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 objects may be stored in the bank or inventory, and follow the player when dropped. Other pets are automatically stored in the Customisations 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.
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 a way to show the player's killcount and/or Summoning level.
Caring for pets
When a pet is first obtained, it is in its lowest growth stage and grows 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 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 run away. Once they reach adult stage, they no longer need to be fed.
At 100% growth, the pet matures 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 speeds up their growth significantly.
Pets that hatch from eggs need to be incubated before they hatch, which requires them to be placed in an egg incubator found in the Pet shops in Taverley and Yanille. Players receive a chat box notification when the egg has hatched. Any pet hatched in an incubator remains 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 monkeyspeak 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 'Customisations' interface function differently from other pets. These are separated into five categories: Follower, Legendary, Companion, Boss, and Skilling. These do not need any feeding, although legendary pets can be given treats to make them grow more quickly.
These pets exist as objects. When dropped, they follow the player. If a player dies while their pet is following them, it disappears and the player has to find a new one.
These pets require a specific Summoning level to obtain, as well as other requirements.
These pets do not have Summoning requirements and instead have other requirements.
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|Normal Cat||Cooked and raw fish, or milk|
(only needs to eat as a kitten)
|Gertrude, after completing Gertrude's cat||6|
|- -||Hellcat||Created from a normal cat during or after Recipe for Disaster/Freeing Evil Dave by catching several Hellrats||1|
|- -||Purple Cat||Created from a normal cat by talking to Wendy after completing Swept Away & Purple Cat Miniquest|
|Clockwork cat||Nothing||POH Workshop||1|
|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||Nothing||Askeladden after Fremennik Trials||1|
|Corgi||2012 Diamond Jubilee; Find Minnie Coop's six missing corgis.|
|Sparkles||Wizards' Tower basement during 2011 Christmas Event|
|Eek||Nothing||2009 Hallowe'en event|
|Mackers||(Chocolate) Cake: including 1/3s and 2/3s||2011 Thanksgiving event|
|San'tar spawnling||Nothing||2013 Christmas event||1|
|Fire creature||Nothing||Char's training cave after The Firemaker's Curse (With level 91 Firemaking)||4|
|Baby Troll||Any tradeable item, plus some untradeable items, such as other pets||Obtained from Challenge Mistress Fara||1|
|Freezy||Nothing||Bought with 100 Co-op Slayer points||4|
These pets do not exist as objects. Instead, they are accessed through the 'Pets' tab in the Customisation interface.
Boss pets are generally pets obtained by fighting or achievements that have to do with bosses. Most are drops that unlock the pet, but some, such as the mega ducklings and the Barrows bobbleheads are acquired differently.
|Dojo Mojo||Dojo Mojo pet||Agility|
|Baby Yaga's House||Baby Yaga's House pet||Construction|
Quest and reward pets
|Tiny Lucien||Mahjarrat Memories miniquest||60 Divination|
|Tiny Hazeel||Dishonour among Thieves|
|Tiny Zemouregal||Bought after Dimension of Disaster from Gypsy Aris' Reward Shop||5 silver pennies|
|Tiny Kharshai||Children of Mah quest|
|Tiny Sliske||Sliske's Endgame quest|
|Tiny Death||Auto unlocked after completing 200 reaper assignments|
|Kipple Nano||Heart of Stone quest|
|Crispy the Cabbage||Gower Quest|
|Tim||Talk to Tim|
|Crunchy||Talk to Crunchy|
|Rowena||Broken Home challenge 2|
