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Disney Dreamlight Valley Critter Schedule

Check out this ultimate guide and schedule to help locate and tame all the critters in Disney Dreamlight Valley!

The Valley is full of all types of cute critters and animals that you can interact with and even tame as your little sidekicks. However, not every type of critter available will be around the Valley at all times.

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You'll have to enter the game at the right times to find the breeds you'd like to tame, and we made a detailed schedule and guide to help you do that.

How to tame all critters in Disney Dreamlight Valley

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Much like the character's sleep schedules, critters also have set schedules that they appear and disappear around the Valley. There are different colored species of each animal type, but only two of each will appear at a time, and they are regularly cycled in and out on certain days and hours. You don't have to worry too much about time zones since Disney Dreamlight automatically syncs to your local time. Here is a list of all types of critters and the times they appear around the Valley:

Squirrels

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
Classic12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
Gray12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
Red12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
White12am-6am------
  • Location: The Plaza
  • How to Approach: Walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: Peanuts (From Remy's Pantry)

Rabbits

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
Brown12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
Calico----8am-2pm--
Classic12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
White12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
  • Location: Peaceful Meadow
  • How to Approach: Chase two times and then walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: Carrots (Purchased at Peaceful Meadow Goofy Stall)

Related: How to get Pua as a companion in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Sea Turtles

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black-10am-4pm-----
Brown12am-12pmAll day--All day-All day
Classic12pm-12am-All day-All dayAll day-
Purple12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
White12pm-12am-All day-All dayAll day-
  • Location: Dazzle Beach
  • How to Approach: Wait for the turtle to come out of its shell, then press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: Seaweed (Harvestable on Dazzle Beach or from fishing spots)

Raccoons

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
Blue---4pm-10am---
Classic12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
Red12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
White12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
  • Location: Forest of Valor
  • How to Approach: Wait till the raccoon faces you and begin walking towards it slowly, pausing whenever it is spooked, and then press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.
  • Favorite Food: Blueberries (Harvestable from bushes in the Forest of Valor)

Crocodiles

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Blue12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
Classic12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
Golden12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
Pink------6am-12pm
Red12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
White6pm-12am------
  • Location: Glade of Trust
  • How to Approach: Wait till the crocodile faces you and begin walking toward it slowly, pausing whenever it is spooked, and then press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.
  • Favorite Food: Lobsters (From gold fishing spots in the Glade of Trust)

Foxes

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
Blue12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
Classic12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
Red------2am-8am
White12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
  • Location: Frosted Heights
  • How to Approach: Chase two times, and then walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.
  • Favorite Food: White Sturgeon (From gold fishing spots in Frosted Heights)

Related: How to get a fox companion in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Sunbirds

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Emerald12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
Golden12am-12pm-All day-All dayAll day-
Orchid-----9am-3pm-
Red12pm-12amAll day--All day-All day
Turquoise12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day-
  • Location: Sunlit Plateau
  • How to Approach: Walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: Houseleeks (Harvestable from Sunlit Plateau)

Ravens

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Blue12am-12pm-All day-All day-All day
Brown--6pm-12am----
Classic12pm-12am-All dayAll day-All day-
Red12am-12pmAll day-All day-All day -
White12pm-12am-All dayAll day--All day
  • Location: Forgotten Lands
  • How to Approach: Wait for them to circle above you and lower in front of you, and then press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: 5-Star Meals

Monkeys

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
BeigeAll day12pm to 12am-12pm to 12amAll day12pm to 12am-
Black and Brown12pm to 12am-12pm to 12amAll day12pm to 12am-All day
Black and Gray--6pm to 12am----
ClassicAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll day
Red and Beige-12am to 12pmAll day12am to 12pm-12am to 12pmAll day
  • Location: Eternity Isle - Ancient's Landing
  • How to Approach: Chase two times, and then walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.
  • Favorite Food: 5-Star Meals

Capybaras

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Black and White12pm to 12am-All day-All day12pm to 12am12pm to 12am
Blue Striped-12am to 12pm12am to 12pm12am to 12pmAll day-All day
ClassicAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll day
Gray SpottedAll day12pm to 12am12am to 12pm12pm to 12am-All day-
Red and White Striped------12pm to 6pm
  • Location: Eternity Isle - Wild Tangle
  • How to Approach: Walk up and press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC
  • Favorite Food: Cabbage

Cobras

CritterSunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Blue and Red StripedAll day12pm to 12am12pm to 12am-All day-12pm to 12am
ClassicAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll dayAll day
Green and White Striped----6am to 12pm--
Pink Spotted12am to 12pmAll day-12am to 12pm12am to 12pmAll day-
Yellow and Purple Striped12pm to 12am-All day12pm to 12am12pm to 12am-All day
  • Location: Eternity Isle - Glittering Dunes
  • How to Approach: Wait till the Cobra faces you and begin walking toward it slowly, pausing whenever it is spooked, and then press A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.
  • Favorite Food: Scorpion

Disney Dreamlight Valley Critter FAQs

Here are some extra tips and info about all things critters in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Why do you have to feed critters?

Feeding critters their favorite treats will allow you to tame them to the point where they become equipable companions that accompany you around the Valley. Although they don't have much impact on the world, they still look adorable by your side and allow you to pet them by pressing on them with A on Xbox and Switch, X on PlayStation, or E on PC.

How many times do you need to feed a critter to tame it?

When you feed a critter its favorite food, it will display hearts, signifying they are a step closer to becoming tamed and a possible companion. However, not all critters take the same amount of time feeding to become tamed. While squirrels usually take only one feeding to be tamed, more difficult animals, like foxes or ravens, can take up to four or more times. You'll have to be diligent to collect all of them.

Why won't the critter let you approach it?

Some critters, like crocodiles, cobras, and raccoons, are easily spooked and take longer to approach. Occasionally you may find that they just won't allow you to approach them. In my own experience, I have found that this glitch happens more often when there are a lot of obstacles and debris around the biome. Critters will attempt to run away but tend to get stuck on objects or take longer to track the space around them. You can always exit the biome and renter to try again or ensure the area is better cleared before attempting.

How can you equip a critter as a companion?

Once you feed a critter its favorite foods enough times, it will eventually become an available companion. You can change out your companions any time, just like your other accessories or outfits. Open your character inventory by pressing Y on Xbox and Switch, Triangle on PlayStation, or I on PC. Then select the Wardrobe tab. Here you will find the category Companions, which will show you all the critters you have tamed and can equip.

How can you get special critter companions?

There are special critters companions you can obtain outside the critters you find roaming around the Valley. These are often specifically themed critters from a Disney film or for a particular event. You can usually find them unlockable from the Star Path or sometimes from completing quests for various characters.

We hope this list of critter schedules and tips helps you tame the companion you wanted and get better acquainted with how the critters work in Disney Dreamlight Valley. We will keep this page updated with any future critters that are added as well, so keep checking back.

Looking for more Pro Game Guides Disney Dreamlight Valley content? Check our guides on All Critters’ Favorite Foods and How to approach them in Disney Dreamlight Valley or What is a ‘Star Path’ in Disney Dreamlight Valley?


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