God bird

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Zamorak hawk chathead.png
Guthix raptor chathead.png
Saradomin owl chathead.png

A god bird refers to three different birds: the Zamorak hawk, Guthix raptor, and Saradomin owl. The birds are pets that can be grown at level 70 Summoning from a bird's egg. The three stages of growth are 'chick', 'bird' and the mature bird (the final hawk, raptor, or owl form). After incubation, a god bird will automatically be added to the Pet interface and players may select all three maturity stages without the need to feed and grow their bird.

The fully-grown Zamorak hawk and Saradomin owl will prevent warriors of their respective gods from attacking the player in the God Wars Dungeon. The Guthix raptor does not provide protection from any faction.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Bird's nest (red egg) detail.png
Bird's nest (green egg) detail.png
Bird's nest (blue egg) detail.png

A bird's nest has about a 1 in 25 chance of containing a bird's egg through either the Kingdom Management activity, a random drop from Woodcutting, or a reward from an Evil tree. The colour of the egg indicates which bird will hatch from it: blue for Saradomin, green for Guthix, red for Zamorak, and black for Raven, although it is not considered a god bird.

Old Growth System[edit | edit source]

Before an update on 1 February 2021, the birds used to have a specific growth system.

Except when using a Menagerie in a player-owned house, a player could only have one hatched god bird at a time (at any stage of maturity); however, a player could have multiple bird's eggs without restriction. When a god bird was grown to maturity, placing it in the menagerie allowed the player to start incubating an egg for another type of god bird.

To start the Growth a player would right click and drop the bird.

In both maturity stages, god birds would grow 10% by the time they were at 100% hunger. Therefore the minimum amount of food required to fully grow a god bird was 18: nine ground fishing bait and nine fishing bait. Players could feed at 100% hunger nine times per maturity stage to bring the bird to 90% growth. The god bird would then reach 100% in hunger and growth at the same time, at which point hunger would reset and a new growth stage would start.

Types[edit | edit source]

Type Egg Chick Bird Mature
Zamorak hawk Bird's egg (red).png Zamorak chick pet.png Zamorak bird pet.png Zamorak hawk pet.png
Guthix raptor Bird's egg (green).png Guthix chick pet.png Guthix bird pet.png Guthix raptor pet.png
Saradomin owl Bird's egg (blue).png Saradomin chick pet.png Saradomin bird pet.png Saradomin owl pet.png

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 1 March 2021 (Update):
    • After some feedback, the Ninjas have given the Saradomin, Zamorak, and Guthix god bird pets some Agility lessons. These follower pets will now follow behind the player at a faster speed.
  • ninja 1 February 2021 (Update):
    • The Saradomin owl, Zamorak hawk and Guthix raptor have been converted from object pets to interface pets.
      • If you own these god-birds already you will unlock them upon next log in - otherwise, they can be obtained by taking the egg from an incubator.
      • All three growth stages will become available on unlock.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • The god familiars (Zamorak hawk, etc) will now provide the same protection as god-related items while in God Wars.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before an update removed the ability, players could have multiple god birds in their bank at the same time.
  • Although called raptors, the term raptor applies to any bird of prey apart from the owls.