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

Cristian Popescu
Cristian Popescu
1,894 Points

Panda challenge

Why doesn't my code work ?

*Also, what is up with this kind of challenge ? (a similar example wasn't covered in the course and it feels a bit frustrating)

class Panda:
    species = 'Ailuropoda melanoleuca'
    food = 'bamboo'

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

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,778 Points

hey Cristian Popescu, you are actually very close!

There are two errors in the method eat,

  • redefining self.name should not be done. :point_right: remove the asslgnment
  • the f-string refers to name and food that do not exist. To assess the attribute values of the current instance use self. prefix. :point_right: change name to self.name; change food to self.food

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

Cristian Popescu
Cristian Popescu
1,894 Points

Thank you for the help ! (I managed to complete the challenge)

I will have to rewatch this section about OOP, it's a bit tricky. :)