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Kibble.pngBasic Kibble.pngSimple Kibble.pngRegular Kibble.pngSuperior Kibble.pngExceptional Kibble.pngExtraordinary Kibble.pngKibble (Mobile).png
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Type Kibble
Spoils in 3d
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 100
Decomposes in 2m
Added in v186.0
Crafting Time 30s
Crafted in Cooking Pot
Industrial Cooker
TEK Kibble Processor Logo Mobile.svg
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchase Yields 3 Pieces
Purchased in Chef Station Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 50 ×  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, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exceptional, and Extraordinary. The egg-based Kibbles are still in the game and are able to be used; Additionally they are categorized into one of the 6 quality-based types.

All Eggs (excluding insect eggs, like Araneo Egg or 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 can most effectively be tamed with Superior Kibble and better, but Basic, Simple, and 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
Preferred Kibble class or better 5x Speed ★★★★★
Raw Mutton 3.8x Speed ★★★★☆
Raw Prime Meat 3x Speed ★★★☆☆
Spoiled Meat 2x Speed ★★★☆☆ 2
Cooked Prime Meat / Prime Meat Jerky 1.5x Speed ★★☆☆☆
Raw Meat 1x Speed ★☆☆☆☆
Cooked Meat / Cooked Meat Jerky 1x Speed ☆☆☆☆☆
Crops 1x Speed ★★★☆☆
Mejoberries 1x Speed ★★☆☆☆
Other Berries 1x Speed ★☆☆☆☆
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, instead recipes are found throughout the world. Follow the same instructions as when cooking with a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.

In addition to the ingredients listed below, all kibble recipes require a 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 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.

See also Egg for a list of eggs and their size.

Kibble Egg Type First Resource Second Resource Third Resource Fourth Resource Fifth Resource Sixth Resource
Basic Kibble Extra Small Egg 5x Mejoberry 10x Amarberry 10x Tintoberry 1x Cooked Meat 5x Fiber Water (such as 1x Full Waterskin)
Simple Kibble Small Egg 2x Rockarrot 1x Cooked Fish Meat -
Regular Kibble Medium Egg 2x Longrass 2x Savoroot 1x Cooked Meat Jerky -
Superior Kibble Large Egg 2x Citronal 2x Rare Mushroom 1x Prime Meat Jerky 1x Sap
Exceptional Kibble Extra Large Egg 10x Mejoberry 1x Rare Flower 1x Focal Chili -
Extraordinary Kibble Special Egg 1x Giant Bee Honey 1x Lazarus Chowder -

Recipes (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

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Although these Kibbles are no longer craftable for PC and Console, they are still craftable in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile. They can be crafted in the Cooking Pot, Industrial Cooker, or the TEK Kibble Processor.

The value of the Kibble is used to determined the necessary amount of Kibble needed when using the TEK Kibble Processor, and the Crafting yield.

