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How To Breed Turtles In Minecraft

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to breed turtles in Minecraft step-by-step.

Breeding turtles in Minecraft will cause the pregnant turtle to lay eggs, then go through three stages before they hatch into baby turtles.

Breeding Turtles Video Tutorial

Watch as we show you how to breed turtles with our step-by-step video tutorial!

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Breed Turtles

  • 2 Seagrass
  • 2 Turtles

Steps To Breed Turtles

1. Find Two Turtles To Breed

We first need to find two turtles to start the breeding process. You'll typically find turtles on or near beaches. If you're still having trouble finding one you can summon a turtle with a cheat or use a spawn egg.

Find Two Turtles To Breed

2. Feed The Turtles Seagrass

Next, with the turtles close to each other, we simply need to feed each turtle seagrass. Select the seagrass in your Hotbar and feed each turtle separately using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the turtle.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the turtle.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

After feeding the turtles the seagrass, you'll notice red hearts appear. This signifies that the turtles are entering love mode.

Feed The Turtles Seagrass

Once the red hearts disappear, the pregnant turtle (who appears slightly fatter than the other) will go to its home beach and lay eggs. Keep this in mind, as the turtle might have to swim over to its home beach before laying eggs.

Once on its home beach, the turtle will dig on a sand block for a few seconds before laying up to 4 eggs. The eggs will go through three stages, each taking a random amount of time before they hatch into baby turtles.

How to breed turtles in Minecraft

And that's how to breed sea turtles in Minecraft!

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