This article is about the mob in the base game. For the pet mob in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Arctic Fox.
Foxes are nocturnal passive mobs that spawn commonly in taiga, giant tree taiga, and snowy taiga biomes. A fox can carry a single item in its mouth, but prefers food over other items.
Foxes spawn in taiga, giant tree taiga, and snowy taiga biomes, in groups of 2–4.
5% of them spawn as babies.
Foxes that spawned in a snowy biome are white.
Foxes have a 20% chance to spawn (via spawn egg or naturally) with one of the following items in their mouth:
Upon death, adult foxes drop 1–2[JE only]/1–3[BE only] when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
Like other baby animals, killing a baby fox yields no experience.
Foxes always drop any item they pick up and are still holding (they cannot drop food that they have eaten, for example) and drop items they spawn with naturally with a 100% chance, so:
If a fox is killed while holding a totem of undying, then the fox consumes the totem and revives itself instead of dropping the totem.
Upon successful breeding, 1–7 are dropped.
Foxes move quickly like ocelots and flee from nearby players and wolves. However, they do not flee if the player approaches them while sneaking. They are unaffected by sweet berry bushes, taking no damage or speed reduction while moving in them.
Baby foxes follow adult foxes. Breeding two adults with sweet berries produces a kit that trusts the player, but still follows nearby adult foxes. Naturally spawned kits do not trust players.
Foxes attack either by running up to the target or by pouncing. Like rabbits and goats, foxes can jump (pounce) more than one block high without status effects or player input. A fox prepares to pounce by tilting and lowering its head and lowering its body to become shorter. Then it leaps 2–5 blocks into the air. Foxes can jump over fences and walls. In Bedrock Edition, foxes also shake side to side before pouncing and their legs can be seen waving while in midair.
Foxes attack chickens, rabbits, cod, salmon, and tropical fish. Foxes also attack baby turtles on land only. However, foxes don't attack wolves, even if they are being attacked by them. Foxes also may attack mobs that hurt a player they trust.
Red foxes prefer to attack chickens, rabbits, and baby turtles, all of which are on land, over cod, salmon, and tropical fish; conversely, arctic foxes prefer to attack cod, salmon, and tropical fish over land-dwelling creatures.
A fox that pounces into a snow layer becomes momentarily stuck, remaining face-down, emitting particles while shaking, and returning to normal shortly after.
Foxes swim to attack fish in water for food. Baby foxes following adults into the water cannot swim, and eventually drown.
Foxes attempt to run toward the closest attackable mob, even if attached to a lead, but do not attempt to break the lead.
Foxes that trust the player attack zombies, drowned, husks, zombified piglins, skeletons, wither skeletons, strays, phantoms, silverfish, endermites, spiders, cave spiders, vexes, vindicators, pillagers, ravagers, blazes, endermen, goats and pandas, when those mobs attack the player. They do not attack any mob the player attacks, unlike tamed wolves.
Foxes that trust the player still run away from wolves and polar bears, and polar bears and wolves still attack them.
When attacking phantoms, foxes do not jump to attack.
Foxes are one of the few mobs in the game that can sleep, along with cats, villagers, and bats.
During the day, if a thunderstorm is not occurring, foxes attempt to find a space with a sky light level of 14 or less and sleep. Block light has no effect on this. While it sleeps, it slowly moves its head up and down. A fox wakes if approached by a player or mob. Foxes do not flee if the player approaches while sneaking until the player gets on an adjacent block.
If the sky light at the fox's position becomes 15 or above, either due to a block above being destroyed or the fox being moved, the fox wakes up.
Foxes can drop and pick up items in their sleep.
Trusting foxes can fall asleep even if attached to a lead. They can also be moved with leads while sleeping.
Foxes do not sleep if they are within 12 blocks of an armor stand.
Foxes occasionally make loud screeches during nighttime, unless a trusted player is near them.
