A Basic Guide to Animal Jam

First of all, welcome to Animal Jam! Hopefully this guide will help you on your Jamaa adventures.

The Interface

1 Jam-A-Grams
2 Buddies
3 Jamaa Journal
4 Achievements
5 Gems
6 Current Location
7 Play Timer
8 Report a Player
9 Change Your Look
10 Switch Animals
11 Actions
12 Emotes
13 Chat
14 Custom Chat
15 Chat Log
16 Edit Den. When you’re outside of your den, it is Home
17 Volume
18 World Map

Earning Gems

Earning gems is easy. You can enter gem codes, play games, or even do “contests”. These contests can usually be found in Jamaa Journal, Animal Jam’s newspaper. To find Animal Jam gem codes, view the Animal Jam Codes page or search “animal jam codes” on your favourite search engine … you’re bound to find some!

Gifting and Trading

Sometimes, there’s an item you really want but just can’t get yourself. Fortunately, in Animal Jam you can gift people items. To do this, send a Jam-A-Gram (postcard) to the player you wish to gift and attach an item to the postcard. However, not many are willing to just gift you something and not get anything in return. That’s why animals trade items sometimes. When you are prompted to trade, ALWAYS get them to send you the item first. If they say something like “oh I need you to gift me first so I can trust you” then they are 99.9% scamming you.


Do you want more? You can buy an Animal Jam membership to access more Animal Jam content, including:

  • More clothing
  • More den items
  • More animal space
  • More animals
  • Early access to new animals

NOTE I do NOT have a membership and I will NOT buy anyone a membership, so please don’t ask.


Both Jam Mart shops, Jam Mart Clothing and Jam Mart Furniture are located in Jamaa Township.

Jamaa Township

The heart of Jamaa! Here you can buy clothing for your animal(s) and den items for your animal(s)’ den. The Medical Center is located here, but I am not quite sure what it’s for. But who knows, it may have a purpose in the future! There is also a Pillow Room here. Like the Medical Center, I don’t know what it’s for. And finally, Club Geoz. There are two games in Club Geoz, Phantom Fighter and Spider Zapper.

Mt. Shiveer

As Mt. Shiveer is new to Jamaa, there is not much here compared to the other locations. Here you can play Gem Breaker and make cocoa at the Hot Cocoa Hut and carry it around with you.

Sarepia Forest

Here you can play Wind Rider. You can find the Sarepia Theater here, where you can watch videos about animals. You can get popcorn at the Theater Lobby.

Lost Temple of Zios

Here you can play Temple of Trivia. Chamber of Knowledge is here. In the second room you can play Mira Says and Gem Ball.

Coral Canyons

Here you can play Lona…something. I can’t read it clearly. And Sky High. There is an Art Studio where you can colour pictures.

Crystal Sands

Here you can play Overflow. Captain Melville’s Juice Hut is located here. You can get a smoothie or play a game where you spend 5 gems for a chance to win a prize.

~General Frozengem and Commander Shyivy


6 Responses to “A Basic Guide to Animal Jam”

  1. r4yfen October 6, 2011 at 2:34 am #

    thx, thx, thx!

  2. willow November 5, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    sorry about the last comment i know what the pillow rooms for in jamma you can get adopted and have an online mom and or dad if you want to get adopted or adopt someone say adoption in the pillow room once you see some people run over you go there and say if you want to adopt me say i or can i adopt you once your adopted you usually go to who adopt yous den or go to your den if you adopted someone who you adopted or adopted you is another person so be careful and nice if someone adopted you most likely they will have a bed for you so if you want to adopt have a bed ready already you can adopt more than one person so you’ll probably have brothers and or sisters some people have whole family trees

  3. Cindy December 27, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I think the game is called Long Shot

  4. Katrina October 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m already a member it’s really cool my name is something( I forgot :D) Daisy fox! I’m an orange fox black legs and white muzzle and end of tail.

  5. prie January 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    cool but do you know if you can get den themes or member themes on sky high?

  6. savannah February 18, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    where do u find the modeling game

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