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A Hyena is a creature and potential pet in Conan Exiles.

Striped, Spotted, Greater Hyena


An aggressive cross between feline and canine, these scavengers, while troublesome on their own, are made all the more threatening as they are often found in groups. Should a weary wanderer stumble upon them unprepared, they should flee whence they came for fear of being overrun.


Hyenas are predominantly found in the Desert and River regions including near these established locations:



Items and resources dropped may depend on the specific Hyena that is harvested and/or tool that is used.


To obtain a pet hyena, the Player Character must first capture a wandering Icon baby StripedHyena.png Striped Hyena Whelp or Icon baby SpottedHyena.png Spotted Hyena Whelp from around the open world and bring it back to an Icon pet pen tier1.png Animal Pen to raise it.

A Whelp can grow up into 1 of 3 variants:

Additionally, 3 variants can be selected by combining Icon yamatai pet food.png Yamatai Fodder with one of the above hyenas prior to placement as part of the Seekers of the Dawn DLC:

Separately, an Icon UnstableHyena.png Undead Hyena can be crafted via the Icon mixer.png Firebowl Cauldron by learning the Feat - Witch Doctor.


  • Once an adult pet hyena has been placed into the world, it can be tasked with following the Player. If chosen to be a follower, the hyena will follow the Player around the map and should attack any enemy that attacks the Player or that the Player chooses to attack.
  • The pet hyena can also be tasked with guarding a particular area around the Player's base. A pet hyena on guard should defend the area against an enemy NPC, wild animal, or The Purge.
  • In Official PVP, a pet hyena on guard should attack players from any other clan if they wander too close to the area the hyena is guarding during raid hours.
  • In Official PVE and PVE-C, a pet hyena is considered a Player-owned object and, as such, cannot be attacked by and cannot attack other players.
  • Pet hyenas can inflict the Crippled Status Effect.


  • Pet hyenas can gain experience and level-up while following the Player. Regardless of whether the Player or the hyena deals the final blow, both parties will receive the experience.
  • As the hyena levels-up, their attributes (Strength, Agility, Vitality, Accuracy and Survival) can change.
  • Once the hyena levels up, the message, "Your pet leveled up" is displayed.
  • A hyena will not gain experience when not following the Player.
  • The current maximum level a hyena can reach is 20.


  • Pet hyenas do not require food to survive, however feeding a pet hyena their preferred food will give them an increased chance to specific attributes when they gain a level.
  • Only the first food eaten after a level up should affect the attribute percentage chances.


  • Food may also be used to heal the pet hyena when it takes damage and will automatically be consumed as needed if in their inventory.
Preferred Food Strength Agility Vitality Accuracy Survival Nutrition
Icon meat-1.png Savory Flesh +7% +7% 1 pt healing/sec
Icon fatty meat.png Raw Pork +14% 1 pt healing/sec
Icon human flesh.png Human Flesh +14% 2 pts healing/sec
Icon raw tough meat.png Exotic Flesh +14% 3 pts healing/sec
Icon perfect cut of meat.png Exquisite Meat +14% 4 pts healing/sec
Icon tainted flesh.png Abysmal Flesh +14% 6 pts healing/sec
Icon pet food.png Shadespiced Raw Stringy Meat +7% +7% 7 pts healing/sec
Icon salted savory meat.png Savory Jerky +7% +7% 8 pts healing/sec
Icon meat strips.png Meat Strips +7% +7% 9 pts healing/sec
Icon spiced slivers.png Spiced Slivers +7% +7% 10 pts healing/sec


  • For available perks at levels 10, 15 and 20 see Follower Perks (Canine & Universal)
  • Undead Hyena Pets have different preferred foods than their more alive counterparts.


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