How To Get Owlbear Cub In Baldur’s Gate 3 

Kindness yields many rewards in Baldur's Gate 3 and having the cutest pet is one of them.

Owlbear Cub is a companion you can find and recruit but can’t control in Baldur’s Gate 3. Owlbear Cub takes the cake of all the strange and cute creatures in the game (don’t worry, Scratch. You are still the best boy in the galaxy).

Your first encounter with the Owlbear Cub in Baldur’s Gate 3 occurs in Act 1’s forest region. Recruiting the cub is a lengthy process that requires patience. We have listed all the ways you can find the Owlbear Cub and make it follow you to your camp.

Owlbear Nest Location in Baldur’s Gate 3

Owlbear Cub is present inside a cave with the mama Owlbear. The cave is north of the Blighted Village, and its entrance is at the coordinates (X: 85, Y: 444).

This cave houses an Owlbear nest and Selune’s Gilded Chest. Upon sensing the intruders, mama Owlbear will get violent. You can calm her by using your animal-handling skills and then back out. Trying to approach her cub or unhatched egg will result in a boss battle.

If you find the cultists on the path and convince them to kill Owlbear to avenge their brother, they will be waiting for you at the entrance of the cave. Once inside, they will immediately attack the Owlbear and start the fight. Owlbear Cub will also join the fight.


Whether you kill the mama Owlbear or not, her cub will end up in the Goblin Camp. She is mortally wounded and will die regardless.

Your main objective here is to kill Mama Owlbear as fast as possible. Otherwise, the cultists will kill the cub. Once Mama Owlbear is dead, the fight will be over. At this point, you will have the option to either kill or spare the Owlbear Cub. Spare the little cub and be prepared for the subsequent encounter.

Owlbear Cub in the Goblin Camp

The next encounter with the Owlbear cub takes place in the Goblin Camp. In the main courtyard, you will encounter a goblin named Krolla, who will offer rewards for winning the Chicken Chaser game. The chicken you need to chase is the Owlbear Cub.

There are three ways to save the Owlbear Cub from goblins and make him join your camp. Before doing anything, interact with the cub and let it smell your hands. It will use your scent to track your camp’s location.

The first method involves killing every single goblin in the courtyard. This is a very difficult task due to the many goblins present there. Owlbear cub can’t leave because of them. However, you can achieve this once you level up sufficiently.

The other method involves denouncing the game as cruel and telling Krolla that the Owlbear Cub is coming with you. She won’t be happy, but you can intimidate or deceive her. You can also pay her 500 gold for this purpose.

The final method involves winning the Chicken Chaser game and asking Krolla to let the Owlbear Cub go. This interaction will go as above, but you will have a bit more leverage, as Krolla will refuse to reward you for the win.

Owlbear Cub in your campsite 

It takes multiple days (long rests) for the Owlbear Cub to appear at your camp. During a night sequence, it will try to attack you. You can calm it down with animal handling skills or let it have its way. Either way, once Karlach makes a commotion seeing this cute creature, it will run away.


If the Owlbear Cub is still not in your camp after a couple of long rests, progress the main story, and it will appear.

Don’t worry; the Cub will sometimes make another appearance later. It will have a massive wound on its paw and ask for your help. Make sure you use your medicine or healing knowledge to fix its paw. After this interaction, the Owlbear Cub will join your camp as a pet.

Now, you can pet Owlbear Cub as much as you want and even talk to it using the Speak with the Animals spell. If you find him, he will also become best friends with Scratch, the dog.

You can simultaneously pet Scratch and Owlbear Cub to unlock the “You have two hands for a reason” achievement.

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