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A pet is a non-combat NPC loyal to a player that generally requires a certain level in Summoning to own. Typically, a player must raise a pet to maturity by having it follow them. Many pets can also be fed and interacted with. Most pets do not serve a purpose other than decoration, however, some pets are used in quests and have other additional benefits.

A player may only have one pet, familiar, or NPC (e.g. Zanik, or the Zanaris choir) following them at one time. Players can manage pets while active through the familiar interface, by using food on them, by left-clicking, and with direct interaction by right-clicking.

Pets that exist as items may be stored in the bank or inventory, and will follow the player when dropped. Other pets are automatically stored in the Hero interface and can be called to follow the player at any time. Players can store up to 25 pets in the Menagerie of a player-owned house (with the highest-level pet houses). Unlike familiars, pets may be brought into Summoning-free zones.

Summoning-related petsEdit

Baby dragon (blue) pet

A baby blue dragon, available with level 99 Summoning

Many pets require an appropriate Summoning level to be obtained, raised, and kept. With some exceptions, such as god birds for protection in the God Wars Dungeon, these pets have no real use other than decoration, or as a way to show off a player's Summoning level.

Caring for petsEdit

When a pet is first obtained, it will be in its lowest growth stage and will grow as it follows the player, with the exception of several pets which only have one growth stage such as the Broav.

A player can monitor a pet's growth and hunger in the Summoning menu. Younger pets will become hungrier faster than their adult counterparts, but the frequency of feeding does not affect a pet's growth rate.

Unlike other pets, kittens must be stroked and fed regularly or they will run away. Once they reach adult stage, they no longer need to be fed.

At 100% growth, the pet will mature into its next form. Pets can have up to three growth stages. Legendary pets obtained from Solomon's General Store can be interacted with and can be fed different types of food that can also be obtained from the store, which will speed up their growth significantly.

Pets that hatch from eggs will need incubating before they hatch, which requires them to be placed in an egg incubator found in the Pet shops in Taverley and Yanille. Players will receive a chat box notification when the egg has hatched. Any pet hatched in an incubator will remain there until the player chooses to retrieve it. Pet shop owners are also the only NPCs that sell specific food for pets.

A player may speak with a pet once they are 10 or more Summoning levels above the required Summoning level to obtain that pet. Communication with pets above the level of 90 is possible, with the exception of the Baby dragon, which cannot be understood regardless of how high the player boosts their Summoning level. The Monkey can be spoken to if the player wears the M'speak amulet from Monkey Madness, and the TzRek-Jad is naturally capable of speech. Players with 99 summoning can communicate with a Chameleon after using the cape's right click "boost" option to temporarily achieve level 100 summoning.

Pets that are stored in the 'Hero' interface function differently from other pets. These are separated into three categories: Follower, Legendary and Companion. These do not need any feeding, although legendary pets can be given treats to make them grow more quickly.

Item petsEdit

These pets exist as items. When dropped, they will start to follow the player. Note: If a player dies while their pet is following them, it will disappear and the player will have to find a new one.

SummoningEdit

These pets require a specific Summoning level to obtain, as well as other requirements.

Requirements Stages Pet Food Obtained

Colours

4 Summoning-icon Bulldog puppy (white) - Bulldog (white) Bulldog Raw meat and Bones Purchased from pet shop 3
Dalmatian puppy (black) - Dalmatian (black) Dalmatian
Greyhound puppy (light brown) - Greyhound (light brown) Greyhound
Labrador puppy (white) - Labrador (white) Labrador
Sheepdog puppy (grey) - Sheepdog (grey) Sheepdog
Terrier puppy (tan) - Terrier (tan) Terrier
4 Summoning-icon, 5 Slayer-icon Creeping hand Creeping hand Leather gloves Soul Wars 1
4 Summoning-icon, 25 Slayer-icon Minitrice Minitrice Limpwurt root
4 Summoning-icon, 40 Slayer-icon Baby basilisk Baby basilisk Eye of newt
4 Summoning-icon, 70 Slayer-icon Baby kurask Baby kurask Bones
4 Summoning-icon, 85 Slayer-icon Abyssal minion Abyssal minion Ashes
4 Summoning-icon, Rune Mechanics Rune guardian Rune guardian Revitalisation near a Runecrafting altar Quest reward 14
10 Summoning-icon, 27 Hunter-icon Baby gecko (orange) - Gecko (orange) Gecko Flies and beetle bits Caught 4
10 Summoning-icon, 48 Hunter-icon, As a First Resort Baby platypus (brown) - Platypus (brown) Platypus Raw fish, Ground fishing bait as a baby, Fishing bait as adult Caught (quest reward) 3
14 Summoning-icon, Bringing Home the Bacon Pig (pet) Pig Wheat, Onions Quest reward 3
23 Summoning-icon, While Guthix Sleeps Broav Broav Mort Myre Fungus Caught (quest reward) 1
30 Summoning-icon Baby penguin (brown) - Penguin (brown) Penguin Raw fish Hatched (Zoo keeper) 3
37 Summoning-icon, Fairytale III Tooth creature - Tooth creature (healthy) / Tooth creature (decayed) Tooth creature Bucket of milk or Chocolatey milk Bought for several teeth after quest. Free afterwards. 1
40 Summoning-icon, 32 Slayer-icon, Pirate Pete subquest RFD Baby giant crab (red) - Giant crab (red) Giant crab Raw fish Traded for a crunchy claw token 5
50 Summoning-icon Raven chick (blue) - Raven (blue) Raven Ground fishing bait as a chick, fishing bait as adult Hatched (Nest) 6

