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Gold Cages
  • Gold Bunny Cage.png Gold Bird Cage.png Gold Worm Cage.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (6 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell10
  • Internal Tile ID: 358-359, 360-364, 414
Cages
  • Bunny Cage.png Bird Cage.png Worm Cage.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (6 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
  • Internal Tile ID: 275-281, 285-286, 296-299, 309-310, 339, 391-394, 413, 619

Cages are placeable decorative furniture items that display animated critters. A critter caught with the Bug Net or Golden Bug Net is combined with a Terrarium to craft a cage.

Gold cages are regular cages containing gold critters. They sell for 10 each. Aside from the sell price, they are the same as regular cages.

Cages are background furniture, and nothing can be placed on them, nor can they be placed on top of each other. All cages measure either 6 tiles wide by 3 high, or 3 tiles wide by 2 high, and are partially transparent. Cages cannot be opened, broken, or crafted back into their ingredients, so once a critter is crafted into a cage, that particular critter can no longer be released.

There are currently 57 cages in-game, 10 of which are golden variants.

Crafting[]

Placed Bunnies.gif
Placed Birds.gif
Placed Squirrels.gif
Placed Ducks.gif
Placed Scorpions.gif
Placed Worms.gif
Placed Jungle Bugs.gif
Placed Grasshoppers.gif
Placed Snails.gif
Placed Frogs.gif
Placed Mice.gif
Placed Penguin.gif

Recipes[]

Regular Critters[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Amber Bunny CageAmber Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4888
By Hand
Amber Squirrel CageAmber Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4895
Amethyst Bunny CageAmethyst Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4882
Amethyst Squirrel CageAmethyst Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4889
Bird CageBird Cage
Internal Item ID: 2166
Black Scorpion CageBlack Scorpion Cage
Internal Item ID: 2187
Blue Jay CageBlue Jay Cage
Internal Item ID: 2167
Buggy CageBuggy Cage
Internal Item ID: 3255
Bunny CageBunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 2162
Cardinal CageCardinal Cage
Internal Item ID: 2168
Diamond Bunny CageDiamond Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4887
Diamond Squirrel CageDiamond Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4894
Duck CageDuck Cage
Internal Item ID: 2165
Emerald Bunny CageEmerald Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4885
Emerald Squirrel CageEmerald Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4892
Enchanted Nightcrawler CageEnchanted Nightcrawler Cage
Internal Item ID: 3254
Frog CageFrog Cage
Internal Item ID: 2190
Glowing Snail CageGlowing Snail Cage
Internal Item ID: 2175
Grasshopper CageGrasshopper Cage
Internal Item ID: 2741
Grebe CageGrebe Cage
Internal Item ID: 4473
Grubby CageGrubby Cage
Internal Item ID: 3256
Jungle Turtle CageJungle Turtle Cage
Internal Item ID: 4462
Ladybug CageLadybug Cage
Internal Item ID: 4380
Maggot CageMaggot Cage
Internal Item ID: 4364
Magma Snail CageMagma Snail Cage
Internal Item ID: 4850
Mallard Duck CageMallard Duck Cage
Internal Item ID: 2164
Mouse CageMouse Cage
Internal Item ID: 2191
Owl CageOwl Cage
Internal Item ID: 4396
Penguin CagePenguin Cage
Internal Item ID: 2206
Rat CageRat Cage
Internal Item ID: 4376
Red Squirrel CageRed Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 3565
Ruby Bunny CageRuby Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4886
Ruby Squirrel CageRuby Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4893
Sapphire Bunny CageSapphire Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4884
Sapphire Squirrel CageSapphire Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4891
Scorpion CageScorpion Cage
Internal Item ID: 2186
Seagull CageSeagull Cage
Internal Item ID: 4474
Seahorse CageSeahorse Cage
Internal Item ID: 4481
Sluggy CageSluggy Cage
Internal Item ID: 3257
Snail CageSnail Cage
Internal Item ID: 2174
Squirrel CageSquirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 2163
Topaz Bunny CageTopaz Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 4883
Topaz Squirrel CageTopaz Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 4890
Truffle Worm CageTruffle Worm Cage
Internal Item ID: 4963
Turtle CageTurtle Cage
Internal Item ID: 4461
Water Strider CageWater Strider Cage
Internal Item ID: 4475
Worm CageWorm Cage
Internal Item ID: 2207
total: 47 row(s)

Gold Critters []

