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Heron chathead

The heron is a skilling pet that can be obtained while training Fishing. The chances of getting it are dependent on the player's Fishing level, and the time it takes to gather a resource.

When a player receives the pet a message in the chatbox appears (You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.) and it will automatically try to appear as their follower.

When fishing, the pet is prioritised over the resource gathered. For example, if there is one last inventory space while fishing, and the player already has a pet following them, the pet will appear in the inventory, while the fish will drop to the ground.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.

Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. Should the pet be lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.

Drop rateEdit

Shown below are the base chances of receiving a heron[1].

A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in X - (Y * 25), where X is the base chance and Y is the player's Fishing level. The only exception is the Fishing Trawler, which is always a flat 1/5,000 regardless of level.[2]

Fish Base chance
Shrimp/Anchovies 435,165
Karambwanji 528,000
Big net fishing 382,609
Trout/salmon 461,808
Pike 305,792
Rainbow fish 137,739
Tuna/Swordfish 128,885
Lobsters 116,129
Monkfish 138,583
Karambwans 170,874
Leaping trout
Leaping salmon
Leaping sturgeon
Sharks 82,243
Fishing Trawler minigame 5,000
Anglerfish 78,649
Dark crabs 149,434
Sacred eels 99,000


  • Heron: Hop inside my mouth if you want to live!
  • Player: I'm not falling for that... I'm not a fish! I've got more foresight than that.

Trivia Edit

  • The dialogue between the heron and the player is likely a nod to a similar quote in the Disney Pixar film Finding Nemo.


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