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Whiskers the Rat

Whiskers the Rat
Whiskers the Rat
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World Event: Children's Week

Quest: A Warden of the Alliance/Horde [10]

Rat Cage
Rat Cage
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Grooms face, sniffs air, and wanders around. Also flips over and plays dead (rare).
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Vocalizations (on-click)

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Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Quest: A Warden of the Alliance/Horde (10)

World Event: Children's Week

Whiskers the Rat

Rat Cage

Item Level 1

Binds when picked up


Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss Whiskers the rat.

This pet is chosen among four vanity pets as a reward after completing a chain of Children's Week quests. These quests may be accessed by characters level 10+. See the Guide to Children's Week for a detailed walkthrough of this chain. Other rewards for the final quest include Mr. Wiggles, Speedy, and Scooter the Snail. Collecting all four pets on the same character is possible (over the course of four years) since the quests are repeatable each year.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Poisons the target for 118 Beast damage every round for 6 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.


Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.

Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage on the first round, 295 Critter on the second round, and 413 Critter on the third round.


Opponents struck by the stampede take 50% increased damage for 2 rounds.


Stampede continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Critter damage.


Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid


Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Orgrimmar — Kalimdor
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Top RaterUnknownhand 
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A fun little rat with a bit more health then normal and a middle of the road attack and speed base. While I don't use him as much in PVP, i do think his animations are quite amusing.

Nov 20, 2015 at 11:49am | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
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I beg to differ, Breanni. Whiskers the rat was the first Children's Week pet I got and I had him out EVERYWHERE. To all pet collectors out there enjoying Winter Veil or any other holiday, Happy Holidays.
Dec 17, 2011 at 10:52am | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 414 Compare collections | Score: 1766
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I picked Whiskers as my first Children's week pet because I used to have pet rats too. :) He has a lot of personality and is fun to have out. And as others have said, he's fun for annoying people in dungeons when they keep trying to kill him and get confused when they can't attack him, lol.
May 14, 2011 at 10:13pm | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-us | Pets: 484 Compare collections | Score: 2198
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I noticed today, if you're on your seahorse mount in the deep see, whiskers will start leaving trails behind him or if you stop he'll skid and leave a trail of sand.
Dec 21, 2010 at 10:37pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-us | Pets: 666 Compare collections | Score: 3621
Top RaterFrancella 
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On my main, have this pet along wiith the other ones, but this is the only pet I have on my druid. I love how they look together, especially the balck cat and the white rat. I always take out this pet on my druid becuase my druid loves Whiskers! =D
Aug 18, 2010 at 4:23am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 3027
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Very adorable, and I noticed that even though its very easy to get at the children's week, its classified as rare, which usually means hard to get. Not many people on this website have this pet, even though it could be one of the cooler one out of Mr. Wiggles or Speedy.
May 29, 2010 at 5:06pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 527 Compare collections | Score: 2283
Top RaterSmokie 
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Whiskers was my very first WoW pet, I had chosen him because at the time I was owned by two real-life pet rats and wanted a similar companion ingame. Would love to see more pet rat models in the future with hooded or spotted markings similar to those of real rat pets, in the meantime this little guy still remains one of my absolute favorites!
Oct 8, 2009 at 5:22am | Edits: 0 | Blackwing Lair-us | Pets: 903 Compare collections | Score: 5401
Top RaterPhaedra 
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Whiskers is one of the most active non-combat pets. He's always wandering around a little, standing up and sniffing, and doing a backflip, missing the landing, and playing dead. Plus, he looks hilarious chasing after druids in kitty form.
Sep 27, 2009 at 12:17pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-us | Pets: 1068 Compare collections | Score: 7117
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A clever tactician, Whiskers will feign death to fool predators and bill collectors.
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