How to get Babies from Mammals in ARK

When you breed mammals in ARK they won´t produce any eggs – the mammal female will get pregnant. The steps to get pregnant are the same mating process as in Egg Layers (the full tutorial for Egg Layers can be found here).  (Pictures will be added as soon as we can get them :))


Take 2 Creatures of the same species – male and female – together in a confined space (in a pen for example)

(Annotation: Check if the female is ready to breed, in case she had babies before, because it could be that she has still some downtime. There are some Creatures which can´t mate right now – but only a few 😉 If you want to check the Mating-Status look at the HUD Message “Enable Wandering to Mate”)


Now you have to set them both to “Enable Wandering”. As soon as they are close enough beating hearts will appear over their heads, and the mating bar will appear on the female Mammal’s HUD. Both Mammal’s HUDs will also indicate who they’re mating with, specifically.

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When the Mating bar is complete, the female is now pregnant (with a chance for genetical identical twins or tripletts). Now you have to wait a gestation period indicated in the HUD.

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She´ll become larger and larger over time – she´ll need increasingly more food – a short time before birth she´ll eat double the normal amount of her consumption.


When that timeframe is up, she’ll give birth, and then the mating interval cooldown starts before she can mate again.



Source: Drake on Steam + Mating Pic

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11 thoughts on “How to get Babies from Mammals in ARK”

    1. Plus they’re reptiles. Only mammals give live birth. Now I don’t blame you for thinking that. It is just a game, not many things are very lifelike or the same as they are in real life.

    1. you should feed the mother a lot during the pregnancy, at the moment there aren´t any temperature needs for this. It could be that this will be added in the future

  1. Do you need to be logged in and wait it out or can we log out of our server and come back to her being fine?? we have a female wolf that’s close to half way though but I can’t stay up all night watching her

  2. hello im rafael from indonesia west java so im play ark mobile i try to breed my two basilosaurus male:aquaman and female:aquagirl try to breed and send her to the near at the red tribulet so done for protec from predator or soemthing will hurt my basilosaurus so i wait back to my aqua parking and ride my carbonemys and sleep on mt base so in morning i need to eat alot of berries for no hungry bar problem and water so i ride my ichyotosaurus i return the bar gestation i try to send here somwhere safety and the game crash:[

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