Some Ornitholestes resting in the shade.
Some Ornitholestes resting in the shade.
Basic Information
Real Creature.png Real Creature

Ornitholestes hermanni

Nature.png Nature


Health Points.png Health Points

20 20hearts.png

Attack Damage.png Attack Damage

3 (3hearts.png)

Hunger Points.png Hunger Points


Breaks Blocks.png Breaks Blocks



Grid Raw Dinosaur Meat 1.png Raw Meat

Ornitholestes 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

Ornitholestes Claw.png Claw

Feathers.png Feathers

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

Modeled By Totemaster
First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE[edit source]

Ornitholestes ('ore-nith-oh-less-teez', meaning "bird robber") is a small prehistoric carnivorous dinosaur from Late Jurassic North America. It grows to just under a block tall and around 2 blocks long in six Minecraft days. Feathered males have redder scales around their face than females. They can be given the essence of chicken to grow faster at the cost of hunger, and also can be fed poisonous potato essence to permanently stunt their growth.

Ornitholestes, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a DinoPedia to see what its mood is at.

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

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

BEHAVIOR[edit | edit source]

Ornitholestes is a small predator, but will only attack the smallest mobs such as Compsognathus and Velociraptor unless provoked. Larger carnivores such as Ceratosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus will hunt Ornitholestes.

Ornitholestes will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are nocturnal, meaning they will be active during the night and sleep at day as long as they have shade.

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

TAMING[edit | edit source]

Ornitholestes can be tamed through three ways like most other prehistoric creatures. The first is that the player must stay within a six block radius of the egg while it hatches to tame the baby. If the player fails to do this, they will have to hand feed it until it is tamed or forcibly tame it with a whip. Tamed Ornitholestes can be ordered by a bone.

RIDING[edit | edit source]

Due to a bug in version 8.0.4, Adult Ornitholestes are rideable after being tamed. They are controlled with a whip. The controls are in the same WASD format as normal movement, and shift to get off. This will be removed in a future version, as this is unintentional.

FEEDING[edit | edit source]

Ornitholestes will eat all kinds of meat but rotten flesh. It can eat from the Feeder if it becomes hungry.

SOUNDS[edit | edit source]

PHOTO GALLERY[edit | edit source]


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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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