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Urist likes jabberers for their frightening beaks.

  • Underground Depth: 2-3

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 1,500

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Birth: 5,000 cm3
Mid: 2,000,000 cm3
Max: 4,500,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-2
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x4)

Food items

Meat 108-150
Fat 30
Brain 7-8
Heart 3-4
Lungs 14-16
Intestines 21-25
Liver 7-8
Kidneys 6-8
Tripe 7-8
Sweetbread 3-4
Eyes 2
Spleen 3-4

Raw materials

Bones 53-69
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
Gizzard stone 1
This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge monster that lurks in caverns deep under the earth. It uses its wide beak to reach down and pluck up unsuspecting intruders.

Jabberers are giant birdlike (but wingless and flightless) creatures with a beak.

They are very big, very aggressive, arguably more dangerous than elephants and the value of their body parts is multiplied by four, making them a prized target for your butchers. If they don't butcher your dwarves first, of course. It takes only 1 year for a Jabberer to reach adulthood, and 2 to reach its maximum size. Combined with its massive size, they provide an unmatched yield if bred for their byproducts.

Jabberers have a very high pet value of 1500, and make excellent bodyguards. Due to their size and natural weapons, they also make up a good line of defense. Being exotic, though, they may prove to be difficult to tame. However, with a decent trainer, one can have a domestic stock in just a few years due to fast maturation.

In the preferences of some dwarves you can read that they like jabberers "for their frightening beaks".

Jabberers may be used as a mount by goblin siegers, and will rip apart dwarves given the opportunity. Consider using traps instead of military dwarves to kill them.