How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn how to tame a cat in Minecraft!

Minecraft cats are passive mobs that can be found in villages. They are considered stray cats until they are domesticated.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Tame Cats

  • 1 Cat
  • 1 Raw fish (salmon or cod)

Steps To Tame A Cat

1. Find A Cat To Tame

We’ll first need to find a Minecraft cat to tame it. If you are having trouble finding one you can use a spawn egg or summon a cat.

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft

2. Feed The Cat Raw Fish

Now we have to feed the cat raw cod or raw salmon. In our example we use raw cod.

To feed the cat the fish, place it in your Hotbar and use the following in-game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition – Right click on the cat.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Move the pointer over the cat and press the Tame button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press the LT Button
  • PS3, PS4: Press L2 Button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press the ZL Button

You may need to feed the cat more than one raw salmon or raw cod. Continue feeding the cat until red hearts appear around it.

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft

Once the hearts disappear, you have a tamed cat that will act as a pet and follow the player who tamed them.

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft


1. Why can’t I tame a cat in Minecraft?

You will likely need to feed more than one raw fish to the cat to tame it. Once you feed the raw salmon to the cat, you will most likely see gray smoke appear above the cat. The cat is not yet tamed. Continue to feed the cat more raw fish until you see red hearts appear all around the cat.

2. How many fish does it take to tame a cat in Minecraft?

20 fish
You must have at least 20 fish with you. Right Click the Ocelot with the fish at hand, until it turns. Your new pet (The Cat) will have a random coat: Siamese, Orange tabby or a Tuxedo.

3. Can you tame cats in creative mode?

No, you don’t. You can also be in creative, hardcore, etc. However, you need to take the same steps to tame it in each mode.

4. How do you get a cat on Minecraft?

To tame a stray cat, hold a raw fish in your hand and while being as still as you can until the cat gets close enough, feed it until hearts start appearing and it has a collar. To breed cats, feed two tamed cats a raw fish and after a few seconds, a baby kitten will be born with color patterns similar to their parents.

5. Do tamed cats follow you in Minecraft?

Once tamed, cats follow the player who tamed them. They do not despawn, no longer fear the player and purr or meow frequently. Like wolves, and with the same limits, they can teleport to a player who moves 12 blocks away. The player can order a cat to sit/stand by pressing use on it.

6. How do you tame a cat in Minecraft?

To tame a cat in Minecraft, you will need to find one at either a village or Witch Hut in a swamp biome. Once you have located an untamed cat, you can then feed the stray cat with either raw cod or raw salmon, which can be obtained from fishing. You will know the cat has been tamed once it has a collar around its neck!

7. Can you tame a jungle cat in Minecraft?

Ocelots can no longer be tamed. Players can now gain ocelots’ trust by feeding them fish.

8. How do you make cat food on Minecraft?

Pet food is created by placing raw pork and raw fish in a crafting grid. In order to feed your cat, you need to first create a cat bed, which comes with a food dish.

How To Tame A Cat In Minecraft Video Tutorial

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