Dinosaur Eggs

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Dinosaur Eggs
Dino Egg.png
Eat it to gain tremendous nourishment, or use it in recipes, or...
Consumable
Type Consumable
Spoils in 8d
Item
Stack size 100
Decomposes in 30m

Dinosaur Eggs are dropped by dinosaurs and can be found anywhere a creature decides to drop one. Currently, they can be used to as a food source (players can consume them for large amounts of nourishment), for creating Kibble (a useful item for fast and effective Taming), and for hatching (to raise baby dinos; fertilized eggs only).

The ability to hatch fertilized eggs was added in v219.0 through breeding. To mate creatures, you must have a tamed male and female of the same species. They have to be near each and both have to be set on wander, not overloaded and not following. A mating bar will appear, and once finished, the female will lay a fertilized egg. Not all creatures are able to breed yet, in particular aquatic and amphibious ones (turtles already can be bred). It is also notable that the creatures have to stay close and the wandering mechanic might drive them apart.

Eggs all have different colors and sizes while out of the players inventory, and each have a different weight, too. While they are great for kibble production and human consumption, they offer no nutrition to tamed dinos, (except for the Oviraptor).

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Some dinosaurs will seek you out if you have an egg of their species in your inventory. Any species of herbivore will become aggressive if players pickup an egg from the ground nearby them (except for Dodos) but simply carrying an egg won't. The Oviraptor has the ability to take eggs without creatures noticing.

  • Raptors, being an aggressive carnivore already, will most assuredly hunt you down.
  • Brontosaurus will also become aggressive if you take an egg near one. But also look out for T-Rex, as they are attracted by Bronto Eggs as well.

Egg Farming[edit | edit source]

Farming eggs efficiently can be very useful to obtain more eggs in a shorter amount of time. Both wild creatures and tamed creatures can be used to build creature farms for eggs.

Frequency and Probability[edit | edit source]

Jen Twitter.jpg Dodos don't lay eggs like other dinos, every time dodos poop they have a chance to lay an egg.
~ Jen[1]

Only female dinosaurs can lay eggs. Every creature which is capable of laying an egg has the exact same laying rate (except for Dodos). Currently female dinos will drop eggs continuously, no matter if the player is around or not. (Technically spoken, the creature cannot be in stasis, i.e. the creature has to be loaded which in practice means a player has to be in its vicinity. On the other hand, the game starts the egg laying calculation routine when the creature comes out of stasis, i.e. a player enters the area.)

A mate boosted female has a much higher chance of laying eggs than a non-mate boosted female (2x multiplier). One male can mate boost multiple females of the same species around him, and vice versa.

  • A mate-boosted female creature will have a chance to lay an egg every 17 minutes.
  • An Oviraptor set to wandering provides a buff that reduces the egg laying timer from 17 minutes to 11 minutes 20 seconds.
  • Dodos have different egg laying mechanic: They have a chance of 13% to lay an egg instead of a feces when defecating, which happens randomly after 100 to 300 seconds.
  • There is a limit on how many eggs can be present within a certain range: for most creatures this limit is 6. An exception is Titanoboa which has a limit of 8.

Eggs can also be obtained from wild creatures. Oviraptors can be used to steal eggs from wild or enemy dinos without them noticing. Whistling "attack my target" on an egg will cause the Oviraptor to pick it up and bring it back to you.

Obtaining Wild Eggs[edit | edit source]

Jen Twitter.jpg They're pretty rare to find in the wild, it's best to just collect them from your own tames. :)
~ Jen[2]

Mate-Boosted females in the wild that are capable of laying eggs in the wild may drop them, where the egg sits on the ground nearby. These eggs are not fertilized, and cannot be used to hatch a creature. They can, however, be used for kibble and thus are extremely valuable.

If a player approaches and takes the egg into his/her inventory, the animals the egg belongs to(ex: all trikes if trike egg, all raptors if raptor egg) nearby will anger and attack. An Oviraptor can be used to rob the eggs for the player, but then the creature is exposed to the danger of marauding parents. Make sure you can handle the power of the parents if you plan on stealing their eggs!

Titanoboas cannot be tamed, so finding their eggs is very difficult. A player must check the swamp for the pearly white eggs, as they will be found near the other Titanoboas. These eggs can be made into Gigantopithecus and Dunkleosteus kibble. Putting the snakes in a small enclosure may help with getting the eggs to appear, but is counterproductive in terms of egg extraction.

