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Sand Kitten

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 


Claws at the enemy, dealing 330.96 to 496.44 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 


Pounces the enemy, dealing 334 Beast damage plus 157 Beast damage if the user strikes first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage and reduces the target's next attack by 50%.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the target, dealing 197 Beast damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage.

If the user kills an enemy with Devour, they restore 591 health.


Devour continues for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces your speed by 30% and increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 150%.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Tanaris — Kalimdor
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I had NO idea I had gotten so lucky!  Right after pet battles were introduced, I was hunting for a rare Infinite Whelpling outside the Caverns of Time.  While waiting for them to respawn I flew out a ways and started battling other wild pets.  When I saw my first Sand Kitten, which was also a rare, and trapped it.  Today I find out he is an S/S.  He has been my go-to pet since I first caught him.  VERY effective pet.  Great self healing.

Apr 15, 2015 at 10:30pm | Edits: 1 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 347 Compare collections | Score: 1614
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Wow, talk about an underrated pet!! Cats have an awesome self-heal, and in fact, it's much better than another of my favorite pets, Chrominius, who only heals for 249. Cats heal for about 444 if you time Devour to kill the mob. I start with Rake, then Claw if the pet isn't low enough to kill with Devour, which hits twice. I frequently find my cat at 100% health at the end of the fight because of its strong heal. (My various cats are S/S)

Mar 6, 2015 at 2:34pm | Edits: 0 | Sisters of Elune-US | Pets: 630 Compare collections | Score: 3498
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Cought it as a secondary in south western Tanaris, no sandstorm needed, was night though.

Feb 28, 2015 at 8:46pm | Edits: 0 | Nordrassil-EU | Pets: 439 Compare collections | Score: 2049
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Caught rare as a secondary to a desert spider north of Gadgetzan. 

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:57pm | Edits: 0 | Cairne-US | Pets: 549 Compare collections | Score: 2772
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These can be a bit tricky to find around Tanaris. I only saw one roaming, but most of the time I would find a couple with other pets. That was the easiet route to get one for me.

Jun 7, 2014 at 2:07pm | Edits: 0 | Auchindoun-US | Pets: 274 Compare collections | Score: 1230
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First one I found was a rare. Second to a Gold Beetle.

Apr 15, 2014 at 4:33pm | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-US | Pets: 498 Compare collections | Score: 2243
Top RaterDeadlycurves 
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8 hours spent battling in tanaris and still no rare sand kitten, have no longer got any pets below 7th level though and picked up 2 critter and 1 beast battlestones in the hunt so far, ah well this weekend the hunt will continue again.

Mar 23, 2014 at 7:26pm | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3443
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LOL! Flying around Tanaris after battling a few pets I tabbed out of game to bounce here and check since the map said they were found all over the zone after reading all the comments I figure that I might run across one as a secondary during another pet battle so I tab back into game planning to start battling every pet I run across in hopes of getting a pretty kitty and holy smokes.. there's one circling right underneath my drake. LOL. Just a common, but I"ll take it. 10:37am  on Eonar.

Mar 5, 2014 at 10:39am | Edits: 0 | Eonar-US | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2649
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I need this pet for the crazy for cats achievement found was as a secondary with a  spider. It was rare over the moon ..

Mar 2, 2014 at 3:46pm | Edits: 2 | Thunderhorn-EU | Pets: 453 Compare collections | Score: 2158
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Found as a primary, uncommon S/S, 43 66 Tanaris, secondary was an UC Gold Beetle. 


Quite happy as I've been waiting for a sandstorm for ages to get this lil kitty. Now to start poking around for a rare!

Feb 23, 2014 at 8:28pm | Edits: 1 | Thrall-US | Pets: 153 Compare collections | Score: 597
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This pet should be rated much higher as a rare S/S.  It can be used to singlehandedly power level pets in the area near BMAH, and it wrecks any critter pretty much anywhere.  Devour lets it get 1/3+ of its HP back every kill if played at the right time, Rake is awesome opener, and it usually gets first attack as S/S.

Dec 30, 2013 at 12:31am | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-US | Pets: 611 Compare collections | Score: 2850
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I had seen one as primary in this area before. I was in the area and the sand was blowing, so I thought I would check it again. 51 80, primary, rare. Thank you.

Dec 15, 2013 at 1:13am | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2768
Site MVPChromie 
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Sitting there at 4am, really tired just leveling lowbies while wating for a sandstorm, mindlessly spamming my kun-lai runts rampage to put an end to those critters, looks up and realise that it has a blue SS sand kitten with it...i think *YAY*...kun-lai runt thinks *smash*...i named him Hodor after that cus hes so stupid.

Watch out for the several-round abilitys should u be tunnelvisioning as i did

Aug 19, 2013 at 10:59am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-EU | Pets: 741 Compare collections | Score: 4430
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i found my rare as a 2nd with a sea gull on small island SE of cavern of time. there's a little gnome on the island. sorry forgot to check coordinates

Aug 4, 2013 at 10:20pm | Edits: 0 | Sen'jin-US | Pets: 566 Compare collections | Score: 3283
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Tbh ive hunted this pet for a rare specimen for a long time battling all pets in the entire zone and my two theories are

1: irl many desert creatures are nocturnal and ive noticed the % rate of getting sandy kitty as 2nd pet is way higher after midnight server than daytime.

2: description says kept as pets once from trolls and i tend to see the kitty as secondary much more often close to troll ruins in the south.

the gadgetzan theory some mention hasnt worked for me.

Based on 40h+hunt 

Aug 1, 2013 at 7:31pm | Edits: 0 | Grim Batol-EU | Pets: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2850
Top RaterTenshiame 
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Found one as primary in western tanaris, it was uncommon and came with a rare gold beetle. First time I saw one as a primary.

Jun 1, 2013 at 4:00am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 593 Compare collections | Score: 3072
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I've never seen one as a primary.  Caught my rare with a rattle snake northwest of Valley of the Watchers. (Slightly above where the V is on the map.)  Hellscreem 3:05 AM CST.


Update:  What do you know.  They do exist.  LOL  I just saw one SW of Gagetzan.  It was a rare.

Feb 11, 2013 at 4:10am | Edits: 2 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 429 Compare collections | Score: 2258
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These wander around... not many... but they are there... most of the sand kittens you'll see will be a secondary figther to another pet... so click on everything you see..


There does NOT have to be a sandstorm for these to spawn... thats the silithid hatchling...


Been on this for ages.. seen tons of poors, commons and uncommon... but no rares so fare... so still hunting..

Jan 5, 2013 at 2:36am | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-EU | Pets: 617 Compare collections | Score: 3263
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after looking around and "piggy backing" other captures, i found 2 sand kittens wandering, and got one grey, and an uncommon stinkbug, the other kitten i found wandering was a rare :)


which is great cause i love rares and cats :)

found around the broken pillar. in tanaris 52.50

Dec 6, 2012 at 10:50pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 689 Compare collections | Score: 3931
Top RaterMalhado 
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I got mine as second pet while fighting a Stinkbug.

Nov 25, 2012 at 2:54am | Edits: 0 | Goldrinn-US | Pets: 486 Compare collections | Score: 2555
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Originally bred by the Sandfury trolls as pets, these feral and savage felines prowl the deserts of Tanaris.
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