Red Dead Redemption 2 Rat
Class Mammal
Size Small

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Rat can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Small sized Mammal animal. We recommend using a Varmint Rifle or a Repeater to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the Stringy Meat meal from hunting it, Black Rat, Brown Rat. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Rat Locations

Every type of Rat found in RDR2.

Using the best weapons to hunt a Rat in Red Dead 2, will reward you with a Perfect Quality Kill. Since this animal is omnivorous you should use Predator Bait and Herbivore Bait to attract it in the wild.

Rat Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Predator Bait and Herbivore Bait
  • Bow with Small Game Arrow

Regular Rat Locations

    RDR2 Rat Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    Black Rat

    • Black Rats can be found in Saint Denis and other highly populated areas.
    • As omnivores, they scavenge for any scraps they can find, including seeds, leaves, agricultural crops and fungi.
    • Rats can be easily killed or wounded with a Bow with Small Game Arrows.
    • Their meat is stringy but edible, and their skin can be used for crafting.

    Locations where you can find:


    Brown Rat

    • Brown Rats can be found in Armadillo and other densely populated areas.
    • Their omnivorous diet is based on scavenging food, as well as grains, seeds, small mammals and birds.
    • It's considered that a Bow with Small Game Arrows is the most effective way to kill or wound rats.
    • Rat skin can be used for crafting and their stringy meat can be used for cooking.

    Locations where you can find:


    Rat Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Stringy Meat Plain Stringy Meat None None None

    Rat Materials

    The materials you will receive from hunting and skinning an Rat will depend on the animal quality and kill quality.

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Rat Carcass $0.75 Perfect Kill
    Good Rat Carcass $0.45 Good Kill
    Poor Rat Carcass $0.35 Poor Kill
    Perfect Rat Pelt $0.25 Perfect Kill
    Stringy Meat $0.25 Any
    Good Rat Pelt $0.15 Good Kill
    Poor Rat Pelt $0.1 Poor Kill

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Rat Crafting

    What you can make from Rat crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Rat Infantry Hardee Hat $17.00 Perfect Goat Hide, Perfect Rat Pelt x6
    Rat Flat Cap $12.00 Perfect Rat Pelt x10

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description
    Predator Bait – 1x Stringy Meat – 1x Wintergreen, Evergreen, Huckleberry, Raspberry or Blackberry