|Mini-Blink||Rewards trader||95 Dungeoneering, 500,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, defeated Blink once|
|Hope Nibbler||Rewards trader||101 Dungeoneering, 1,000,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, defeated Hope Devourer once|
|Frosty||Rewards trader||99 Summoning, 85 Dungeoneering, 250,000 Dungeoneering Tokens, entered Asgarnian Ice Dungeon resource dungeon once|
|Eddy||Rare drop from the Powerful Edimmu||115 Dungoneering and 90 slayer|
|Penny||Obtained by combining Dark soul, Dark mind and Dark body||Access to shadow creatures in the Amlodd clan district of Prifddinas|
|Goebie||Collect 2,500 Goebie Reputation|
|Sayln the Shark||Tier 5 Prawn Perk from the Prawnbroker||63 Construction|
|Cornellius||Earn 500 training points through the boss assistance system|
|Rover the red dragon||Post quest reward after collecting the first four lamps from Philipe Carnillean after the quest Carnillean Rising||200 QP; Carnillean Rising|
|Spot the black dragon||Post quest reward after collecting the first eight lamps from Philipe Carnillean after the quest Carnillean Rising||400 QP; Carnillean Rising (unobtainable at the moment since max QP is 399)|
|Spirit dragon||Purchase from Boni||25,000 chimes, and 15 taijitu|
|Idol crabletine||Purchase an Idol crabletine token from Boni||2,500 chimes, 3 taijitu, and 2 Golden idols per token|
|Iago||Iago is a pet from The Arc. It can be obtained from Odd Billy on Cyclosis, once the player has found all the birds in the Arc Journal|
|Revenant Pet||A companion pet rewarded from Bounty Hunter. It can be unlocked from the Bounty Hunter & Deathmatch Reward Shop, run by Mandrith in Edgeville, for 4,000 BH points|
|Abyssal hound||Shattered Worlds|
|Aniwisp||Shattered Worlds reward store||900,000 shattered anima|
|Animist||2,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animagu||6,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animawhal||12,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animaroo||23,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animaptor||41,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animasaur||70,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animasaurus||117,700,000 shattered anima|
|Animasaurus rex||175,700,000 shattered anima|
|Squeck||Slimy egg obtainable when fishing in the ports district of Menaphos||Access to Menaphos|
|Jewelled Scarab||Reward for finding all the Jewels of the Elid for the Menaphos journal||Access to Menaphos|
|Magic carpet||A reward for completing the Golden Path Challenge and variants are also rewards for meeting a threshold for district-specific reputation||Access to Menaphos|
|Ishhara||Inspecting a Corrupted egg very rarely found around Menaphos and Sophanem||Access to Menaphos|
|Squidge||Social Slayer reward store||Bought with 50 Co-op Slayer points|
|Runtstable||Social Slayer reward store||Bought with 200 Co-op Slayer points|
|-||Cresbot||Dropped by Automatons as a very rare drop after The World Wakes||The World Wakes|
|Baby Soulgazer||Unlocked via using the Soulgazer's Charm on the portal inside the Stalker dungeon||99 Dishonour among Thieves|
|Phoenix eggling (cute)||Unlocked by choosing 'clap' or 'kick' (for the respective eggling) with the shaking Large egg, a possible drop from Phoenix Lair Distractions and Diversions||72 , 51 , In Pyre Need|
|Phoenix eggling (mean)|
|Clover||Unlocked by using a mossy rock on the headless moss golem in the The Lost Grove||None|
|Vinny||Possible drop after completing the Wisps of the Grove Distractions and Diversion in The Lost Grove||None|
|Blue||Treasure Trails Reward Shop||Bought with 2,500 Treasure Trail points|
|Effy||Possible drop from opening dragonkin lamps after Rebuilding Edgeville||Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Rebuilding Edgeville|
|Perdita||Merethiel||Claimed after having accumulated 1,000 total killcount at Solak|
|Blightbound lasher||Purple mushroom|
