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Carnivorous (D)
Carnivorous mutation.png

Physical defect



ExclusionsOther mutations that cannot be
selected with this mutation

Photosynthetic Skin

ID?Use this ID to wish for the mutation
(example: mutation:Carnivorous)


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cannot be used under
the effects of normality.


Carnivorous (D)

You eat meat exclusively.

You get no satiation from foods that aren't meat.
If you eat raw food that isn't meat, there's a 50% chance you become ill for 2 hours.
You can't cook with plant or fungus ingredients.
You don't get ill when you eat raw meat.
You can eat raw meat without being famished.

Carnivorous (D) is a physical defect that causes the player to gain no satiation from, and occasionally become ill from eating non-meat foods, and disallows them from using non-meat ingredients when cooking. In turn, however, the player can eat raw meat without becoming ill.

Despite what the description says, this defect allows the player to eat corpses at any hunger level, not raw meat. Normally, a player must be Famished! before they can bring themself to eat a raw corpse.

Advantages & Disadvantages

This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.


  • Can be useful for those who do not intend to dip into cooking
  • Arguably, it is easier to stay satiated, because you can simply eat the corpses of many creatures that you kill, rather than taking time to build a campfire
  • Makes it a bit easier to get the Eat an Entire Bear achievement


  • Prevents the player from gaining access to many powerful Cooking effects- for example, the player cannot gain Psychometry by cooking sun-dried bananas
  • Causes the player to become ill for 2 hours when they eat non-meat foods, halting natural regeneration and making healing items half as effective

Foods that are considered Meat

Foods that contain Plants or Fungus


  • Carnivorous replaced the Ravenous defect as part of the cooking and hunger rework.[1]
  • Carnivorous was previously a 1-point physical mutation (not a defect), but was changed to a defect after the mutation balance overhaul (Patch[2]