Egg Types[edit | edit source]

Egg Used For Kibble Favored By
Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) Tapejara.png Tapejara
Ankylo Egg.png Ankylo Egg Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) Carnotaurus.png Carno
Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg (Spider) Kibble (Araneo Egg).png Kibble (Araneo Egg)
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus
Argentavis Egg.png Argentavis Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Argentavis Egg) Spinosaur.png Spino
Baryonyx Egg.png Baryonyx Egg
30px Beelzebufo Egg
Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) Sabertooth.png Sabertooth
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Camelsaurus Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png (Morellatops) Kibble.png Kibble (Camelsaurus Egg) Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon
Carno Egg.png Carno Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) Trike.png Trike & Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf & Direbear.png Direbear
Compy Egg.png Compy Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Compy Egg) Kentrosaurus.png Kentrosaurus
Dilo Egg.png Dilo Egg Kibble (Dilo Egg).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) Ankylosaurus.png Ankylo & Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus & Pachy Icon.png Pachy
Dimetrodon Egg.png Dimetrodon Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg) Gallimimus.png Gallimimus
Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg Kibble (Dimorph Egg).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros
Diplo Egg.png Diplodocus Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Diplo Egg) Allosaurus.png Allosaurus
Dodo Egg.png Dodo Egg Kibble (Dodo Egg).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) Pteranodon.png Pteranodon & Ichthy.png Ichthy & Mesopithecus Icon.png Mesopithecus
Gallimimus Egg.png Gallimimus Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) Terror Bird.png Terror Bird & Giant Beaver.png Castoroides
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Giganotosaurus Egg Oviraptor.png Oviraptor (Prefers the egg itself)
Ichthyornis Egg.png Ichthyornis Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Ichthyornis Egg) Giant Bee.png Giant Queen Bee
Iguanodon Egg.png Iguanodon Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Iguanodon Egg) Daeodon.png Daeodon
Kairuku Egg.png Kairuku Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) Angler.png Angler
Kaprosuchus Egg.png Kaprosuchus Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg)
30px Kentro Egg
Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) Diplodocus.png Diplodocus
Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth).png Mantis Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Kibble.png Kibble (Mantis Egg) Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental
Megalosaurus Egg.png Megalosaurus Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg) Therizinosaurus.png Therizinosaurus
Microraptor Egg.png Microraptor Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Microraptor Egg) Iguanodon.png Iguanodon
Moth Egg (Scorched Earth).png Moth Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png (Lymantria) Kibble.png Kibble (Moth Egg)
Moschops Egg.png Moschops Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Moschops Egg) Purlovia.png Purlovia
Oviraptor Egg.png Oviraptor Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Oviraptor Egg) Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachy Egg Kibble (Pachy Egg).png Kibble (Pachy Egg) Paraceratherium.png Paracer
Pachyrhino Egg.png Pachyrhino Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg) Baryonyx.png Baryonyx
Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg Kibble (Parasaur Egg).png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) Raptor.png Raptor
Pegomastax Egg.png Pegomastax Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) Pelagornis.png Pelagornis & Ichthyornis.png Ichthyornis
Pelagornis Egg.png Pelagornis Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Pelagornis Egg) Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx
Pteranodon Egg.png Pteranodon Egg Kibble (Pteranodon Egg).png Kibble (Pteranodon Egg) Carbonemys.png Carbonemys
Pulmonoscorpius Egg.png Pulmonoscorpius Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg) Rex.png Rex & Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo
Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus & Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus & Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon
Raptor Egg.png Raptor Egg Kibble (Raptor Egg).png Kibble (Raptor Egg) Mammoth.png Mammoth
Rex Egg.png Rex Egg Kibble (Rex Egg).png Kibble (Rex Egg) Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur & Quetzal.png Quetzal
Sarco Egg.png Sarco Egg Kibble (Sarco Egg).png Kibble (Sarco Egg) Stegosaurus.png Stego
Spino Egg.png Spino Egg Kibble (Spino Egg).png Kibble (Spino Egg) Megalodon.png Megalodon
Stego Egg.png Stego Egg Kibble (Stego Egg).png Kibble (Stego Egg) Argentavis.png Argentavis
Tapejara Egg.png Tapejara Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus
Terror Bird Egg.png Terror Bird Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino
Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) Basilosaurus.png Basilosaurus
Thorny Dragon Egg (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Kibble.png Kibble (Thorny Dragon Egg) Lymantria.png Lymantria
Titanoboa Egg.png Titanoboa Egg Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus & Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus & Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo
Trike Egg.png Trike Egg Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) Sarco.png Sarco
Troodon Egg.png Troodon Egg Kibble.png Kibble (Troodon Egg) Equus.png Equus
Turtle Egg.png Turtle Egg (Carbonemys) Kibble (Carbonemys Egg).png Kibble (Carbonemys Egg) Brontosaurus.png Bronto
Vulture Egg (Scorched Earth).png Vulture Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Kibble.png Kibble (Vulture Egg) Morellatops.png Morellatops

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
194.0
  • Gendered Tamed Dinos will only drop Eggs if Mate-Boosted now, and only female Dinos lay eggs now.
193.0
  • Tamed Dinos now lay Eggs over time without having to leave them alone.
189.0
  • Dimorphodons don't lay Pteranodon eggs anymore.
188.1
  • Mate-boosted tamed Dinos now have a 2x chance of producing eggs.
188.0
  • Eggs are about 50% more common to find.
  • Eggs now last for 30 minutes on ground (they previously lasted for only 20 minutes).
186.1
  • Made eggs about 200% more likely to be found.
  • Eggs now last for 8 days in the regular inventory, rather than only 2.
186.0
  • Eggs for all animals.
  • Introduction of Dino-Egg Kibbles.
178.0
  • Spinos no longer lay Bronto eggs.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jen on Twitter
  2. Jen on Twitter