Cubs are one of the most important parts of the game Lioden. Cubs are born after three real life days, after a lion and lioness have bred. A lioness cannot hunt while pregnant but can while nursing.
A cub will inherit certain colors and markings from each parent, as well as some of their stats at the time they bred. They will only have 1 skill point though, as skill is acquired and not inherited.
Most cub coats have a spotted pattern on their coat, but this will wear off as they grow into adolescents unless they have a specific marking that they inherited from a parent in which they keep some spots or stripes.
Extra Cub Stages Edit
At the Oasis you can purchase the Extra Cub Stages- Newborn which will show from age 0 to 2 months and Young Cub which will show from age 3 to 5 months, after which they will show the usual cub stage. You only need to purchase the Extra Cub Stages once- after purchase, it will apply to every cub that is on your account. However, the Extra Cub Stages don't follow the cub. If you sell it to an account that doesn't have Extra Cub Stages, it will revert to the normal cub image.
At this age cubs are dependent on their mother and will follow her when she is traded, transferred or chased off.
Until they are 6 months old, cubs will not require feeding and daily interaction, since they are still nursing from their mother. Once they are 6 months old, their mood and hunger will go down the same as a grown lioness's would. Even though you don't have to, it's still reccomended to interact with cubs daily, as they may gain a skill point if you play or tussle with them.
- cub remains a cub until they reach the age of one year, in which they become an adolescent.
Chasing off a Cub
It is possible, if you are not satisfied with a cub, to chase it out of the pride so it is not a drain on resources. In doing so only the cub will leave, although you might have a testy lioness on your paws.
Mutations were added in an update, along with fertility. If a lioness breeds, the cubs may be mutated, The lower the fertility of the lioness, the higher the chance of a mutation. Some are apparent at birth, some during adolescence and others can only be seen when they are adults. Mutations can also affect the lifespan or abilities of a lion. There are 18 mutations at the moment, but only 6 have so far been found.
- Group 1: Appear at birth
- Eyelessness- Missing eyes causes blindness in the cub making it unable to patrol or hunt.
- Melanism- The lion lacks colour and it's entire body and eyes appear black.
- Blindness- Non-working eyes, shown as a white glaze covering the eyes.
- Multi Limbed- A lethal mutation (cubs with this will die at six months). Cubs are born with seven legs. Updates on each month are messaged to you about your cubs progress.
- Two Heads- A lethal mutation (cubs with this will die at three months). Cubs are born with two heads. Updates on each month are messaged to you about your cub's progress.
- Cyclopia- A lethal mutation (cubs with this will die at one month). Cubs are born with one eye taking up most of the space on the head. Updates on each month are messaged to you about your cub's progress.
- Conjoined Twins- A lethal mutation (cubs with this will die at two months). Two cubs are born combined at the hips. Updates on each month are messaged to you about your cub's progress.
- Maned Lionesses- Not a lethal mutation. Female cubs will get manes as they grow.
- Folded Ears- Not a lethal mutation. Cubs are born with folded ears.
- Dwarfism- Not a lethal mutation. Cubs are born shorter than normal and they remain shorter than the average height for their entire lives.
- Taillessness- Not a lethal mutation. Cubs are born without a tail.
- Sirenomelia- A lethal mutation (cubs with this will die at 5 months). Cubs are born unable to move their back paws. Updates on each month are messaged to you about your cub's progress.
Group 2: Appear at Adolescence
- Maneless (Lion)- The lion has no visible mane.
- Group 3: Appear at adult
- Fluffy Mane (Lioness)- A fluffy mane that covers the sides and back of a lioness.
- Fuzzy Mane (Lioness)- A fuzzy mane that covers the back of a lioness.
- Overgrown teeth- Canines that are ovegrown to the extent of them protruding over the lip.
- Overgrown claws- Overgrown claws.
- Shaggy Mane (Lioness)- A long, shaggy mane that resembles a male lion's.
- Ruffled Mane (Lioness)- A ruffled mane that grows around the head of a lioness.
- Silky Mane (Lioness)- A silky mane that grows around the stomach and neck of a lioness.
- Frizzy Mane (Lioness)- A frizzy mane that appears around the neck of a lioness.
- Feathery Mane (Lioness)- A feathery mane that looks similar to a male lion's mane grows around the head and down the neck.
- Scruffy Mane (Lioness)- A scruffy mane appears on the head, back, upper leg and neck of the lioness.