A fox sits down sometimes during the day if the fox cannot find a shaded area to sleep. The fox sits only for a short time, then hops back up. Foxes sit down even when attached to a lead or in a boat. Foxes that have not been bred by the player always sit while in the Nether, even while attached to a lead.
If any item is on the ground near a fox, it travels to the item and picks it up, and the item appears in the fox's mouth. This behavior is not limited to food and animal products; a fox can pick up any item that the player can pick up. However, they prefer to pick up food items, and if they have already picked up non-food items, they drop the non-food items to pick up food instead. A fox eventually eats any food item it picks up (besides cake) and the fox is affected by any side effects from the food, such as poison or teleportation. For example, if a fox eats an enchanted golden apple, it obtains the absorption and effects of the enchanted apple. If there is a stage 3 or 4 sweet berry bush within a 16 block radius of a fox, it sprints toward the bush and eats the berries, dropping the item it was holding. It is the only mob not damaged by the sweet berry bush, and still moves quickly. If a fox picks up a weapon or an item with enchantments, these items affect the fox's attack as if the fox is wielding the weapon in its main hand, although the item retains its durability when used by the fox. If a fox is holding a totem of undying, it receives the effects after taking fatal damage. If a fox is holding a chorus fruit, it eats the fruit and teleports accordingly. If a fox wields a sword with the Fire Aspect enchantment while attacking a mob on a campfire / soul campfire, it ignites the campfire and does critical damage to the entity.
During the night, foxes sometimes go to villages. There, they can be seen attempting to attack villager-owned chickens, which can be heard squawking. Snow Foxes go to snow villages, and Red Foxes go to any other type of village, preferably taiga villages since foxes spawn in the taiga biome.
When sweet berries or glow berries are used on two foxes, the foxes breed, producing a baby fox. The baby fox trusts the player that bred it and does not flee from that player as it grows up; however, because baby foxes also follow nearby adult foxes, an adult running away from the player may cause the baby to do the same. A lead can be useful during this time to keep the baby fox from fleeing until it has finished maturing to an adult itself, or the player can simply kill the adult foxes with a ranged weapon.
If a red fox is bred with a snowy fox, the baby has a 50% chance of being either red or snowy.
Taming (gaining trust)
Breeding two foxes results in a tamed baby fox. No other action is needed to tame a fox. Tamed baby foxes still follow adult foxes, and untamed adult foxes run away from the player, potentially leading the tamed baby fox to follow. Solutions include killing the adult foxes and using a lead to hold the tamed baby fox.
Wild wolves are aggressive toward foxes when within 18[JE only]/16[BE only]blocks. In Java Edition, adult polar bears also sneak toward foxes to attack them; in Bedrock Edition adult polar bears attack foxes within 16 blocks. In Java Edition, baby polar bears, though normally passive to players, also attempt to attack foxes within 16 blocks, or when their adult polar bear attacks one.
This also goes for tamed foxes, which they still retreat from polar bears and wolves, although not tamed wolves.
Tamed wolves still attack tamed foxes when their owner does so.
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Foxes have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.
Main article: Entity format
- Entity data
- Crouching: 1 or 0 (true/false) – Whether the fox is crouching.
- Sitting: 1 or 0 (true/false) – Whether the fox is sitting.
- Sleeping: 1 or 0 (true/false) – Whether the fox is sleeping.
- Trusted: A list of players that the fox trusts. For a list with more than 2 elements, only the first and the last are considered.
- : The UUID of each trusted player, stored as four ints.
- Type: ID of the fox's type.
Main article: Fox/DV
- See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.
How to tame a Fox in Minecraft and make a new friend
Knowing how to tame a fox in Minecraft means you have the opportunity to gain a cute companion to take on your adventures, and who wouldn't want a foxy pet by their side? If that wasn't exciting enough, if you tame a Minecraft fox then this also opens the option to breed it, giving you some automatically tamed offspring to bolster your brood. How you use this power is up to you, but it's possible to keep this processing going until you're leading an entire fox army to do your bidding in Minecraft, should that appeal.