60 Summoning-icon, 29 Hunter-icon

Baby squirrel (light grey) - Squirrel (light grey) Squirrel Nuts Caught 5
70 Summoning-icon Guthix chick - Guthix bird - Guthix raptor Guthix raptor Ground fishing bait as a chick, fishing bait as adult Hatched (Nest) 1
Saradomin chick - Saradomin bird - Saradomin owl Saradomin owl
Zamorak chick - Zamorak bird - Zamorak hawk Zamorak hawk
71 Summoning-icon, Rocking Out Ex-ex-parrot Ex-ex-parrot Rock fragments Revive an ex-parrot obtained from 50 Ships Mufassah 1
72 Summoning-icon, 51 Slayer-icon, In Pyre Need Phoenix eggling (cute) Phoenix eggling (cute) Ashes Hatched (Phoenix Lair Distractions and Diversions) 1
Phoenix eggling (mean) Phoenix eggling (mean)
80 Summoning-icon, 27 Hunter-icon Baby raccoon (grey) - Raccoon (grey) Raccoon Raw meat and fish Caught 3
80 Summoning-icon, 80 Dungeoneering-icon Sneakerpeeper spawn - Sneakerpeeper Sneakerpeeper spawn Eye of newt Bought for 85,000 Dungeoneering Tokens 1
85 Summoning-icon Vulture chick (pink) - Vulture (pink) Vulture Ground fishing bait as a chick, fishing bait as adult Hatched (Vulture drop) 6
90 Summoning-icon Baby chameleon - Chameleon Chameleon Flies Hatched (found) 10
95 Summoning-icon, 27 Hunter-icon Baby monkey (brown and beige) - Monkey (brown and beige) Monkey Bananas Caught in Karamja 10
99 Summoning-icon Hatchling dragon (green) - Baby dragon (green) Baby dragon Vast amounts of raw meat, fish and chicken Hatched (Chromatic Dragon drop) 4
99 Summoning-icon, 99 Slayer-icon TzRek-Jad TzRek-Jad Nothing Soul wars 1

Non-summoningEdit

These pets do not have Summoning requirements and instead have other requirements.

