|Release date||21 November 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Feldip Hunter area|
|Preferred bait||Spicy minced meat|
|Retaliation||Explodes when killed, dealing 20 life points|
|Examine||It looks fluffy and cute; it's probably deadly.|
Carnivorous chinchompas are level 63 hunter creatures that may be caught using box traps. They are found in the Feldip Hunter area, and give 265 Hunter experience when caught. They can also be found in one of the private hunter areas unlocked by participating in the Big Chinchompa distraction and diversion. Once caught, they transform into stackable red chinchompas, which can be wielded as a Ranged weapon with a Ranged level of 55.
Carnivorous chinchompas can be attacked and explode when killed. If the attacking player is next to the chinchompa when it explodes, they will be pushed back 1 square and dealt 20 life points of damage. Players hunting these chinchompas should take care, as accidentally clicking on one will cause the player to attack it. A player can avoid this entirely by equipping a bow without arrows.
A fast but high-attention method of catching chinchompas is the "stand and shoot" method. The player should equip a bow and 1000+ arrows, or a chargebow, and go to a very crowded world 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.
It is recommended to use a spirit larupia familiar (level 57 Summoning required) for its invisible +5 Hunter boost and free teleport to Feldip Hills, or an arctic bear, for its +7 invisible Hunter boost. However, familiars may interfere with the hunting process, as they will stand on the player's traps and force them to right-click to pick them up. You can avoid this by turning on "Hide familiar options" in the gameplay interface. It is also recommended bringing the enhanced yaktwee stick for its 5% Hunter experience bonus.