For other kinds of cats, see cat (disambiguation).
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Nicknames None
Released 28 July 2003 (Update)
Quest item No
Members item Yes
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 1gp
Low alch 0gp
Shop price 100gp - Gertrude
Sale price 0gp
Examine purrr

A kitten is a reward received upon completing the Gertrude's Cat quest. It is a pet that will grow into a cat if well taken care of. At which point, it can optionally be traded for death runes in West Ardougne if the player chooses to do so.

Additional kittens may be purchased from Gertrude, west of Varrock, for 100 coins each.


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Maturing kittens

The time it takes for a kitten to mature into a cat is dependent on the player's activity, going from around 30 minutes when they are constantly moving to above 7 hours when they are barely doing anything. If they choose an activity such as Fishing, it will take roughly 2 hours for the kitten to grow.

During that time, your kitten will demand attention and food. Failure to provide either will result in the kitten running away. The indication your kitten wants either food or attention is when it says: miaow!. If you ignore your kitten's call for food, you will receive the final message: you hear a loud meow your kitten is really hungry before it runs off to look for food. It will not return after it has run away. Kittens are picky eaters and will only eat certain things, as shown in the table below.

For attention, you can use the kitten's "Stroke" option or use a ball of wool with it.

Things kittens will eat

Image Item
Milk Milk
Raw Shrimp Raw Shrimp
Raw Sardine Raw Sardine
Seasoned Sardine Seasoned Sardine
Sardine Sardine
Raw Herring Raw Herring
Raw Anchovies Raw Anchovies
Raw Trout Raw Trout
Trout Trout
Raw Salmon Raw salmon
Raw Tuna Raw tuna
Tuna Tuna

Obtaining multiple kittens

A good trick to obtain kittens quickly is to fill up your entire inventory, preferably with junk or worthless items, before you talk to Gertrude. When you buy a new kitten, the kitten falls to the floor, allowing you to purchase up to 4 kittens. Drop 4 of your junk items, and then retrieve the kittens. There is also a bank nearby in west Varrock, so you can bank the kittens and go back for your items if you wish.

NOTE: Only one kitten will grow at a time, so you are best off banking the other kittens.

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