However, in order to tame a fox in Minecraft you'll have to do some work as you'll have to go looking for them at night and have some sweet berry to hand. Or in hand, even. Coming up we'll go through how to find a fox and tame it so you can have one of your very own.
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Where to find a Fox in Minecraft
One thing to note about MInecraft foxes is that they’re nocturnal animals, which means that anyone looking to begin their search is going to have to do so when it’s dark. Of course, things get a little more dangerous when you’re around, so newcomers are going to want to make sure that they can fend off something that might want to turn your new pet into dinner before they go fox-searching.
Foxes can be found in taiga biomes at night, usually because they like nesting in leafy forests. You can find foxes in the following taiga biomes: taiga, giant tree taiga, and snow taiga biomes. You can also find them in taiga villages if those are kicking around your world. There’s a small chance for foxes to spawn as cubs, and if you’re in a snow taiga biome, then the foxes will be white instead of the classic russet with white tails.
How to tame a fox in Minecraft
So, night has fallen and you’ve found a fox but they keep scampering away from you. Like other skittish creatures in Minecraft, foxes are a little shy so you have to sneak to approach them. However, an easy way to bridge the gap between humankind and foxkind is to have some Sweet Berry on hand. They love this stuff, so make sure you’ve got a handful before sneaking up to them and interacting with the fox. Little hearts blooming overhead will indicate that they’ve received your gift.
Once you’ve been able to do this enough times - we found that four or so helpings of Sweet Berry did the trick - the happy critter will be tamed and will be your friend. If you feed two foxes in the same vicinity as each other Sweet Berries and tame them both, they have a chance to procreate! Foxes that trust you will also occasionally bring you things that they pick up in their mouths, and though we mostly received feathers, we’re sure that there are other cool items that they can fetch if given the chance.
Bred foxes in Minecraft are automatically tame
Wanting to tame an army of foxes in Minecraft would probably be a bit like chucking Sweet Berries into an animal-shaped vacuum if not for one simple save: any fox cub that’s the product of two tamed foxes will automatically be born tame. That’s right.
You only really have to use those Sweet Berries on the original breeding pair of foxes and once that’s done, their offspring will be automatically tame and warm up to you. We noticed that they were quick to scamper off once the sun rose, so you’re going to want to fence them in if keeping a large fox pack is something that you want to do. Fox cubs will stick close to their parents instead of following the player around, so you don’t have to worry about having a hanger-on while you’re knee-deep in bashing enemies. Foxes that are trusting enough will harm enemies who are harming you, though we would want to leave cubs out of it for now.
Now that you’ve got a better idea of how to tame a fox in Minecraft, all that’s left is to venture forth into the biomes of your choice and to pick up some loyal pets for yourself. Just arm yourself with Sweet Berries, patience, and supplies for some night-time scouting until you find these furry, soon-to-be friends.
Foxes are passive mobs in Minecraft that spawn in the taiga, giant tree taiga, and snowy taiga biomes. They spawn in groups of 2-4, most commonly at night in either adult or baby form. They prey on chickens, rabbits, cod, salmon, and tropical fish, but fall prey to only two predators: Wild Wolves, and Polar Bears. They can sleep in a light level of 14 or less in the day. If any item is near a fox, it will steal it causing the item to appear in its mouth. Sweet berries are used to breed the foxes. The offspring trusts them does not flee from that player as it grows up.
Foxes are nocturnal, making them more likely to spawn at night, especially in forests. In snowy biomes, a different variant of the foxes can be spotted. Except for white hair, there are no apparent differences in behavior compared to the foxes present in other biomes.
They typically spawn, in groups of 2-4, with a 5 percent chance of spawning as baby foxes. During the night, they generally travel to villages. Foxes in Minecraft are a great ally to have by your side. A tamed fox will loyally attack any mob that threatens its owner. Untamed foxes exist naturally as passive mobs in the game, and will only attack those who make an unprovoked attack upon them.
