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This article is about the animals found across RuneScape. For other uses, see Rat (disambiguation).
CommonStronghold of SecurityRatcatchers

Rats are small animals which can be found in numerous locations. They are best found outside of and on the first floor of the Lumbridge Castle. Their tails are most commonly used for the completion of the Witch's Potion miniquest, and they are one of the weakest creatures in RuneScape. Rats do not drop bones, except the rats in the Stronghold of Security. Curiously enough, rats never drop bones anywhere else. They are good for training on as they have low life points and defence, and respawn in only a few seconds, but they can be hard to click as they're small and move very fast.

Rat idle animation

A rat in its idle animation.


Players who have a cat or a kitten can tell it to chase vermin, in which case it will try to attack any rat in range. If your cat catches at least 100 rats, you can go to Gertrude to get a cat training medal (no special bonuses). Also, if you have a rat pole, a rat will be added to it each time a rat is caught by your cat.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BonesBones1Always [1]205
Rat boneRat bone1Common [2]Not sold
Rat's tailRat's tail1Common [3]Not sold
  1. ^ Only in Stronghold of Security.
  2. ^ Only during Rag and Bone Man.
  3. ^ Only during Witch's Potion.

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold



The class pet from the now-discontinued Surprise Exam random event

  • The examine text is based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett, who goes into detail describing the ways dwarves eat rats.

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