In-game recipe for kibbles in general
Kibble Egg Plant Matter Other Ingredient(s) Favorite Kibble for Kibble Value
Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) Allosaurus Egg Savoroot Cooked Prime Meat Tapejara, Royal Griffin** 10
Kibble (Ankylo Egg) Ankylo Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky Carno 5
Kibble (Araneo Egg)* Araneo Egg Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky N/A
Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) Archaeopteryx Egg Longrass Cooked Fish Meat Diplocaulus 3
Kibble (Argentavis Egg) Argentavis Egg Citronal Prime Meat Jerky Spino 10
Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) Baryonyx Egg Savoroot Raw Fish Meat Megatherium 5
Kibble (Bronto Egg) Bronto Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky Sabertooth 15
Kibble (Carbonemys Egg) Turtle Egg Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky Bronto 5
Kibble (Carno Egg) Carno Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Trike, Direwolf, Dire Bear 5
Kibble (Compy Egg) Compy Egg Citronal Cooked Fish Meat Iguanodon 1
Kibble (Dilo Egg) Dilo Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky Ankylo, Doedicurus, Equus, Pachy 1
Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg) Dimetrodon Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky Gallimimus 5
Kibble (Dimorph Egg) Dimorph Egg Longrass Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Megaloceros 3
Kibble (Diplo Egg) Diplo Egg Savoroot Rare Flower Allosaurus 5
Kibble (Dodo Egg) Dodo Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Pteranodon, Ichthyosaurus, Mesopithecus 1
Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) Gallimimus Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Terror Bird, Castoroides 3
Kibble (Griffin Egg) Griffin Egg Savoroot
Cooked Prime Meat
Snake Plant Seeds
Royal Griffin, Unicorn 30
Kibble (Iguanodon Egg) Iguanodon Egg Rare Mushroom Prime Meat Jerky Daeodon 5
Kibble (Kairuku Egg) Kairuku Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Angler 1
Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg) Kaprosuchus Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky 5
Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) Lystro Egg Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, or Prime Meat Jerky Diplodocus 1
Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg) Megalosaurus Egg Rockarrot 2 ×  Prime Meat Jerky Therizinosaur 15
Kibble (Moschops Egg) Moschops Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Purlovia 10
Kibble (Oviraptor Egg) Oviraptor Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Megalosaurus 3
Kibble (Pachy Egg) Pachy Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Paracer 3
Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg) Pachyrhino Egg Citronal Cooked Prime Fish Meat Baryonyx 5
Kibble (Parasaur Egg) Parasaur Egg Longrass Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Raptor 1
Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) Pegomastax Egg Citronal Raw Prime Fish Meat ?
Kibble (Pelagornis Egg) Pelagornis Egg Citronal 10 ×  Chitin Archaeopteryx 5
Kibble (Pteranodon Egg) Pteranodon Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Carbonemys 3
Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg) Pulmonoscorpius Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Rex, Beelzebufo 5
Kibble (Quetzal Egg) Quetzal Egg 3 ×  Rockarrot 3 ×  Prime Meat Jerky Mosasaurus, Giganotosaurus, Dimetrodon 15
Kibble (Raptor Egg) Raptor Egg Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky Mammoth 3
Kibble (Rex Egg) Rex Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Plesiosaur, Quetzal 15
Kibble (Sarco Egg) Sarco Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky Stegosaurus 5
Kibble (Spino Egg) Spino Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky Megalodon 10
Kibble (Stego Egg) Stego Egg Citronal Prime Meat Jerky Argentavis 5
Kibble (Tapejara Egg) Tapejara Egg Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat Kaprosuchus 10
Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) Terror Bird Egg Citronal Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Woolly Rhino 5
Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) Therizino Egg Citronal AnglerGel Basilosaurus 15
Kibble (Titanboa Egg) Titanoboa Egg Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky Gigantopithecus, Dunkleosteus 10
Kibble (Trike Egg) Trike Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Sarco 3

* = This Kibble is not craftable.

** = This Creature prefers another Kibble over this one, but this Kibble can still be used to tame the Creature effectively.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

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

Basic Kibble
Simple Kibble
Regular Kibble
Superior Kibble
Exceptional Kibble
Extraordinary Kibble

Creatures (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

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Dire Bear





















Terror Bird

Woolly Rhino







































Royal Griffin

Royal Griffin

Royal Griffin





Dung Beetle







Kibble Taming Chart[edit | edit source]

An overview of the Kibble system.

Kibble system as of v297.35

An overview of Kibble taming requirements and taming in general.

Resources needed for taming as of v297

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 Basic Kibble.

Super Kibble (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Disambig.png Main article: Super Kibble Logo Mobile.svg

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

Super Kibble is a type of Kibble exclusive to ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile.

These Kibbles can be crafted in a Cooking Pot or in an Industrial Cooker by substituting the normal Egg with a Super Fertilized Egg. They can be used to tame Creatures faster and with greater 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!
  • If you are trying to make kibble and nothing is being produced with correct ingredients, try making a cooking pot or industrial cooker. Some updates render a crafting station disfunctional in a way.
  • In the DLC Primitive Plus Kibble does not work for taming. Many users have reported this issue since 2019.