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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,   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.

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

Egg Types (Mobile)[]

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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)[]

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  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 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, which will   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)