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Wilson Portrait
I should put a bird in it.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Bird prison!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is home for birdies.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Few of us can see our cages.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I WILL IMPRISON THE FLESHLINGS.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
This will safely contain one avian specimen.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Where I try to make birds reform their evil ways.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
You'll never get me behind bars again.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
An intricate enclosure for scrutinizing the local wildlife.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
A höme för my ravens!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It's the jail.

Webber

Walani Portrait
I need to get a birdy buddy.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Suitable lodgings for a feathered beast.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
No parrot o'mine could bear a cagin'.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
WILBA WAS'T ENCAGE'D ONCE

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Needs a friend

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
I know how it feels to be grounded.

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
That's some proper metalwork.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
A place where little birds are penned.

Wortox

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

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. If offered an item, once the bird is done reacting to it (eating or refusing), it will go back to sleep.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Feeding a bird in a Birdcage a raw Fruit or Vegetable (except Berries, Mushrooms, Lichen, Cave Banana, Banana, Seaweed, 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 raw 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.

Shipwrecked icon ShipwreckedEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, the three regular birds (Crow, Redbird, and Snowbird) are replaced with Toucans, Parrots, and Seagulls. There are also rare Parrot Pirates and Cormorants. Any of those five types of birds can be placed in a Birdcage.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, feeding Seeds to the bird has a 33% chance to spawn Guano, and will not yield Seeds. Therefore, it can no longer be used for freshening stale Seeds without some loss of Seeds.

Additionally, birds will slowly starve in the Birdcage, lasting 2.33-4.4 Days before dying, depending on season. Once the bird has died, the cage must be mucked out before a new bird is caged. Similar to dying in inventory or chest, a bird dying in a Birdcage will be changed into a Morsel, which will be fresh at the moment the bird dies, and will spoil at its normal spoiling rate. Leaving the dead bird in the birdcage will eventually turn it into a skeleton, mucking out which will yield one Rot. Unlike starving in inventory or being killed, a caged bird will never yield its feather.

Examining the Birdcage when the captured bird is hungry or starving will make the character say different quotes, and the hungry bird will have an additional animation, allowing the player to know when the bird needs to be fed. Any item the bird can eat (Seeds, Fruits, Vegetables, or Meat) will restore full hunger value to the bird.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Spoiling Meats 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. In a situation where the player is playing as Webber and does not have the ingredients for Bacon and Eggs or Pierogi, this would not be a good decision.
  • If the player is starving and there's no other food available, then the player can take the bird out of the cage to cook it for a quick morsel.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • In older versions of Don't Starve, the Birdcage cost 100 Research Points.
  • Initially, only Crows were worth keeping in Birdcages because Redbirds would die in Winter and Snowbirds would die in Summer. This was changed soon after.
  • When Reign of Giants was released, caged birds needed to be fed to keep them alive just like if they were kept in the inventory. Because there was no "fuel" system to keep the birds fed for a few days, players had to manually feed them every day or return to an empty cage. Rather than add a feed tube, Klei removed the feeding requirement for caged birds.
  • The fact of using gold to build this structure could to be a reference to the song: "Although the Golden Cage is no longer a Prison".
  • Even though the Guano spawned by feeding Seeds in Don't Starve Together is much smaller than the usual one, the icon is the same. However, the size goes back to normal when you restart the server. Laying a piece of the small Guano into a Chest will not change the size, but stacking small ones with big ones will.
  • Imprisoning a Pirate Parrot will result in a normal parrot. This means that Pirate Parrots are impossible to keep around for sanity.

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 is no more space, the bird will either disappear or be freed.
  • While in the cage, the bird may appear to be wearing a small pirate hat despite not being a Pirate Parrot or even having the Shipwrecked DLC.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazorFeather PencilSaddlehornSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSalt Lick
(Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Shears Hamlet icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Candle HatCowl Hamlet icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon)
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing RodBundling Wrap
(Pretty ParasolLuxury FanInsulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon) (Bug B'GoneBird Whistle Hamlet icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotFlareWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon) (Sprinkler Hamlet icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon) (SmelterOscillating Fan Hamlet icon) (Think TankCartographer's DeskPotter's WheelMad Scientist Lab Don't Starve Together icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon) (HalberdCork BatWeevole MantleMant MaskMant SuitFancy HelmetTin SuitBlunderbuss Hamlet icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon)
Structures ChestSignMini SignWood GateWood FenceHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon) (Cork BarrelBeard Hair RugLawn TurfCultivated TurfDense Turf Hamlet icon) (Directional SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler ShrineVarg Shrine Don't Starve Together icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple GemBeeswaxWax Paper
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon) (Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick Fur Don't Starve Together icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon) (Hogus PorkusatorPugalisk WandRoot TrunkSkyworthyVortex Cloak Hamlet icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoon DialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon) (Snakeskin HatSnakeskin Jacket Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gas MaskPith HatThunderhatShamlet Mask Hamlet icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesSeawreathBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed Funcap Don't Starve Together icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is Nigh!On Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Tinkering SpectogglesInfrogglesVisorFryfocalsTelebrellaTelipadThumper
Nautical
Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
(Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardRaftArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Bowl Canoe Hamlet icon)
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Seafaring Don't Starve Together icon Boat KitOarBoat PatchAnchor KitMastSteering Wheel KitAnchor Figure Sketch
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon Moon Rock IdolPortal ParaphernaliaMoon Glass AxeGlass CutterMoon Crater TurfBath BombMoon Moth Figure Sketch"Moon" Figure Sketch
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    • After feeding the bird a dragonfruit in DS together, it produces 2-3 dragonfruit seeds. However sometimes though the animation and sound is pla...
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