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Python Basic Object-Oriented Python Welcome to OOP Adding to our Panda

Allison Seim
Allison Seim
1,625 Points

How to use the name attribute of the class Panda that is passed into the instance when the eat method is called

return with s format string

panda.py
class Panda:
    species = 'Ailuropoda melanoleuca'
    food = "bamboo"

    def __init__(self, name, age):
        self.is_hungry = True
        self.age = age
        self.name = name

    def eat(self):
        self.is_hungry = False
        name = "Bao Bao"
        food = "bamboo"
        return (f'{name} eats {food}')

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,464 Points

Hey Allison Seim, as used in the __init__ method, attributes at the instance (or class) level are referenced using the self. prefix. The instance attribute will take precedence over any class attribute of the same name. So both “food” and “name” are referenced using self.food and self.name.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!