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"Minecraft" Pet Cats: How to Tame and Feed Them

Hope loves "Minecraft" and experimenting with various mods to add some creative flair to her gameplay.

How to tame, name, feed, and take care of a cat in Minecraft.

How to tame, name, feed, and take care of a cat in Minecraft.

Everyone loves cats...well almost everyone. Now there are pet cats in the Minecraft Mo'Creatures mod, a mod I cannot recommend highly enough. Minecraft cats will climb trees, play with balls of wool, eat out of bowls, use litter boxes, and sometimes scratch you if you make them angry.

First things first, install Mo' Creatures. When you have installed the mod, you'll encounter wild kitties mewling in the game.

How to Tame and Name a Pet Cat

Wild kitties can be tamed by tossing a piece of cooked fish near them. They will eat the fish and then no longer run away when you get near them. To name your pet cat, you need to craft a "medallion" (a collar really). Medallions are created with a gold ingot and two pieces of leather. Place them on your cat and you'll be able to name that cat.

Once your pet cat is tamed, you'll need to take care of them.

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What Do Cats Eat in Minecraft?

Pet food is created by placing raw pork and raw fish in a crafting grid. In order to feed your cat, you need to first create a cat bed, which comes with a food dish.

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How to Make a Cat Bed (and Get a Food Dish)

The cat bed is created by six planks, wool, and an iron ingot which goes to make the pet food bowl. If you use colored wool, you'll get a colored cat bed, which is nice.

Now that you have your pet food and your cat bed, you can right-click on the cat bed with some cat food and you'll hear the food tinkling into the bowl.

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How to Make a Litter Box

Once your cat has eaten, it will need a litter box, which can be created with eight wood planks and a block of sand. When a cat uses a litter box, it becomes dirty. A dirty litter box has very real consequences in the Minecraft world, as it attracts aggressive mobs. You can simply avoid the litter box whilst it eventually becomes clean, or you can clean it with a block of sand. I recommend the latter.

A Minecraft cat eating pet food from its cat bed.

A Minecraft cat eating pet food from its cat bed.

Kitty uses a litterbox whilst a tiger watches.

Kitty uses a litterbox whilst a tiger watches.

How to Pick up Cat Beds and Litter Boxes

You can pick up cat beds and litterboxes by right-clicking on them with a pickaxe in your hand.

How to make a ball of wool.

How to make a ball of wool.

Kitty plays with ball of wool.

Kitty plays with ball of wool.

How to Make Your Pet Minecraft Cat Follow You

To get your pet cat to follow you, you'll need to craft a ball of wool, which is made from four pieces of string. If you hold it in your hand, the cat will follow you. If you toss it to the cat, the cat will play with it.

How to Breed a Cat

If you want your cats to have kittens, give two cats cake and make sure they have access to a cat bed.

You can download Mo'Creatures and get more information on how to play with and care for your kitties here.