Male, female and baby feathered Compsognathus
Male, female and baby feathered Compsognathus
Male, female and baby scaly Compsognathus (inaccurate)
Male, female and baby scaly Compsognathus (inaccurate)

Basic Information
Real Creature.png Real Creature

Compsognathus longipes

Nature.png Nature

Neutral unless angry

Health Points.png Health Points

Adult: 12 (12hearts.png)

Infant: 4 (4hearts.png)

Attack Damage.png Attack Damage

1 (1hearts.png)

Hunger Points.png Hunger Points

50 50hunger.png


Grid Raw Dinosaur Meat 2.png Raw Meat

Grid Compsognathus Skull.png Skull

Grid Leg Bone.png Leg bone

Grid Arm Bone.png Arm bone

Grid Theropod Foot.png Foot

Grid Ribcage (Bone).png Ribcage

Grid Vertebrae.png Vertebrae

Grid Claw.png Claw

Feathers.png Feathers

Set to true by default. Can be turned off through the config.

Modeled By Raptorfarian
First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE

Compsognathus ('komp-sog-nay-thuss', meaning "Elegant Jaw") is a very small prehistoric creature that lived in Western Europe during the Late Jurassic. Commonly called a "compy," it is a nocturnal (meaning only sleeps in the day) carnivore added in Build 5.3. They are the smallest mob in the mod, as they are slightly smaller than the Confuciusornis at approximately 0.2 blocks tall. Feathered males have a darker texture than feathered females, and unfeathered males have a blue throat. Newborns are less than 0.1 blocks tall. Compsognathus are considered adults in only 4 Minecraft days. They can be given essence of chicken to grow faster at the cost of hunger.

Compsognathus, like almost all other prehistoric creatures, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, while having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a Dinopedia to see its current mood.

A fossil version of the Compsognathus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a Compsognathus. 

Like most other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are dinosaurs, they hatch from tiny eggs that need to be warmed by any light source.


Compsognathus is a timid, fast animal that is vulnerable to many other carnivores due to their small size. Compsognathus has a special attack similar to Deinonychus and Velociraptor; they will pounce on their prey from several blocks away, but will not ride the mobs which they hit. They are not dangerous even in very large groups, as their pounce is slow, does very little damage, and can miss the player. They cannot break blocks, and are easily pushed through transparent blocks like glass, so be careful when making an enclosure. They only eat a very small selection of mobs, including Confuciusornis.

Compsognathus will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and will chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are nocturnal, meaning they are active during the night and will sleep during the day.

Adult Compsognathus can breed and lay eggs every five minutes as if there is a male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.


Compsognathus are tameable animals. To tame them, the player need to stay within 6 blocks of the egg when it hatches. If this opportunity is missed, the player must either hand-feed it until tamed, or use the whip. It is advised not to do this while on a low mood, as it may become hostile. They are not rideable.


Compsognathus are carnivores that will seek out and hunt the aforementioned mobs. They can also be hand-fed any type of meat, mod or vanilla (except rotten flesh), and failuresaurus flesh. They will also eat from nearby feeders with meat in them.


Compsognathus Idle (Untamed)
Compsognathus Idle (Tamed)
Compsognathus Hurt
Compsognathus Death



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Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. Defense Points.png means the creature can break blocks. Fire Ball.png means the creature is an apex predator/boss.
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