Icon Pet Food Obtained Colours
Pet kitten (white and black) - Pet cat (white and black) - Overgrown cat (white and black)
Pet kitten (white) - Pet cat (white) - Overgrown cat (white)
Pet kitten (brown) - Pet cat (brown) - Overgrown cat (brown)
Pet kitten (black) - Pet cat (black) - Overgrown cat (black)
Pet kitten (white and brown) - Pet cat (white and brown) - Overgrown cat (white and brown)
Pet kitten (white and blue) - Pet cat (white and blue) - Overgrown cat (white and blue)
Normal Cat Cooked and raw fish, or milk
(only needs to eat as a kitten)
Gertrude, after completing Gertrude's cat 6
Hell-kitten - Hellcat - Overgrown hellcat Hellcat Created from a normal cat during or after Recipe for Disaster/Freeing Evil Dave by catching several Hellrats 1
Pet kitten (purple) - Pet cat (purple) - Overgrown cat (purple) Purple Cat Created from a normal cat by talking to Wendy after completing Swept Away & Purple Cat Miniquest
Clockwork cat Clockwork cat Nothing POH Workshop 1
Fishbowl (blue fish)Fishbowl (green fish)Fishbowl (orange fish) Pet fish Fish food Caught in Harry's Fishing Shop using a tiny net, with a fishbowl (containing water and seaweed) in the inventory 3
Pet rock Pet rock Nothing Askeladden after Fremennik Trials 1
Sparkles Sparkles Wizards' Tower basement during 2011 Christmas Event
Eek Eek 2009 Hallowe'en event
Mackers Mackers (Chocolate) Cake: including 1/3s and 2/3s 2011 Thanksgiving event
San'tar spawnling San'tar spawnling Nothing 2013 Christmas event
Searing flame icon
Glowing ember icon
Warming flame icon
Twisted firestarter icon
Fire creature Nothing Char's training cave after The Firemaker's Curse (With level 91 Firemaking) 4
Baby Troll Baby Troll Any tradeable item, plus some untradeable items, such as other pets Obtained from Challenge Mistress Fara 1
Squidge Squidge Cooked fish Bought with 50 co-op points
Ice strykewyrm icon Freezy Nothing Bought with 100 co-op points 4
Runtstable Runtstable Bought with 200 co-op points 1
Cresbot (unpoked) - Cresbot Cresbot Dropped by Automatons after The World Wakes
Vitalis icon Vitalis By using an Ancient summoning stone dropped by Vorago
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed Treasure Hunter
Skully Skully
Sq'irks the parrot Sq'irks the parrot
Dharok bobbleheadTorag bobbleheadKaril bobbleheadGuthan bobbleheadVerac bobbleheadAhrim bobblehead Bobblehead Made using 250 Malevolent energy and the corresponding Barrows set 6

Interface petsEdit

These pets do not exist as items. Instead, they are accessed through the 'Pets' tab in the Hero interface.

Follower petsEdit

Follower pets can be spoken to for dialogue, with the exception of the rhinos. This is done by right-clicking the Summoning icon near the minimap.

