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ARK: T-Rex - How to Tame, Feed and Breed!

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The Tyrannosaurus Rex, commonly known as T-Rex, is arguably the most famous dinosaur in ARK: Survival Evolved. He earned his “star” status through numerous appearances in films, television, games, and books. When tamed, it is particularly useful as a mount, as smaller creatures avoid it, and its power and strength also make it useful in battle. You can find him almost everywhere in the Ark.

Find out everything you need to know about the famous carnivore in our T-Rex guide. But also how to catch him, tame him, feed him, and breed offspring too.

This is the T-Rex in ARK: Survival Evolved

Appearance: Known for its fat little T-Rex arms, the T-Rex has even more to offer. It is large and powerful, has huge razor-sharp teeth, and looks like the Giganotosaurus, which is almost three times its size. Along its neck and back, it has a crest of hard bony plates that protect it from other carnivores. A T-Rex reaches an average size of 15 m in length.

Wild: The T-Rex is highly aggressive and will attack anything that is not larger and more dangerous than itself. You will not find it in a herd, as the T-Rex prefers to hunt alone. If he is chasing you, you should save yourself in the water, because the T-Rex is much slower there. Since he cannot swim, deep water is safest.

Domesticated: Domesticated, the T-Rex mount provides protection from all smaller creatures, as only larger predators dare attack it. Due to his power and strength, he is also perfectly trained for the fight.

How to tame the T-Rex in ARK

How to hunt the T-Rex: You can tame the T-Rex in different ways. The simplest is to set bear traps around you and lure him into them. Once he’s pinned down, smack him with the tranquilizer darts.

You can also lure the T-Rex into the water, as it moves slower there – it has to be deep enough, of course.

If you have leveled up enough stamina and speed, you can of course run away from him and shoot tranquilizer darts at him again and again. It’s not the smartest way to tame, but it can work.

The safest way is to build a trap for him like the Giga out of three Dino stone or metal archways. Set up the gates in a square shape and place a bear trap or two in the middle. Make sure you always leave a little space between the goals. Since the T-Rex is significantly smaller than the Giga, you have to use gates here. Close all gates except the two you escape through.

Now you lure in the T-Rex. You provoke him into following you. The important thing here is that you have a faster mount or a very high movement speed so that you can also escape. If he follows you, run through the open gates of your construction – but don’t step into the bear trap yourself.

Once the T-Rex is stuck in the bear trap, close the two open gates and shoot him with tranquilizer darts until he’s knocked out. You can easily do this through the gaps you left between the gates. Depending on the level of the T-Rex, this can take some time and resources, since the T-Rex has high stamina and health.

How to tame him: Once he’s unconscious, put meat or kibble (see recipes below) in his inventory and feed him that. The better the meat, the faster the taming. The best way to keep the T-Rex down and the stun value up is to use the anesthetic.

How to make the T-Rex saddle

To craft the T-Rex Saddle, you need to be level 74 and 40 Engram Points to unlock the recipe. You now need the following resources to craft:

  • 380x Hide
  • 200x Fiber
  • 50x Metal Ingots

How to Feed a T-Rex in ARK

Once you have tamed your T-Rex, it is important to know what it likes to eat. T-Rex are carnivores, which of course makes the choice of food easier.

  • Exceptional Kibble:
    • Ingredients: 1x Extra Large Egg, 10x Mejoberry, 1x Rare Flower, 1x Focal Chili, 5x Fiber, 1x Water
    • Cooked Focal Chili: 9x Cooked Meat, 5x Citronal, 20x Armaberry, 20x Azulberry, 20x Tintoberry, 10x Mejoberry, 1x Water
  • Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg)
    • Ingredients: 1x Pulmonoscorpius Egg, 1x Prime Meat Jerky, 1x Longrass, 2x Mejoberries, 3x Fiber, 1 Water
    • Ingredients Prime Meat Jerky: 1x Cooked Meat, 1x Oil, 3x Sparkpowder
  • Raw Mutton:
    • Received by gutting Ovis.
    • Cooking turns it into the Cooked Lamb Chop
  • Raw Prime Meat:
    • Gained when gutting larger creatures
    • Cooking turns it into Cooked Prime Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat:
    • Obtained from Alpha Mosasaurus, Dunkleosteus, Electrophorus, Leedsichtys, Megalodon, and Sabertooth Salmon
    • Cooking turns it into the Cooked Prime Fish Meat
  • Raw Meat:
    • Earned by gutting a creature
    • Cooking turns it into Cooked Meat
  • Raw Fish Meat:
    • Received from gutting fish
    • Cooking turns it into Cooked Fish Meat

