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Eggs are dropped by certain creatures and can be found anywhere they decide 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 creatures; 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 Wyvern, Rock Drake Rock Drake, Deinonychus Deinonychus, and Magmasaur Magmasaur, 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).


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[]

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[]

Jen Twitter 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 if they're mate boosted, no matter if the player is around or not, as long as they are not in stasis - in which there is a 1% chance for an egg to be laid when the creature comes out of the state.

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[]

Jen Twitter 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 their inventory, the animals the egg belongs to (for example: 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[]

Egg Used For Kibble Favored By
Extra Small Egg Extra Small Eggs
Dilo Egg Dilo Egg Basic Kibble Basic Kibble
Dodo Egg Dodo Egg
Featherlight Egg (Aberration) Featherlight Egg (Aberration)
Kairuku Egg Kairuku Egg
Lystro Egg Lystro Egg
Basic Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Basic Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Parasaur Egg Parasaur Egg
Tek Parasaur Egg Tek Parasaur Egg
Vulture Egg (Scorched Earth) Vulture Egg (Scorched Earth)
Small Egg Small Eggs
Archaeopteryx Egg Archaeopteryx Egg Simple Kibble Simple Kibble
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth) Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth)
Compy Egg Compy Egg
Dimorph Egg Dimorph Egg
Gallimimus Egg Gallimimus Egg
Glowtail Egg (Aberration) Glowtail Egg (Aberration)
Hesperornis Egg Hesperornis Egg
Microraptor Egg Microraptor Egg
Oviraptor Egg Oviraptor Egg
Pachycephalosaurus Egg Pachycephalosaurus Egg
Pegomastax Egg Pegomastax Egg
Pteranodon Egg Pteranodon Egg
Raptor Egg Raptor Egg
Simple Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Simple Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Tek Raptor Egg Tek Raptor Egg
Tek Trike Egg (Genesis Part 1) Tek Trike Egg (Genesis: Part 1)
Trike Egg Trike Egg
Medium Egg Medium Eggs
Ankylo Egg Ankylo Egg Regular Kibble Regular Kibble
Baryonyx Egg Baryonyx Egg
Carno Egg Carno Egg
Dimetrodon Egg Dimetrodon Egg
Diplo Egg Diplo Egg
Ichthyornis Egg Ichthyornis Egg
Iguanodon Egg Iguanodon Egg
Kaprosuchus Egg Kaprosuchus Egg
Kentro Egg Kentro Egg
Pachyrhino Egg Pachyrhino Egg
Pelagornis Egg Pelagornis Egg
Regular Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Regular Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Sarco Egg Sarco Egg
Stego Egg Stego Egg
Tek Stego Egg Tek Stego Egg
Terror Bird Egg Terror Bird Egg
Thorny Dragon Egg (Scorched Earth) Thorny Dragon Egg (Scorched Earth)
Troodon Egg Troodon Egg
Turtle Egg Turtle Egg
Velonasaur Egg (Extinction) Velonasaur Egg (Extinction)
Large Egg Large Eggs
Allosaurus Egg Allosaurus Egg Superior Kibble Superior Kibble
Argentavis Egg Argentavis Egg
Megalania Egg Megalania Egg
Megalosaurus Egg Megalosaurus Egg
Moschops Egg Moschops Egg
Snow Owl Egg (Extinction) Snow Owl Egg (Extinction)
Spino Egg Spino Egg
Superior Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Superior Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Tapejara Egg Tapejara Egg
Titanoboa Egg Titanoboa Egg
Tropeognathus Egg (Crystal Isles) Tropeognathus Egg (Crystal Isles)
Extra Large Egg Extra Large Eggs
Basilisk Egg (Aberration) Basilisk Egg (Aberration) Exceptional Kibble Exceptional Kibble
Bronto Egg Bronto Egg
Exceptional Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Exceptional Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Giganotosaurus Egg Giganotosaurus Egg
Megachelon Egg (Genesis Part 1) Megachelon Egg (Genesis: Part 1)
Quetzal Egg Quetzal Egg
Rex Egg Rex Egg
Tek Quetzal Egg Tek Quetzal Egg
Tek Rex Egg Tek Rex Egg
Therizino Egg Therizino Egg
Special Egg Special Eggs
Crystal Wyvern Egg (Crystal Isles) Crystal Wyvern Egg (Crystal Isles) Extraordinary Kibble Extraordinary Kibble
Deinonychus Egg (Valguero) Deinonychus Egg (Valguero)
Extraordinary Maewing Egg (Genesis Part 2) Extraordinary Maewing Egg (Genesis: Part 2)
Golden Hesperornis Egg Golden Hesperornis Egg
Magmasaur Egg (Genesis Part 1) Magmasaur Egg (Genesis: Part 1)
Rock Drake Egg (Aberration) Rock Drake Egg (Aberration)
Wyvern Egg (Scorched Earth) Wyvern Egg (Scorched Earth)
Yutyrannus Egg Yutyrannus Egg
Egg Other Eggs
Angler Egg Angler Egg None None
Araneo Egg Araneo Egg
Arthropluera Egg Arthropluera Egg
Beelzebufo Egg Beelzebufo Egg
Bloodstalker Egg (Genesis Part 1) Bloodstalker Egg (Genesis: Part 1)
Diplocaulus Egg Diplocaulus Egg
Eel Egg Eel Egg
Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth) Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth)
Moth Egg (Scorched Earth) Moth Egg (Scorched Earth)
Pulmonoscorpius Egg Pulmonoscorpius Egg
Tusoteuthis Egg Tusoteuthis Egg

Egg Types (Mobile)[]

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

Super Fertilized Egg (Mobile)[]

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Super Fertilized Egg (Mobile) Super Fertilized Eggs are a type of Egg exclusive to ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile.

These eggs can be obtained after a female creature with the proper Pheromone (Mobile) Pheromone applied has laid one. They hatch quicker than normal eggs and the baby creature will have better stats when it has hatched.

They can also be used to craft Super Kibble (Mobile) Super Kibble, which will Taming tame creatures faster and with more taming effectiveness.


  • When a fertilized egg dies (Egg Health reaches 0), it disappears regardless of the decomposition settings, not becoming a non-fertilized egg either.
  • Certain real-life creatures cannot lay eggs in the game.
  • Fertilized eggs cannot be found in the wild by player. The only exception to fertilized eggs would be the Crystal Wyvern (wild crystal wyverns can be tamed with crystal or primal crystal) and the Wyvern, Rock Drake, Deinonychus and Magmasaur none of which can be tamed in the wild and their fertile eggs must be obtained from the wild nest.


Video Tutorial[]

A quick video tutorial on hatching eggs.


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.
Genesis: Part 2 Release
  • Insect and Aquatic Eggs can now be picked up and put into a Egg Incubator (Genesis Part 2) Egg Incubator (Genesis: Part 2)