Icon Name Source Requirements
Adult golden chinchompa Golden chinchompa Solomon's General Store 80 runecoins (non-members), free if members.
Fimberzizz icon Fimberzizz Solomon's General Store 100 runecoins (members), or 20,000 loyalty points
Tiny Lucien Tiny Lucien Mahjarrat Memories 60 Divination
Tiny hazeel Tiny Hazeel Dishonour among Thieves
Cheeky monkey icon Cheeky Monkey Runescape Road Trip
Buddy icon Buddy Christmas presents and Big Christmas presents
Mini-Blink Mini-Blink Rewards trader 95 Dungeoneering, 500,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, defeated Blink once
Hope Nibbler Hope Nibbler Rewards trader 101 Dungeoneering, 1,000,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, defeated Hope Devourer once
Frosty Frosty Rewards trader 99 Summoning, 85 Dungeoneering, 250,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, entered Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon once
White royal rhino icon White royal rhino Rhino Awareness
Black royal rhino icon Black royal rhino
Cornellius icon Cornellius Earn 500 training points through the boss assistance system
Araxyte pet (Bill)Araxyte pet (Dave)Araxyte pet (Gavin)Araxyte pet (Lana)Araxyte pet (Pete)Araxyte pet (Steve) Araxyte pet Araxxi drop, after fulfilling certain conditions
Rowena icon Rowena Broken Home challenge 2
Barry icon Barry Araxyte egg, a rare drop from Araxxi
Mallory icon Mallory
Chick'arra icon Chick'arra Giant feather, a rare drop from Kree'arra 15 Agility, defeated the troll named Dad, 70 Ranged
Commander Miniana icon Commander Miniana Auburn lock, a rare drop from Commander Zilyana Defeated the troll named Dad, 70 Agility
General Awwdor icon General Awwdor Decaying tooth, a rare drop from General Graardor 15 Agility, defeated the troll named Dad, 70 Strength
K'ril Tinyroth icon K'ril Tinyroth Severed hoof, a rare drop from K'ril Tsutsaroth 15 Agility, defeated the troll named Dad, 70 Constitution
Nexterminator icon Nexterminator Blood-soaked feather, a rare drop from Nex 70 Agility, 70 Constitution, 70 Ranged, 70 Strength, defeated the troll named Dad
Kalphite Grublet icon Kalphite Grublet Kalphite egg, a rare drop from the Kalphite Queen
Kalphite Grubling icon Kalphite Grubling Kalphite claw, a rare drop from the Kalphite King
Corporeal Puppy icon Corporeal Puppy Corporeal bone, a rare drop from the Corporeal Beast
Molly icon Molly Rotten fang, a rare drop from the Giant Mole
Shrimpy icon Shrimpy Volcanic shard, a rare drop from Har-Aken
King Black Dragonling icon King Black Dragonling King black dragon scale, a rare drop from the King Black Dragon 99 Summoning
Legio Primulus icon Legio Primulus Corrupted Ascension signet I, a rare drop from Legio Primus 95 Slayer
Legio Secundulus icon Legio Secundulus Corrupted Ascension signet II, a rare drop from Legio Secundus 95 Slayer
Legio Tertiolus icon Legio Tertiolus Corrupted Ascension signet III, a rare drop from Legio Tertius 95 Slayer
Legio Quartulus icon Legio Quartulus Corrupted Ascension signet IV, a rare drop from Legio Quartus 95 Slayer
Legio Quintulus icon Legio Quintulus Corrupted Ascension signet V, a rare drop from Legio Quintus 95 Slayer
Legio Sextulus icon Legio Sextulus Corrupted Ascension signet VI, a rare drop from Legio Sextus 95 Slayer
Ellie icon Ellie Ribs of chaos, a rare drop from the Chaos Elemental
Prime hatchling icon Prime hatchling Dagannoth egg, a rare drop from Dagannoth Prime
Rex hatchling icon Rex hatchling Shrivelled Dagannoth claw, a rare drop from Dagannoth Rex
Supreme hatchling icon Supreme hatchling Dagannoth scale, a rare drop from Dagannoth Supreme
Queen Black Dragonling icon Queen Black Dragonling Queen black dragon scale, a rare drop from the Queen Black Dragon 99 Summoning
Mega ducklings icon Mega ducklings Luring Mega Duck to Mrs Duck
Sayln the shark icon Sayln the Shark Tier 5 Prawn Perk from the Prawnbroker 63 Construction
Tiny Zemouregal icon Tiny Zemouregal Bought after Dimension of Disaster for 5 silver pennies
Fluffie Fluffie Complete all of the 2015 RuneScape Road Trip tasks
Jadinko (pet) icon Jadinko 2015 Easter event
Saradomin Banner Saradomin Banner Collect 750 Astromancer credits for the Saradomin faction
Zamorak Banner Zamorak Banner Collect 750 Astromancer credits for the Zamorak faction
Armadyl Banner Armadyl Banner Collect 750 Astromancer credits for the Armadyl faction
Godless Banner Godless Banner Collect 750 Astromancer credits for the Godless faction
Goebie (pet) icon Goebie Collect 2,500 Goebie Reputation
Lil' Tuzzy Lil' Tuzzy
Krar jnr Krar Jnr
Winston Winston Unlocked from a prize token
Phoebe Phoebe Unlocked from a Phoebe pet token
Gillbert Gillbert Unlocked from a Gillbert pet token

Legendary petsEdit

Legendary pets can have up to three abilities active at one time. These are unlocked as your pet reaches new growth stages. They can be seen on the pet interface by clicking on the "Abilities" button at the bottom right corner.

  • Forage: Forage ability icon The pet would randomly give a selection of items every now and then.
  • Banking: Banking ability icon The pet will allow you to bank one item every 10 minutes.
  • Scavenge: Scavenge ability icon The pet will pick up items dropped by monsters. This can be configured to choose which items are picked up.
  • Slayer Finisher: Slayer Finisher ability icon The pet will automatically finish off slayer monsters that usually require an item.
  • Item repair: Item Repair ability icon Once per hour, you can use a repairable degrading item on your pet to repair it immediately. This works – and costs – the same as using the POH armour stand.
  • Beast of Burden: Beast of Burden ability icon Using a Beast of Burden pouch on the pet allows it to act as an invincible version of said beast with the same time limit.
  • High Level Alchemy: High Level Alchemy ability icon Once per 10 minutes, use an item on your pet to convert it to coins, as per the High Alchemy spell. This requires no runes, and gives no Magic XP. Requires 55 Magic.
  • Fertiliser: Fertiliser ability icon Once an hour, the pet can be interacted to spawn Pet droppings. It can be picked up for six buckets of super compost. It also has a 1 in 10,000 chance of spawning Mod Daze's homework or Mod Dolan's rubber duck.
  • Life Saver: Life Saver ability icon The pet will save you from death, as per a ring of life. Note that this does not work in PvP areas and has a two-hour cooldown (logged-in time).

Note that life saver, slayer finisher, repair item and fertiliser aren't available for Ironman accounts.

