Have you ever wanted a cat in Minecraft? If yes, then you have to tame yourself an Ocelot in the older version of the game. Ocelots are adorable mobs that spawn in the jungle biome. In Minecraft version 1.2, these creatures acted like cats and were quite difficult to tame. So, how to tame an ocelot in Minecraft? Let's check below!

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Tame ocelots with fishes!

Why You Should Have a Pet Ocelot?

Ocelots are great pets to have in Minecraft. They turn away creepers and also protect players from phantoms.

After the previous update, ocelots received a massive change in mechanics. They are now easier to tame, making your wish of owning a large cat practical. You can have an ocelot laying on your bed, furnace, and chest. The developers have also increased the spawn rate of Ocelots.

How to Tame An Ocelot in Minecraft?

Taming an Ocelot in Minecraft is way easier now. Each time you feed them raw salmon or cod, there is a 1/3 chance that it will trust you. But unlike wolves, you cannot fully tame an Ocelot in Minecraft, just like in real life. You can only get the Ocelot to trust you. That's how to tame an ocelot!

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There is a 1/3 chance that it will trust you when you feed it fish!

How to Get Close to An Ocelot?

To feed the ocelots, you have to get close to them. However, these creatures are difficult to approach in Minecraft. They tend to sneak around and turn away from players as well as other mobs. If the Ocelot spots a player, it will likely run away.

However, if you hold raw salmon or cod in your hands, the ocelots will approach you! And if they get close enough, they will take the food.

But do note that you have to stand completely still or the ocelots will run away. And also, it may take a few pieces of fish to get the ocelots to trust you.


Be careful when you want to tame an ocelot as it will despawn if the player is too far away for too long.

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Creepers are afraid of ocelots

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