Wooden Cage

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Wooden Cage
Wooden Cage.png

A portable cage in which to imprison victims.

1L × 1W × 1.25H
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_WoodCage.PrimalItemStructure_WoodCage'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
10 EP
Crafting XP
36 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
30 × Thatch
25 × Fiber

The Wooden Cage can be used to encage small creatures and humans.

It is possible to trap humans in a Wooden Cage but as of Patch 231.7, players can not damage themselves within the cage by punching its walls, making it an effective way to keep a player contained without the risk of them committing suicide (via punching) to escape.

Alternatively, it can be used to house small creatures. This can be useful for wandering creatures (like the Oviraptor) so they don't wander away.

The easiest way to lead dinos into the cage is setting them on follow and sprinting about 5–7 feet behind the cage. If you walk too slow, the creature will go around the cage.

Finally, the wooden cage makes an excellent breeding pen for any shoulder-mounted dino; as the space is smaller than an actual floor foundation, and ensures a breeding pair never wanders far enough to break the mating process.

The Cage's Portability makes it an protective and light-weight version of the  Tent but missing protection from the element


  • The Wooden Cage is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Wooden Cage:

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.

Wooden Cage PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:
Half of Roof, Floor, and Main Supports

Wooden Cage PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Half of Roof, Floor, and Main Supports

Wooden Cage PaintRegion3.jpg

Region 3:
Cell "Bars"

Wooden Cage PaintRegion4.jpg

Region 4:

Wooden Cage PaintRegion5.jpg

Region 5:

Wooden Cage PaintRegion6.jpg

Region 6:
Majority of Diagonal Poles


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
227.0 Wooden Cage is added to the game.
227.1 Made Admin-only Cages only pickupable if you are Tribe Admin.
231.7 Made Cages give no damage to punching prisoners.
245.989 Wooden Cage can no longer be built within range of enemy foundations.
  • Fixed issue where wooden cages would heal themselves when picked up.
  • Fixed issue where dinos placed in cages would float upwards and glitch out of the cage.
289.100 Mesh Memory Optimizations for Wooden Cage.