How to Create Animals in Animal Jam

Animals are the main characters of the game.  Creating an animal is the first step in playing Animal Jam.  Players can customize an animal’s patterns, colors, features and names.

How to Create an Animal

Step 1: Click the button in the lower left corner that says “Switch Animals”.


Step 2: Click on the blue paw that says “Make a New Animal”.


Step 3: Choose an animal.  Some of them are for members only and require a membership.


Step 4: Create a name for your animal by clicking on the arrows to scroll through the names.  Click “Buy” to begin playing as your new animal!


How to Recycle Animals

If you need to make more space for new animals, you can recycle some of your current ones.  When you recycle an animal, you will get some points back so you can buy a new animal.

Step 1: Go to your animal inventory and click on the trash bin in the lower right corner.


Step 2: Click on the animal that you want to recycle.


Step 3: A box will pop up asking if you are sure you want to recycle the animal.  It also tells you how many gems you will get back.  Once you recycle an animal, you can’t get it back unless you buy it again.


You can only have two different animals saved if you have a free account.  You should have one land animal and one water animal so you can explore the entire map.

Members can have up to 24 animals on their account.  Members also have access to exclusive animals that free users can’t get.

  1. wow thanks its really cool now i know how :DDDDD

    • Hi I’m wondering if some one could ask AJ if they could make foxes non-member animal
      My laptop broke

      • Yeah that would be good for my non-member account!! But im using my member account right now wich has loads of membership on it! XD

        • Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But u know whats ever better :D………… I got six 1 year memberships!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i never gonna be a non member in a long time XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so exited to use all my diamonds and gems XD :3 😀 BO is is so awesome!!!!! Can i get u any diamond shop clothes or furniture???????????????????????????????

          • Oh oh I want the snow cloud the thunder cloud the rainbow cloud and three studed collars and for studed bracelet things and mysterious cloak , and do u have spike cuz my spike got scammed its a non rare spike that was pink and blue.

      • No they can’t you just need to buy a member ship. And know body cares that your computer is broken!

    • ???????????

  2. i am new to this sooo get me over 10000 animals or how much animals can you even get people????

  3. 😀


      • my user for AJ is oatmeal215 freind me

        • go on aj now you got a frend request
          from me rubyarchie

          • im already friends with aj. maybe me and you can be username is animal93929.i will try to find rubyarchie.

      • my user is nona331 , if ur wondering i do record sometimes but i have not been able to post yet becuz my youtube broke down

      • I would love to :D!!!!!!!!!

    • Ok?

  4. Would AJHQ make like a game / contest where you can make a new animal to go onto the choices of animals you can get and just another question when will some of the other member animals free up for all jammers?

    • Dunno, maybe in a few years!!!!!!!!!!! But that is to long!!!!!!

  5. i am really new to the game I just started a few days ago thx this help sooooooooooooo muck :)

  6. this is such a big help, so thx for the help! I am really new to this game and I think that its really cool.

  7. 😀

  8. this thing does not work on my computer. it sucks

  9. hi… just want to remind ya about my quitting of aj u can get my account if you are the 7 person to send malenock a headdress,rare spik,party hat, top hat, worn or an extreamly rare betta… good luck! i’m malenock!

  10. I wish there was no memberships or they were for free :(

  11. I have a suuuper cool deer to look at it my user is catry

  12. And don’t trade me plz!! And thx for looking at. My profile if u did put your thumbs up! :)

  13. thats uou a non member

  14. thats you a non member

  15. hoola whazz up? right now animal jam is not working plz reply thank.

  16. hi my username is littleer so plz add me and i might trade you awesome items

  17. can you make four animals in a nonmember account
    because I really want a wolf, bunny ,seal and tiger

  18. I want 5 animals in a nonmember account.if i were to choose i would pick a wolf,penguin,tiger,bunny and monkey.

  19. hi people pls tell me diamond codes be my buddy if ya want to im online RIGHT THIS MINUTE!! plz buddy me if u can

  20. omg this diamond code ROCKS

  21. hi ppl how is ya i want ya to knwo if ur someone having a hard time come to my den it is always unlocked for ya to come talk to me ok???
    if u need a friend i’m always here to help

    now i have a somg for ya

    Think the clothuds are clogging up my brain drain same at the tears on my fa-a-ace and im stcu up in the storm eye thats what dorthy was afrain of (uh oh oh…) and yore that wind that swept me of my feet. (oh woa wooo woa!!!)

    i hope u liked it 😉 loool i am also awesome gummys biggest fan!!!!

  22. lol soz i meant to put (clouds) not (clothuds)

    • Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!! XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD!!!!!!!!!

  23. u can buddy me rubyarchie I got a otter and a arctic wolf deer eagle

  24. they should have coyotes, jaguars, polar bears, red pandas, zebras, cougar, jackals, Meer cats, warthogs, owls, bats, squirrels, sugar gliders, macaws, stingrays, pandas (back), chipmunks, wildebeasts, gazelles, leopards, lioness, dingoes, and snakes too! for Halloween bats should be the animal that’s new for October month!

  25. That is awesome:)))))))

  26. I love animal jam they make learning and playing on the coumper fun oh and you guys would plz buddy me on animal jam the would be great my user is 38funnygreen thx

  27. how do u get a free poler bear on animal jam i want to know how????

    • i think that a poler bear is for the members only but u can be a member and u can get it

  28. how do we get a poler bear and other animals for non members

  29. played AJ for 2 yrs now..

    Free accounts suck. I used to have a membership but it expired, my mom won’t renew the membership.

    AJ’s Free account’s are so LIMITED.. even FANTAGE’S. NM OPTIONS ARE BETTER. And the administrators of the game aren’t so PICKY about what we say, i mean nowadays animal jam’s players are older >:T

  30. ya i hear u its so hrd to get a good game on aj i wanna membership tho it sups kool

  31. I would like to create an animal in animal jam

    • yea you should
      plz follow me on all social media

  32. Thanks for the info

  33. i have a girl on aj. her username is awesomeness33946. my useraname is daredevilfierywolf10, kaininja33946, myusername10123, katierules10, and awesomeninja33946. buddy me plz!!!!!!!!!! P.S. plz dont mess with my girl. she is not easily moved from me 😀

  34. plz follow me on all social media- pxrissnow

    follow me on animal jam- pxrissnow

    (im a member btw)

    I trade fair


    please leave terrible and rude comments on the you tube chanel


  35. can you have a animal that is a dog and make it look cute! because alot of jammers have rabbits wolves and artic wolves as dogs so.. please. lucky360aj

  36. follow meh on animal jam username project7 :)
    follow meh on cp/clubpenguin username:lilacpetal40

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