How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft

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Stray Cats are a passive mob that was added with the Minecraft 1.14 Village & Pillage Update. They are animals which can be tamed, and are a great pet due to the fact that they keep Phantoms and Creepers away.

Cats can be quite hard to find in-game, as they practically only spawn in villages. One cat will spawn for every 4 beds, and they can be quite troublesome to tame. 

Anyhow, we’ve put together a quick guide below for taming cats in Minecraft. For more Minecraft Guides & Best-of lists including Seeds and Resource Packs, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Taming Cats in Minecraft

Now, as previously stated, you can find Cats in most Minecraft Villagers. However, they are stray and are very wary of the player. Cats will typically run away from the player at all times, unless they are holding food.

A Stray Cat

By holding Raw Cod or Raw Salmon, a cat will slowly allow you to approach it. Don’t approach too fast, and don’t switch inventory slots away from the food. Once close enough, you can feed the cat by interacting with it. 

A Cat being tamed

It will take a lot of trial and error getting the cat to approach you. And you may have to go through a few fish until you eventually tame it. Once you do though, you’ll see hearts radiate from it like the image above. 

The cat will now follow you, and you can command it to sit.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!