Dinosaur Egg

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Dinosaur Egg
Dinosaur Eggs.png
Eat it to gain tremendous nourishment, or use it in recipies, or...
Consumable - values given for humans
Type Consumable
Spoils in 8d
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 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 or set to mating, not overloaded, not following and not mounted (for mountable dino). A mating bar will appear, and once finished, the female will lay a fertilized egg (differentiated by a red cloud surrounding the egg). Not all creatures can be bred. It is also notable that the creatures have to stay close and the wandering mechanic might drive them apart.

The only exception to fertilized eggs would be the Wyvern.png Wyvern, Rock Drake.png Rock Drake, and Deinonychus.png Deinonychus, none of which can be tamed in the wild and their fertile eggs must be obtained from the wild nest.

Said eggs spawned in with commands will disappear as soon as they are dropped, and thus can not be hatched. This is due to the egg having little to no health on the command-spawned egg; if it is dropped in an area where it can incubate and the health does not deplete, it can hatch. Any creatures hatched in this manner will always be level 1 due to absence of Maternal and Paternal details.

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, Titanoboa and Basilisk).

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, Moschops, and Parasaurs) 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.
  • Giganotosaurus will immediately hunt you down at rapid speed if you take their egg, and being the most dangerous carnivore already known, is a fatal mistake if unprepared.
  • Nearby Wyvern and Rock Drake, usually aggressive at a few distance, will immediately hunt down would-be thieves for taking, or transferring, any of their egg.

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 exactly the 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. 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!

Egg Types[edit | edit source]

Egg Used For Kibble Favored By
Dinosaur Egg.png Extra Small Eggs
Dilo Egg.png Dilo Egg Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble
Dodo Egg.png Dodo Egg
Featherlight Egg (Aberration).png Featherlight Egg Aberration Icon.png
Kairuku Egg.png Kairuku Egg
Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg
Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg
Tek Parasaur Egg.png Tek Parasaur Egg
Vulture Egg (Scorched Earth).png Vulture Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png
Dinosaur Egg.png Small Eggs
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Camelsaurus Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png
Compy Egg.png Compy Egg
Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg
Gallimimus Egg.png Gallimimus Egg
Glowtail Egg (Aberration).png Glowtail Egg Aberration Icon.png
Hesperornis Egg.png Hesperornis Egg
Microraptor Egg.png Microraptor Egg
Oviraptor Egg.png Oviraptor Egg
Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachycephalosaurus Egg
Pegomastax Egg.png Pegomastax Egg
Pteranodon Egg.png Pteranodon Egg
Raptor Egg.png Raptor Egg
Tek Raptor Egg.png Tek Raptor Egg
Trike Egg.png Trike Egg
Dinosaur Egg.png Medium Eggs
Ankylo Egg.png Ankylo Egg Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble
Baryonyx Egg.png Baryonyx Egg
Carno Egg.png Carno Egg
Dimetrodon Egg.png Dimetrodon Egg
Diplo Egg.png Diplo Egg
Ichthyornis Egg.png Ichthyornis Egg
Iguanodon Egg.png Iguanodon Egg
Kaprosuchus Egg.png Kaprosuchus Egg
Kentro Egg.png Kentro Egg
Pachyrhino Egg.png Pachyrhino Egg
Pelagornis Egg.png Pelagornis Egg
Pulmonoscorpius Egg.png Pulmonoscorpius Egg
Sarco Egg.png Sarco Egg
Stego Egg.png Stego Egg
Tek Stego Egg.png Tek Stego Egg
Terror Bird Egg.png Terror Bird Egg
Thorny Dragon Egg (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png
Troodon Egg.png Troodon Egg
Turtle Egg.png Turtle Egg
Velonasaur Egg (Extinction).png Velonasaur Egg Extinction Icon.png
Dinosaur Egg.png Large Eggs
Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble
Argentavis Egg.png Argentavis Egg
Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth).png Mantis Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png
Megalania Egg.png Megalania Egg
Megalosaurus Egg.png Megalosaurus Egg
Moschops Egg.png Moschops Egg
Snow Owl Egg (Extinction).png Snow Owl Egg Extinction Icon.png
Spino Egg.png Spino Egg
Tapejara Egg.png Tapejara Egg
Titanoboa Egg.png Titanoboa Egg
Dinosaur Egg.png Extra Large Eggs
Basilisk Egg (Aberration).png Basilisk Egg Aberration Icon.png Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble
Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Giganotosaurus Egg
Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg
Rex Egg.png Rex Egg
Tek Quetzal Egg.png Tek Quetzal Egg
Tek Rex Egg.png Tek Rex Egg
Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg
Golden Hesperornis Egg.png Special Eggs
Deinonychus Egg (Valguero).png Deinonychus Egg Valguero Icon.png Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble
Golden Hesperornis Egg.png Golden Hesperornis Egg
Rock Drake Egg (Aberration).png Rock Drake Egg Aberration Icon.png
Wyvern Egg Fire (Scorched Earth).png Wyvern Egg (Fire) Scorched Earth Icon.png
Wyvern Egg Ice (Ragnarok).png Wyvern Egg (Ice) Ragnarok Icon.png
Wyvern Egg Lightning (Scorched Earth).png Wyvern Egg (Lightning) Scorched Earth Icon.png
Wyvern Egg Poison (Scorched Earth).png Wyvern Egg (Poison) Scorched Earth Icon.png
Yutyrannus Egg.png Yutyrannus Egg
Dinosaur Egg.png Other Eggs
Angler Egg.png Angler Egg None None
Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg
Beelzebufo Egg.png Beelzebufo Egg
Diplocaulus Egg.png Diplocaulus Egg
Eel Egg.png Eel Egg
Moth Egg (Scorched Earth).png Moth Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tusoteuthis Egg.png Tusoteuthis Egg