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Spawning Foxes in Minecraft
Foxes can only spawn naturally in taiga and snowy taiga biomes, in groups of 2-4, most commonly at night. They may spawn in either adult or baby form. In the taiga, their coat is orange similar to a red fox, whereas, in a snowy taiga, they are white, similar to an arctic fox. A fox may also spawn in a village if it is within one of the taiga biomes.
There is a one in 20% chance that a fox spawns with one of the following items in its mouth:
- Rabbit Foot
Behavior of Minecraft Foxes
Foxes have a relatively greater speed while moving, allowing them to flee from players and wolves. Sweet berry bushes prove to be ineffective on them since no damage is inflicted or speed reduced.
Foxes often prey on chickens, rabbits, cod, salmon, and tropical fish relying on them to satisfy their hunger. However, foxes don't attack wolves, even if they are being attacked by them. Foxes can also target mobs who have injured a player they trust. Foxes usually attack by running up to the target or pouncing on their prey. Once they spot their prey, they lower their head and body to make it shorter and release to leap 2-5 blocks in the air. Adopting the same stance, foxes can jump over fences and walls.
A fox that pounces into a snow layer becomes stuck, though momentarily, remains face-down, emitting particles returning to its normal shortly after. They will attempt to run toward the closest attackable mob, even if attached to a lead. A fox can also swim to attack fish in water for food.
As discussed earlier, foxes are very loyal animals that can retaliate upon an attack on a player that it trusts. It can attack most mobs; such as zombies, drowned, husks, phantoms, silverfish, endermites, spiders, cave spiders; if they attack the player. But if a polar bear or wolves attacks the player, foxes do not counter the attack but try to flee.
Sleeping and Sitting:
Foxes attempt to find a space with a skylight level of 14 or less and sleep. Since they are nocturnal, they sleep during the day. During sleep, it slowly moves its head up and down. It can sense the approach of a player or mob; consequently, waking up. Foxes do not flee if the player approaches while sneaking until the player gets on an adjacent block.
They do not sleep if they are within 12 blocks of an armor stand. If the skylight at the fox's position becomes 15 or above, it wakes up. Trusting foxes can fall asleep even if attached to a lead. Finding a solo fox is difficult because they tend to hang around other foxes, even sleeping next to each other at times. Foxes sit down sometimes during the day, especially when they cannot find a shaded area to sleep. They usually only sit for a short period, and can even do so when attached to a lead or in a boat.
A fox can fall prey to only two predators in Minecraft: Wild Wolves, and Polar Bears. Wild wolves can be aggressive to foxes within a range of 16 to 18 blocks. Polar bears can sneak to attack foxes in the Java edition; in the Bedrock Edition, they attack foxes within 16 blocks. Even baby polar bears, being passive towards players, also attempt to attack foxes within 16 blocks.
Foxes will target villages specifically to steal items from villagers and feed on their chickens. Such behavior is normally exhibited by the foxes at night since they are at their peak activity.
If any item is near a fox, it will travel to the item and take it causing the item to appear in its mouth. This behavior is not limited to a specific type of item; any item that the player can obtain can be picked up by a fox. They prioritize picking up food items, though, and if they have already picked up non-food items, they replace them with food. Eventually, a fox consumes any food object that it picks up (besides cake) and any side effects from the food, such as poison or teleportation, affect the fox.
How To Breed Foxes?
Sweet berries can be used to breed adult foxes, producing a baby fox. The offspring of the breed initiated by the player trusts them does not flee from that player as it grows up. Although an adult running away from the player may cause the baby to do the same because baby foxes also follow nearby adult foxes. A lead should be used to prevent the baby from fleeing. If the foxes are crossbred, there are equal chances for the baby to be either snowy or red.
How To Tame Foxes?
To tame a fox in Minecraft, you will need 2 sweet berries to convince any two foxes to breed and 1 lead to tame your brand-new fox. A lead can be easily obtained via crafting with 3 strings and 1 slimeball as shown below, via the use of a crafting table. You can obtain sweet berries via harvesting from a sweet berry bush.
