|Release||28 October 2008 (Update)|
|Quest item||Swept Away|
|Destroy||If you release this creature, you will have to restart the puzzle in Betty's basement.|
|On death||Always lost|
A rat is one of the pets in Betty's dungeon during the Swept Away quest. It and the other pets form part of a puzzle that must be completed in order to obtain the magic ungeunt, which involves moving them all to their correct cages. In the rats case, the correct cage contains cheese.
It serves the same purpose during the Purple Cat miniquest.