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Cats are common pets that can follow the player. In order to obtain a pet cat, a player must complete the Gertrude's Cat quest, after which Gertrude will give them a kitten as part of the reward. After three hours, the kitten will grow into a pet cat.

Any colour of cat can be turned into a generic Hellcat by chasing the hell-rats in Evil Dave's basement, or morphed back into its original colour by feeding it a bucket of milk.

Cats may be spoken to with a Catspeak amulet, or without it after partial completion of Dragon Slayer II. After Icthlarin's Little Helper, an extra dialogue option is added which allows the player to review some events of the quest.

Players can interact with their cat in a number of ways, via right-clicking the cat and selecting Interact-with. Stroking a cat requires no items. However, if players wish to play with their cat, they must use a ball of wool on it. This will not use up the ball of wool, which will stay in the player's inventory. A cat can also catch rats via the Chase-vermin option with a success rate of 50%. Players can shoo away their kitten from the Interact-with menu using the Shoo-away option.

A cat walking.

After a further 2–3 hours of having your cat following you, it will become an Overgrown cat. If you allow your cat to become overgrown, you will be able to take a new kitten from Gertrude, saving trips to West Ardougne if deemed tedious.

Players can sell their regular, overgrown, wily and lazy cats to civilians in West Ardougne in the southwestern area of the city for 100 death runes (20,800). This increases to 200 death runes (41,600) with the easy Ardougne achievement diary reward. Use the pet cat on the civilian in order to make the trade. Hellcats do not need to be transformed back to normal cats before being traded in.

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