After locating two adult foxes, simply feed them a sweet berry each, this will cause the pair of foxes to begin breeding. You can feed a fox simply by holding a sweet berry in your hand and interacting with it. After the foxes have finished breeding, a baby fox will spawn, this newly spawned baby fox will grow into your loyal and tamed companion once you attach it to a lead and bring it to your base.
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Did You Know?
- Foxes are one of the few mobs that can sleep in Minecraft. The other mobs include cats, villagers, and bats.
- Foxes are one of the only two overworld land mob that can jump more than one block high without status effects or player input
- In the real world, some species of fox jump high to catch their prey by surprise, an action reflected in their Minecraft counterpart.
- Baby foxes are small enough that when they are swimming, they take drowning damage. This is noticeable when they attempt to attack fish.
Q. How to get a rare white fox in Minecraft?
The only difference between getting a normal fox and the snowy fox is the biome. If you manage to locate a Snowy Taiga biome near you, there are high chances of finding white foxes there. Once you find a white fox you can use the same method to breed them and get a loyal offspring that will stay by your side.
Q. What do foxes eat in Minecraft?
Foxes attack chickens, rabbits, cod, salmon, and tropical fish. A fox can eat any food item it picks up besides cake. Although its diet is quite diverse, it is normally seen feeding on sweet berries and they tend to enjoy it the most.
Q. Do tamed foxes follow you?
Unfortunately, foxes won't be your trusty companion on an adventure like tame wolves. You'll need a lead if you want to bring foxes anywhere with you, and since they like to sleep during the day they are best left at home.
Q. What do you get if you kill a fox in Minecraft?
Foxes drop 1-3 experience points upon dying, as well as any items it currently has in its mouth.
Q. Do foxes in Minecraft Teleport?
If a fox is holding a chorus fruit, it eats the fruit and teleports accordingly.
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How to tame a Minecraft fox
Want to tame a Minecraft fox? Even though they are pretty sneaky, you may have spied one of these cute critters on your travels. But did you know you can befriend these bushy-tailed creatures? All it takes is a little determination and some skillful planning.
After all, foxes in Minecraft are wary and run away if you try to get near them. However, there are some things you can do if you want to tame one for yourself. In this Minecraft fox guide we'll walk you through what you need, including where to find them, and how to become firm friends.
Where does a Minecraft fox spawn?
Foxes in Minecraft are a little harder to find than some of the more common beasties, especially as they are nocturnal: you need to search Taiga biomes to locate them. These are the colder forests that you can find on the surface, and they come in three different varieties; normal, snowy, and giant tree Taigas.
Foxes spawn in these areas in groups of two to four, and they have a 5% chance of spawning as baby foxes. Red foxes are found in the normal Taigas and white foxes within the snowy ones, so keep that in mind if you’re after a specific colour.
How to tame a fox in Minecraft
First you need to make a brand new fox—basically, you need to convince foxes to breed. All you need to do this is to give one sweet berry to one fox, then give another sweet berry to the fox you want it to mate with. Then wait for them to breed. The freshly-hatched fox will be loyal to you.
The problem is it'll also want to follow the other foxes. So if you want it to follow you, you'll need to get it away from the other foxes. The best way to do this is to attach a lead to it and walk away from other groups of the furry fauna, then it’ll only have eyes for you. Make sure you look after it now that you’ve taken it into your care.
While you can find leads out in the wild, you’ll probably have to craft one using four string and one slimeball. Also, if you choose to breed a white and a red fox, then their baby has a 50% chance of being either white or red, whereas two of the same colour will produce the same type of cub.
How to tame a fox in 'Minecraft' and get the game's cutest NPC to follow you
- You can tame a fox in "Minecraft" by breeding two wild foxes.
- The baby fox they spawn will automatically be tamed, but will follow its parents until you lead it away.
- To breed wild foxes in "Minecraft," you'll need to enclose them in a pen and then feed them sweet berries.
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Foxes have been part of Minecraft since 2018, and it's one of the game's cutest "mobs" — the game's term for its NPCs.
