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A Turtle is a passive underwater mob that can spawn in ocean biomes.

Mechanics

Turtles spawn on beaches in various ocean biomes. They lay turtle eggs [1] which can hatch to produce additional turtles.[2]

Turtles can be bred with seagrass. After two turtles are fed seagrass, one of them will burrow into nearby sand and lay 1-4 eggs. After a few minutes, the eggs will emit a cracking sound and hatch into baby turtles. If a player breaks a turtle egg before it hatches, no turtle will emerge. Mobs such as zombies, husks, skeletons, wolves or ocelots will try to destroy turtle eggs, so players may have to guard them, to ensure they will hatch.

Baby turtles will drop scutes as they grow into an adult. It takes 5 turtle scutes to craft a Turtle shell, which grants the wearer a water breathing effect.

Using turtle shells, players can craft the "turtle master" potion, which grants Resistance IV and Slowness IV.

Trivia

  • After a turtle lays its eggs, players will be able breed the turtle again.
    • Unlike other animals, turtles have a very different breeding cooldown.
  • Turtles, unlike other passive mobs (except fish), are water friendly.
  • Baby turtles are now the smallest mob in the game, being a little less than half the size of an endermite.
  • These mobs are currently the only mobs that can "breed a block" in Minecraft.
  • It is possible for an adult turtle to swim into a boat and become stuck. This does not affect a player's ability to use the boat, and the turtle will "ride along" when the boat it is used.

Gallery

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References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
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Neutral Mobs
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Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
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SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey
50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey
ZombieFace Zombie Drownedheaad Drowned StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex
VindicatorFace Vindicator Illager Beast Face Ravager PhantomFace Phantom Guardian Guardian
Big-elder-guardian-face Elder Guardian Illusioner Illusioner
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
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