Slashrats are rodent-like predators native to Bimmiel.

They hunt in packs and have powerful olfactory senses. Whenever a slashrat has made a kill, the pack will unleash a combination of sweat and pheromones called killscent. When a slashrat was killed, though, its corpse would release a different scent called stink, which would warn away other slashrats. Killscent would attract slashrats from miles away, sometimes from multiple packs, forming an inescapable zone called a killball. One strategy for escaping slashrats is to distract them with a killball, since they would ignore all other prey. Ganner Rhysode and Corran Horn fought slashrats when they were on Bimmiel. They also spread killscent all over a yuuzhan-vong camp so the slashrats would attack.