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

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

Disambig.png Main article: 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.
  • While Moths can lay fertilized eggs in real life, Ark's Lymantria do not.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video Tutorial[edit | edit source]

A quick video tutorial on hatching eggs.

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.
  • Picking up your own Tamed Dinos' eggs no longer aggros Wild Dinos of that species.
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]