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|Release date||21 November 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Piscatoris Hunter area|
|Preferred bait||Spicy tomatoes|
|Retaliation||20 life points, if killed|
|Examine||It looks fluffy and cute; it's probably deadly.|
Chinchompas are explosive animals that may be caught with the box traps at level 53 Hunter. They can be found at the Piscatoris Hunter area just north-east of Eagle's Peak, and provide 198.5 experience each. When caught, they turn into chinchompas, which are level 45 ranged weapons.
If attacked, they will explode and deal 20 life points of damage. However, if it is done at a distance (with a bow or spell), the exploding chinchompa will not harm the player. It is not recommended to do so since traps can no longer be layed in combat.
Using spicy tomato as bait whilst catching chinchompas increases capture rate by 30%.
- The chinchompa is most likely based on the real-life chinchilla.
- If you go to the Piscatoris Hunting Area through fairy rings (code AKQ) and back, a chinchompa may come with you into Zanaris. Catching the chinchompa with a box trap is also possible there, just as if you caught it in the hunter area.
- Attacking a chinchompa without killing it will cause it to retreat. They never retaliate directly.
- When attempting to analyse or disassemble a chinchompa the following message in red appears in the player's chatbox: "You monster! You can't disassemble a living thing."