Pandas are a neutral mob in Minecraft, and arguably one of the rarest as they spawn in biomes which are hard to find. In this guide, we’re going to show you everything you need to know about Pandas, including how to find them, their different personalities, how to breed them and how to tame them.
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How to Find Pandas
Pandas are very hard to come across in Minecraft. They spawn in small groups of 1-2 Pandas, and can specifically be found in Bamboo Jungle Biomes. Players on Minecraft Bedrock Edition can also find Pandas in normal Jungle Biomes as long as the light level is bright enough.
There are two different variant of Pandas. One is black & white, and the other being brown and white which is rarer to find. Only 5% of all Pandas will spawn as babies.
Pandas are neutral mobs, and won’t attack the player unless they are attacked themselves. Like Llamas, they’ll only attack once. There are different personalities that a Panda can have too, which are:
- Slower movement speed.
- Lay on their backs.
- Will not follow the player.
- Will try to avoid the player, as well as any hostile mobs nearby.
- Afraid of thunderstorms.
- Will roll over and be active, even as adult Pandas.
- When hit, the Panda will attack the player (or any aggressive mobs) until the target is dead.
- If a Panda nearby is attacked, aggressive Pandas will become hostile to the attacker.
- Will sneeze more often as babies.
Breeding Pandas requires some conditions to be met. First, there needs to be at least 8 Bamboo blocks within a 5 block radius of both Pandas. Then, you just need to feed each Panda some Bamboo for them to enter love mode and make a Baby Panda.
The easiest way to breed Pandas would be by keeping them in a fenced enclosure and planting some Bamboo. When a baby is born, it will be passive to the player instead of neutral.
If you feed a Panda without their being the required Bamboo blocks nearby, then it will eat the Bamboo instead of entering love mode. Alternatively, feeding Pandas too close will cause them to be hostile to the player.
Pandas can’t be tamed in the same way that other mobs can, such as Wolves and Horses. Your only option when it comes to taming is either putting them on a Lead, or using Bamboo to lure them to your base.
It’s a good idea to do this with a passive Panda, so that it won’t be hostile towards you. Once at your base, you should put the Panda in an enclosure, with plenty of Bamboo to eat.
Pandas don’t have any significant drops. When dying, adult Pandas drop Bamboo and experience.