Holiday and event pets
Treasure Hunter promotions and exclusive pets
|Sq'irks the parrot||Treasure Hunter|
|Hype train||Treasure Hunter|
|Pirate sheep||Treasure Hunter/Promotions (Talk Like A Pirate Day 2014)||3,000 doubloons|
|Saradomin Banner||Turn in credits for the Saradomin faction during the 2015 Astromancer outfit promotion||750 Astromancer credits|
|Zamorak Banner||Turn in credits for the Zamorak faction during the 2015 Astromancer outfit promotion||750 Astromancer credits|
|Armadyl Banner||Turn in credits for the Armadyl faction during the 2015 Astromancer outfit promotion||750 Astromancer credits|
|Godless Banner||Turn in credits for the Godless faction during the 2015 Astromancer outfit promotion||750 Astromancer credits|
|Helps||Valentine's Day Treasure Hunter promotion 2016||1,000 Valentine's petals|
|Pet of Seasons||Pet of Seasons (Treasure hunter)||Win token or combine all 4 season pets (spring, summer, autumn, winter)|
|Mimic||Treasure Hunter and rare drop from the Giant Mimic|
|Twitching orb||Unlocked by watching a LootScape-enabled livestream on for the first time|
|Treborn||Unlocked by talking with either Diango or Ianto about recalling memories, and entering the code '0800488449' from 8 to 22 January 2017|
|Howie||Treasure Hunter Tribal Trials promotion||Use tribal pet token|
|Tomb gorilla||Treasure Hunter Boneyard promotion||Use Tomb gorilla pet token|
|Forsaken graahk||Treasure Hunter Boneyard promotion||Use Forsaken graahk pet token|
|Joseph||Treasure Hunter Rainbow's End promotion||Use Rainbow pet token|
Solomon's General Store pets
Summoning your pet
All Solomon's General Store pets are accessed and customized through the pet interface. This interface can be accessed via two ways: by right-clicking the summoning icon on the action bar and selecting "pet interface," or by opening the customisations interface and selecting the "pets" tab. Pets can also be summoned without entering the pet interface by right-clicking the summoning icon on the action bar and selecting "summon pet."
Renaming your pet
All Solomon's General Store pets can be renamed via the pet interface. Currently, the legendary and companion pets can be renamed to one of the following names:
|Available pet names|
|Mr Stampy||Ms Punchy||Ms Stampy||Nemea||Nibbles|
Recolouring your pet
Most legendary pets and some companion pets have the option to be recoloured on certain parts of their model.
Companion pets may have 16 colour variations and no growth stages. Most companion pets have a unique emote that can be performed by interacting with it by right-clicking the Summoning icon on the action bar (near the minimap in legacy interfaces). Companion pets are also able to override familiars.
|Golden chinchompa||Solomon's General Store|| Free:|
|Fimberzizz|| Members Only:|
|Vorago shard|| Free:|
|Elvis Pressie|| Free:|
|Drakefire Warship|| Free:|
|Brightflame ancient|| Free:|
|Zenn|| Members Only:|
|Repentant beast|| Free:|
|Repentant ogre|| Free:|
|Biscuit|| Part of the Nautilus Pack|
|Bloodpouncer||Available with Game Card promotions, the Gold premier club in 2013 and the Premier Club reward token||N/A|
|Skypouncer||Solomon's General Store|| Free:|
|Dragon Wolf|| Free:|
|Warborn behemoth|| Free:|
|Prototype colossus|| Free:|
|Rory the Reindeer|| Free:|
|Shadow Drake|| Free:|
|Fire Drake|| Free:|
|Shadow Gorilla|| Free:|
|Jungle Gorilla|| Free:|
|Prime colossus||Twitch Prime promotion in April 2017||N/A|
|Fire Lycan||PC Gamer Club promotion in September 2017||N/A|
|Water lycan||Paid RunePass||N/A|
Legendary pets have several unique abilities, described below. Pets in the baby stage can have one active ability, adolescent pets can have two, and adult pets can have three. Abilities can be switched out at any time unless that ability is on cooldown. Active abilites are switched via the pet interface by clicking on the "Abilities" button at the bottom right corner.
