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Herbi is a pet obtained from hunting herbiboars found in Fossil Island's Mushroom Forest. There is a 1/6,500 chance to receive the pet after the player harvests the herbs from the herbiboar.

When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.

However, if a player receives a pet while having a follower out (for example, a cat), it will be placed into their inventory. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack. If a players inventory is full and they have a follower already, they will not receive the pet.

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.


Dialogue 1

  • Player: Are you hungry?
  • Herbi: That depends, what have you got?
  • Player: I'm sure I could knock you up a decent salad.
  • Herbi: I'm actually an insectivore.
  • Player: Oh, but your name suggests that-
  • Herbi: I think you'll find I didn't name myself, you humans and your silly puns.
  • Player: No need to PUNish us for our incredible wit.
  • Herbi: Please. Stop.

Dialogue 2

  • Player: Have your herbs died?
  • Herbi: These old things? I guess they've dried up... I'm getting old and I need caring for. I've chosen you to do that by the way.
  • Player: Oh fantastic! I guess I'll go shell out half a million coins to keep you safe then, what superb luck!
  • Herbi: I could try the next person if you'd prefer?
  • Player: I'm just joking you old swine!

Dialogue 3

  • Player: So you live in a hole? I would've thought Boars are surface dwelling mammals.
  • Herbi: Well, I'm special! I bore down a little so I'm nice and cosy with my herbs exposed to the sun, it's all very interesting.
  • Player: Sounds rather... Boring!
  • Herbi: How very original...

Dialogue 4

  • Player: Tell me... do you like Avacado?[sic]
  • Herbi: I'm an insectivore, but even if I wasn't I'd hate Avacado!
  • Player: Why ever not? It's delicious!
  • Herbi: I don't know why people like it so much... it tastes a like[sic] a ball of chewed up grass.
  • Player: Sometimes you can be such a bore...

Dialogue 5

  • Herbi: When I was a young HERBIBOAR!!
  • Player: I'm standing right next to you, no need to shout...
  • Herbi: I was trying to sing you a song...


  • Upon release, if a player spoke to Herbi while it is stored in a menagerie, the chathead would display Jal-nib-rek's. This was fixed in an update on 28 September 2017.
  • Dialogue 2 refers to the pet insurance service offered by Probita.
  • Dialogue 5 is a reference to a line sung by Pumbaa in the 1994 Disney film, "The Lion King".