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Ocelot taming

Ocelot Taming

Taming is the process of turning a wild animal into a domestic one by using a specific method to make it befriend a player. There are a few wild animal species that can be tamed:


A wolf will turn into a tamed wolf (often referred to as a dog) when given several bones. A tamed wolf will have black eyes, as opposed to the red-eyed aggressive wolves. A tamed wolf will also have a red collar around its neck which can be dyed a different color by using the dye of a player's choice on the wolf itself. A tamed wolf will show its health with the position of its tail, the more elevated the tail, the greater the health. It will attack any mob that its owner attacks acting as a player's side-kick. However, it won't attack creepers.


A cat can be tamed by coaxing it toward a player with raw cod, and then feeding it several raw fish. This will make the cat your pet. It is important that a player tries to stand as still as possible while attempting to feed them as one can scare away very easily. If a player moves too much then they will run away. Tamed ocelots and cats will follow a player, but they will also wander around and explore their immediate surroundings. They are useful to have as creeper-deterrents as creepers do not like to go near them. Ocelots were the previous untamed variant until the 1.14 - Village and Pillage update, where it became untamable.

Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

To tame a horse, donkey, or mule, a player must first attempt to ride the horse several times until it no longer bucks them off and hearts float up. Afterwards, a player is able to ride the animal until it either despawns or dies. However, it can only be controlled when it is wearing a saddle. Tamed horses can wear horse armor which can be found inside of dungeons and temples. If a player right-clicks on a tamed donkey or mule while sneaking and holding a chest in hand, a player will be able to store items in the chest looking "bags" that appear on the sides of the donkey or mule after this has been achieved.


Llama have a same with horse, player must first attempt to ride the horse several times until it no longer bucks them off and hearts float up.


A player can tame a wild parrot by giving it seeds. Once tamed, a parrot will follow a player around and teleport to their side if they get too far away. Walking into a parrot will cause it to ride on a player's shoulder. It should be noted that feeding them cookies will kill them.


A fox cannot exactly be tamed (at least can't be by the normal way). Instead, a player can breed two adult foxes by feeding them sweet berries while they are near each other. The player can then 'kidnap' the baby fox using a lead and once the fox is separated from its parents, it will eventually trust the player and will have the same behaviour as a wolf with some modifications. For example, it will attack any mob that its player attacks or any mob that attacks its owner.

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