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Used to tame creatures around the Arks

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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 Mobile. 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 Mobile 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.

The Switch version now has access to the new kibble system as the ARK: Homestead update was added in the remake of game.


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 Speed values are outdated, just use it as a rough overview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.


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 -


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

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

Kibble Taming Chart

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

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.

Recipes (Legacy)

These Kibbles are no longer craftable on PC and Console. They could be crafted in the  Cooking Pot or the  Industrial Cooker. They are only listed here for history reasons.

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 (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)** 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 (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile),  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.


  • 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.
  • Kibble used to not work on the official Primitive + mod, but now works as intended.