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Kibble
This pet food recipe has been carefully designed to give balanced nutrition to almost any creature native to the island. Includes plant fibers to help with digestion and egg to bind the mix. Humans have difficulty digesting this.
Consumable - values given for humans
Type Kibble
Spoils in 3d
Item
Weight 0.1
Stack size 100
Decomposes in 2m
Added in v186.0
Crafting
Crafting XP 0 XP
Crafting Time 30s
Crafted in Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot
Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchase Yields 3 Pieces
Purchased in Chef Station (Mobile).png Chef Station Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 50 × Mixes (Mobile).png Mixes Logo Mobile.svg

Kibble are food items used to tame creatures more quickly and with higher affinity, allowing players to save time and end up with better stats on their tamed pet.

The Kibble system was reworked with the ARK: Homestead update and is currently available on every platform excluding the Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions. Instead of Kibbles based on eggs, the Kibbles are replaced by quality-based types: Basic Kibble.png Basic, Simple Kibble.png Simple, Regular Kibble.png Regular, Superior Kibble.png Superior, Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional, and Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary. The egg-based Kibbles are still in the game and are able to be used; however, they are no longer craftable. Additionally they are categorized into one of the 6 quality-based types.

All Dinosaur Egg.png Eggs (excluding Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg and Moth Egg (Scorched Earth).png Moth Egg) now have a size and can be used to create a corresponding quality-based Kibble.

In the Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions, most Creatures have a preferred egg-based Kibble that tames the Creature with the greatest taming efficiency and effectiveness. However, using a Kibble that is not preferred by the Creature is even worse than taming with Raw Meat or Berries.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Kibble can be used as food when taming a creature. Although all Kibble types will technically work to tame all creatures, certain kibbles will work better for certain creatures. Using the wrong kibble will take longer in the best case, but can also be only 2/3 as effective as using the creature's regular food and will instead decrease the taming effectiveness.

Creatures prefer at least one specific class of kibble, but accept also kibbles of a higher class, e.g. Argentavis.png Argentavis can most effectively be tamed with Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble and better, but Basic Kibble.png Basic, Simple Kibble.png Simple, and Regular Kibble.png Regular class have worse results than meat.

The order of effectiveness (in terms of taming duration) in food for taming creatures is:

Food Taming Speed 1 Taming Effectiveness
Kibble.png Preferred Kibble class or better 5x Speed ★★★★★
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3.8x Speed ★★★★☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3x Speed ★★★☆☆
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 2x Speed ★★★☆☆ 2
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat / Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky 1.5x Speed ★★☆☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1x Speed ★☆☆☆☆
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat / Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky 1x Speed ☆☆☆☆☆
Berries.png Preferred Berries 1x Speed ★★☆☆☆
Advanced Crops.png Preferred Advanced Crops 1x Speed ★★☆☆☆
Berries.png Other Berries 1x Speed ★☆☆☆☆
Advanced Crops.png Other Advanced Crops 1x Speed ☆☆☆☆☆
Kibble.png Other Kibble 0.66x Speed ☆☆☆☆☆
  1. Speed values are outdated, just use it as a rough overview
  2. Scorpions, Dung Beetles, Spiders, Vultures, and Karkinos only

The food value of a Kibble depends on the Creature and the type of food. For Kibble it varies between 20 and 135. Non-favorite kibbles gives only 1/8 of the taming progress than the favorite kibbles.

Kibble is also used for imprinting baby dinos. During care, they may want to be hand fed a randomly selected kibble, including any kibble that is not their species' preferred food. For this reason, having as many types of kibble as possible will allow the imprinting rate to increase.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Learning an Engram is not necessary to create kibbles, and there are no Engrams available for them anyways, just recipes are found throughout the world. Follow the same instructions as when cooking with a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker.

In addition to the ingredients listed below, all kibble recipes require 5 × Fiber.png Fiber and a Waterskin (Empty).png Waterskin with at least 25% water in it (any other Water-container works, but will be completely used up regardless of capacity).

When creating Kibbles in an Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker which is hooked up to a water irrigation system, no waterskin or other water-container is necessary.

Fertilized eggs can also be used to make Kibble. Breeding creatures is a great way to generate eggs on-demand.

Cooking these kibbles requires a lit Cooking Pot so in addition you need fuel for the fire. It takes 30 seconds to cook 1 kibble in a Cooking Pot.

Kibble Egg Type First Resource Second Resource Third Resource Fourth Resource
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble Dinosaur Egg.png Extra Small Egg 5x Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 10x Amarberry.png Amarberry 10x Tintoberry.png Tintoberry 1x Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble Dinosaur Egg.png Small Egg 2x Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1x Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat -
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble Dinosaur Egg.png Medium Egg 2x Longrass.png Longrass 2x Savoroot.png Savoroot 1x Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky -
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble Dinosaur Egg.png Large Egg 2x Citronal.png Citronal 2x Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 1x Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky 1x Sap.png Sap
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble Dinosaur Egg.png Extra Large Egg 10x Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1x Rare Flower.png Rare Flower 1x Focal Chili.png Focal Chili -
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble Golden Hesperornis Egg.png Special Egg 1x Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 1x Lazarus Chowder.png Lazarus Chowder -

Recipes (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

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

Although these Kibbles are no longer craftable for PC and Console, they are still craftable in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile.

