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How to Get a Dinosaur Egg in Stardew Valley

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How to Get a Dinosaur Egg in Stardew Valley

On: July 18, 2023
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As a Stardew Valley player, odds are you already know what eggs are — you might even be producing them already. If you’ve been looking to add a Dinosaur Egg into the mix, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s a giant dino egg that appears to still be intact, which confirms that dinosaurs can roam the Valley! With this in mind, the egg acts as both an animal product and an artifact.

While there aren’t many uses for the Dinosaur Egg in the game, there are a few notes to keep in mind when you’re searching for one. Namely, they’re much rarer than your standard animal egg. So, here’s everything you need to know about finding and utilizing Dinosaur Eggs in Stardew Valley.

Where to Find Dinosaur Eggs

To get your first Dinosaur Egg in Stardew Valley, you have a couple of different options to pick from. We have listed each option below for a quick overview of where you can find the dino eggs:

  • Search Artifact Spots in The Mountains
  • Prehistoric levels in Skull Cavern
  • Fishing Treasure Chests (Must be level 2 with one previously discovered Artifact)
  • Dropped by a Pepper Rex
  • Winning a Crane Game in the Movie Theater

Primarily, a Dinosaur Egg is an artifact that should be given to Gunther for his Artifact Museum in Stardew Valley. Dinosaur eggs can be found or hatched in incubators and are capable of producing more dinosaurs. This process will, in turn, create a cycle of endless prehistoric eggs. For starters, you can search through every Artifact Spot throughout the map to find Dinosaur Eggs in Stardew Valley. Some of the best places to look are in the Mountains and Quarry outside of Pelican Town.

You’ll know when you’re near a potential egg, as these spots have worms coming out of the ground. Once you’ve spotted the wriggling worms, you’ll have to dig up the ground with your hoe to obtain it.

These precious eggs can also be foraged on the prehistoric levels in the Skull Cavern. Furthermore, they can be dropped from a Pepper Rex (a fire-breathing enemy from the Prehistoric levels) or won in the Crane Game in the Movie Theater. The latter is only accessible by completing the Community Center or all upgrades being offered by Morris.

The final, and most challenging way to get a Dinosaur Egg, however, is to test your skills and luck by catching one in a treasure chest while fishing.

To achieve your goal of reeling in a prehistoric treasure, you’ll have to build up the progress bar on the right side of the screen until it’s almost full. Then, you should quickly align the reeling bar to exactly where the chest is located. Once the chest is fully subdued, you should quickly go back to the fish to capture both the chest and the fish.

It’s also worth noting that you have to reel in both the fish and the chest together, as getting the chest alone will not enable you to get the dinosaur egg. But once you get both and have obtained the egg, you’re all set to hatch some dinos or even make dino mayonnaise.

What To Do With Dinosaur Eggs

Aside from using an Incubator to bring the little dino to life, the egg itself is a profitable catch for your pocket. The base price for one starts at 350g. From there, silver eggs go for 437g, gold ones are set at 525g, and iridium types attain a selling price of 700g.

While the egg in question isn’t included in any recipes or bundles, you can create a jar of Dinosaur Mayonnaise. All you need is a Mayonnaise Machine and 3 hours of patience for the item to process. Only one egg is required, and it can generate a thick and creamy condiment that sells for 800g. Ranchers have a 20% bartering increase, with 960g marked as their selling price. The same applies to Artisans with a 40% bump, with a potential intake of 1,120g.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dinosaurs lay eggs in Stardew Valley?

Dinosaurs lay eggs every seven days after being incubated, fed, and matured.

Why won’t my dinosaur hatch its egg?

Ensure that your coops are not at full capacity. Otherwise, additional eggs won’t be able to crack open.