Cat training medal
Cat training medal
Release date 28 July 2003 (Update)
Members only Yes
High Alch 210 coins
Low Alch 140 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price Not sold
Weight 0 kg
Drop Rate Unknown edit
Drops From Unknown edit
For feline training expertise.

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 west 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 Sewer, 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!

Hover over image for type Cat training medal equipped
A player wearing a cat training medal.
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Neck slotlist

+0 +0 +0% +0


  • Tiadeche and Jiminua, residents of Tai Bwo Wannai, appear to be wearing these medals.
  • Even though the picture 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.