Donkey Rat CR 1/4
Speed 30 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +0 (1d3–2)
The master of a donkey rat familiar gains a +2 bonus on Fortitude saves.
Environment temperate coast or forest
Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–12)
Donkey rats (or capybaras) are brown or snowy white rodents the size of small dogs, with long legs and short, furry tails that are sometimes used as pets.
Donkey rats are often caught and domesticated. In addition to being a pet, a donkey rat’s meat is considered quite good. The gamey taste and its status as a pet mean that the urban populace considers it to be a meal only fit for those living in remote, uncivilized areas. They are also sometimes taken by spellcasters as familiars, particularly among dwarves and gnomes.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic. © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jason Bulmahn, Tim Hitchcock, Colin McComb, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Russ Taylor.