Foxes are the newest addition to Minecraft. Along with being the newest, they are also the most energetic mobs in the game. For not even a small instance in the game, you’ll find them relaxing (except if they find a nice shady place). They run fast. Jump 4 to 5 blocks high and are difficult to catch. But to maintain so much activeness, they need a significant amount of energy. So, what do Foxes eat to maintain such a great physicality?
Foxes are carnivore animals in Minecraft with an exceptional fondness for sweet berries. They mainly eat other animals such as rabbits, chickens, fish, and baby turtles if found crawling on land. They prey mainly at night and prefer to eat alone.
During night foxes wander in search of food and quickly gobble up any sweet berries they can find. Except that they will chase any small animal such as rabbit, chicken, or turtle crawling on land and fish.
They are sneaky hunters, hiding and killing their prey. Foxes usually roam around villages at night in search of their food. They prefer solitude and thus night time there is no one to disturb them during hunting and eating. Sometimes, they will stroll around water bodies for fish and turtles.
But do foxes prefer to eat from the players? If so, what can you feed foxes in Minecraft?
Can You Feed Foxes In Minecraft?
You can feed Foxes in Minecraft. Foxes love to eat sweet berries. It also an easy way to gain their trust in the game. When you feed sweet berries to any two foxes, they will enter love mode and start breeding. Foxes are breedable even when they are untamed, unlike other animals in Minecraft.
You just need to find two foxes among the group of many and feed them with the sweet berries one by one.
To feed foxes, first, get some berries from the bushes around the biomes where foxes wander. The berries can be attained from villagers too.
Once you’ve got the sweet berries, find a group of foxes. Foxes will run away if you try to go near them. Try to go slow and sneak until you reach just 1 block away.
They do not trust the players in the beginning. If searching for foxes is difficult for you, then try to get the daytime setting into night mode. When you approach, try to sneak near them.
Foxes are nocturnal mobs, so they prefer to roam and hunt at night. Be aware of the other harmful mobs that may attack you!
Once you get near them, feed any of them. This way you can also tame and breed them.
How To Tame and Breed Foxes by Feeding Them?
The same procedure that is mentioned in the above topic can be used to tame the foxes. The breeding and taming procedures are also similar with some discreet steps.
In fact, in Minecraft, you can’t tame a fox directly from the wild. Instead, you need to first make two wild foxes breed and then will have to tame the baby they produce.
The baby fox trusts the player since the birth, who bred it. But make sure to tie the leash around him otherwise it will run away with the parents.
Once you’ve leashed the baby foxes you’ve helped breed, they become your companion. They will follow you around. Make sure that you can breed two foxes. After taming the two foxes you can breed them on your own. That’ll save the effort of searching for new foxes every time.
Foxes are very useful animals in Minecraft. once they get along with you, they will always stay near and even help you fight the mobs.
Foxes carry items in their mouth. They mostly carry food items and will eat but they can also carry any weapon that they’ll use while fighting off the circumstances require.
STEPS TO BREED AND TAME FOXES
Get the sweet berries and a leash.
After acquiring the leash and sweet berries, search for a group of foxes. Now, once you find a foxes’ group, sneak around until you reach nearby. Moving straight towards will cause them to run away.
Then the sweet berries that you brought yourself, need to be fed to any two foxes. Remember, you need to feed two foxes- one by one-. After feeding two of them, they both will enter love mode.
Once they get into love mode, wait for a while until the baby is produced. Baby foxes will spawn once the red heart around the two foxes vanishes.
As soon as the baby fox is born, put the leash around its neck. If you do not tie the leash around its neck, it will start following parents. To ensure that it remains with you, put that leash on its neck. After that, the baby fox follows you. By birth itself, the baby fox will have a trustful nature towards the player who spawned him.
Now once you’ve bred one baby fox, repeat the process for the second one. Two baby foxes will help you breed them in the future and also you don need to search constantly for foxes. You can create a whole gang f foxes this way that will remain faithful to you.
Foxes also help in fighting, and they’ll attack any mob that hurt their player. They are the best companions to have, with all their lovely looks and playful nature.
What Do Foxes Eat In Minecraft?
Foxes, as mentioned earlier, are carnivores. But they have an exceptional fondness for sweet berries. Here are all the items that they enjoy eating:
· Sweet berries
Sweet berries should’ve been on the top of the list, I guess. Foxes love the taste of them. Sweet berries are also used to breed and tame them.
But other than sweet berries, foxes also prey on animals. They are wild hunters that prey usually at night. Once the dark right rises, the pack of foxes starts their hunt. Foxes wander in groups but are mostly on their own.
Village and area surrounding water bodies are their favorite place to stray. They get all sorts of food that they enjoy there.
Rabbits, chickens, turtles, and fish are some mobs in Minecraft that they like to eat. They are excellent runners and have a big mouth to feed. Rabbits and chicken are mostly available around villages. So, it is the best place to hunt, that they wander at night.
For fishes and turtles, a pond area is a suitable place. They are expert swimmers and can kill a fish easily. Foxes can run on wild bushes and in any type of area. They have amazing physicality and pace to match up to their prey.
And their most favorite food- sweet berries- is found often in jungle biome or farmlands.
How To Get Sweet Berries?
Sweet berries are one of the rarest sources of food in Minecraft. They are found in Taiga hills, Mountains, snowy biomes.
Sweet berry is like cactus, deals damage to most of the mobs that touches it. It is a substantial source of food and defense for a player. Only foxes, because of their fat furry body, can move among these scrappy bushes, dealing no damage and slowing down their speed.
A player can use sweet berry bushes for their defense and to keep the hostile mobs away.
Besides that, it requires minimum effort to upkeep and consistently produces berries as long as the plant remains intact.
Also, if you have tamed foxes in the game, then these sweet berries bushes are an amazing source of food for your foxes. Foxes love eating them. Sweet berries are also used for breeding foxes, which makes them an excellent food item to have.
Although sweet berries are so useful, their bushes are not found everywhere. They are available in very few biomes in Minecraft. Mostly Taiga biomes that are snowy, mountainous, and have giant Taiga biomes grow sweet berry bushes.
I’ve listed the biomes in which sweet berries can be found below:
· Taiga Hills
· Taiga Mountains
· Snowy Taiga
· Snowy Taiga Hills
· Snowy Taiga Mountains
· Giant Tree Taiga
· Mountain Meadows
Along with the above places, Taiga villages also contain sweet berries. Many Taiga village houses have chests where sweet berries are easily available.
Taiga chests are commonly found in almost every house in the villages. This is by far the easiest way to get sweet berries. If a player is struggling to find the berries in Overworld biomes, then he should search in these Taiga village house chests.
Growing the sweet berries in farmland is also easy. Once you get some sweet berries, keep their seeds, so you can plant those seeds in the farmland with grass.
After planting the seeds on the grass farm, they eventually grow in large numbers and spread across a massive area of land that’ll give you a vast supply of sweet berries for the whole of your fox pack.