House cats are creatures found in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Before the Great War, domestic cats were one of the most popular household pets owned by humans. They were known for their companionship and for hunting common household pests, such as rats. Cats survived the nuclear holocaust, but were hunted down by the post-War peoples for their meat, and fur. This does not mean, however, that cats are extinct. Several specimens have been spotted around the Wastelands, particularly in the Commonwealth. Like before the war, cats are usually found in human settlements, or wherever people are living.

Cats were experimented with by the scientists at Mariposa Military Base and Vault 87. The cats were thrown into the FEV vats with humans, dogs, and other animals, creating centaurs. The Institute was also known to experiment with cats, as evidenced by the fact that many dead house cats can be found in their FEV labs at their headquarters.



Small, four legged felines that meow and purr. Cats have a tail, pointy ears and whiskers. There are different breeds of cats found across the United States. They will flee when confronted with combat situations. As such, when one is captured through a cat cage in the Wasteland Workshop DLC, they will often be found outside settlement boundaries in the event that the settlement is attacked. They will tend to a cat bowl as a brahmin attends to a feeding trough if crafted.


House cat

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
House cat
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Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
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Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
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Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
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Notable house cats


House cats appears in Fallout 4 and its add-on Far Harbor.


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