The carnivorous chinchompa is a chinchompa that players can capture with the Hunter skill at level 63 or above after completion of Eagles' Peak, granting 265 Hunter experience each.
Entrance to the red chinchompa hunting ground
The hunting technique is the same as for other chinchompas. Players must bring a box trap for each trap they plan to set up. Players can use the same box trap over and over to catch multiple creatures.
Carnivorous chinchompas can be attacked, but they will explode upon being killed, harming the player if they are standing right next to it for 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 faster but higher concentration 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 quickly 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.
The chance of successful catch is approximately 115/255 beginning at level 63, and 228/255 at level 99. Carnivorous and Black Chinchompas have the same catch rate. The approximate formula for the chance of a successful catch (P) given hunter level (L) is:
Box trapping can be done with multiple traps at once, with the maximum amount of traps depending on the player's Hunter level.
Red chinchompas are multi-target stackable Ranged weapons requiring level 55 Ranged to wield, which can hit up to 9 targets in a 3x3 area.
- Chinchompas were most likely inspired by the chinchilla.
- 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.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 September 2015. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "For greys, it's 6/255 at level 1 and 268/255 at level 99; interpolate between those. Red & blacks use -78-228 /255."