Minecraft How To

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to tame a cat in Minecraft!

Minecraft cats are passive mobs that can be found in villages. They are considered stray cats until they are tamed.

Taming Cats Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we tame a cat and show you what you can do with tamed cats!

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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 Tame Cats

  • 1 Cat
  • 1 Raw fish (salmon or cod)

Steps To Tame A Cat

1. Find A Cat To Tame

We'll first need to find a Minecraft cat to tame it. If you are having trouble finding one you can use a spawn egg or summon a cat.

Find A Cat To Tame

2. Feed The Cat Raw Fish

Now, we need to feed the cat either raw cod or raw salmon. In our example, we will be using raw cod.

To feed the cat the fish, place it in your Hotbar and use the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the cat.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): move your pointer over the cat and press the Tame button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

You may have to feed the cat more than one raw salmon or raw cod. Continue feeding the cat until red hearts appear around it.

Feed The Cat Raw Fish

Once the hearts disappear you will have a tamed cat that will act like a pet and follow the player that tamed them!

How to tame a cat in Minecraft

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