A cat training medal is an item worn in the neck slot that members can obtain by having their cat or kitten catch 100 rats (Hell-Rats are included), and then talking to Gertrude in Varrock. This item has no effect when worn, and is only for show. If players lose or drop their training medal, they may talk to Gertrude to get another one.
The cat must catch the rats before it turns into an overgrown cat, which cannot hunt vermin. Players who only have these must buy another kitten from Gertrude, or those who have done the Ratcatchers quest can train their cat into a wily one. Note that training overgrown cats in to wily cat resets the rat kill counter to zero.
One of the best places to catch rats is in West Ardougne. On the north side of the city, players can enter a small house containing an anvil, where there should be two rats inside. The most effective strategy is to close the door, trapping the rats inside. The rats respawn very quickly and are confined to a small place, so there is a higher and faster chance of successful catches.
Alternative places to hunt rats include the Hazeel Cult hideout, Varrock Sewers, Lumbridge Castle, and Evil Dave's basement where Hell-Rats may be caught to obtain spices for making spicy stew.
Kittens have a low chance of catching rats, so it is recommended to wait until your kitten has grown into a cat before you try to catch rats. Additionally, a wily cat will not count if you already have a normal cat!
- Tiadeche and Jiminua, residents of Tai Bwo Wannai, appear to be wearing these medals.
- Even though the inventory icon of the amulet is coloured grey, when worn, the tail is blue.
- When killing rats to get a medal, your character will congratulate your cat after 10, 50, and 100 kills, meaning you won't need to keep track of your kills. At 100, the player says, "incredible puss! That's 100 rodents caught!"
- The amulet itself resembles a sardine.