Pets are a cool feature in OSRS but aren’t exactly easy to get hold of.
So far, you might have racked up plenty of OSRS gold, wielding a Twisted Bow and have all the items that you need to face whatever is put in front of you. So what’s missing? Perhaps the opportunity for you to get a pet has passed you by in the game so far. If that’s the case, then here are the pets that you can get, and what you need to do to get them.
How to Get an OSRS Pet
You will find that bosses drop a lot of pets, or you can get them through skilling. There are some that are much easier for you to get a hold of than others. So if you have been looking to find easier pets to get, then we will list a few here that aren’t too hard to get.
For example, you can get the pet Kraken from killing the Kraken boss. It has a 1/3000 drop rate, which may sound pretty low. However, this is a good boss for you to take on if you don’t want to have to buy OSRS gold. It is an effective way of making money since the boss is easy for you to kill.
Another easy boss to get a pet from is the baby Mole, which you need to kill the Giant Mole for if you are to get the pet. The drop rate is the same as the Kraken at 1/3000. You could always opt for the Chompy Chick instead, which you can get if you kill Chompy Birds in the game. They aren’t hard to take down, and you have a nearly 80% chance of getting one if you have six hours to spare killing them.
At lower odds is the Hellpuppy pet, which you can grab from a drop from Cerberus. Spending 10 hours killing Cerberus grants you a 11.9% chance of getting your own puppy. Not only that, but you will need to get your slayer level up to 91 to fight it in the first place. That said, like the Kraken, it’s a great way to make OSRS GP, so you won’t have to find OSRS gold for sale.
You could try and get the Venenatis Spiderling as well from the Venenatis. Killing one of these every 200 seconds will give you a nearly 13% chance of getting one, if you are able to do so for 10 hours. The 1/2000 odds might be better than others, but they will still require a lot of time and effort for you to get.
About Your Pet
So once you get a pet, you will notice that it will try to appear as a follower to you. You will see a message appear about you feeling like you’re being followed. Make sure that your inventory isn’t full and you don’t already have a follower for it to work.
When players die that have a pet following them, your pet will be dropped. You need to ensure that you are going to have your pet as a part of your inventory that is protected from death. Otherwise, it roams the area for half a minute then disappears. You won’t be able to pick the pet up again either, regardless of whether you are able to get there in time.
The last thing that you want to do is end up losing your pet having worked so hard to get it. Thankfully, there is a way for you to ensure your pet is in the game. That said, it is going to cost you a lot of OSRS gold. Specifically, you will need to fork out 5,00,000 OSRS GP to insure them. To do so, you need to head over and visit Probita. If you want to reclaim your pet that isn’t insured, then it will cost you 1,000,000 OSRS GP.
Overall, the pets that you can get in Old School Runescape don’t really do all that much. In fact, they are merely in your possession for aesthetic purposes. That being said, they are still a great addition to OSRS. If anything, they are a very rare OSRS item for you to show off to your peers if you do manage to get a pet of your own. It just depends on how much time you are willing to put into getting one for yourself. If you do want your own companion, then the choices listed in this article are amongst the easier for you to get in the entire game.
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