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Bird Cage
Bird Cage Build
Crafting Papyrus ×2 Gold Nugget ×6 Seeds ×2
Tab Icon Structures
Tier Alchemy Engine
Tool Required Hammer Green Staff
Resources Papyrus, Gold Nugget, Seeds, Any trapped Bird
Spawns Egg, Seeds
Renewable? Yes
DebugSpawn "birdcage"
It's where I try to make

birds reform their evil ways.

–Woodie

The Birdcage is a craftable Structure that allows the imprisonment of flying Birds (Redbirds, Crows, and Snowbirds). It requires 6 Gold Nuggets, 2 Papyrus, and 2 Seeds to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. Birds can be captured using the Bird Trap.

A Birdcage can only house one bird; however, it can be easily swapped with another at any time. As of yet, there is no functional difference between the three types of birds, other than the aesthetic appeal. Birds go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning or when offered an item.

Feeding a bird in a Birdcage a raw Fruit or Vegetable (except Berries, Mushrooms, Lichen, Cave Banana, and Mandrake) will make it drop 1–2 Crop Seeds of the same type, as well as having a 50% chance to drop an additional regular Seed. These specialized seeds can be planted on a Farm plot, enabling selective crops. The player can also feed the bird regular Seeds to get fresh Seeds in return.

If fed any kind of Meats (excluding uncooked Monster Meat and Eggs) or meat-based food in any state of spoilage, the bird will produce a fresh Egg. Eggs can be eaten raw or cooked, as well as used in Crock Pot recipes such as Bacon and Eggs and Pierogi. Eggs can also be offered to the Pig King in exchange for Gold Nuggets.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

Birds contained within the Birdcage must be removed and fed seeds occasionally or they will starve.

TipsEdit

  • Spoiling Meats and especially meat-based food can be saved from turning into Rot or Rotten Eggs by converting them into fresh Eggs.
  • The bird can be used to convert meats that are not accepted by the Pig King into Eggs, which are accepted in exchange for Gold Nuggets.
  • Normal spoiling seeds can be given to a caged bird to get fresh seeds in return, making it possible to keep seeds from ever spoiling. Spoiling eggs can be cooked and given to the bird in return for fresh eggs. 
  • The Birdcage is good for Winter, when food resources are limited, as the player can feed the bird an easy-to-acquire Cooked Monster Meat or other Monster Meat-based items to get fresh Eggs in return, which can be eaten or further be used in Crock Pot recipes.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Although the option to "Give" items other than accepted Food appears when the player mouses over the Birdcage, the bird won't eat it.
  • In the Research Period of Don't Starve, the Birdcage cost 100 Research Points
  • When Maxwell examines an empty Birdcage, he says, "You'll never get me behind bars again", referring to his imprisonment at the hands of the mysterious captors.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • If the player removes the bird from the cage but has no available slots, rather than the character holding onto it and remarking that there's no more space, the bird will either disappear or be freed.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Craftable Items
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern (Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon)
Survival Bird TrapTrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod (Pretty Parasol Reign of Giants icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box (Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod (Ice Flingomatic Reign of Giants icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap (Battle HelmBattle Spear Reign of Giants icon)
Structures ChestSignWalls (Hay Wall, Wood Wall, Stone Wall) • Pig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (Cobblestones, Wooden Flooring, Checkerboard Flooring, Carpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmourDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger (Old Bell Reign of Giants icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest (Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral Shirt Reign of Giants icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius

Start a Discussion Discussions about Birdcage

  • Birds Dying?

    9 messages
    • Givemepancakes wrote:27.110.235.167 wrote:The trick is to take the bird out of the cage whenever you need to go anywhere. Then you can feed him...
    • Right. He can barely survive a day long. That means if you plan on staying somewhere over night, you need to take him with you. After all I d...

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