Just like with the villagers, your animals have a friendship towards you. You can see your animal friendship levels by going inside one of the barns and selecting the book in the lower-left corner. This book will tell you the number of hearts each animal has (maximum of 10), its age, health, and pregnancy status. The animal stats ledger does not display your friendship levels with the wild animals that live in the mountain areas.
The only animal that doesn't have friendship is the horse. Because you can rent a new horse from Kana or Grady at any time, friendship with the horse is impossible to do.
The maximum amount of friendship you can have with each animal is 10 hearts or 1000 FP. Each heart listed under the animal's name inside the animal book represents 99 points: zero hearts is between 0 and 99 FP, 1 heart is 100 to 199, 2 hearts is 200 to 299, and so on. The more friendship you have with your livestock and chickens, the higher the star rank of their produced goods will be. With your dogs and cats, a higher friendship means they can herd more animals in and out of the barns.
The friendship points with your animals will increase or decrease depending on your interactions with them. Ideally, you do not want to decrease your friendship points with the animals! Every day, make sure to take care of your animals to increase their friendship. Sheep seem to increase their friendship the fastest and chickens are the hardest to increase FP with.
Actions that increase friendship points will work once per day. The only exception is when the animals are outside on sunny or snowy days, where the weather will increase their FP for every 2 hours they are outside.
|Positive Friendship Points|
|Talk to the animal||+1 FP for all types of animals|
|Collect an animal product||+1 FP||+1 FP||+1 FP||+1 FP||+4 FP||+2 FP||+2 FP|
|Brush an animal||Can't brush chickens||+2 FP||+2 FP||+4 FP||+3 FP||+2 FP|
|Use the Bell||Can't bell chickens||+1 FP for cows, sheep, and alpaca|
|Feed a Treat or Nutra Treat||+1 FP for all types of animals|
|Feed a Grain or Vegetable Treat||+2 FP for all types of animals|
|Hire Jessica for animal pregnancy||+20 FP for each type of animal||No pregnancy|
|Animal is on Bluebell Farm||+3 FP for all types of animals|
|Outside pasture time|
Every 2 hours
|+2 FP||+1 FP||+4 FP||+3 FP||+2 FP||+1 FP||+2 FP|
|Win an animal festival||+30 FP for all types of animals|
|Second place in an animal festival||+20 FP for all types of animals|
|Third place is an animal festival||+10 FP for all types of animals|
|Negative Friendship Points|
|Ignore for 2 days||-3 FP||-5 FP||-3 FP||-5 FP||-3 FP||-5 FP||-5 FP|
|Hit with a tool||-5 FP||-10 FP||-5 FP||-10 FP||-10 FP||-20 FP||-20 FP|
|Rainy outside pasture time|
Every 2 hours
|-5 FP||-5 FP||-3 FP||-10 FP||-5 FP||-5 FP||-5 FP|
|Stormy outside pasture time|
Every 2 hours
|(No affect)||-5 FP||-20 FP||-10 FP||-10 FP||-10 FP|
|No food all day||-5 FP||-10 FP||-3 FP||-5 FP||-3 FP||-5 FP||-5 FP|
|Leave outside overnight||-10 FP||-20 FP||-20 FP||-40 FP||-10 FP||-20 FP||-10 FP|
|Animal death due to sickness|
(Affects all living animals)
|-20 FP||-30 FP||-20 FP||-30 FP||-20 FP||-30 FP||-20 FP|