Hey there, fellow explorer!

Exploring the endless world of Minecraft is an absolute blast, isn’t it? But you know what could make it even more delightful?

Having a lovable, furry companion on your side during all your adventures or, equally as heartwarming, greeting you when you return to base!

So, let’s talk about making a cat your new in-game buddy.

In just a few simple steps, you can transform a stray cat into a devoted pet.

To start, all you need is to spot a stray cat. Once you do, approach it gently and slowly, making sure not to scare it off. Now, the secret ingredient comes into play – a raw fish.

Offer it to the cat, and continue doing so until a flurry of hearts appears above its head, signifying a successful bonding.

Easy-peasy, right? I’m confident you’ll be an amazing cat whisperer in no time.

Where to Find a Cat in Minecraft?

Getting a furry little friend in Minecraft is an exciting journey, and I’m here to guide you through it.

The first thing we need to do is find a cat, and thankfully, that’s not too tough of a task.

You see, in any village that boasts at least one villager and four beds, you’re bound to find cats.

The magic number here is four – for every four beds in a village, up to 10 cats can spawn, giving you a lovely assortment of colors to choose from.

If you’re playing the Bedrock Edition of the game, which is the most popular version played on Xbox One, Windows, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch, you’re in for an extra treat.

During a full moon, black cats are more likely to make an appearance.

Variants of Cats


Did you know that there are 11 different cat variants in Minecraft? Each one comes with its unique color and skin, making your choice all the more exciting.

The variants you can find are Black, White, Calico, Tuxedo, British Shorthair, Tabby, Jellie, Siamese, Persian, Red, and Ragdoll. 

Now here’s a cool fact – amongst these, Black Cats are the rarest of them all.


You can find these elusive felines near Witch huts, and they’re often referred to as Witch Cats due to their spooky orange eyes.

Exciting, right? Now go on and find your perfect furry friend!

Required Materials to Tame a Cat in Minecraft:

Taming a cat in Minecraft is super straightforward. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Raw Cod or Raw Salmon

That’s right, all it takes is a tasty fish treat to win a cat’s heart. You can get your hands on Raw Cod or Salmon by trying your luck at fishing. Just grab your trusty fishing rod and you’re all set.

Ready to fish up some feline friends? Happy taming!

How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft?

Step 1: Locate a Cat

Your initial task? Find a stray cat in the wild. That’s where your journey starts.


Step 2: Ready Your Fish

Time to prepare your bait! Switch to the fish in your hotbar, so it’s all set to use when the time is right.


Step 3: Approach the Cat Cautiously

Patience is key here. Keep in mind that pets are often skittish around players initially, so approach the cat slowly to avoid scaring it off.

Step 4: Treat the Cat with Fish

Now, it’s time to win over your feline friend. Feed the cat your raw fish and continue to do so until a flurry of hearts appears above its head.

This heartful display signifies your success in taming. Remember, it might take a few helpings of fish to get the cat to warm up to you, so ensure you’ve got plenty before trying.

Once the cat is contently fed, the hearts will vanish, and a collar will appear on your new pet.


Cat behavior

Once your cat-taming mission is accomplished, you’ll notice your new feline friend faithfully following you wherever you venture.

Should you momentarily lose sight of them, fear not — if you stray 12 blocks away, they can magically teleport to your side.

Your tamed cat won’t stay put unless told to. If you want them to keep still, perhaps inside your house, simply command them to sit. Left to their own devices, they’ll enjoy exploring around you.

Inside your house, cats demonstrate a penchant for climbing on the furniture. It’s quite common to spot them perched atop chests, beds, and even furnaces.

Just as in real life, Minecraft cats can sometimes be a bit of a bother, blocking access to chests and furnaces.

If they’re meddling with something they shouldn’t, you can gently push them aside, entice them with a raw fish, or simply remove the blocks they’re standing on to encourage them to move.

Another charming feature of pet cats is their tendency to sleep near you at night.

When you wake up, there’s a chance your feline friend may have a little gift waiting for you, such as string, raw chicken, or a rabbit‘s foot, among other items.

Quite the thoughtful companions, aren’t they?


Can you tame the witch’s cat in Minecraft?

In swamp huts, you’ll often find an untamed black cat generating alongside a witch.

Unlike other creatures, this particular cat never despawns and can be tamed just like any other cat.

But remember, this can only be achieved when there are no witches present.

How many fish do you need to tame a cat in Minecraft?

The quantity of fish needed to tame a cat in Minecraft can vary quite a bit.

It largely depends on the specific cat and its breed, which makes it hard to pinpoint an exact number.

However, to be on the safe side, I would recommend having around 20 fish at the ready when you set out to tame your feline friend.

What’s the rarest cat in Minecraft?

Considering that the black cat exclusively spawns in witch huts, it’s fair to say it’s the rarest of the cats. This is especially true given that villages, where all other cats spawn, are much more common in the game.

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