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Mole rat meat is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


The filleted meat of a mole rat. Although it recovers Hit Points by a small amount, it gives 3 rads upon consumption as well as lowering Strength by 1 point for two minutes.

One piece of mole rat meat is required to craft mole rat stew.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-30 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-35 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-40 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-45 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-50 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-55 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-60 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-65 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-70 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Points for 5s, -3 Strength for 2m-75 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



  • All mole rats (even pups) have at least one piece of mole rat meat on them.
  • Sometimes sold by traveling merchants.
  • May be harvested from dead mole rats at the mole rat ranch.