Though taming ocelots is the authentic method of having a cat in Minecraft, stray cats pose a more seamless and interesting way to obtain various cats without much effort. Moreover, the cat will be a great partner for your exploration journey or even for when you come back home and wish there is someone waiting for you there.

Our guide will walk you through how to tame a cat in Minecraft as well as how easy it is to do it yourself. Let’s dive in right now.

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft
Here's how you can tame a cat for yourself in Minecraft and have it as your company.

Where to find a cat in Minecraft

Before getting to tame a cat and make it your pet, you need to find one first. Luckily, cats are quite easy to spot. Just head over to a random village close by and you will find stray cats all over those hotspots.

Meanwhile, cats spawn in villages with at least one villager and four beds. For every four beds in one village, up to 10 cats will spawn, hence players will have various colors to choose from.

Find A Cat
Find them in any nearby village.

How to tame a cat in Minecraft

Here are the materials and the detailed instruction you need for cat taming in Minecraft.

Required materials

To tame a Minecraft cat, all you need is a raw Salmon or raw Cod. The fish is what you will use to feed the cat you want. Raw Salmon or Cod can be collected by fishing.

As stray cats are afraid of gamers and will quickly run away, fish is the luring strategy. If approached with a salmon or cod, cats will slowly get close to you.

Rawcod Raw Salmon
Feed them with raw fish such as cod and salmon.

Step-by-Step guide

Follow these simple steps and you will know how to tame a cat in Minecraft.

1. Switch to the fish

Now that you have found a cat, switch over to the raw fish in the Hotbar so you can make use of it when in need.

2. Approach the cat slowly

Most animals in Minecraft are initially scared of the players and will attempt to run away. This is why it is important to get to it slowly so that it won’t hurry off.

Minecraft Cat
If you see hearts appearing on their heads, it means the taming is successful.

3. Feed the cat

Use the raw fish on your desired cat and keep on feeding it more until hearts pop up above its head. These red hearts mean you have successfully tamed it.

Players will likely need to feed it numerous times for the cat to grow to like them. Therefore, remember to stack the fish up before trying this.

When it has eaten enough, it will also gain a collar.

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