Ark: Survival Evolved Kibble Guide (Updated)

The revamped taming system features six types of kibble all made with different recipes and preferred by different types of dinos.

Ark: Survival Evolved is all about the dino taming, but the process has undergone massive changes over the years since the game was in Early Access.

Kibble is a sure fire way to quickly tame dinos and get better results, but many players are finding their old kibble recipe no longer work, or that some dinos no longer seem particularly interested in kibble.

The entire system saw a major revamp recently, and now kibble is broken down into these types:

  • Basic
  • Simple
  • Regular
  • Superior
  • Exceptional
  • Extraordinary

Let's dive into which dinos prefer which type, and then take a look at the specific recipes for each variation. While the info below is current as of this writing and applies to most players, note that the reworked kibble system hasn't actually been implemented yet on mobile or Switch editions of Ark.

Ark Dino Kibble Preferences

Here's the thing to keep in mind: any type of kibble can be used for any creature, but they shouldn't be.

Using the wrong type of kibble actually has less effectiveness than either using the dino's preferred food or even using straight raw meat, reducing it below the standard 1x taming speed.

In other words, if you don't have the specific preferred type of kibble available, just use something else to tame a dino.

Otherwise, here's the specific types to use for drastically increased taming speed:

Kibble Type Creatures That Prefer
 Basic Dilophosaur
Dodo
Featherlight
Glowtail
Kairuku
Lystrosaurus
Mesopithecus
Parasaur
Phiomia
 Simple Archaeopteryx
Diplocaulus
Gallimimus
Giant Bee
Ichthyosaurus
Iguanodon
Megaloceros
Morellatops
Pachy
Pegomastax
Triceratops
Raptor
 Regular Angler
Ankylosaurus
Baryonyx
Beelzebufo
Carbonemys
Carnotaurus
Dimetrodon
Diplodocus
Doedicurus
Gigantopithecus
Ichthyornis
Kaprosuchus
Kentrosaurus
Lymantria
Pelagornis
Pteranodon
Pulmonoscorpius
Purlovia
Sabertooth
Sarco
Stegosaurus
Terror Bird
Thorny Dragon
Velonasaur
 Superior Allosaurus
Argentavis
Castoroides
Daeodon
Direwolf
Direbear
Dunkleosteus
Gasbags
Mammoth
Megatherium
Megalosaurus
Paraceratherium
Plesiosaur
Megalodon
Snow Owl
Tapejara
Woolly Rhino
 Exceptional Basilosaurus
Brontosaurus
Giganotosaurus
Karkinos
Mosasaurus
Quetzal
Rex
Spinosaurus
Therizinosaurus
 Extraordinary Griffin
Megalania
Rock Elemental
Thylacoleo
Yutyrannus

 

Ark Revamped Kibble Recipes

Unlike most other objects crafted in Ark, engrams are not required for kibble, which are instead made using the recipes below.

To craft kibble just combine the ingredients in a lit cooking pot with fuel (or an industrial cooker) and wait -- each stack of kibble requires 30 seconds to cook. 

Every kibble type requires a specific kind of egg plus a number of ingredients listed in the chart.

While the revamped Ark kibble recipes vary, they all include fiber x5 and a water skin.

Note that the water skin must be at least 25% full, but if you are using water irrigation connected to an industrial cooker, you can skip this ingredient entirely.

Kibble  Egg Type Ingredients
 Basic  Extra Small Egg  Mejoberry x5
 Amarberry x10
 Tintoberry x10
 Cooked Meat x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1
 Simple  Small Egg  Mejoberry x5
 Rockarrot x2
 Cooked Fish Meat x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1
 Regular  Medium Egg  Longrass x2
 Savoroot x2
 Cooked Meat Jerky x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1
 Superior  Large Egg  Citronal x2
 Rare Mushroom x2
 Prime Meat Jerky x2
 Sap x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1
 Exceptional  Extra Large Egg  Mejoberry x10
 Rare Flower x1
 Focal Chili x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1
 Extraordinary  Special Egg  Mejoberry x10
 Giant Bee Honey x1
 Lazarus Chowder x1
 Fiber x5
 Waterskin x1

 

Ark Egg Type Guide

Not sure if you've got the right egg size or where to harvest specific sizes of eggs from different creatures? Here's a handy chart showing what type of dino offers which egg type so you can make all the kibble you need:

Extra Small Egg
  • Dilo Egg
  • Dodo Egg
  • Featherlight Egg
  • Kairuku Egg
  • Lystro Egg
  • Parasaur Egg
  • Tek Parasaur Egg
  • Vulture Egg
Small Egg
  • Archaeopteryx Egg
  • Camelsaurus Egg 
  • Compy Egg
  • Dimorph Egg
  • Gallimimus Egg
  • Glowtail Egg 
  • Hesperornis Egg
  • Microraptor Egg
  • Oviraptor Egg
  • Pachycephalosaurus Egg
  • Pegomastax Egg
  • Pteranodon Egg
  • Raptor Egg
  • Tek Raptor Egg
  • Trike Egg
Medium Egg
  • Ankylo Egg
  • Baryonyx Egg
  • Carno Egg
  • Dimetrodon Egg
  • Diplo Egg
  • Ichthyornis Egg
  • Iguanodon Egg
  • Kaprosuchus Egg
  • Kentro Egg
  • Pachyrhino Egg
  • Pelagornis Egg
  • Pulmonoscorpius Egg
  • Sarco Egg
  • Stego Egg
  • Tek Stego Egg
  • Terror Bird Egg
  • Thorny Dragon Egg 
  • Troodon Egg
  • Turtle Egg
  • Velonasaur Egg 
Large Egg
  • Allosaurus Egg
  • Argentavis Egg
  • Mantis Egg 
  • Megalania Egg
  • Megalosaurus Egg
  • Moschops Egg
  • Snow Owl Egg 
  • Spino Egg
  • Tapejara Egg
  • Titanoboa Egg
Extra Large Egg
  • BBasilisk Egg 
  • Bronto Egg
  • Giganotosaurus Egg
  • Quetzal Egg
  • Rex Egg
  • Tek Quetzal Egg
  • Tek Rex Egg
  • Therizino Egg
Special Egg
  • Deinonychus Egg Valguero
  • Golden Hesperornis
  • Rock Drake Egg 
  • Wyvern Egg 
  • Yutyrannus Egg

Have any other questions about how to use the new kibble system, or need help with some other part of the game? Leave us a comment below, or check out the rest of our extensive Ark guide collection here.

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Published Aug. 20th 2019

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