Chocobos can be found in the wild in a chocobo forest, or rented from a chocobo stable.
Some games depict chocobo-back warriors called Chocobo Knights, titles set in Ivalice even having armored chocobos equivalent to horses in medieval times.
Males are predominately raised as steeds, as females are sometimes considered ill fit to ride. Chocobos have an infamous pungent odor often commented on by NPCs—the Brain Blast quizzes in Final Fantasy XIII-2 mention Academia students once had chocobo riding as a mandatory course, but this was dropped when parents complained of the smell rubbing off on their children.
Final Fantasy XII makes mention that feeding them Gysahl Greens helps get rid of their musk.
The black chocobo, found only in the forest north of Troia, is a flying chocobo; however, it can only land in forests.
Once the player enters the Lunar Whale the first time, one black chocobo will spawn in each chocobo forest.
Black chocobos do not run away after a dismount, but when they are mounted for the second time, they always fly back to the forest near Troia.
Greens are the chocobos' typical food and come in many varieties, Gysahl Greens being the most common, and sometimes being available as an item to call them for a mount on the world map.He can only be summoned in places that smell of chocobo.Chocobos can be found in several chocobo forests and ridden around the world map and in several parts of Saronia.Otherwise they are known for their signature kweh cry.Chocobos are known for their swift footspeed, the Dissidia Final Fantasy Museum stating a healthy adult chocobo can run at speeds over 20 mph.