Cageberries are only found in the level Itty Bitty Biters of the Ruins world of both games. Despite being enemies, Cageberries can be useful in some situations as platforms. For that to happen, however, Donkey and/or Diddy Kong must ground-pound nearby, roll into them, or throw a barrel at them to stun these enemies briefly. And then, after jumping on their overturned cage, the heroes must pound twice to bury the cage and be throw up. This way, The Kongs can gain some height in order to reach higher places. The sharp top of the cage must be avoided to all costs. Cageberries are also immune to peanuts shot by Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns.
- In the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, many statues resembling Cageberries and other Toothberries variants can also be found inside the Ruins level Itty Bitty Biters.