Acquiring a common honey faerie can be as simple or as complex of an event as you wish to make it. As the most easy to domestic without fear of urbanization corrupting them , many a member has bred them and often sell or give them to newer members, or to those who's labs and gardens have been struck with a faerie endangering blight.
These Faeries have always been hand fed since their hatching and have no fear of humans. They bond quickly at a young age and must be trained from the beginning of your ownership. They can be attention demanding and always begging for sweets, so it is important to place within them from day one an understanding of how much time daily you will spend with them.
Many a young lady enchanted and excited over the novelty of owning a faerie make the mistake of fawning over their new acquisitions as one would a puppy or small mammal spending every minute they can with it and spoiling it with unneeded feedings. Later of course as they begin to pursue more complex species the novelity wears off, leaving the honey faerie ignored.
This can cause the Honey Faerie to produce poor quality of musk, destructive behaviorism and early death. So when obtaining a domestically bred Honey Faerie keep in mind how much time in the long run you plan to spend with your faerie. You should plan for at least 10 minutes a day of interaction and a little more or less on the rare event will not harm the relationship with your bonded faerie in the long run . Over all they are a forgiving specimen to keep.
If you go the route of capturing a wild Honey Faerie, fear not they also bond with humans, just not on the level of imprinting as their domesticated kin . In many ways, the capturing of a wild born Honey Faerie can be most awarding in the fact that it takes time, a small level of skill and most importantly patience.
When you have gotten to the point that you can sit next to the station without causing a panic within it's visitors, then begin to sit a small saucer of honey on your own lap. The most acceptable for domesticating with come to you and begin to feed. You may have to repeat this for a few days, but you will know the faerie is ready to come home with you when after feeding it curls up in the folds of your garments or a pocket to rest. For those of a cooing nature this is a most endearing scene to behold.
Housing for the Common Honey faerie vary by taste and your goals for your Faerie. Honey Faeries can be kept free range within your home, or houses in a containment unit. Both have their perks and down falls.
With the Free range kept Faerie, you have the advantage of a well spirited creature who will produce very potent musk, and is less demanding of you as it can find countless things to entertain itself with. The down side is, that it can find countless things to entertain itself with. These entertainments can be messy, destructive or even dangerous to your faerie. I cannot account the number of times, I have had coraspondance with a member whom lost their first bonded faerie to a cat or dog. This tragically happens far more then you think, as the faerie having been domesticated fails to grasp that some things in the home can and will harm them.
A housed Faerie can be safely kept in a terrarium set up, with living plants and items to amuse them. Button, spools of thread and shiny objects often will keep them entertained. Always remember to change out their toys so they do not grow bored. A Housed Faerie has the advantages of you always know where it is when you need it. The down side is it needs ample amount of daily interaction with you and is more prone to blights if their housing is not kept clean.
Many Ladies make a compromise between the 2 basic keeping of the Honey Faerie, having a housing that the Faerie knows as its sleeping place that is left open most of the time, and secured when the member is not home or resting herself. Some have even gotten into the fad of placing "Faerie Doors" in their homes to allow their Honey Faerie to musk their gardens and stations on their own accord, rather then harvesting the musk and placing it themselves.
I find it akin to putting dog and cat doors up that do not allow pets in. I asked one woman who was peddling them to the public how do you install the Door. Her response was I could either hang it on the wall or glue it there. When I inquired then about how they Faerie would be able to access it from the other side of the wall, or even open it. I was told "Faeries are magic, and they can pass through these doors because they are an invite into our homes." I do not believe she understands the biological nature of Faeries. While there are a few, who can turn to a gas like state or share the escape artist skills of an octopus, I have yet to discover any that can just pass through a solid object.
But I regress from our subject matter of today. I hope my insites to obtaining and keeping the Common Honey Faerie was helpful.