Animal sleeping spot

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Animal sleeping spot

Animal sleeping spot

Designates a spot on the ground where animals should sleep.

Base Stats



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Blocks Wind
Terrain Affordance
Surgery Success Chance Factor
Immunity Gain Speed Factor
Rest Effectiveness


Work To Make
ticks (0 secs)
Has Quality

Animal sleeping spots, like human sleeping spots, require no materials and can be instantly placed and deconstructed. It can fit any animal. A sleeping spot is functionally equivalent to sleeping on the ground.


Animal sleeping spots do not require a colonist to construct or deconstruct, nor is there a cost, build time, or skill requirements for placing them. Instead, they are simply selected from the menu and placed directly by the player.


Sleeping spots can be used to direct animals where to sleep. Animals will attempt to sleep in sleeping spots even if they can't otherwise be assigned to an area.

Rest effectiveness[edit]

Rest effectiveness is a measure how fast a pawn will regain rest. A pawn sleeping in a bed with 125% rest effectiveness would regain rest 125% faster, and thus require 80% of the time to sleep.

  • Animal sleeping spot
    Rest effectiveness 80%
    (13.13 h)
  • Bracketed numbers are in-game hours to refill rest from 0% to 100% at the given rest effectiveness.

    Surgery success chance factor[edit]

    The Surgery success chance factor is exactly what it sounds like: a multiplier on the chance for a successful surgery on the spot. The base value depends on the building type and quality, but not material. Both the animal sleeping box and animal bed have a base value of 100%, while the animal sleeping spot has a lower value of 70%.

  • Animal sleeping spot
    Surgery Success Chance Factor 70%
  • This table assumes the animal sleeping spot is inside a clean, properly lit room. For the full effects of light, cleanliness and placing the animal sleeping spot outside see Surgery Success Chance Factor.


    Sleeping spots can be used to direct animals where to sleep. For example, place sleeping spots in a roofed area during a toxic fallout, a heated area in extreme cold (most animals are comfortable up to -50 °C (-58 °F)), or near your corpses for carnivorous animals. Animals will attempt to sleep in sleeping spots even if they can't otherwise be assigned to an area, making it a convenient way to control their behavior in a way you otherwise couldn't without a pen and an animal handler to rope them.

    Animals will rest in a valid sleeping area if they are sick. Therefore, placing a sleeping spot will allow them to rest during the day. Being tired decreases Immunity Gain Speed.

    Sleeping comparison[edit]

    Compared to a normal quality, non-stone animal sleeping box, the sleeping spot requires 18% more sleep. Compared to a normal quality animal bed, the sleeping spot requires 25% more sleep. The better the quality, the more sleep time saved. However, in practice, animal sleeping time is almost entirely negligible. Most animal products are created even while sleeping, and even for haulers, the impact is quite small.

    Therefore, creating a box/bed is mostly useful for health recovery, surgeries and Immunity Gain Speed. Of those, animals rarely require surgery. Meanwhile, the immunity boost is rather small (+7% for animal bed, of any quality); animals are more resistant against diseases like infection, so this mostly helps for healing battle wounds and the plague.

    On the plus side, both animal boxes and animal beds are fairly cheap. The latter can be created for only Cloth 40 cloth or other fabric, which is easy to grow in a temperate biome and not that expensive to trade for.

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