Egg Types (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Logo Mobile.svg This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile
Egg Used For Kibble Favored By
Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg)
Angler Egg.png Angler Egg
Ankylo Egg.png Ankylo Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Araneo Egg)
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg)
Argentavis Egg.png Argentavis Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Argentavis Egg)
Beelzebufo Egg.png Beelzebufo Egg
Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Bronto Egg)
Carno Egg.png Carno Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Carno Egg)
Compy Egg.png Compy Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Compy Egg)
Dilo Egg.png Dilo Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg)
Dimetrodon Egg.png Dimetrodon Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg)
Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg)
Diplocaulus Egg.png Diplocaulus Egg
Diplo Egg.png Diplodocus Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Diplo Egg)
Dodo Egg.png Dodo Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg)
Eel Egg.png Eel Egg
Gallimimus Egg.png Gallimimus Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg)
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Giganotosaurus Egg
Griffin Egg (Mobile).png Griffin Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Griffin Egg)
Iguanodon Egg.png Iguanodon Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Iguanodon Egg)
Kairuku Egg.png Kairuku Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg)
Kaprosuchus Egg.png Kaprosuchus Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg)
Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg)
Megalosaurus Egg.png Megalosaurus Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg)
Moschops Egg.png Moschops Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Moschops Egg)
Oviraptor Egg.png Oviraptor Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Oviraptor Egg)
Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachy Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pachy Egg)
Pachyrhino Egg.png Pachyrhino Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg)
Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Parasaur Egg)
Pegomastax Egg.png Pegomastax Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg)
Pelagornis Egg.png Pelagornis Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pelagornis Egg)
Pteranodon Egg.png Pteranodon Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pteranodon Egg)
Pulmonoscorpius Egg.png Pulmonoscorpius Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg)
Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg)
Raptor Egg.png Raptor Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Raptor Egg)
Rex Egg.png Rex Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg)
Sarco Egg.png Sarco Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Sarco Egg)
Spino Egg.png Spino Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Spino Egg)
Stego Egg.png Stego Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Stego Egg)
Tapejara Egg.png Tapejara Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Tapejara Egg)
Terror Bird Egg.png Terror Bird Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Terror Bird Egg)
Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg)
Titanoboa Egg.png Titanoboa Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Titanoboa Egg)
Trike Egg.png Trike Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Trike Egg)
Troodon Egg.png Troodon Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Troodon Egg)
Turtle Egg.png Turtle Egg Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)
Tusoteuthis Egg.png Tusoteuthis Egg

Super Fertilized Egg (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Disambig.png Main article: Super Fertilized Egg (Mobile).png Super Fertilized Egg Logo Mobile.svg

Logo Mobile.svg This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile

Super Fertilized Eggs are a type of Egg exclusive to ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile. It can be obtained after a female creature with the proper Pheromone applied has laid an egg. A Super Fertilized Egg will hatch quicker than a normal Fertilized Egg and the baby will have better stats when the egg has hatched.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life it would seem unlikely for a creature to protect its eggs that does not hatch.
  • Some creatures that can or could lay eggs in real life few of those creatures can't lay eggs in Ark.
  • While Salmon lay eggs in real life, Ark's Sabertooth Salmon do not.
  • While Piranha lay eggs in real life, Ark's Piranha do not.
  • While Lamprey lay eggs in real life, Ark's Lamprey do not.
  • While Achatina lay eggs in real life, Ark's Achatina do not.
  • While Bees lay eggs in real life, Ark's Giant Bees do not.
  • While Dung Beetles lay eggs in real life, Ark's Dung Beetles do not.
  • While Trilobites laid eggs in real life, Ark's Trilobites do not.
  • While Spiders can lay fertilized eggs in real life, Ark's Araneo do not.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video Tutorial[edit | edit source]

A quick video tutorial on hatching eggs.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]