In-game recipe for kibbles in general
Kibble Egg Vegetable or Mushroom Meat or something else Favorite Kibble for
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat Tapejara.png Tapejara
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) Ankylo Egg.png Ankylo Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Carnotaurus.png Carno
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Araneo Egg) Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg * Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Argentavis Egg) Argentavis Egg.png Argentavis Egg Citronal.png Citronal Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Spinosaur.png Spino
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Sabertooth.png Sabertooth
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Carbonemys Egg) Turtle Egg.png Turtle Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Brontosaurus.png Bronto
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Carno Egg) Carno Egg.png Carno Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Trike.png Trike, Direwolf.png Direwolf, Direbear.png Direbear
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Compy Egg) Compy Egg.png Compy Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat Iguanodon.png Iguanodon
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) Dilo Egg.png Dilo Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Ankylosaurus.png Ankylo, Doedicurus.png Doedicurus, Equus.png Equus, Pachy.png Pachy
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg) Dimetrodon Egg.png Dimetrodon Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Gallimimus.png Gallimimus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky Megaloceros.png Megaloceros
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Diplo Egg) Diplo Egg.png Diplo Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Rare Flower.png Rare Flower Allosaurus.png Allosaurus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) Dodo Egg.png Dodo Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat Pteranodon.png Pteranodon, Ichthyosaurus.png Ichthyosaurus, Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) Gallimimus Egg.png Gallimimus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Terror Bird.png Terror Bird, Giant Beaver.png Castoroides
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Griffin Egg) Griffin Egg (Mobile).png Griffin Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot
Longrass.png Longrass
Citronal.png Citronal
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat
Snake Plant Seeds (Mobile).png Snake Plant Seeds
Royal Griffin.png Royal Griffin, Unicorn.png Unicorn
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Iguanodon Egg) Iguanodon Egg.png Iguanodon Egg Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) Kairuku Egg.png Kairuku Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky Anglerfish.png Angler
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg) Kaprosuchus Egg.png Kaprosuchus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Meat Jerky.png Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Meat Jerky Diplodocus.png Diplodocus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg) Megalosaurus Egg.png Megalosaurus Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 2 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Moschops Egg) Moschops Egg.png Moschops Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Purlovia.png Purlovia
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Oviraptor Egg) Oviraptor Egg.png Oviraptor Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pachy Egg) Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachy Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Paraceratherium.png Paracer
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg) Pachyrhino Egg.png Pachyrhino Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat Baryonyx.png Baryonyx
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky Raptor.png Raptor
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pelagornis Egg) Pelagornis Egg.png Pelagornis Egg Citronal.png Citronal 10 × Chitin.png Chitin Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pteranodon Egg) Pteranodon Egg.png Pteranodon Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky Carbonemys.png Carbonemys
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg) Pulmonoscorpius Egg.png Pulmonoscorpius Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Rex.png Rex, Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg 3 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 3 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus, Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus, Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Raptor Egg) Raptor Egg.png Raptor Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Mammoth.png Mammoth
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) Rex Egg.png Rex Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur, Quetzal.png Quetzal
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Sarco Egg) Sarco Egg.png Sarco Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Spino Egg) Spino Egg.png Spino Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Megalodon.png Megalodon
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Stego Egg) Stego Egg.png Stego Egg Citronal.png Citronal Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Argentavis.png Argentavis
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) Tapejara Egg.png Tapejara Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) Terror Bird Egg.png Terror Bird Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg Citronal.png Citronal Angler Gel.png Angler Gel Basilosaurus.png Basilosaurus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) Titanoboa Egg.png Titanoboa Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus, Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus
Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Trike Egg) Trike Egg.png Trike Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Sarco.png Sarco

Creatures[edit | edit source]

The following Kibbles are used to tame the dinos listed below them.

Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble
Standalone

Creatures (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Logo Mobile.svg This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile
Dilophosaur
Dilophosaur.png
Dilophosaur
Doedicurus.png
Doedicurus
Direbear.png
Direbear
Ankylosaurus.png
Ankylo
Carnotaurus.png
Carno
Trike.png
Trike
Sarco.png
Sarco
Stegosaurus.png
Stego
Argentavis.png
Argent
Spinosaur.png
Spino
Megalodon.png
Megalodon
Equus.png
Equus
Pachy.png
Pachy
Paraceratherium.png
Paracer
Direwolf.png
Direwolf
Scorpion
Scorpion.png
Scorpion
Plesiosaur.png
Plesiosaur
Mosasaurus.png
Mosasaurus
Giant Beaver.png
Castoroides
Rex.png
Rex
Quetzal.png
Quetzal
Dimetrodon.png
Dimetrodon
Gallimimus.png
Gallimimus
Terror Bird.png
Terror Bird
Woolly Rhinoceros.png
Woolly Rhino
Beelzebufo.png
Beelzebufo
Giganotosaurus.png
Giganoto
?
Unknown
Dodo
Dodo.png
Dodo
Ichthyosaurus.png
Ichthy
Pteranodon.png
Pteranodon
Carbonemys.png
Carbonemys
Brontosaurus.png
Bronto
Sabertooth.png
Sabertooth
Mesopithecus.png
Mesopithecus
Titanoboa
Titanoboa.png
Titanoboa
Gigantopithecus.png
Gigantopithecus
Dunkleosteus.png
Dunkleosteus
Pelagornis
Pelagornis.png
Pelagornis
Archaeopteryx.png
Archaeopteryx
Diplocaulus.png
Diplocaulus
Lystrosaurus
Lystrosaurus.png
Lystrosaurus
Diplodocus.png
Diplodocus
Allosaurus.png
Allosaurus
Tapejara.png
Tapejara
Kaprosuchus.png
Kaprosuchus
?
Unknown
Compsognathus / Dimorphodon / Kairuku / Moschops / Oviraptor / Pachyrhino / Parasaur
Compy.png
Compy
Iguanodon.png
Iguanodon
Dimorphodon.png
Dimorph
Megaloceros.png
Megaloceros
Kairuku.png
Kairuku
Anglerfish.png
Angler
Moschops.png
Moschops
Purlovia.png
Purlovia
Oviraptor.png
Oviraptor
Megalosaurus.png
Megalosaurus
Therizinosaur.png
Therizinosaur
Basilosaurus.png
Basilosaurus
Pachyrhinosaurus.png
Pachyrhino
Baryonyx.png
Baryonyx
Parasaur.png
Parasaur
Raptor.png
Raptor
Mammoth.png
Mammoth
Royal Griffin (Mobile)
Kibble (Mobile).png
Kibble (Griffin Egg)
Royal Griffin.png
Royal Griffin
Unicorn.png
Unicorn
Standalone
Achatina.png
Achatina
Arthropluera.png
Arthro
Chalicotherium.png
Chalico
Dung Beetle.png
Dung Beetle
Liopleurodon.png
Liopleurodon
Manta.png
Manta
Onyc.png
Onyc
Phiomia.png
Phiomia
Procoptodon.png
Procoptodon
Titanosaur.png
Titanosaur

Using as regular food[edit | edit source]

Kibble can be used as regular food for tamed dinos. Kibble takes 3 days to spoil, which makes it last longer than most other food types. It also stacks to 100 and weighs little compared to other foods. Kibble can last for very long periods of time when stacked and preserved in a Preserving Bin or Refrigerator (Refrigerator is recommended as the spoilage time is greatly increased).

The amount of food per kibble depends on the type of kibble and whether the kibble is preferred by a particular dino. Most dinos gain 80 food from their preferred kibble, even if other dinos would gain more. There are exceptions; for instance, Daeodons gain 120 food from their preferred kibble (Iguanadon/Superior), which normally only gives 90. Aside from being preferred by a dino, kibbles will give either 60 or 90 food per kibble. Kibbles that give 90 food generally require Prime Meat Jerky and as of v257 are: Ankylo, Araneo, Archaeopteryx, Argentavis, Ichthyornis, Iguanodon, Kaprosuchus, Mantis, Megalosaurus, Microraptor, Moth, Oviraptor, Pulminoscorpius, Quetzal, Rex, Spino, Stego, and Tapejara. All other kibbles give 60 food, unless preferred, of course.

Due to these traits, using Kibble as regular food can be useful on some occasions. Like when leaving your creatures behind for long periods of time, as you have to fill the creatures' inventories less often.

However, farming Eggs is still very time consuming and expensive, so generally it is not recommended to use as regular Dino food. When using Kibble for this purpose, it is advised to use Kibble types that are easy to make, like the Dodo Kibble.

Super Kibble (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

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The Super Kibble is a type of Kibble exclusive to ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile. It can be crafted in a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot or in an Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker by substituting the normal Dinosaur Egg.png Egg with a Super Fertilized Egg (Mobile).png Super Fertilized Egg. A Super Kibble will tame a wild creature faster than a normal Kibble with greater Taming.png Taming effectiveness.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When using Kibble to passive tame by placing it in the last slot of your hotbar, be aware that if a Pegomastax steals it, it will eat the entire stack!
  • There currently is a bug affecting "old" cookers that prevents new kibbles from being crafted. You can try crafting a new cooking pot to see if this solves it. In worst cases, some people are experiencing no kibble being crafted at all, new or old. [Tested in Ark Primitive Plus (Xbox One)]