Ultimate Edition.
  • Regal Fox: Similar to the Celestial Sea Turtle, this critter companion can only be unlocked exclusively from purchasing the Founders Pack – Ultimate Edition.


How do I change my critter companion?

It’s in wardrobe, but the button only appears when you are outside, not in a building. That drove me crazy for quite a while.

Critter not becoming companion after feeding 9 preferred carrots

I know one of the rabbits took me a long time to finally tame. Supposedly, it was glitched for quite awhile and just recently got fixed with the most recent update. I did finally get it tamed.

It is not clear to me if there is a count of feedings, or if it is just an RNG thing, but there are a few that seem to take a lot of feedings before you get them as companions.

Just in case, it appears feeding a critter more then once a day has no effect on the “taming” process. I would advise not wasting carrots once you have completed it once for the day.

I have fed a few turtles and foxes however they are not showing up as fed in my collections list.

The list shows which critter you have unlocked as companion. Most of the times you have to to feed them multiple times to unlock them.

And you have to feed them their “favorite” or loved items, not just their “liked” food. For example turtles love seaweed, and foxes love white sturgeon. Be sure to feed them the food they love in order to gain them as a companion (and it still takes multiple feedings to add them to your collection regardless of the fact that you fed them their favorite food.) If you feed them only the food they like but not love, you won’t gain them in your collection, but it will count towards your dreamlight quest of “feed an animal”.

Cant get the pets as my companion

It takes a long time till they become companions, I noticed. Yesterday I finally got one of the birds. Unsure the exact amount of time you need to keep re feeding them

Some of them are easy to get and some of them needs 5+ times feeding. I have noticed that the critters that are only there once a week need to be fed the most.

Most critters have a favorite food. Look up those fav foods, and feed accordingly. Takes about 3 times for them to be a companion if you feed them the correct items.

Helena Stamatina
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