As a daily Cozy Grove player (a Cozy Grover, you might say), I’ve been pumped about the Spring Update, which started just this week (with cute butterflies floating about my island, and the brand new dye shop). Ms. Carouse showed up the other day, boasting new crafting materials, Orchids, and dyes, and now I’ve finally hatched a beloved, adorable duckling!
You should be able to find duckling nests right away once you download the spring update. They look just like regular leaf piles, but with feathers. Check out this screenshot for reference, and go ahead and post the nest up “somewhere safe” — presumably, anywhere on your island near a light source should do!
Make Way for Ducklings (for real!)
Once you set up a nest, an egg will appear the next day. That, in turn, will hang out for a day, and on the next morning (or whenever you boot up the game again), you’ll find an adorable baby duckling running around.
Said baby will now follow you around the island, as you do all your Cozy Grove business. They have the cutest little animations, sniffing everything and playing around. But they are also a great source of cash – you’ll just need to craft Bowls of Peas in order to feed them!
Feeding the Beast(lings)
Go to the baker bear and craft some Bowls of Peas (each set of 20 requires 20 toasted nut flour and 20 mixed greens). Ducklings love them! Once you have these ready, you can toss them at your duckling (try to aim pretty close, it may take the baby a couple of tries to nibble them!). Ducklings will gobble them up and start popping old coins in 100-coin increments.
As for limits on how many ducklings you can carry (er, how many you can have as followers?) — the Cozy Grove Discord hinted at a maximum of five adorable baby quackers. That’s a lot of very, very cute little critters — and potentially, a lot of cash as well!
We’ll investigate as we continue to dig through all the spring update content! For now, you can check out our guide to most of the spring update (including orchids, fresh water, and seasonal dyes) and our notes on how to use the new dying feature to customize your decorations!
I’ve got the full details here for the spring update (both the free update and the DLC) right here, courtesy Spry Fox!
The New Neighbears DLC is out right now on Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation for USD $6.99.
The New Neighbears DLC includes:
Four new bears with full storylines
New outfits that match the new bears
An exclusive rainbow cat
A peaceful new background music track
A new critter to catch, butterflies
Fifty extra closet storage spots
In addition, the free for everyone Spring Festival brings Ms. Carouse back to the island along with a new type of flower, adorable ducklings in need of guidance, and more. A new permanent feature, the decoration dye system, enables you to customize the colors of your decorations.
As usual, when I cover Cozy Grove, I’ll add the disclosure that I worked with Kris Lorischild, one of the original game’s writers, back at Zam.com (the forerunner to fanbyte.com).