I recommend breeding these guys for size as soon as possible. They unlock cool new abilities as they get bigger!
Size 1.55: now drops dodo feathers off its back, used for crafting items like sail plume, dodo decimater, and dodo cultivator
Size 3.00: you can now ride them without saddles, and equip dodo decimater and dodo cultivator.
How to breed for size:
Select biggest male and biggest female dodo
Build a 1x1 pen (doesn’t need roof)
Put the dodos in the pen
Enable wandering on both dodos (tap skull icon in top left corner)
Pick up fertile dodo egg
Make campfires (at least 2)
Fuel campfires (at least 20 fuel per fire)
Drop egg next to (not on) campfires
Wait for egg to hatch
Claim baby (skull Icon)
Feed baby (they eat a lot)
Wait for baby to grow up
The new dodo will be anywhere in between his parents sizes, most likely on the edge, with slight variation (size 1.00 and size 1.50 would have a baby of size range 0.95-1.55, most likely bigger than both parents)
Other breeding facts:
Mating bar: at 100%, a fertile egg will be laid
Maturation bar: at 100% it will progress to next stage of growth. (Baby, juvenile, adolescent, adult)
Imprinting bar: increases strength when working for you (whistling, riding)
Wants ____ in __:__ giving it what it wants increases imprinting
Fun fact: did you know, you can get twins and triplets from eggs? The chances of this happening vary by species.
If you have to pick up a dodo(a very early tame, likely your first), choose a female. Dodo eggs are able to be made into basic kibble/dodo kibble(depends on the playing platform), which can be used to tame some powerful early tames.
These little dudes are really fun to breed! You can breed them bigger so they are rideable, smaller so they can be shoulder pets, or just for the colours! I’m in ark mobile and currently breeding them to be bigger, and it’s very entertaining :)
For the guy who said that it would be cool if a dodo could sit on your shoulder: on ark mobile, a dodo smaller than .75 can in fact be carried on your shoulder. Dodos over 2.6 can be ridden. Fun fact. :)