How to Breed Llamas in Minecraft

Llamas are neutral mobs that you can tame and breed in Minecraft. They are not necessarily the best mobs to farm, but they do have some special interactions that make them desirable. Llamas will always spit at zombie villagers, illagers, and raiders. You can also lead a caravan of up to 10 different llamas per lead, making them relatively efficient methods of storage. This guide will show you the required materials to breed llamas, how to breed llamas, and how to make a caravan of llamas in Minecraft. 

Required Materials to Breed Llamas in Minecraft

  1. 2 Llamas
  2. 2 Bales of Hay (18 Wheat)

In order to breed llamas you will need a bale of hay. You will also need 2 llamas, which should be self-explanatory. In order to get your two llamas into love mode you need to feed them a bale of hay. You can also feed them wheat to raise their temper and heal them, but it will not get them into love mode. Farm some wheat and turn them into bales of hay in order to breed llamas.  

How do you Breed Llamas in Minecraft?

First let’s gather some wheat. You should be able to farm wheat easily just by making a hoe and breaking tall grass. The seeds you get from tall grass will grow into wheat, and you can make any grade of hoe you want to till the land. 

How to Breed Llamas in Minecraft

To make a hay bale combine 9 wheat in your crafting menu. 

How to make a hay bale in Minecraft

Once you have gathered a sufficient amount of wheat (18 pieces of wheat per breeding session) you will just need to locate two llamas. In order to take them where you want them to be, you will need a lead. They will not follow you if you are holding wheat or a hay bale. To get a lead either find a wandering trader and separate him from his llamas, or make one yourself with string and slime balls. 

How to Breed Llamas in Minecraft- Step 3

Once you have your leads ready, head out into grassy savannah to find some wild llamas. Once you find a group of llamas. You get two leads per recipe so you should have no problem guiding 2 llamas wherever you want them to be. 

How to Breed Llamas in Minecraft- Step 4

After you have them fenced in you can breed them by feeding them both hay bales. That’s all you need to breed llamas in Minecraft. 

How to make a Caravan of Llamas in Minecraft

If you did not know, you can equip a llama with a chest to give it an inventory. The amount of space that the llama can hold depends on its innate strength value assigned internally. You can really only find out if the llamas can hold more if you give them a chest and see for yourself. You can also decorate and color code your llamas to help keep track of which llama is holding what. 

How to make a Caravan of Llamas in Minecraft

Since the only real point of breeding llamas is to be able to trek a large amount of supplies across the land, you should try to get the highest strength llamas that you can. Once you are happy with your llama population, you can lead up to 10 different llamas with one lead. You can lead even untamed llamas with this method. 

Leading untamed llamas in Minecraft

You do not need to accomplish any other special tasks to lead llamas, once you have one on a lead it will signal 10 other nearby llamas to also follow along. You can lead more than 10 llamas if you want to by attaching another llama with a lead, this will cause an additional 10 llamas to follow along if applicable. 

In a Nutshell

Breeding llamas for leather is not nearly as efficient as breeding cows for leather. Instead you should consider breeding llamas for their caravan potentials. Being able to cart a large number of llamas around the world will allow you to move from base to base without losing too many materials between each destination. Llamas can also be used for protection, their spit attack does not do much damage, and could accidentally aggro another llama, but if you position llamas correctly, you can prevent zombies or other hostile mobs from attacking your lands. 


How many Llamas can you have in a Caravan?

For each lead you have attached to a llama you can lead up to 10 llamas. You can lead potentially infinite llamas provided you have enough leads for it. A single caravan will only signal 10 other llamas to follow you, but you can attach another lead to another llama to get another 10 llamas to follow. 

How many Inventory slots can a Llama hold in Minecraft?

A llama can have up to 15 slots of inventory and no less than 3 slots of inventory. This is decided internally when the llama spawns. If you breed two llamas that have 15 slots of inventory each, their offspring will have a 20% chance to have 15 inventory space as well. These are your best odds for getting llamas with max strength. 

Does a Llama’s spit deal damage in Minecraft?

A llama’s spit does deal damage in Minecraft. It may only be half a heart of damage, but if they are properly fenced up and the zombies have no way to reach them, llamas can act as sufficient guards for these undead enemies. They can also accidentally hit each other with spit, causing the two of them to aggro onto each other. Try to separate them a bit to prevent this from happening. 


Congratulations, you now know what it takes to breed llamas in Minecraft. While the endgame shulker boxes outweigh the potential benefits of a llama caravan, do not forget that you can put a shulker box in a llama’s inventory, potentially holding 405 inventory slots per llama. While you can ride llamas, you cannot maneuver them around your world. You will need leads to properly take llamas around your world. Nevertheless, it can be important learning how to handle llamas as they can provide you with a lot of portable storage. 

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