How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft

Wondering how to tame a fox in Minecraft?

These smart and furry creatures are one of the many animal species you can find in the vast world of Minecraft. If you’re anything like us you’d want to make friends with as many foxes as you can.

Cute  fox sleeping How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft

Well, at least let’s start with one. So the short answer to how to tame a fox in Minecraft is… have enough sweet berries with you, give them to adult foxes and they will make you a loyal baby fox.

Let’s see how it works more in detail.

I’ve put together this guide for you so that you can find it easier to locate, tame a fox and make a new friend!

Here you go, let’s see how to add these cute critters to your troop.

Can Foxes Be Tamed in Minecraft?

Yes sir! As I said these blocky orange mobs can become your affectionate friends. You can tame and breed them.

First of all, let’s unveil a few secrets about these curious orange-tailed creatures and where to find them.

And if you want when we’re done here you can also learn how to tame cats in Minecraft, you can find the step by step guide here.

Where Are Foxes in Minecraft?

Foxes are not as easy as other creatures to find in Minecraft.

Where to find foxes in minecraft
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They are nocturnal mobs and spawn near forests. They can found near Taiga, the cold forested biome. In Minecraft, there are three types of Taigas: snowy taigas, giant trees taigas, and normal taigas.

Foxes sometimes move to villages at nighttime and can be seen trying to hunt chickens or rabbits. During the day instead, these mobs sleep if they find a spot with a sky light level of fourteen.

Foxes Spawning

The orange-tailed mobs spawn in groups of two to four with a five percent chance of spawning as baby foxes. They are white if spawned in snowy taigas or red if they are from the other two taigas. So that’s important to know based on the color you prefer.

There’s a twenty percent change to find foxes holding an item:

  • Emerald
  • Rabbit’s Foot
  • Rabbit Hide
  • Egg
  • Wheat
  • Leather
  • Feather
How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft
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How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft

So, now that you know more about these fluffy critters it’s time to tame some.

You’re wondering around a forest at night and you found a group of foxes but they keep running away from you. First of all, know that you can’t just run towards them you have to sneakily get close to avoid scare these shy animals.

But that’s not enough, naturally-born baby foxes won’t follow you. All you have to do to tame a fox is to gain its trust.


The secret to how to tame a fox in Minecraft lies in something they really love… You need to “bribe” them. Let me explain.

Foxes love sweet berries and since baby foxes won’t trust you. You need to make two adult foxes breed by giving them their loved sweet berries.

In short, you find two adult foxes, sneak close and give sweet berries to each of them and they will make you a loyal baby fox that will follow you wherever you go! Well almost… I’ll explain their behavior in a bit.

How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft
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Make sure to sneak or they’ll flee from you and to have enough berries before you walk close to them. Around four berries should be enough to make them love you.

How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft: Behavior

Baby foxes will tend to follow adults so you might want to put the tamed parents behind a fence and the baby will just stay with them. Or if you just want to keep the baby fox you’ll need to attach a lead. But I always prefer the whole family at least they won’t be sad.

Or you might even want to build your own army of foxes!

Tamed foxes can sometimes bring you items they’ve hunted and if you gave them enough sweet berries they can also fight enemies for you (make sure they’re adult foxes).

If you want to keep your new furry friends safe, keep them away from wolves and adult polar bears since they’re aggressive towards foxes.

If you’re lucky and the fox is holding a totem of undying when it’s killed, then it will revive itself and try to return to you.

How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft Video Tutorial

Before You Go

With patience and enough sweet berries, taming foxes in Minecraft it’s a fun and rewarding activity. You’ll have your own orange pet in no time.

Now that you know how to tame a fox in Minecraft, will you try to find snowy foxes or normal foxes? How many foxes will you try to tame?


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