Life Saver, Slayer Finisher, Repair Item and Fertiliser are not available for Ironman accounts.
|Forage||The pet can randomly forage items when they are summoned. This can also be triggered actively. The foraged item is always one of the following:|
|Banking||The pet is able to take an item to your bank; they can take one item every 10 minutes, and a stack of noted items are banked all at once. The pet's ability to bank does not work beyond level 1 Wilderness. If one just crosses the Wilderness wall (and the Wilderness level display does not actually appear; thus can be considered "Wilderness level 0") and does not walk north, then the pet's banking ability still can be used.|
|Scavenge|| The pet is able to scavenge dropped items from the moment it is obtained. To access the scavenge feature, 'Interact' with the pet and select 'Convenience', then select 'Scavenge'. When scavenge is selected, a menu interface will appear; the pet will automatically collect charms, but is able to pick up other items too. You can make the pet scavenge: Gold, Runes & Talismans, Herbs & Seeds, Weapons, Armour, Metal Bars & Ore, Bones & Ashes, Raw & Cooked food and Miscellaneous.
The pet will only pick up one item from a slain enemy; if an enemy drops two or more items, the pet will only pick up one. The pet will not always pick up items after a kill. There is a chance that the item picked up by the pet will appear in your bank rather than being in your inventory. This ability has a cooldown of 10 seconds.
To deactivate scavenge, 'interact' with your pet, select 'convenience' and select 'Heel'.
|Life Saver||Your pet will save you from death, as per a ring of life. This does not work in PvP areas and has a two-hour cooldown (logged-in time).|
|Slayer Finisher||Your pet will automatically finish off Slayer monsters that usually require an item, saving you an inventory slot.|
|Item Repair||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||Using a Beast of Burden familiar pouch on the pet allows it to act as a version of that familiar with 10,600 life points and the same time limit. Using multiple pouches on the pet lets you extend the time for up to two hours. Unlike most Beasts of Burden, legendary pets do not use Summoning points. This ability cannot be used in the Wilderness.|
|High Level Alchemy||Once per 10 minutes, use an item on your pet to convert it to coins, as per the High Alchemy spell. This requires 55 Magic, but does not need runes and gives no experience.|
|Fertiliser||Every hour (of logged in time), the pet can be interacted to spawn pet droppings. It can be picked up for six buckets of compost or supercompost if the player is on a member's world. It also has a 1 in 10,000 chance of spawning Mod Daze's homework or Mod Dolan's rubber duck.|
All legendary pets have three stages of growth - baby, adolescent, and adult. 900 pet points are required for a legendary pet to reach the adolescent state, and a further 1500 points for it to reach the adult stage. A pet will take approximately 15 hours to reach the adolescent stage and an additional 25 hours to reach the adult stage.
This time can be halved by "playing" with your pet by making it do one of its two emotes. It appears that while the pet is with you, it generates its own pet points up to a cap of 30 points. When this cap is reached, simply making the pet do an emote will allow you to retrieve the generated points, making it possible to raise the pet in half the time. The legendary pets generate their own points that you obtain through doing their emotes. The rate is around a point a minute meaning if you do an emote every 5 minutes, you will get roughly 5 points each time on average. However, the rate at which the pet points are generated is unpredictable; your pet could generate 2 pet points in one minute or no points after several minutes. Also, if you do one pet emote per day, you will get only 30 pet points since you have reached the cap of 30.
Companion and Follower pets do not grow, nor can they be fed.
Each pet from the store has individual emotes. See their individual pages for details.
Legendary pets are able to override familiars.
Use and reception
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.
- Initially, players could have mature god birds of differing gods. God bird ownership was initially limited 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 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.
- On 5 December 2016, a bug allowed multiple pets to be summonable. A hotfix made right-clicking pets without owners to be deleted.
- The pet name "Nuke" may be a reference to the pet cat in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
- When attempting to rename or recolour an interface pet while the options are locked for them the messages "This pet can not be renamed." and "This pet cannot be recoloured" will respectively be shown in the chatbox. These messages can only be seen through exploiting a bug in the Customisations interface.