How To Tame A Fox In Minecraft

There are many different animals found in the world of Minecraft. Many of these animals can be tamed, allowing them to follow you around the map.

One of the most popular animals that your character can tame is a fox. This passive mob is perfect for anyone looking for a cute companion.

With the help of our guide, you should have no trouble taming a fox. All you need to do is follow our instructions.

We’ll help you find a fox and get the items you need to persuade them to follow you.

Quick Guide to Taming A Fox

  • Collect sweet berries or glow berries
  • Head to the biomes where foxes spawn
  • Trap the foxes
  • Feed them the berries until hearts display and a baby fox spawns
  • Once the fox grows, via feeding or waiting, it will be tame

Items You Need To Tame A Fox

Before you search for a fox, you must get the correct items first. To tame a fox, you’ll need to feed them sweet berries or glow berries.

You can find sweet berries in bushes in any Taiga biome. They’re relatively common, so you shouldn’t have an issue finding these.

Glow berries are another item that you will need. These can be found hanging from the ceiling in Lush Cave biomes.

These are uncommon, so we recommend finding some sweet berries to tame your fox.

You’ll also need several blocks to build around the foxes that you trap and possibly enough to build a path between each one.

It doesn’t matter what the blocks are built from, so long as you have enough to build around them at two blocks high.

Finding A Fox

If you want to tame a fox, you’ll need to know where to look. There are various biomes that you’ll notice foxes spawn in.

Ideally, you should search for one of these biomes to find your furry companion.

Here are the biomes they will spawn in:

  • Grove
  • Taiga
  • Old Growth Pine Taiga
  • Old Growth Spruce Taiga
  • Snowy Taiga

Trapping A Fox

Foxes are naturally shy, so you must trap your fox before taming it. The best time to trap a fox is during the day. Foxes are naturally nocturnal, so you’ll find them asleep during the day.

All you need to do is sneak around them by crouching, so you don’t disturb them.

You can build blocks around them, but you may need to build a path if they’re kept at a distance. We recommend building blocks at least two blocks high.

If they’re at a distance, create a path between the two foxes.

Once they’re trapped, it’s a lot easier to begin the process of taming a fox.

How To Tame Your Fox

While you won’t be able to tame the wild foxes you’ve found, you can use the sweet berries or glow berries you have to feed them.

Once you feed them, you’ll notice love hearts appear above their heads. Once this happens, you’ll notice that they’ll go over to each other, and a baby fox should spawn next to them.

If you’ve kept them separate, you should build a path that will lead them directly to each other. This way, they won’t run away when you release them to each other.

Once they’ve met each other in this state, the baby fox will spawn within seconds.

When this baby fox appears, you can feed it berries to make it grow faster or wait for it to grow into an adult.

We should note that it’s only this baby fox that you’ll be able to tame. The wild foxes won’t be tamed and will still be wary of you.

However, the baby fox won’t be afraid of you as an adult and will trust you instead.

Bringing A Fox Home

Foxes won’t follow you home like other animals, so you’ll need a lead to bring it with you. We can tell you how to craft a lead if you don’t have a lead.

How To Craft A Lead

To make a lead, you will need four strings and a slimeball. Strings are easy to find; you just need to look for cobwebs or slay a nearby spider.

Spiders will appear at night, and then you can kill them. To get a slimeball, you’ll need to kill slimes that regularly appear in Swampland biomes.

Once you have your materials, go to your crafting table and add the strings and slimeball. Put two strings at the top of the grid, in the left and middle slots.

Then, put another string and the slimeball below them in the slots immediately underneath. You should slot the final string in the bottom right corner of the grid.

Once you do this, you’ll have two leads.

When bringing your fox to your home, you’ll have to be careful not to move too fast. The lead could snap if you get further than ten blocks from your fox friend. Instead, you’ll have to move slowly as you get home.

Once you put a lead on it, it will stay with you. To ensure your fox remains in your home, we recommend tying it to a fence by your home, where you can create a shelter.

This is the easiest way to bring a fox home, but what else will happen when you tame a fox?

What Can A Fox Do?

Outside of being a companion to you, foxes can attack certain mobs that will attack you.

Here is a list of mobs that they will attack:

  • Drowned
  • Spiders
  • Cave Spiders
  • Zombies
  • Pillagers
  • Endermen
  • Skeletons
  • Endermites
  • Goats
  • Husks
  • Pandas
  • Phantoms
  • Ravagers
  • Silverfish
  • Blazes
  • Strays
  • Vexes
  • Vindicators
  • Wither Skeletons
  • Zombified Piglins

Foxes can help you battle against mobs, making them useful pets to help protect your home.

Final Thoughts

You can tame many different mobs in Minecraft, and the fox is one of the most popular choices. Once you have all the necessary equipment, taming your fox will be even easier.

Whether you want a pet to follow you around or build a farm, this guide should help you add a fox to your collection.

If you need more help taming animals, check out some of our other guides. We’ll be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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