You will learn how to breed turtles in the popular sandbox video game called Minecraft with this guide.
Here is the step by step process to breed small baby turtles starting from getting the adult turtles, making eggs, and in the end hatching out the babies.
Before anything, it is better for you to know the required materials of breeding turtles in the game first.
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Materials to breed turtles in Minecraft Bedrock edition
There are two ingredients that you will need to gather to breed the turtles, those include:
- 2 Seagrass
Seagrass is the kind of plant that generates in oceans. This one naturally generates on the ocean floor or by using the bonemeal on the floor of a body of water.
You are able to harvest it by using shears. Keep in mind that mining the block without shears will cause it to drop nothing. It is also possible for the turtles to drop 0 to 1 seagrass.
Aside from being used as a decoration, you can also use the seagrass to feed the turtles in order to make them breed. In addition, it is also able to be fed to the baby turtles that will take off 10% of the growing time.
- 2 Turtles
Turtles are known as the common passive mob that are usually found in the beach and ocean biomes. They lay the eggs on the sand in the overworld on beaches with daylight.
However, the case is different in the snowy variant or stone shores. Usually, they are in the small groups of up to 5 individuals. According to Gamepedia, 10% of turtles spawned are babies.
In the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, turtles spawn in groups of 2 to 6, at light level 7 or higher, at Y=60-67.
Methods to breed turtles in Minecraft Bedrock edition
Step 1: Finding two turtles
Once you have gathered all the required materials, you will have to find two turtles to breed. Apparently, they are able to be found in the beach biome.
They are usually found either swimming in the water or walking along the sand. In case you are having a hard time finding turtles, you are suggested to summon a turtle by using a cheat or you are also able to use a spawn egg.
Take a note that when breeding, your turtles will have to be close together. In this case, you will need to make a sand wall as your effort to keep these two turtles from running away.
Step 2: Using the seagrass
The next thing that you should do is to feed the seagrass to each of the turtles, one at a time, with the seagrass chosen in your hot bar.
Apparently, the game control to use or feed the seagrass to the turtles depends on the version of Minecraft that you have:
- For Java Edition (PC/Mac), you will have to right click on the turtles one at a time.
- For Pocket Edition (PE), you will have to tap on the turtles one at a time.
- For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, you will have to press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
- For PS3 and PS4, you will have to press the L2 button on the PS controller.
- For Wii U, you will have to press the ZL button on the gamepad.
- For Nintendo Switch, you will have to press the ZL button on the controller.
- For Windows 10 Edition, you will have to right click on the turtles one at a time.
- For Education Edition, you will have to right click on the turtles one at a time.
As the seagrass is fed to the turtles, you will be able to see some red hearts show up over their heads. Basically, each of these turtles is entering the love phase.
Once both of them have been fed, they will turn to each other and all the red hearts will continue to show up over their heads.
After a while, these red hearts will disappear and one of the two turtles will begin to dig in the sand.
You will need to know that the turtles will only lay eggs at either their home beach or at a place where they have been used by them to lay the eggs before.
In case they are not at their home beach, they will try to swim there before digging and laying their eggs.
After they have done digging, it will lay a few turtle eggs on the ground with different sizes. For your information, the turtle will lay up to 4 eggs.
After that, you will have two adult turtles and a nest of turtle eggs or clutch of turtle eggs. In the end, these eggs will hatch into baby turtles.
For those who want to breed again, you will need to wait 5 minutes before doing so.
Hatching the turtle eggs
Actually, it needs some time for the eggs to hatch, so do not be discouraged. Another thing that you will need to know that they will only hatch at night.
The main problem with the eggs is the fact that they attract those zombies, the evil ones.
In this case, you cannot do anything but make sure to either fence them in or double stack a few blocks around them in order to make sure for those evil zombies to not stomp them.
Now that you have bred some babies, you are allowed to make them grow faster. You can do it by feeding them seagrass.
For your information, 10 seagrass that you fed to a turtle will give you an adult. The baby will drop 1 scute when it makes the transition into adulthood.
If you want to craft a turtle shell helmet, all that you will have to do is to get five of these scutes and make it a turtle shell helmet. If the helmet is worn, you will be able to get 10 extra seconds of breath underwater.
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