Scratching Post
Two deinonychus playing with a scratching post.
Two deinonychus playing with a scratching post.
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The scratching post is an enrichment item (like the tethered log and ball) that was added in the 7.3 update. Enrichment items serve to increase a prehistoric creature's mood, measurable by the happiness scale shown in the DinoPedia. Because they are coded as an entity, scratching posts have ten hearts of "health." They're meant to be indestructible, but if a creature's attack deals too much damage/knockback or is specifically designed to kill in one hit (like the spinosaurus), the scratching post will break and return to it's item state. 

CRAFTING

ScratchingPostRecipe.png

To craft a scratching post, one needs to arrange 5 blocks of wool, 1 stick, and 1 wooden half slab as depicted in the recipe above. The wool can be any combination of colors and the half slabs can be any type of wood, including palaeoraphe and ancient wood.

USE

A prehistoric creature's happiness influences its behavior in several ways. Low happiness can lead to hostility or lack of reproduction. The scratching post's main use is to improve the happiness of these creatures. In order to use a scratching post, right click the ground with the scratching post item (note: the scratching post is taller than a block and cannot be placed in water). This will place the scratching post on the ground. If an unhappy mob encounters the scratching post, it will display its attack animation towards it, "playing" with it. Even though they are meant to be stationary blocks, scratching posts can be pushed by flowing water and can be thrown with knockback attacks. To pick up the scratching post, punch it and pick up the item.


Science

Birdegg.gif Avian EggsBioGoo.gif Bio-GooDinoegg.gif Non-Avian EggsDna.gif DNASyringe.gif EmbryoPalm sapling.png Palaeoraphe Sapling
(Palae Fossil.png Petrified) ■ Seeds.gif Seeds & Spores (Fossilseeds.gif Fossilized) ■ Bigsack.gif Spawn & Sacs

Paleontology

Amber.png AmberGrid Arm Bone.png Arm BoneBioFossil.png Bio-Fossil (Tar fossil.png Tar) (Plant fossil.png Plant) ■ Amber.gif Dominican Amber
Emptyshell.png Empty ShellWww.GIFCreator.me f6gL2o.gif Foot BoneIced Meat.png Frozen MeatSarcosuchus legBone.png Leg BoneMagic Conch.png Magic Conch
Skulls.gif SkullGrid Ribcage (Bone).png Rib CageUnique.gif Unique BonesBucket tar.png Tar Bucket (Tardrop.png Drop) ■ Grid Vertebrae.png Vertebrae

Archeology

Ancient key.png Ancient KeyGrid Ancient Helmet.png Ancient Helmet (Grid Broken Ancient Helmet.png Broken) ■ Grid Ancient Sword.png Ancient Sword (Grid Broken Ancient Sword.png Broken) ■
Record.gif Fossil RecordPotteryShard.png Pottery ShardScarab Gem.png Scarab Gem (Scarab blue.png Aquatic) ■ Stone tableeeeet.png Stone Tablet
(Relic Scrap.png Scrap)

Food

Essence Of Chicken.png Chicken EssenceCooked egg.png Cooked EggFlesh.png Failuresaurus Flesh
Meat.gif Raw Animal Meat (Cooked.gif Cooked) ■ Stunted essence.png Poisonous Potato EssenceRaw Chicken Soup.png Raw Chicken Soup (Cooked Chicken Soup.png Cooked) ■ Sio Chiu Le2.png Sio-Chiu-Le

Tools

Ancient clock.png Ancient ClockDinopedia.png DinoPediaGrid Javelins.gif JavelinGem Axe.png Scarab AxeGem Hoe.png Scarab Hoe
Gem Pickaxe.png Scarab PickaxeGem Shovel.png Scarab ShovelGem Sword.png Scarab SwordArmour.gif Skull Armor
Skull Stick.png Skull StickSpawnegg.png Spawn EggsGrid Tooth dagger.png Tooth DaggerWhip.png Whip

Enrichment

Grid Live Coelacanth.png Live Coelacanth (Grid Live Alligator Gar.png Live Alligator Gar) (Nautilus (1).png Live Nautilus) (Grid Live Sturgeon.png Live Sturgeon) ■
Ball.gif Toy BallToy tethered log.png Tethered LogToy scratching post.png Scratching Post

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