Zoo keepers spend a lot of their time trying to get animals in the mood for love and now you're probably having the same problem, wondering how to get more beavers in Timberborn?
As with many colony management games, balancing your population between birth, death, growth, and supplies will always be on your mind and this guide will talk you through the basics and give you a few tips and tricks to chew on.
How to get more beavers in Timberborn
There are two factions in Timberborn, the Folktails and the Iron Teeth, both with their own unique ways of making baby beavers… also called kits.
Timberborn - The Folktails
The Folktails prefer to let nature take its course and so you'll need to let your beavers shack up in Lodges - their houses. The beavers in these have a chance to make a baby if there are vacancies available for the children to occupy, which means that you can maintain a level population by only building to the number you want.
Unfortunately, this tactic often leads to lots of very old beavers dying together with fewer young'uns to make babies. This can lead to periodic dips in your population, but with a large enough colony you will barely notice it and is probably better than a never-ending spiral of growth.
If you click on a beaver you'll see their needs, and for The Folktails a satisfied Social Life increases fertility by 50%. This means you should be building campfires early and often, as they only serve a small number of beavers at a time.
Timberborn - The Iron Teeth
The Iron Teeth on the other hand are all about moving past the limitations of nature through the wonders - or horror - of technology. To this end you get more beavers by building Breeding Pods, adding water and berries to create new life... no lightning required.
This has many advantages, one of which is the ability to create huge numbers rapidly or even pause the pods to better control your population. The Iron Teeth also get higher capacity sleeping barracks, which should help save resources.
Timberborn - Life Expectancy
Beavers are only productive as adults, so to get the most out of your workers you'll want to ensure they live as long as possible through their well-being bonuses. Many of these are simple to get early, like growing carrots and ensuring they have a comfortable place to sleep.
One thing to consider when you have an aged population, if you migrate them to a new district to aid in expansion, they might lose the bonuses that were keeping them alive and you can cause a lot of beaver deaths this way.
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