Like most animal mobs, foxes can be tamed so they'll follow and obey you. However, unlike those other animals, you can't simply convince any random fox to like you. Instead, you'll need to breed a new fox into existence.
Here's how to tame foxes in "Minecraft," whether playing in Survival mode or Creative mode.
How to tame a fox in 'Minecraft'
To tame a fox, you'll need to make two wild foxes have a child. Here's how to do it.
Find and capture two foxes
First you'll need to find your wild foxes.
Foxes can be found in the taiga biome and taiga biome only, with the small caveat that they might wander to adjacent biomes. The taiga biome is characterized by its tall, green spruce trees. There's a few variations of the taiga biome, including snowy taigas that feature white foxes.
An untamed fox is a fickle, skittish creature. You'll want to search for them during the day, when most of them will be asleep.
The moment you see a curled up, conked-out fox, make sure you start crouching right away. You'll use the shift key to crouch on a computer, or your controller-specific crouch button if playing on a console.
Now, still crouching, build a pen around the fox to trap it. You can use any block to make your pen, but you'll want to make the walls tall — at least three blocks. This will make sure it can't escape. You can't stop crouching until the fox is cordoned in its pen. The moment you uncrouch, a fight-or-flight switch flips in the foxes and they'll run away.
If you see two foxes near each other, that's even better — trap them both in the same pen.
This is rare, though, so you'll probably need to find and trap the foxes separately. Once you've done this, you'll need to connect the two traps with a wall of blocks.
However, if the foxes you find are pretty far apart, and you don't want to take on a large construction gig, you can use a boat. Place a boat in front of a fox, and when it walks into it, it'll be trapped inside. You can then row the boat (even across land) to the other fox, and pen them both in.
Regardless which option you choose, you ultimately want to end up with a fairly tight enclosure to hold the two foxes.
Quick tip: If you're playing in Creative mode — or can change your gamemode to Creative — you can spawn an infinite amount of foxes at any time. Just find the Fox Spawn Egg item in your infinite inventory and use it on any free space. You'll still need to trap at least two of them, though.
Feed the foxes sweet berries
Whether you've spent the last hour wrangling foxes, or simply threw down a few Fox Spawn Eggs, you should now have two adult foxes penned in. If you caught a baby fox, wait for it to age up.
Get close to the two adult foxes, and equip a sweet berry. These come from the green-and-red bushes you occasionally see which slow and hurt you when you walk through them. They're fairly commonplace in the taiga, if you haven't gathered any already.
Feed berries to both foxes by using it on them. If you're struggling to get near enough to feed the foxes, make sure you're crouching.
Equip the sweet berries in your hotbar, and then approach the fox and use the berries on it to feed it a berry. If you're struggling to get near enough to feed the foxes, make sure you're crouching.
Upon feeding sweet berries to both foxes, they'll immediately breed a baby fox.
This baby fox is your golden egg: They'll be sweet and docile, unlike their parents, who will still go berserk when you release the crouch key. This is your tamed fox.
However, you're not done yet. Although the fox is docile, it's still not under your control.
Get the baby fox to stop following its parents
While the new baby fox might fall far from the tree in terms of attitude, if you leave it be, it'll always stay with its parents. This means that if they run from you, it'll run too.
You can fix this by attaching a lead to the baby fox, and walking it away from its parents. You can craft a lead by combining string and a slime ball, or randomly find one in a chest throughout the world.
Attach the lead by equipping it and using it on the baby fox. From there, you can gently lead him away to begin a new life with you. Once you're a few chunks away, it'll forget about its parents and stop following them.
Congratulations on earning your first tamed fox. And once you're there, rinse and repeat: By continuing the same breeding process, you'll soon have a whole brood of obedient fox friends.
To keep track of your new tame foxes, it's also a good idea to give the tame ones Name Tags. Learn the ins and outs of Minecraft's Name Tags in our handy guide.
How To Tame A Fox In Minecraft And Get Them To Be More Loyal To You?
