How to Tame a Cat in Minecraft?

To tame a cat, find a stray cat. After that, slowly approach the cat and feed it raw fish until hearts appear above its head.

It can be fun to explore Minecraft with a pet around when doing so, but having a pet around can enhance the experience. Having a pet is the ideal solution if you wish to have a companion on your exploration journey or if you wish to have someone waiting for you when you return to base. What better pet than a cat?

You will learn how to tame a cat in this guide, and how easy it is to do it yourself. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Where to find a cat in Minecraft?

The first step toward taming a cat and making it a pet is to find a cat to start with. Cats are, luckily, fairly easy to locate. Cats spawn in villages with at least one villager and four beds. Cats (up to 10) can spawn for every four beds in a village, so you can choose from a range of colors.

Required Materials:

All you need to do to tame a cat in Minecraft is:

Raw Cod or Raw Salmon

Fish is the only item needed to feed the cat. You can catch raw cod or salmon by fishing. To make a fishing rod, follow these directions:

Find a large body of water to improve your chances. Once you’ve located a large body of water, pick up your fishing rod from your hot bar. Cast the fishing line into the water. After a few minutes, you should start seeing bubbles pop out of the water as the salmon swims. When you wait patiently, the bubbles will move closer to the fishing line and soon the bobber will be dragged under the water. As soon as that happens, you must reel the fishing line back as far as you can. If you manage to pull the trigger, a fish will appear in your inventory.

How to tame a cat in Minecraft?

Here is the step-by-step process to follow to tame a cat in Minecraft:

Find a cat 

You’ll need to find a stray cat in the wild to get there.

Switch to the fish

Select the fish in your inventory from your Hot bar so that you can use it when needed.

Slowly approach the cat

Generally, pets are initially afraid of their owners and will try to run away from them. This is why it is important to approach them slowly to prevent them from escaping.

Use the fish

Use the raw fish on the cat, and continue feeding it raw fish until hearts appear above its head. These hearts symbolize the success of taming. To get it to like you, you’ll need to feed it multiple times, so stock up on fish before you try it. If the cat has eaten enough, its hearts will disappear, and it will gain a collar.


Q: Can you tame the witch’s cat in Minecraft?

A: Untamed black cats create a world with a witch in swamp huts. The cat never despawns, and can be tamed like any other, but only in the absence of witches.

Q; In Minecraft, how many fish does it take to tame a cat?

A: The number of fish required varies from cat to cat, as well as species to species, making it difficult to give a single number. For taming a cat, it is advisable to stock up on up to 20 fish.

Q: What’s the rarest cat in Minecraft?

A: Given that the black cat can only spawn in huts, it can be called the rarest cat since villages are common and all the other cats spawn there.


Congratulations. You now have a pet cat! If you have successfully tamed a cat, it will follow you wherever you go. Even if you lose track of your cat, it can teleport back to you within a 12-block radius. Unless ordered to sit, tame cats do not stay still for long and roam around the player.

As the player prepares to sleep at night, there is a chance that a tamed cat will sleep with them. It is possible that your pet cat will wake up with a gift for you, like a string, raw chicken, a rabbit’s foot, and other things.

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