Cat training medal

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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 Evil Dave's basement, where Hell-Rats may be caught to obtain spices for making spicy stew. These stews can be useful when attempting to get a +5 stat boost in specific skills, which allows players to complete quests and achievement diaries at lower levels than with most other methods. Aside from that, the basement contains a very high density of rats, making it easy to catch rats continuously. After catching 100 rats to earn the medal, players can revert their cat to its normal look by using a bucket of milk on it, or by talking to Doris.

Varrock sewers has a high density of normal rats, useful for quick training.

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!

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
29 March 2004
(update)

The item became permanently available with the launch of RuneScape 2.

Date unknown

The item became obtainable in the RuneScape 2 Beta.

1 December 2003
(update)

The item was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta cache.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.