Cats are tamable passive mobs in Minecraft, which are useful to ward off creepers and can be found in villages and witch huts. To tame a stray cat, hold a raw fish in your hand and while being as still as you can until the cat gets close enough, feed it until hearts start appearing and it has a collar. To breed cats, feed two tamed cats a raw fish and after a few seconds, a baby kitten will be born with color patterns similar to their parents. When the player sleeps, the cat can bring a gift to the player when they wake up unless the cat has command to sit before sleeping.

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Minecraft Cats are not to be confused with ocelots. In previous builds of the game, you had to tame an ocelot from a jungle in order to get a regular cat. This has since been changed and ocelots are their own tameable mob.

HealthBehaviorDropsSpawn
5 full heartsPassive0-2 String; 1-3 XP OrbsVillages and Witch huts

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How to get a Cat in Minecraft?

First, locate a village or a swamp hut. Stray cats can spawn in villages that have at least one villager and four beds. The game will check to see if there are any stray cats in the village and will attempt to spawn one as long as its spawn conditions are met.

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There can only be a maximum of ten cats per village. To tame a stray cat hold a raw fish in your hand and hold very still. Moving your camera too quickly or moving, in general, can scare the cat away in a sprint. Hold sneak and hold your raw fish out and until the cat gets close enough. It may take a few attempts but eventually, hearts will come out of the cat and it will have a collar.

This indicates you successfully tamed the cat.

If you stumble across a witch hut you can do the same thing. Each witch hut will guarantee one cat. Cats that spawn in witch huts will always be black cats.

These can be tamed similarly to village cats.

The behavior of Cats in Minecraft?

A stray cat will attack nearby rabbits and baby turtles. They are immune to fall damage but will still pathfinding to avoid falling off of cliffs. Stray cats will sprint away from players if they move too quickly or attack the cat. You can also leash the cat with a lead to prevent them from moving too far away from you.

The player can right-click on a tamed cat to command it to sit. This will prevent teleporting and keep the cat from moving. Tamed cats like to sit on things, like real-life cats, they will sit on chests, active furnaces, and the foot of beds. Like tamed wolves, a non-sitting cat will teleport to their owners if they are more than twelve blocks away from each other.

Creepers and phantoms will avoid entering a six-block radius from the cat. This can be useful to players who are trying to keep mobs from attacking them.


When the player sleeps, the cat can bring a gift to the player when they wake up. They can bring you rabbit’s foot and rabbit’s hide, string, rotten flesh, feathers, raw chicken, and phantom membranes. If the cat is sitting, they will not bring the player a gift when they wake up in the morning.

How to Breed Cats in Minecraft?

Feed two tamed cats a raw fish. This will cause them to enter love mode and after a few seconds, a baby kitten will be born with color patterns similar to their parents.

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Breeding cats can be important to ensure that creepers do not get too close to your builds.

How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft?

You will have to find a stray cat in a village and then feed it raw fish. Similar to how wolves may not successfully be tamed in one bone, a stray cat may require several raw fish. Do not move your camera or your character too quickly or else the stray cat may sprint away from you and you will have to start over.

Did you know?

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FAQs

Q. What’s the rarest cat in Minecraft?

Every cat variant has a similar chance of spawning. The rarest would be the unused gray tabby variant in the game files. Anecdotally it seems that the rarest cat would be the siamese variant.

Q. What do Cats eat in Minecraft?

Cats will eat raw cod or raw salmon. This can be used to heal the cat as well as put it in love mode for breeding.

Q. Why isn’t my ocelot turning into a cat in Minecraft?


Ocelots and cats are now separate entities in Minecraft. In previous builds ocelots would turn into cats upon taming, now cats and ocelots have separate spawn conditions and models, despite behaving in a similar fashion.

Q. Why are creepers scared of cats in Minecraft?

There is no official answer to this question. Cats are nimble animals and have heightened awareness which would make it difficult for creepers to sneak upon them. Perhaps they are afraid of the hiss that can be heard in the Java edition.

Q. Why do my Minecraft cats sit on chests?

Cats like to sit on things in real life. This can be a source of annoyance for owners that buy their cats extravagant blankets and beds. To replicate this emotion, cats in Minecraft will sit on their owner’s chests and prevent the chests from opening. To prevent this simply have the cat sit somewhere to keep it from moving.

Q. Do Cats in Minecraft teleport?

A tamed cat will teleport to its owner when they are more than twelve blocks from the player.

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Q. Are Phantoms scared of cats in Minecraft?

Phantoms will attempt to avoid cats. This is likely due to cats in real life being able to catch flying birds in the air.

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