Penguin (pet)

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This article is about penguins as a pet. For other uses, see Penguin (disambiguation).
For the baby penguin pet, see Sheldon the Penguin.

Penguins are pets obtained from penguin eggs that have been incubated in an incubator at a pet shop. Incubation requires level 30 Summoning, however level 40 Summoning is required to understand the pet. Penguin eggs can be obtained for free by talking to the Penguin keeper at the Ardougne Zoo. On average, the eggs take around 2 hours of logged-in time to hatch once put in the incubator. When taken from the incubator, the player receives the message "There is a newborn baby penguin here!"

Penguin pets are available in three colours: grey, brown, and blue. The colour of the penguin that hatches from an incubated penguin egg will be the first colour that the player has not yet unlocked. When summoning the pet via the Customisation interface, players may choose to summon either the baby or adult version. As they are "interface" pets, baby penguins do not require food or time to grow.

Colour Baby Adult
Chathead NPC Chathead NPC
Grey Baby penguin (grey) chathead.png Baby penguin (grey) pet.png Penguin (grey) chathead.png Penguin (grey) pet.png
Brown Baby penguin (brown) chathead.png Baby penguin (brown) pet.png Penguin (brown) chathead.png Penguin (brown) pet.png
Blue Baby penguin (blue) chathead.png Baby penguin (blue) pet.png Penguin (blue) chathead.png Penguin (blue) pet.png

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 17 January 2022 (Update):
    • The original Penguin pets have been converted to follower pets on the Pets interface.
      • Incubating Penguin Eggs will unlock these pets in order of grey, brown, and then blue (depending on what you've already unlocked).
      • Growth stages can be toggled within the interface.
      • Players who lost a Penguin before this update can reclaim it from a Pet Shop owner.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Fully grown penguins will slide on their bellies when taken to snowy or icy climates.
  • Pet penguins are the offspring of the devious penguins from Cold War and they have been revealed as part of the plot line in Postbag from the Hedge 35.
  • When taken to the iceberg from Cold War, the baby penguin will repeat one word: "Slide!". This is a reference to the novel (and adapted movie) "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahinuk.
  • There is a minor glitch when you take a grey penguin into a fish flingers competition. After the competition ends and you're warped to the main area, the penguin remains in the competition area. Then, when you call your pet to meet you, it will start to walk around on its own until called again.
  • Even though you speak to penguins throughout Cold War, a summoning level of 40 is required to understand a pet penguin.
  • When talking to your pet penguin, it will sometimes ask to go to the zoo. It will do this even when it is inside the Penguin enclosure at Ardougne Zoo.