The stages can be switched between at any time once reached and their slot number will remain unlocked. These pets can be given a Tasty Treat, Jelly Treat or Growth Surge to make them grow to the next stage faster. There are 16 colour variations for these pets. Legendary pets are also able to override familiars.

Icon Name Source Price
Bloodpouncer adult icon Bloodpouncer Available with Game Card promotions and the Gold Membership package in 2013 N/A
Skypouncer adult icon Skypouncer Solomon's General Store Free:
1,083
Members:
975
Blazehound adult icon Blazehound Free:
1,083
Members:
975
Dragon wolf adult icon Dragon Wolf Free:
1,083
Members:
975
Warborn behemoth phase iii icon Warborn behemoth Free:
1,083
Members:
975
Prototype colossus mk iii icon Prototype colossus Free:
1,083
Members:
975
Rory the reindeer icon Rory the Reindeer Free:
1,300

Members:
1,170

Shadow Drake icon Shadow Drake Free:
1,517
Members:
1,365
Fire Drake icon Fire Drake Free:
1,083
Members:
975

Companion petsEdit

Companion pets have 16 colour variations and no growth stages. Each companion pet has a unique emote that can be performed by interacting with it by right-clicking the Summoning icon near the minimap. Companion pets are also able to override familiars.

IconNameSourcePrice
Vorago shard icon Vorago shard Solomon's General Store Free:
433
Members:
390
Dawn icon Dawn Free:
380
Members:
342
Dusk icon Dusk Free:
380
Members:
342
Elvis pressie icon Elvis Pressie Free:
355
Members:
320
File:Zeppelin icon.png Zeppelin Free:
380
Members:
342
Inari icon Inari Free:
380
Members:
342
Brightflame ancient icon Brightflame ancient Free:
380
Members:
342
Zenn icon Zenn Free:
380
Members:
342
Loyalty Points:
80,000
Repentant horror icon Repentant horror Free:
380
Members:
342
Repentant beast icon Repentant beast Free:
380
Members:
342
Repentant ogre icon Repentant ogre Free:
380
Members:
342
Piggles icon Piggles Gained by purchasing Membership package N/A
Commander Porkins icon Commander Porkins N/A
Mimic Mimic Treasure Hunter N/A
Pirate sheep icon Pirate sheep 3,000 doubloons
Lava hawk icon Lava hawk Purchase Gold Membership package N/A
Kirin icon Kirin Purchase any Membership packages using PayPal N/A
Jaguar cub Jaguar cub Big Cats Sanctuary 9 points
Tiger cub Tiger cub 9 points
Lion cub Lion cub 1 bond
Snow leopard cub Snow leopard cub 5 bonds

Use and receptionEdit

When pets were first released, many players complained that pets still required food even when fully grown, unlike the cats, which required no feeding once a kitten had grown up. This was explained as stress on the server as having a pet or familiar out all the time would inevitably slow them down. This is also the reason why timers are implemented and no familiars are visible in high player density areas such as the Grand Exchange. Pets being high maintenance was too much bother to some players that would likely have the ability to own the higher level pets and wouldn't consider keeping them out other than for passive activities. This was especially true for pets with non-stackable food of which is currently the majority. Familiars however filled the gap that many thought pets would take, as skill/combat aids and beasts of burden, leaving pets largely ignored for lack of any ability.

As part of an update on 19 December 2012, pets will no longer run away as a result of hunger, with the exception of pet cats.

TriviaEdit

  • Initially, players could have mature God birds of differing Gods. Jagex limited God bird ownership to one bird for a time, but with the introduction of the Menagerie, it became possible to own all three God birds at once.
  • Zamorak hawks and Saradomin Owls will prevent warriors from said allegiances attacking you while in the God Wars Dungeon. This can be extremely useful for players who do not wish to be forced to wear a particular armour showing allegiance to said groups.
  • Eek, the reward for completing the 2009 Hallowe'en Event, could be considered the first pet allowed to Non-members. However, because Eek won't follow you, she could be considered similar to a Pet rock or Pet fish. Eek can also be put into the menagerie, where the player has the option to 'Interact' with her, resulting in the same dialogue.
  • Players originally had a limit on the number of pets they could own. This started with 2 pets of different types at level 1 Summoning, along with 2 more for every ten levels starting at level 11. However, the limit on different types of pets was removed on 16 January 2012.
  • Prior to the introduction of Summoning, the only pets in Gielinor were cats, fish and pet rocks.
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