How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft

Do you want to tame a cat in Minecraft? 

Exploring the vast world of Minecraft is indeed a fantastic experience. However, having someone around to accompany you on your journey can amplify your enjoyment. After all, who wants to travel alone, right? 

If you wish to have a travel buddy or want someone to be waiting for you in your base, having a pet in Minecraft is the way to go. What better to have as a pet than a cat? Besides dogs, cats are probably next in line as the pet of choice for most households. 

If you are here, you’re probably a cat lover yourself and want to tame a cat in Minecraft. 

Lucky for you, we’re here to help. 

Today, we’re going to show you how to tame a cat in Minecraft. 

Let’s get started!

Where to Find a Cat in Minecraft? 

Before thinking about taming a cat and making it a pet, the first thing that you should do is find a cat to tame. Thankfully, cats in Minecraft are relatively easy to find. In villages with at least one villager and four beds, cats will usually spawn. 

tame a cat in Minecraft

In fact, up to 10 cats can spawn for every four beds in a village, so you’ll also have a range of colors to choose from. 

Gathering the Materials

Taming a cat in Minecraft is pretty simple, and all you need is raw cod or salmon. You can get this by fishing, so you’ll have to craft a fishing rod first. 

Here’s how you can craft a fishing rod in Minecraft: 

  1. First, gather 3 Sticks and 2 Strings
  2. After that, put down your Crafting Table and use it. 
  3. On the 3×3 Crafting Grid, place 3 Sticks as shown below:
Fishing Rod
  1. Finally, put 2 Strings in the Crafting Grid and collect the Fishing Rod

Once done, you’re all set to go fishing for salmon or cod. 

Find a large body of water in your world to start your fishing. The larger the body of water, the higher chance for you to catch a fish. Pick up the fishing rod in your hot bar and cast the fishing line into the water. 

tame a cat in Minecraft

After a while, you should notice bubbles pop out of the water from the salmon swimming. The bubbles will slowly approach your fishing line if you wait patiently, and once the bobber is pulled under the water, reel back onto the fishing line as far as possible. 

If you’re successful, a fish should appear in your inventory. Do this process as much as you want, or until you have enough fish to feed the cats, you want to tame. 

How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft? 

After gathering enough fish to feed a stray cat, go to a nearby village and locate the cat you wish to tame. 

Once done, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Before approaching a Stray Cat, select the Fish in your hot bar first.
  2. Now, slowly walk towards the Stray Cat and be careful not to scare it away. 
  3. After that, feed the Fish to the Stray Cat
  4. Lastly, continue feeding the Stray Cat with Fish until you see hearts appear above its head. This signals the success of taming. 
tame a cat in Minecraft

You’ll have to feed a stray cat a few more fish before you can successfully tame it. Once the hearts disappear, the cat should gain a collar. 

You Might Ask (FAQs)

What is the fastest way to tame a cat in Minecraft?

The fastest way to tame a cat in Minecraft is by feeding it raw fish. If you want to learn more about the details, refer to the guide above to help you out. 


Why can’t I tame cats in Minecraft?

When taming a cat, you will likely have to feed it a couple of raw fish before it submits to you. If you don’t see hearts above the head of the stray cat, continue feeding it until it appears. This signals that you’ve successfully tamed the cat. 


What can a cat bring you in Minecraft?

Aside from being an adorable companion, cats can also provide you with some help in Minecraft. They can bring you rabbit’s foot and hide, string, rotten flesh, raw chicken, feathers, and phantom membranes. 

This wraps up our guide on how to tame a cat in Minecraft. If you have questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to help you out whenever we can. 

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