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How to breed turtles in Minecraft

Turtles have the ability to walk about on land as well as float in water. On land, they travel slowly, but in the sea, they can swim quickly. They wander about aimlessly, like other passive mobs, and flee when threatened. When they're on land, they try to get to the nearest water source that has direct sky access. They usually swim in circles if there is water in an enclosed area, such as a player-made enclosure, and rarely go on land to explore if there is any.

Turtles cannot be attached by a lead, but they can be led by a player holding seagrass within 10 blocks of the turtle. These adorable creatures will wait for you at the base when you come from a long day of exploration. This guide will help you understand the process of taming a turtle, and how easy it is to accomplish this yourself. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Required Material


Shears are actually very helpful in Minecraft, particularly when trying to collect sheep's wool! They are the most effective way to get wool from a sheep, generating 1-3 blocks of wool. They can also be used on other items within the game such as Mushrooms, Pumpkins, Beehives, and others. 


To make shears, place 2 iron ingots in the 3x3 crafting grid. It is important that the iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the second cell. In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first cell.

In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the second cell. In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first cell.

How to Breed Turtles:

To breed turtles in Minecraft, find two turtles in close vicinity of each other. Feed each of the turtle's seagrass till hearts start to appear above them signaling their ability to mate. Then one of the turtles lays the eggs which will hatch to produce baby turtles.  

  1. Harvest Seagrass:

Dive into the water with shears equipped. You will usually find seagrass submerged under the sea. Point toward a bed of Seagrass and use the Shears to obtain Seagrass. You’re going to need two of these, at least although it's better to collect more just in case. 

  1. Find two turtles:

Two-parent turtles are needed. In Minecraft, fully grown Sea Turtles can be found in the Beach biome. You can either walk along the beach or dive into the water to find them. Since you can't pick up a turtle and carry it to a specific place, dig a hole in the sand around two turtles.

  1. Feed the turtles:


Now that you have the seagrass and your potential parents. Equip the seagrass in your hotbar and feed each of the turtles. Red hearts should begin appearing once you have fed them to a certain limit. This indicates that both turtles are in "love mode." The hearts will vanish after a while. One of the two Sea Turtles can then begin digging and lay up to four eggs on the bottom. The turtle digs vigorously for several seconds a few times - with pauses, on top of the sand, and then lays 1–4 turtle eggs. The pregnant turtle can breed again immediately after laying the eggs while the other turtle can mate immediately after mating.

  1. Wait for eggs to hatch:

Now, all that remains is waiting for the baby Sea Turtles to hatch. They will only hatch at nighttime. Turtle Eggs can be placed on any block in clusters of up to 4, however, they only hatch on sand or red sand. Eggs can be broken without tools and can also be trampled by living entities falling or walking on them. When a multi-egg block is trampled, eggs are broken one at a time. A turtle can walk on the eggs without breaking them. Harvesting eggs with Silk Touch drops an egg that the player can use.

Baby turtles:

Baby turtles are Minecraft’s smallest mobs. Baby turtles are tiny enough that, like ender mites and silverfish, they suffocate while walking on soul sand because they are completely enclosed in the space at the top of the block. The use of seagrass will help baby turtles develop faster. Each usage reduces the period of growth by 10% while also gradually growing their size by about. 01 of a block. 


Q. Why can’t I breed turtles in Minecraft?


A. A turtle won’t lay eggs unless it’s on her own home beach. Time won’t help here, either. So, if you want to create a turtle farm, you need to make sure that it’s on a beach. Also, you shouldn’t go around trying to find turtles on different beaches. It's best to breed turtles in their local beach, harvest their eggs by Silk Touch and hatch the eggs, and grow the baby turtles on your own base.


Congratulations! You have successfully bred turtles. Baby turtles drop scutes that you can use to create a turtle shell for underwater breathing. Plus, you can create a potion that gives you resilience. The best part – you don’t get the scutes by killing baby turtles; they are dropped as the little ones grow up.

Scutes in Minecraft: Everything players need to know

Scutes in Minecraft: Everything players need to know

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