Foxes are nocturnal mobs and one of the many species that you can find in the wilds of Minecraft. A number of users are actually keen to have one of these fluffy animals as a friend, however, it’s also important to understand how you can actually become friends with them.
And if you’re actually interested in having them as your best friends, you will also need to know a few things about how to tame a fox in Minecraft. So, let us take a look at where you can find a fox in Minecraft and how to tame them.
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How to find a fox in Minecraft
It can be a bit difficult to find foxes in Minecraft than most of the other animals. They often spawn in the taiga, giant tree taiga and the snowy biomes. These are the colder forests that can be found on the surface.
And considering they are nocturnal animals, they are more likely to spawn when it is completely dark. Foxes will mostly spawn in groups of around two to four, and there is a 5% chance that they will spawn as baby foxes. For those looking for a specific colour, you should keep in mind that red foxes can be found in the normal Taigas while the white ones can be seen within the snowy biomes.
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How to tame a fox in Minecraft
Once you have finally found a fox in Minecraft, you will notice that they keep scampering away from you. You will actually need to sneak to approach them as they usually tend to shy away. So, the best way to bridge this gap and develop a bond is to carry some sweet berries along with you.
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How to get a loyal fox in Minecraft
You actually need to convince two foxes in the vicinity to procreate. To do so, you simply need to give one sweet berry to one fox, then give another sweet berry to the other one with whom you want it to mate. This will tame both the foxes while increasing their chances to breed. Once you have done that, you need to wait for the two foxes to breed. Any freshly-hatched fox that is the result of two tamed foxes will be born tame by default and will be more loyal to you.
What do foxes do in Minecraft
Foxes that trust you and have been tamed will also get you things that they pick up in their mouths. And while they mostly bring you feathers, there is a chance that they can get you other cool items as well.
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How to tame a fox in Minecraft
Ten years on from its official launch, Minecraft has conquered the gaming world as the best-selling video game of all time and a pop culture phenomenon.
Players have built everything from the Eiffel Tower to Hogwarts and even the entirety of Middle Earth – but despite the name, users can do far more than just mining and crafting in the game.
Mobs a.k.a. mobile living entities roam the blocky biomes and while some are hostile, many can be interacted with and even tamed, including the elusive and adorable Minecraft Fox.
Here’s how to tame your very own fox – it’s a little harder than taming most of Minecraft’s many mobs.
Where do foxes spawn in Minecraft?
Mobs, of course, spawn naturally depending on the biome, with foxes spawning in the Taiga biomes. These cold forest biomes come in three varieties – normal, snowy and giant tree Taigas – with red foxes spawning at the normal Taigas and white foxes spawning at the snowy Taigas.
Foxes spawn here in groups of two to four, and there’s even a five per cent chance of finding a cute baby fox! However foxes are nocturnal animals that only spawn at night – so make sure you’re equipped to defend yourself. They’re also incredibly skittish, so make sure to sneak around them and bring plenty of their favourite food: sweet berries.
How to tame a fox in Minecraft
Wild foxes can’t be tamed – instead, you must convince foxes to breed Pokémon-style. This can be done by giving a sweet berry to a fox, and then giving another sweet berry to the fox you want it to mate with. After being given time to do their business, the foxes will produce a brand new fox who will be loyal to you. Breeding a red fox and a white fox will give a 50/50 chance of getting either colour – no crazy colour combinations unfortunately.
However, the fox cub will also want to follow its fellow fox friends, so you’ll have to separate them if you want the new fox to follow you only. This is simple enough – just attach a lead to your new pet and walk it away from all the other foxes, and in no time the mammal mob will be fully devoted to you.
Leads can be crafted using four string and one slimeball, and can also be found in the wild in jungle temples, desert pyramid chests, and dungeons, or from drops, breaking cobwebs, fishing, bartering, and cat gifts.
Tame foxes are incredibly loyal, and will even defend you from other mobs if they start attacking. However, they have been known to scamper off when the sun comes up – you may want to fence them in just in case.
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