Minecraft: how to breed turtles

Back in the aquatic update, turtles have been one of the most interesting creatures in Minecraft, so we'll see how to breed them. Unlike most other passive monsters in the game that can be bred, turtles play by quite different rules. The most important thing about them is that they lay eggs instead of just hatching a newborn baby turtle, so we'll go over the details of this system as well.

How to raise turtles

To get started, you first need to find a pair of turtles in the world, they usually breed on beaches before moving into the ocean, so this is a good place to start looking. Once you find two, you will then need to feed each of them a piece of seaweed to start the process. The two turtles will mate and then one of them will end up looking slightly larger, you will want to track that particular turtle. It will attempt to return to where it first spawned/hatched to lay its eggs. Once he has laid them he will be ready to mate again if there are more turtles nearby and you want more eggs, but first you will need to take care of the ones that are already there.

Caring for Turtle Eggs

Turtle eggs take a while to hatch, usually 4-5 days in-game. During this time the eggs are fragile and can be broken just by standing or jumping on them, so be careful not to do this . On top of that, many hostile mobs will try to break the eggs if they find them, so you'll need to put up protections around the eggs. Over time, the eggs will start to crack naturally, which means they are getting closer to hatching. Once the time is right, all the eggs in a single group will hatch at once, and you'll have a bunch of hatchling turtles at your disposal. These cute little aquatic creatures will eventually grow and drop coveted Turtle Balls before heading to where the waters take them.

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