Taming mobs are the best way to create a farm and maintain food supply in Minecraft, and in order to do that, players need certain food items. In this article, Gurugamer.com is going to showcase the top 5 most useful food items to tame Minecraft mobs.

1. Wheat

Wheat is probably the most straightforward food crop to grow in the game. It is useful in breeding and taming lots of animals - if you are hoping to raise livestock, having a wheat farm is a must. Players can feed cows, goats, mooshrooms, llamas, and sheep with wheat to tame them.

Feeding sheeps with wheat in Minecraft.

Furthermore, wheat can also be fed to heal ridable mobs like horses, donkeys and llamas. For the baby version of these mobs, eating wheat would let them grow. By condensing wheat into hay blocks, players get even more options. Hay bales can heal and speed the growth of horses and donkeys and breed tamed llamas.

2. Carrot

Carrot is a highly effective Minecraft food crop that's easy to grow and has a lot of uses. Standard carrots can be used to breed and attract pigs and rabbits. By taking advantage of this mechanic, players can ride and steer pigs by creating a "carrot on a stick" item (fishing rod + carrot).

Villagers can pick up carrot items to become willing, which allows them to breed. Villagers require 12 carrots to become willing. By converting normal carrots into golden carrots, it's possible to tame horses, donkeys, and mules.

Leading a pig around with a carrot in Minecraft.

3. Seeds

Birds are big fans of all seed types in Minecraft. Players can feed two adult chickens any type of seeds to spawn a baby chicken. Chicks take 20 minutes to grow up, but the growth time can be accelerated by 10% each time it is fed seeds.

Parrots can be tamed by feeding them any type of seeds. However, this particular mob cannot be bred.

breeding chicken
Breeding chicken by feeding them seeds in Minecraft.

4. Raw fish

Players can get raw fish like cod or salmon pretty quickly in Minecraft by fishing. These items can be used to tame and breed common mobs like cats and ocelots. Wolves can also be fed fish, however, it heals them instead of putting them in love mode for breeding.

While players cannot tame dolphins, feeding them raw cod or raw salmon improves their "trust" and interactions with the player, depending on the amount of fish fed.

Dolphins can be "befriended" with raw fish.

5. Raw/cooked meat

Wolves are one of the most useful mobs in Minecraft. They are the only combat companion a player can have. To breed wolves, players can feed them any type of raw or cooked meat. Wolves do not get food poisoning, so they can freely eat rotten flesh, pufferfish or raw chicken without getting the hunger status effect. The growth of pups can be slowly accelerated using any type of meat.

Meat is the easy way to get yourself a wolf army.

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