–Master/Memorize the speed of your character, Samrin, and Balthazar. Samrin is naturally faster than the Lupe, and you can use this to your advantage. Sometimes you can even snatch up Petpets right when they’re in front of the big Lupe’s mouth.
–Don’t be afraid to walk next to Balthazar – what he really wants is those Petpets, and won’t even pay attention to you unless you touch him, or he accidentally swerves into you in pursuit of a Petpet.
–Only get snowflakes when they’re in your path – in other words, don’t go out of your way to grab them!
–The same goes for the orange speed orbs – only grab them if they’re nearby. The only problem I see with getting speed orbs is that sometimes you can accidentally overshoot what you’re trying to aim for, but if you practice, you’ll eventually have more control.
–Take advantage of the few seconds when Balthazar is frozen. Nab the nearest Petpets that happen to be in his way, and remember that you can pass through the Lupe safely while he’s yellow.
–In the beginning of the game, take advantage of the ‘warp’ doors to the North, South, West, and East of the screen.