Breeding is a mechanic that has been present in the game since the first public release of the Minecraft beta, Java Edition 1.0.0. Breeding initially started out as a feature that would simply reproduce fully grown animals, but eventually grew into the praiseworthy mechanic it is today.
Currently, there are 22 mobs in the game that can be bred with the same species to produce offspring. However, the mule mob is an exception to this, as raising one requires crossing a donkey and a horse. The current number of spawnable mobs, 22, will increase to 23 after the inclusion of frogs/tadpoles in Minecraft 1.19.
Here is the complete list of all spawnable mobs in Minecraft
Breeding two mobs follows a similar mechanic to taming mobs in Minecraft. The process requires the two animals to be fed a specific food to get them into “love mode” so they can reproduce and produce offspring.
Here is a complete list of all the mobs that can be bred to produce offspring in Minecraft:
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horses and donkeys
Horses and donkeys can be purebred to create foals, but they can also be bred to create mules. All that is needed to breed these mobs is to tame them and then feed them one of the following foods: golden apple, enchanted golden apple, or a golden carrot.
Sugar, apples, wheat or hay bales can also be used to reduce the time it takes for a foal to become an adult horse, donkey or mule.
Cows, goats, mushrooms and sheep
Cows, goats, mushrooms, and sheep can be raised on wheat. This specific item has been used to breed these mobs (excluding the goat as it was recently added in Minecraft 1.17) since its early introduction in Minecraft Java Edition 1.0.0.
Pigs can be bred to create piglets using carrots, potatoes, or beets. Like the other farm animal mobs that have been included in the game since its earliest known incarnations, the pigs required wheat to raise. This didn’t change until carrots and potatoes were added, along with the release of Minecraft Java Edition 1.4.2, The Pretty Scary Update.
Chickens can be raised to create baby chicks using wheat, melon, pumpkin, or beet seeds. Chickens are another example of an early mob that used to be raised on wheat, but can now be raised on a completely different and recently implemented feed.
Wolves can be bred to create pups after they have been tamed. After taming them, players can breed these mobs using any of the following raw/cooked meat items: beef, chicken, pork chops, lamb, rabbit, and rotten meat.
cats and ocelots
Cats and Ocelots must be tamed (in the case of cats) or must trust the player (in the case of ocelots) to be bred. All that is needed to breed any of these mobs is raw cod or salmon.
Axolotls are a relatively new addition to Minecraft. Their baby variant is a bit difficult to find and/or breed, as the food they require only spawns in a few underwater locations around the world.
All players will need to breed an axolotl that is a bucket of tropical fish.
llamas and llama merchants
Llamas and Trader Llamas can only be bred after they have been tamed first. Once tamed, these mobs can be bred by feeding them hay bales.
Wheat can also be used to cure baby/adult llamas as well as speed up the process through which the baby llama becomes an adult.
Rabbits can be raised using any of the following items: Dandelions, Carrots, and Golden Carrots. The same distribution of elements can be used to accelerate the growth of a baby rabbit into an adult.
Since there are a few different fur variations, depending on the biome the mob spawned in, there is a chance that the baby rabbit will not inherit the fur color of one of its parents, but instead inherit the fur color belonging to the biome. what was it. raised in
Turtles can be raised using seagrasses. The method by which their offspring is produced is a bit different from the other mobs on this list, as the turtles will lay eggs that take a couple of days to hatch in-game.
After spawning, the pregnant turtle carrying the eggs, which will appear slightly larger in-game, will return to the beach it spawned on. The turtle will perform a sand digging animation while laying one to four turtle eggs.
The eggs grow faster at night and hatch in a matter of four or five in-game days.
Newborn baby turtles should only take one day in the game to grow and mature into adult turtles; however, the speed of the process can be increased by feeding the baby turtle seagrass.
Pandas are one of the only mobs that require additional conditions to breed. Players not only need to feed both pandas bamboo for them to enter “love mode”, but there must also be at least eight bamboo blocks within a five-block radius of the two breeding pandas.
Foxes should be raised on sweet berries or bright berries. These mobs are among some of the most necessary animals when it comes to breeding. This is because breeding foxes is the only way to produce a confident baby fox that won’t run away when approached.
Beekeeping involves the use of one or two block tall flowers in the game. Flowers that can be used to breed these creatures are dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, baby blues, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, daisies, cornflowers, faded roses, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes, peonies and lily of the valley.
Striders are bred using warped mushrooms. This same fungal element can be used as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of a baby mosquito into an adult.
Baby striders cannot be ridden with a saddle, so players will need to wait for them to become adults before riding them.
Hoglins are one of the only hostile mobs that can be raised in Minecraft. That said, breeding one of these mobs does not make it passive towards the player in any way. Hoglins can be bred to create offspring using crimson mushrooms.