Find out everything you have to know about the Featherlight in our ARK: Survival Evolved guide. But also how to catch it, tame it, feed it, and breed offspring too.
The Featherlight came to ARK within the Aberration DLC and is discoverable on the following maps: Aberration, Valguero, Genesis: Part 1, Genesis: Part 2, Crystal Isles, and Fjordur.
This is the Featherlight in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Featherlight is a small owl species, whose feathers on the head and some dots on its plumage can glow.
Wild: Featherlights are peaceful omnivores that you can encounter on all maps, that are listed above. They won’t attack you, even if you attack them first, they’ll only try to flee.
Domesticated: Once you tamed a Featherlight, you can carry it around, sitting on your shoulder. As a shoulder creature, the Featherlight is more than just a living flashlight, it is also able to detect and indicate enemy players or creatures (very useful in PVP). In addition to that, the Featherlight can show you the dinosaurs or creatures at a particularly high level. It also offers protection against the Nameless but attracts Seeker and Reaper.
All Featherlight Locations in ARK
The Featherlight is discoverable in these spots:
Taming the Featherlight in ARK: Survival Evolved
The Featherlight is passively tamed by feeding the taming food we listed below.
For feeding the Featherlight you have to place one of the listed food options in your inventory slot on the far right and approach the little owl. When you are close enough, an order “Feed ____ to tame” will appear, which you execute.
You may repeat the process a few times until the Featherlight is tamed.
Food for Featherlight’s in ARK
Once you tamed your Featherlight, it is essential to know what kind of food it likes to eat. Featherlight’s are omnivores, which makes the choice of food more accessible.
These are the best options of fodder to tame your Featherlight:
- Auric Mushroom
- Plant Species Z Seed
- Amarberry Seed
- Citronal Seed
After taming, you can serve anything since the Featherlight is an omnivore.
Breeding the Featherlight in ARK
This is how you prepare to breed: If you have a male and female specimen, at best, you build a large enough pen for both of them. Place both creatures in the pen and set them to roam via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also set them directly to “Pair”, but there has to be a player nearby. Otherwise, the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval for Featherlight’s is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: The hatching begins when you get a fertilized Featherlight Egg from a successful mating. For hatching, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 29 °C and 32 °C and within the Egg-Incubator at 31 °C. According to standard settings, the little Featherlight baby hatches after about 2 hours. After that, it needs about 5 hours of your attention, during which you must keep putting food in its inventory.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed itself from troughs. The total maturation time takes about 2 days and 1 hour.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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