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold Bird CageGold Bird Cage
Internal Item ID: 3070
By Hand
Gold Bunny CageGold Bunny Cage
Internal Item ID: 3071
Gold Frog CageGold Frog Cage
Internal Item ID: 3073
Gold Grasshopper CageGold Grasshopper Cage
Internal Item ID: 3074
Gold Ladybug CageGold Ladybug Cage
Internal Item ID: 4399
Gold Mouse CageGold Mouse Cage
Internal Item ID: 3075
Gold Seahorse CageGold Seahorse Cage
Internal Item ID: 4483
Gold Squirrel CageGold Squirrel Cage
Internal Item ID: 3566
Gold Water Strider CageGold Water Strider Cage
Internal Item ID: 4476
Gold Worm CageGold Worm Cage
Internal Item ID: 3076
total: 10 row(s)

Action patterns[]

The behavior of a caged critter is described by its action pattern. This pattern, while seemingly random, is based on certain rules and chances.[1] These are visualized below.

Bunny CageBunny Cage[]

Tiles 275 4.gif
Wink (left)
Tiles 275 0.gif
Wink (right)
12 / 21Tiles 275 2.gif
Jump to left
8 / 21
Tiles 275 11.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
4 / 21Tiles 275 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
2 / 21Tiles 275 1.gif
Swing ears
2 / 21Tiles 275 3.gif
Jump to right
1 / 31 / 3

Squirrel CageSquirrel Cage[]

Tiles 276 4.gif
Wink (left)
Tiles 276 0.gif
Wink (right)
8 / 21Tiles 276 2.gif
Run to left
8 / 21
Tiles 276 9.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
2 / 21Tiles 276 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
1 / 31 / 3
2 / 21Tiles 276 3.gif
Run to right
1 / 54 / 211 / 54 / 21
Tiles 276 5.gif
Wash face (left)
Tiles 276 1.gif
Wash face (right)
4 / 54 / 5

Mallard Duck CageMallard Duck Cage, Duck CageDuck Cage[]

4 / 51 / 34 / 5
Tiles 277 16.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
Tiles 277 1.gif
Walk to right
1 / 9Tiles 277 0.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
10 / 27Tiles 277 0.gif
plume (right)
1 / 9
1 / 5
5 / 271 / 181 / 301 / 301 / 185 / 27
Tiles 277 3.gif
plume (left)
10 / 27Tiles 277 12.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
Tiles 277 2.gif
Walk to left
Tiles 277 4.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
1 / 9
1 / 51 / 9
4 / 51 / 34 / 5


Bird CageBird Cage, Blue Jay CageBlue Jay Cage, and Cardinal CageCardinal Cage[]

43 / 54Tiles 279 1.gif
Fly to right
1 / 3
Tiles 279 6.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 45 seconds
1 / 9Tiles 279 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 45 seconds
2 / 9Tiles 279 1.png
Lasts for at least 15 seconds[2]
Tiles 279 0.gif
Fly to left
8 / 27
5 / 544 / 27
Tiles 279 5.gif
Fly from ground to left
Tiles 279 3.gif
Fly from ground to right
Tiles 279 4.gif
Fly to ground from left
Tiles 279 2.gif
Fly to ground from right
Tiles 279 14.png
Lasts for 1/12 to 10 seconds
19 / 4001 / 20
361 / 400
Tiles 279 6.gif
Peck

Notes[]

Tips[]

  • Gold critters inside Terrariums sell for the same price as without one, so it may be desirable to sell the animal without a Terrarium.
  • Some critters that have a sell price have no value when placed in a Terrarium.

Trivia[]

  • Gold Critters have a unique sprite with golden lids and bottoms. So do Gem Critters, with silver lids and bottoms.
  • On the map, when hovered over with the mouse, the Red Squirrel Cage erroneously displays the text "Orange Squirrel Cage".
  • The Penguin's sprite in the Penguin Cage resembles the Baby Penguin, rather than the Penguin used to craft it. This may be due to resolution constraints, which would make it difficult to draw a proper penguin inside the cage's borders.
  • The Truffle Worm Cage's tooltip is 'Won't be running away now...', alluding to the fact that the Truffle Worm is very difficult to catch.

History[]

  • Console 1.07: Introduced all Desktop 1.2.3 Cages except the Mallard Duck Cage.
  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.2.3 source code, function AnimateTiles_CritterCages() in Terraria.Main.cs.
  2. After that, every tick there is a chance to leave this state, and the chance increases from 0 with the passage of time, reaching the maximum of 1/3 per tick after 300 seconds.
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