Genpets are living, breathing mammals. Bio-Genica is a Bioengineering Company that has combined, and modified existing DNA to create the Genpets lineup. Genpets are flesh and blood just like any other animal... Genpets are designed to be sold on retail store shelves, not traditional pet stores. This is why they are packaged in plastic. The website here is a link from Digg.com. Link It should be noted that most sites have dismissed this as a hoax, which it is, but this really got my feathers ruffled for a few moments, what about you guys?