How to Tame Foxes in Minecraft 1.14

How to tame a fox and make it your best friend in Minecraft 1.14.

Minecraft Java players have just gotten the 1.14 patch, and with it comes some of the cutest animals in the game: Foxes! Luckily, they're not too hard to find and taming them is a snap. 

So let's first talk about where you can find foxes, then let's go into how to tame one to follow you around as a companion pet. All in all, it's pretty simple, and shouldn't be too hard to do on a new character.

You can find foxes in two colors in Minecraft:

  • Red foxes, which can be found in taiga biomes (including hills and mountains, and sometimes in snowy taiga villages)
  • Arctic foxes, which spawn in snowy taiga biomes (including hills and mountains, and sometimes in taiga villages)

You'll have an easier time finding foxes at night, as they are mostly nocturnal like in real life.

Arctic foxes are harder to find since they're only in snowy taiga biomes, which makes them all that much better to add to your collection!

It's also good to know that when you breed a red fox and an arctic fox, you have a 50/50 chance of getting a fix kit of either color. 

How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft 1.14

First, you need two things to get started. You need:

  • A lead (like a leash)
  • Two sweet berries

You can gather sweet berries from the sweet berry bushes found scattered around taiga biomes, which is pretty convenient considering you'll be able to find foxes in the area. 

How to Make a Lead in Minecraft

You will probably have to craft the lead yourself unless you get lucky and find one. You can craft a lead using:

  • Four string
  • One slimeball


Once you have your berries and lead and have found a group of foxes, follow these steps:

  1. Give a sweet berry to one fox
  2. Give a sweet berry to the second fox
  3. Wait for them to breed
  4. Attach the lead to the baby fox
  5. Walk away

After you've followed these steps, the fox kit will be attached to you and will follow you wherever you go. Enjoy your newfound friend!

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Published Aug. 21st 2019

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