Sorry for posting this here, this is not really a post for tamers since the pet is really for all characters to have and use, not just for tamers, but I thought that the Tamers' Forum might be more appropriate than any other Forum on Stratics given the type of the question. I have a question about Vollem (in Crystal). On Stratics' page Vollem (in Crystal) - Hunter's Guide - UO Stratics , other than indicating that the preferred food is meat, it does not really say whether one may be required or not to feed it to prevent it to go wild. I am asking, because a few special issues about this pet make it particular and not the same as other pets. First, one important element is that they require ZERO Taming (and so animal lore...) to own and control. They are for everyone to have and use. Second, they insta-bond when taken out of the crystal. No other pet that I know of, insta-bonds. Third, when taking it out of the crystal, the gump clearly states that "if released" it will vanish and therefore, be lost forever. I am incline to think that feeding this pet to keep it loyal would not be required because of the First and the Third points, mainly. Since it is a pet intended for everyone even with zero skills to have and control, it would be hard, without Animal Lore, to control the status of the loyalty to verify if there was any need for feeding. On top of that, if it ever went wild, it would disappear outright because of the third point. So, I am incline to think that these pets are 100% loyalty no matter what and require no feeding, period. But this is only based on my logical analysis on the basis of the informations at hand. I really have no idea how it was coded, in the end. But since I cannot find any official informations on this particular pet, I thought to ask on the Tamers' Forum. Perhaps someone knows first hand or can refer to developers' posts where this was clarified. Thank you very much.