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How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft

A Cat In Minecraft

Minecraft has a host of animals to tame, farm, and breed. While we have covered Ocelots, Cats are a little bit unique. Now, while these Cats are no Pandas they still make great companions.

A cat can be tamed but first, you need to locate one you see a cat has interesting mechanics. Cats typically only spawn in Villages as strays, however, adult black cats can spawn in swamp huts. Furthermore, cats, unlike Wolves, can despawn making finding them a bit trickier.

Special Note: If you have Minecraft Bedrock Edition 50% of cats that spawn on a full moon will be black. 

What You Need To Tame A Cat

Cat’s can be tamed with only one of two items.

  • 1 Raw Cod or 1 Raw Salmon

To tame the cat simply hold out the fish walk towards the cat and use the following action commands to feed the cat.

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the cat.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you move your pointer over the cat and press the Tame button.
  • For Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the cat.

And there you go the cat will follow you and there are some interesting characteristics you should be aware of.

  • Cats can be healed if you feed them uncooked fish.
  • Tamed cats will give you gifts periodically which can be any of the following items.
    • Rabbit’s foot
    • Rabbit hide
    • String
    • Rotten Flesh
    • Feather
    • Raw Chicken
    • Phantom membrane
  • Stray cats will pursue and attach rabbits and turtles.
  • Cats will protect you from creepers and phantoms both of which stay 16 blocks away from the cat. However, if you stray from your cat they will still pursue you.
  • Cats are immune to fall damage.

What are your thoughts on cats do you prefer having them more than a wolf or ocelot let us know in the comments section below!

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Scott Hartley is a web developer, college student, and the owner of The Arcade Corner. Scott has worked on several sites including The Daily Exposition, and The Arcade Corner. When Scott is not working on websites or studying for classes he is likely reading about various scientific discoveries and experiments.

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