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How To Tame An Ocelot In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to tame an ocelot in Minecraft step-by-step!

A Minecraft ocelot is a rare mob found in the jungle biome. And while you can't technically tame an ocelot the same way as other mobs, you can get them to trust you.

How To Tame An Ocelot Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to tame an ocelot and some of the things you can do with them once they are tamed.

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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 Ocelots

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

Steps To Tame An Ocelot

1. Find An Ocelot To Tame

We'll first need to find a Minecraft ocelot to tame it. You can find them in the jungle biome, but if you are having trouble you can use a spawn egg or summon an ocelot.

Find An Ocelot To Tame

2. Feed The Ocelot Raw Fish

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

To feed the ocelot the fish, you need to crouch down and slowly walk up to it, and stop. Place the fish in your Hotbar and use the following game controls:

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

Once the ocelot is tamed you will notice red hearts appear around it.

Feed The Ocelot Raw Fish

Once the hearts disappear you will have a tamed ocelot that will no longer run away from you.

How to tame an ocelot in Minecraft

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