How to Tame an Axolotl in Minecraft

Do you want to tame an Axolotl in Minecraft? 

Aside from revamped caves, Minecraft’s Caves and Cliffs update also includes several mobs. One of which is Axolotl. These are aquatic passive mobs that attack other underwater species in the game. 

Axolotl comes in various colors such as gold, cyan, blue, wild, and leucistic. Nonetheless, Axolotl has the same characteristics no matter what color they have. 

When this new mob was released in Minecraft, many players got charmed by its cuteness, particularly the leucistic type. If you are here, you probably want to tame one so that you can see these adorable creatures any time you want. 

Thankfully, we’ve got you covered!

In this guide, we will show you where to find and how to tame an Axolotl in Minecraft. 

Let’s dive right in!

Axolotl Spawn Location

Axolotls in Minecraft were supposed to spawn in one of the new cave biomes, Lush Caves. However, the said cave biome will not be arriving until later this year. With this, many players were left clueless as to where they can find these adorable creatures. 

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Currently, Axolotls spawn in any underground water source, given it’s in total darkness and below sea level (Y-63). Their spawn location should also be within five blocks of any stone-type block, and there should be a solid block above their spawn location. 

Taming Axolotl in Minecraft

Technically, Axolotls can’t be tamed, but they’re not hostile towards any players. With this, you can easily scoop them into a bucket with ease. If you wish to, you can carry Axolotls around with you or re-home them in a makeshift pond or lake near your base. 

You can also attach a lead to an Axolotl if you don’t have a bucket in hand. However, keep in mind that it will die after five minutes of being out of water. If it’s raining, you can carry around your Axolotl for as much as you want. 

Breeding Axolotl in Minecraft

If you manage to get two adult Axolotls together, you can breed them using buckets of tropical fish. Simply feed each adult Axolotls with tropical fish, and you should see red hearts indicating that they’ve entered the mating state. 

The baby Axolotl will get the color of one of the two adult Axolotl randomly. It will also take 20 in-game minutes for a baby Axolotl to reach an adult state. 

You can repeat this process for as much as you want. 

How to Get Rare Blue Axolotl? 

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Axolotls in Minecraft come in the following colors: 

  • Wild (brown)
  • Gold
  • Cyan
  • Lucy (pink)
  • Blue

So far, blue Axolotls are the rarest type and has a 0.083% chance of spawning naturally or by breeding two adult Axolotls. If you want to get the rare blue Axolotl, you’ll have to keep looking for it or breeding adult Axolotls.

You Might Ask (FAQs)

Can you have a pet axolotl in Minecraft?

While Axolotls can’t be tamed, they are naturally passive, so they won’t bother attacking you. If you want one accompanying you, it won’t be possible since they can only stay out of water for up to 5 minutes. 

Nonetheless, you can breed them and re-home them into an artificial pond or lake near your base. 


What do Axolotls eat in Minecraft?

Minecraft Axolotls attacks other animals in the game and eat them. However, they are not hostile to players, and you can feed them tropical fish to get them to breed. 


Why do my axolotls keep dying in Minecraft?

One reason why Axolotls die in Minecraft is if they stay out of water for over 5 minutes. Since they are underwater creatures, they can’t last long on land. Axolotls will also play dead if they are attacked by other mobs, so double check first if they are really dead. 

That’s all there is to know about these new passive mobs in the game. We hope that this guide helped you tame an Axolotl in Minecraft. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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