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How To Turn a Styracosaurus into a Helper in Paleo Pines

Paleo Pines styracosaurus helper

So, you’ve befriended a Styracosaurus in Paleo Pines, but now you need to turn it into a helper on your farm. Here’s what you need to know.

We’ve covered how to befriend a Styracosaurus in our guide here, but once you’ve got one living on your farm, there’s still work to do before you can saddle up and have it help you out around the farm. This is arguably the hardest part, and Paleo Pines doesn’t do the best job of explaining how things work. Hopefully, we can help you in figuring out how to get your Styracosaurus to become a helper in Paleo Pines.

The first piece of advice we can give you is to always keep a check on your animals’ happiness. In your menu, you can see how happy each dinosaur is, as well as how suitable their current habitat is. You’ll need to nail the basics first: ensure they have food available (a Styracosaurus is a herbivore), a bed (you’ll need a large dreamstone) and a good-sized enclosure with a gate.

You can improve your Styracosaurus’ daily happiness by feeding it snacks it likes (all Styracosauruses like juicy things, so Juicy Poppins and fruit like berries) and petting it. We recommend doing these things to all your dinosaurs each day to keep them happy. You’ll also need to clean up any muck in its enclosure. (Read our guide on cleaning poop here!)

One thing you’ll learn about an Styracosaurus by heading into your journal and looking up the species information is that they’re a herd animal. That means they’re happier in groups. So: don’t house your Styracosaurus by itself. We had ours in a pen with two different species, but it didn’t seem to work. It seems not all dinosaurs are compatible with each other. But when we added a fourth animal to the pen – another Styracosaurus – that was enough to turn our Styracosaurus into a helper.

That’s the key, then: get another Styracosaurus. Remember, though, an enclosure needs to be bigger if you’re housing multiple dinosaurs in it. You can check on the size requirements by heading into your journal and hovering over the name of the pen. If you’ve got a tick next to size, you’re good to go.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.