How to tame turtles in Minecraft

Minecraft has incorporated a lot of vegetation, animals and characters in their different biomes that you can see in real life. In snowy biomes, you can see polar bears and penguins, in jungle and forest biomes you can see trees and flowers, and in the ocean biomes, you can see fishes and turtles. This article will show you a quick guide about turtles in all versions of the game. If you want to know how turtles work in the game and how you can tame them, this article is for you.

In the game itself, you can’t possibly tame a turtle the same way that you tame other animals on Minecraft. For starters, it is impossible to put leads on these neutral mobs. However, you can still own them and place it in your home. If you want to tame them, you can follow these steps:

1.Find a turtle to tame. You can check out the beach biomes. Preferably find a male and a female turtle so that you can breed more turtles in the future

2.Drop sugar canes or watermelon slices. Then, go ahead and pick them up using a boat of a minecart.

3.Keep them in a cage.


What are turtles in Minecraft?

As you explore Minecraft, you will come to realize that there are several biomes that you can play creative or survival mode on and these biomes offer adventures and mobs that you can come across with that is distinct to that certain biome. Therefore, if you go to beach biomes, you would be able to come across with unique mobs such as turtles.

Turtles are neutral, easy-to-spot, passive mob that you may find spawning during daytime at sands in the Overworld. If you have a hard time spotting a group of turtles, you may need to understand the spawning mechanisms of these reptiles. Java Edition games spawn turtles at light levels greater than 8 and on sand blocks less than 4 above sea level. But in the Bedrock edition, you can see these turtles spawning in 2-6 per group at light level 7 or up. Also, do not try your luck looking for turtles on snowy biomes or those made with Stone; they just do not spawn there.

It is also good to note that these turtles have different mobilities on land and in water. Usually, they are a lot slower on land, but they move faster when they’re on water. If you are familiar with how passive mobs move and behave in Minecraft, they essentially roam around and only run away when you try to attack them, so you can expect that a turtle may act the same way.

Can turtles be pets in Minecraft?

Yes, turtles can be your pets in Minecraft, but to be able to do this, you have to understand that you can’t put leads around their neck, so you would need to lure them into your house or the cage that you made for them. Turtles in Minecraft are programmed to remember and return to their “home beach.” This means that after they spawn or hatch as babies, they will always return home. To prevent this, you have to make sure that they are locked in their pen.

If you want to take turtles into your desired location, you can get your Silk Touch Pickaxe and collect the unhatched eggs. Then, all you need to do is move them to a safe area adjacent to your base. As long as it has sand and water in it, hatching these turtles would be fine. Placing the Turtle Eggs into your area will essentially make the future hatched baby turtles as yours. They will always come back to their “home beach,” or your base’s domain, every single time.

What do turtles eat in Minecraft?

Turtles eat sugarcanes and watermelon slices, but they mostly thrive on seagrass. Seagrass is a non-solid block in Minecraft that you can find in the bottom of the oceans, rivers, and lake.

If you are interested in taking care of turtles in the game, you should also be able to know how you can get seagrass and generate them on your own. For more information about seagrass, click on this link.

What can you do with turtles in Minecraft?

Turtles hold many uses for the player. This is also a possible rationale for wanting to tame your own turtles. Baby turtles can drop scutes as they grow up. Furthermore, these baby turtles can attract undead mobs, wolves, or ocelots.

The scutes of these turtles are very useful for the player since they can be crafted into turtle shell helmets. These can be wearable items used in helping you breathe underwater, get two additional armor points, and also double as a durable helmet.

Turtles in Minecraft are actually adorable and useful! Hopefully, this guide gave you an idea on utilizing these reptiles or simply taming them. Now, when you see some turtles, go ahead and give taming a try.


Related topics:

What does the Luck of the Sea Do?
What do Minecraft pigs eat?
How To Tame A Dragon In Minecraft