|Release date||21 November 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Feldip Hunter area|
|Preferred bait||Spicy minced meat|
|Retaliation||Explodes when killed|
|It looks fluffy and cute; it's probably deadly.|
Carnivorous chinchompas (also known as red chinchompas) are creatures found in the Feldip Hunter area located at the southern part of the Feldip Hills. After completion of the hard Western Provinces Diary, players may access the Red chinchompa hunting grounds, a small cave containing 15 carnivorous chinchompas located just south of the Hunting expert.
They can be caught with box traps at level 63 Hunter granting 265 Hunter experience. The chance of success is approximately 115/255 beginning at level 63, and 228/255 at level 99. The approximate formula for the chance of a successful catch is:
where equals .
Once caught, carnivorous chinchompas transform into stackable red chinchompas, which can be wielded as a Ranged weapon. (Red Chinchompas give +70 ranged attack bonus and require level 55 Ranged to wield.)
Carnivorous chinchompas can be attacked but explode when killed. If the attacking player is next to the chinchompa when it explodes, the player will be pushed back 1 square and take 2 damage. Accidental misclicks may be avoided by wielding a bow with no arrows or adjusting NPC attack options to right-click attack only.
A fast but more attention-needing method of catching chinchompas is the "stand and shoot" method. The player should equip a bow and about 1000+ arrows and figure out where one chinchompa respawns by killing one and seeing where it appears. Once the player knows the exact location where a chinchompa respawns, they should surround the square with their box traps. Then, as the chinchompa appears, it will either enter a trap, or it will dismantle all traps and hop away. If the chinchompa dismantles the traps, the player should immediately kill it with an arrow and set the traps up again as fast as possible. In about three to four seconds, the chinchompa will respawn again, and the player may repeat the process of "standing and shooting" if necessary. This method has been tested to be more experience per hour than the traditional "set-up traps and wait" method, because the player can just make the chinchompa respawn and make it more likely to enter a trap rather than wait while it wanders around.
- Chinchompas were most likely inspired by the chinchilla.
- Apparently, Chinchompas are rodents, as seen in Postbag 38.
- Red chinchompas are popular among high-level rangers and hunters because they are one of the fastest ways to achieve 99 Ranged and are therefore very expensive.
- Red chinchompas used to inhabit the small lake area in the middle of the Wilderness when it was rejuvenated. With the feedback update, they evolved into black chinchompas.