How to breed the T-Rex in ARK

This is how you prepare for breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, at best you build an enclosure that is large enough. Place both dinos in the exhibit and set them to roam via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.

The breeding interval for a T-Rex is 18 to 48 hours.

How to Hatch Eggs: When you get a fertilized T-Rex egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 32 °C and 34 °C. According to standard settings, the little T-Rex baby hatches after about 5 hours. After that, it takes about 9 hours of your attention, during which you keep putting meat in its inventory.

Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed from troughs on its own. The entire maturing time takes about 3 days and 20.5 hours.

Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:

Looking for more helpful guides on ARK: Survival Evolved? Then take a look at our ARK guide overview, where you will find more of our dinosaur, crafting, resource, and technology guides. You can also chat with us and other players on our Discord server. We’re looking forward to see you!


[Breeding] Trough / Food Calculator | Voters


Love the app. Was wondering if we could get food requirements for the breeding cycle. Baby, juvi, total. Would give a better idea of prep vs just time involved. There is a good breeding call online... but I find your app more conventional. Would love an all in one

Dan Leveille

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Como cuidar dos bebes

Daniel Garcia

Poderiam adicionar a comida do bebe dino para ajudar na criação principalmente dos dinos novos ia ajudar muito

August 10, 2022

Dan Leveille

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Minuteur de faim bébé

Kjorn Ragnarok


Pourriez-vous faire des minuteurs pour la faim (de bébé jusqu'à adulte) pour l'élevage?

Merci d'avance.

April 13, 2022

Dan Leveille

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Timer for food in Trough

Ryan Sternberg

On selected Dino under breeding category, input the number of Dino’s being raised and how much food in trough and have timer spit out how much time until the food is depleted.

January 22, 2022

Dan Leveille

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Baby raising food timers

Hunter Burchett

Similar to how there are resource calculator that show how many resources you need to make something this would show how much meat/berries you need to raise an animal over a selected period of time for example I have 11 Maewings and I’m going to be gone for 8 hours I would put in the information (what animal.maewing. How many animals.11. And how long I’ll be gone for.8hours.) then it would tell you how much food you need for how ever many animals you had and what type and for how long.

July 26, 2021

Dan Leveille

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favorite food

Fabricio Morezi93

could put the function to see which foods favorite of each baby

June 29, 2021

Dan Leveille

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Add a food timer for raising babies


I know it wouldn't be too difficult since I do it myself everytime I want to work out how long I can leave babies unattended for. But having the feature in the app/website even if it isn't 100% accurate would be handy. The math really isn't all that difficult. Including the spoil timer for meat to adjust to.

March 17, 2021

Dan Leveille

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Update RockDrake and Magmasaur

Milagro Granillo

I say this because it is really annoying to have a baby RockDrake or magmasaur and they end up Dying cuz you didnt give them nameless venom or ambergis

September 29, 2020

Dan Leveille

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Update RockDrake and Magmasaur

Milagro Granillo

okay, i did a post like this a long time ago yet, it didnt seem to load, in the Dododex site you REALLY need to update the rock drake and magmasaur data base, becuase it doesnt say what to feed the baby rock drakes nor magmasaurs so, the baby rock drakes need nameless venom and the magmasaur need the astrocetus ambergis

December 26, 2020

Dan Leveille

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Billy Harbour

Could you add additional information to what is best to feed baby dino’s eg meat (cooked/raw) fish berries etc

December 12, 2020

Dan Leveille

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Update Info about Rock Drake, and Magmasaur

Milagro Granillo

So, Dododex didnt understand what I said, so im gonna explain it yet again, I know this is a taming calculator and not and update site for ARK: To FEED baby Rock Drakes you have to give them Nameless Venom, AND magmasaurs need Ambergis,I lost 10 baby rock drakes, and 3 baby magmasaurs, they gave me charge of in my tribe, because i had no idea why they didnt eat the meat

November 13, 2020

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How to tame a tyrannosaurus rex

Taming a wild tyrannosaurus rex is violent. You need to catch him first, then feed him until you reach 100% taming progress.

Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the most difficult creatures to tame in ARK: Survival Evolved. There are several tactics for taming the Ark Rex.

  • Build a tower 10 stone pillars high with a platform at the top, lure Rex to the tower by attacking him from the air while flying on a flying creature. After that, land on the tower and shoot him with tranquilizers.
  • There are many tyrannosaurs in the bay on the southeast coast. Find one of them and stand on one of the cliffs and shoot him with tranquilizers - he will stand still, trying to get to you.
  • Because Rex are relatively slow and incredibly strong, trying to tame a dinosaur alone on level ground would be extremely risky. Gather a group of players and shoot it with tranquilizers, the T-Rex will try to run away once the torpor reaches its maximum, but you can easily catch up with it.
  • You can also tame the Tirex together: one player flies on a Pteranodon, Argentavis, Quetzalcoatl, and the creature carries in the paws of another player who shoots the Tirex with tranquilizers (watch out for the endurance of the flying creature!).
  • Tyrannosaurus rex can be distracted by a few of your tamed creatures, which you bring in as “cannon fodder” to the rex while you shoot the predator with tranquilizers from a distance.
  • Lure the rex into the cage with the hippo gate and use the flying creature to shoot the predator.
  • Choose a raptor that focuses on endurance, speed and sufficient weight. The raptor easily overtakes Rex, so run forward, turn to the side, shoot him, then turn and run again. Each pause to fire will allow the raptor to regenerate stamina while you aim.
  • Create a simple trap. Place 4 2x2 stone foundations, surround the perimeter with stone doorways two meters high. Build two ramps from the top doorway to the ground. Guide Rex up the ramp to the box. Step back and give a tranquilizer. Be ready to destroy several doorways once he is tamed.
  • Build 3 stone gates on the sides of the square and place a large bear trap in the middle. Trap the rex across the open side of the square, place a fourth airlock behind it, effectively trapping it. Thus, the dinosaur will not be able to run away or damage you. After that, shoot him with tranquilizers. The only problem will be that Wrex will decide to bypass the gate, which will mean that you will have to lure Wrex right into it.
  • If he is near the sea or a deep lake, he will never attack you if you are in a place where he cannot stand on the bottom and stay head above the water. So you can shoot your crossbow and the rex won't attack you0010

To immobilize the Tyrannosaurus ARK, use the Metal Bolas and the Big Trap.

Feeding the tyrannosaurus when tamed

When the tyrannosaurus has passed out, open its inventory and drag the food into its inventory, wait for it to eat. Each time a creature raises its head to eat, the taming progress bar fills up. There should be enough food for the entire taming process, because if the food runs out, the taming progress will begin to decrease.

Tyrannosaurus must be unconscious during the entire taming process. The stun and unconsciousness gauge will decrease over time to maintain them - you need to force feed (use the key e , , in the creature's inventory when hovering over the corresponding item) a spinosaurus with drugs (restores stun by 40 units in 16 seconds) or a drug berry ( 8 units in 3 seconds).

What does Tyrannosaurus Ark eat?

Tyrannosaurus Arc Eggs are highly nutritious and can be eaten on their own or used to make Exceptional Feed to tame Basilosaurus, Brontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Karkinos, Managarm, Mosasaurus, Quetzalcoatl, Therizinosaurus, Tek Tyrannosaurus, Tek Quetzalcoatl, Spinosaurus


Receive command:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Test/PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_Rex.PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_Rex'" 1 0 0

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