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Everyone Poops. Can provide nitrogen to help crops grow in their plots. Would be more efficient Fertilizer if combined with Thatch in Compost Bin.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
1h 23m 20s
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/BaseBPs/PrimalItemConsumablePoop.PrimalItemConsumablePoop'" 1 0 0
Used to craft

Feces are produced by all terrestrial , aerial creatures, and humans in intervals, depending on the amount they eat.



Feces can be used to produce Fertilizer, which can be placed on Crop Plots to grow crops. Feces alone can be used as Fertilizer, however, it is more effective to turn them into Fertilizer, which gives 54,000 fertilizer points.

To create one bag of Fertilizer, 3 ×  Feces must be placed in a Compost Bin along with 50 ×  Thatch. After around 50 minutes these ingredients are turned to Fertilizer. They can also be converted more efficiently by a Dung Beetle, which converts Feces into Fertilizer in 15 minutes (along with Oil) and produces up to nine times as much.


Feces can be eaten as it is technically classified as food. When ingested, Feces will do damage to the Health Pool.


All non-aquatic creatures produce feces. Feeding a Phiomia or Roll Rat stimberries can create a lot of feces in short time.

Feces Types[]

Fertilization Comparison[]

Fertilizer type Fertilizer units Fertilizes for Fertilizes full* plant for
Human Feces 1,000 10m 3h 5m
Small Animal Feces 3,500 35m 10h 48m
Medium Animal Feces 7,500 1h 15m 23h 8m
Unicorn Residue (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) 7,500 1h 15m 23h 8m
Large Animal Feces 15,000 2h 30m 1d 22h 15m
Massive Animal Feces 35,000 5h 50m 4d 11h 55m
Snow Owl Pellet (Extinction) 50,000 8h 20m 6d 10h 10m
Fertilizer 54,000 9h 6d 22h 30m
Bonemeal Fertilizer (Primitive Plus) 90,000 15h 11d 13h 30m

* When a plant has its maximum of fruits, it needs less fertilizer. As the fruits spoil after some time, leaving the plant in a non-full state for some time, these numbers are rather theoretical maximums.


Feces Type Dropped By
Human Feces Humans and Mesopithecus
Small Animal Feces 58 creatures
Medium Animal Feces 43 creatures
Large Animal Feces 14 creatures
Massive Animal Feces Titanosaur
Silica Pearls Phoenix
Snow Owl Pellet (Extinction) Snow Owl
Unicorn Residue (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Unicorn (only on ARK: Mobile)

When Eaten[]

Feces Type Health
Human Feces -30
Small Animal Feces -60
Medium Animal Feces -70
Large Animal Feces -140
Massive Animal Feces -350
Snow Owl Pellet (Extinction) -35
Unicorn Residue (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) +5


  • Feces was originally intended as a way for players to kill themselves when stuck or trapped.