Minecraft: how to breed turtles

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The Aquatic update added turtles to the more interesting mobs in Minecraft, so we’re going to look at how to breed them. Unlike most of the other passive mobs in the game that can be bred, turtles play by quite different rules. The biggest thing about them is that they lay eggs instead of just bringing out a newborn turtle baby, so we’re going to go over the specifics of this system as well.

Breeding turtles

To get started, you must first find a pair of turtles in the world. They usually spawn on beaches before going into the ocean, so this is a good place to start your search. Once you’ve found two of them, the next thing you need to do is feed each of them a piece of algae to start the process. The two turtles mate and after that one of them looks a little bigger. You will want to follow this special turtle. It will try to navigate back to where it first spawned / hatched to lay its eggs. Once it has laid them, it will be ready to mate again if there are more turtles around and you want more eggs, but first you need to take care of the ones you already have.

Care of turtle eggs

Turtle eggs take a while to hatch, usually 4-5 days in play. During this time, the eggs are fragile and can only be broken by standing or jumping, so be careful not to do it. In addition, many enemy mobs will try to break the eggs if they find them, so you will need to put in some protections around the eggs. Over time, the eggs begin to crack naturally, which means that they are getting closer to hatching. When the time comes, all of the eggs in a single bunch will hatch at once and you will have a bunch of newborn turtles at your disposal. These cute little aquatic animals eventually grow up and drop coveted turtle shovels before heading out where the water takes them.

Minecraft is now available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

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