How To Tame An Ocelot In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you will learn step by step how to tame an ocelot in Minecraft!

A Minecraft ocelot is a rare mob found in the jungle biome. And while you can’t technically tame an ocelot in the same way as other mobs, you can make them trust you.

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 Ocelots

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

Steps To Tame An Ocelot

1. Find An Ocelot To Tame

First we need to find a Minecraft ocelot to tame it. You can find them in the jungle biome, but if you’re in trouble, you can use a spawn egg or summon an ocelot.

How To Tame An Ocelot In Minecraft

2. Feed The Ocelot Raw Fish

Now we need to feed the ocelot raw cod or raw salmon. In our example we use raw salmon.

To feed the fish to the ocelot, you need to crouch, slowly walk towards him and stop. Place the fish in your Hotbar and use the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition – Right click and hold.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Hold down.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: Press and hold the LT button
  • PS3, PS4: Press and hold the L2 button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: Press and hold the ZL button

Once the ocelot is tamed, you will notice red hearts appearing around it.

How To Tame An Ocelot In Minecraft

Once the hearts disappear, you have a tamed ocelot that no longer runs away from you.

How To Tame An Ocelot In Minecraft


1. How do you tame an ocelot in minecraft?

To tame an Ocelot into a cat, you must prepare raw fish and find a 7×7 area. Let the Ocelot come to you. Continue holding the fish and don’t move a bit. Staying still attracts the Ocelot.

2. Why can’t I tame an ocelot in Minecraft?

Previously, when you wanted to tame Ocelots in Minecraft, you had to use raw salmon or cod to lure them and remain within 10 to six blocks away from to capture them. … Players can no longer tame Ocelots when they give them. While the creature will trust the player if they get fed enough, they cannot be properly tamed.

3. Can you keep an ocelot as a pet Minecraft?

Ocelots are found in jungle biomes. In the newest version of Minecraft, taming an ocelot no longer turns it into a cat that you can keep as a pet. However, you can find stray cats in villages that can be tamed and kept as a pet. Cats can be tamed using these same steps.

4. Why isn’t my Ocelot turning into a cat?

Ocelots no longer turn into cats as of the Village and Pillage update where you now get tamable cats from the stray cats that spawn in villages, which stray cat taming works the way old ocelot taming worked.

5. How do you know if an ocelot is tamed?

As you use the fish, you should see red hearts appear around the ocelot and the ocelot will turn into a cute cat. The ocelot has been tamed. Once the taming process is complete, the hearts will disappear and the ocelot will behave like a cat.

How To Tame An Ocelot Video Tutorial

In this video, you will see how we show you how to tame an ocelot and what you can do with it once you are tamed.

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