On the sandy beaches of Minecraft, there are many fun things to discover. One special delight that can warm your heart is watching turtles with their flapping flippers. These little heroes in half-shells are turtles! In this article, we'll explore these cute mobs, how to find, tame, breed them, and more!

What are turtles in Minecraft?

Turtles, or sea turtles in Bedrock edition, are calm ocean creatures in Minecraft. They've been chilling on coastlines since they were added to the Update Aquatic back in 2017.

Turtles love laying their eggs in the sand, so look for them on regular beaches in the main Minecraft world during the day. You'll usually find them close to the water. Unlike most Minecraft creatures, turtles are happy being both on land and swimming in the water. They might be a little slow on land, but watch them zoom underwater!

Turtles In Minecraft
Turtles, or sea turtles in Bedrock edition, are calm ocean creatures in Minecraft.

Here's an interesting fact: Don't even try putting a leash on a turtle! They are known for being stubborn and prefer to roam free. Looks like they're the ones in charge!

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Where to find turtles in Minecraft?

Turtles appear in Warm Beach biomes, which are widespread along coastlines between land and sea biomes. Breeding turtles requires sand, so if you run into some turtles on a warm beach and don't plan on building a home for them right there, grab some of that sand!

What do turtles eat in Minecraft?

Just like us, turtles gotta eat! In Minecraft, these little shell-dwellers are vegetarians and their favorite food is Seagrass, that underwater plant that sways in the current.

Seagrass is also used to lure turtles in Minecraft. By holding seagrass in your hand, nearby turtles will follow you, similar to how chickens follow players holding seeds.

What Do Turtles Eat In Minecraft
Turtles' favorite food in Minecraft is Seagrass.

Where to find seagrass in Minecraft?

Seagrass is quite common in Minecraft, so gathering enough to establish a turtle farm shouldn't take much time. You can find seagrass in Ocean Biomes near kelp, at the bottoms of rivers, and in the murky depths of Swamp biomes.

How to breed turtles in Minecraft

Best places to breed turtles in Minecraft

Turtle eggs need sand (regular sand or red sand) to hatch, so you'll want plenty for your farm. But did you know hatched turtles try to return to the sandblock they came from? This means setting up your farm on a natural beach with turtles can save you time scouting for the perfect location.

How To Breed Turtles In Minecraft
How to breed turtles in Minecraft?

How to make turtles lay eggs in Minecraft

Looking to hatch a whole army of turtles in Minecraft? Here's the scoop:

  1. Find two lovebirds: Get two turtles close together.
  2. Feed them some seagrass: They're vegetarians, so grab some seagrass and watch the romance blossom (hearts will appear above them).
  3. Baby on the way! One turtle will get a bit bigger, carrying precious eggs.
  4. Homeward bound: The pregnant turtle will search for the sand block where it hatched (a beach works great!).
  5. Eggs-cellent! Once she finds the sand, she'll lay her eggs.

Here's the best part: there's barely any wait between breeding turtles and hatching their eggs. So, you can repeat this process frequently to create a whole herd of adorable baby turtles!

How To Care For Turtle Eggs In Minecraft
Take good care of the turtle eggs and baby turtles.

How to care for turtle eggs in Minecraft

Those turtle eggs are adorable but clumsy! They can be broken by mobs stomping around or even by you accidentally stepping on them. Here's how to keep your future turtle army safe:

  • Build a fence: Create a barrier to keep out any wandering mobs who might see the eggs as a snack.
  • Mind your feet! Be careful where you step so you don't accidentally crush any precious eggs.

One mama turtle can lay anywhere from 1 to 4 eggs at a time. That means with some planning, you can hatch a whole bunch of cute baby turtles in a small space. Just remember to protect the eggs and keep them safe so your turtle family can grow and grow!

How to raise baby turtles in Minecraft

Just like feeding wheat to baby cows makes them grow faster, you can give your baby turtles a seaweed snack to boost their growth! Each time you feed them some seagrass, they'll grow by a whopping 10%.

How to get turtle scutes in Minecraft

Forget hunting turtles – Scutes, those handy crafting materials, drop peacefully when a baby turtle grows up! That's right, you don't have to harm a single shell in the process. In fact, harming grown-up turtles won't get you any Scutes at all. So, raise your baby turtles with care, and they'll reward you with Scutes naturally!

How To Get Turtle Scutes In Minecraft
Scutes drop peacefully when a baby turtle grows up!

How to use turtle scutes in Minecraft

Now, forget mining for metal! Scutes, those handy drops from grown baby turtles, can be crafted into a Turtle Shell helmet just like you would use iron, gold, or diamonds. This helmet offers the same protection as iron, but with an awesome bonus: 10 seconds of Water Breathing! 

Potion Of The Turtle Master Minecraft
A Potion of the Turtle Master recipe.

Those Scutes have another trick up their sleeve! They can be brewed into a Potion of the Turtle Master. Just like with other potions, use a Brewing Stand and Awkward Potions in the bottom slots, then pop your Turtle Shell in the top. Drink this potion, and you'll become a defensive powerhouse for 20 seconds:

  • Slow and steady wins the race: Your movement speed and that of nearby mobs will slow down by 60%.
  • Shell yeah! You'll take 60% less damage, making you a tougher target.

This potion is perfect for underwater exploration or when you need a defensive edge in battle. Just remember, the slower movement speed applies to everyone, so use it strategically!

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