Turkeys can also be found uncommonly in every other area in the game, becoming more and more rare the deeper that the player ventures. The player can increase the spawn rate of Cave Turkeys slightly by buying out Yang's Pet Shop.
Wild turkeys will aimlessly run back and forth, occasionally stopping. While cave turkeys can crouch under 1 tile high spaces, they will not go there unless forced by the player or otherwise.
If the player jumps on a turkey, the turkey will run back and forth for several seconds until tamed, without stopping at ledges. If done in an unsafe environment, the turkey will often run into traps or enemies.
While tamed, the player can use the turkey to double jump and fall slowly, similar to Vlad's Cape. Like other mounts, it will absorb damage for the player while ridden. Using the attack button will cause the turkey to send its head forward instead of causing the player to whip.