Minecraft has never been a stranger to taming animals. Having said that, the roster of potential critter companions that can accompany you on your journey has grown tremendously. I remember when all you had were pigs and wolves.
Nowadays you have much more in the way of choice. One recent addition to that choice pool are foxes.
Foxes dropped at the start of 2020 and were a remarkably well-suited entry to the game. I’ll admit that I’ve always had a fondness for foxes, but they seem so at home in a game as cozy as Minecraft.
All this being said, you need to know how to get your hands on one for yourself.
How to Get a Pet Fox in Minecraft
Taming a wild fox is actually a deceptively dark process. There’s no buying a fox’s loyalty. Instead, you need to breed two wild foxes and essentially kidnap the offspring. Yeah, I don’t know who came up with this idea, either.
Okay, first things first, you need to get yourself some sweet berries and find some foxes.
Sweet berry bushes spawn in all Taiga biomes, so you might need to do some searching to find yourself one.
Foxes can also be found in Taiga biomes, although typically at night. Having both the foxes and the berries spawn next to each other is nice. Just make sure you exercise caution while trying to, well, kidnap a newborn in the dead of night.
Once you’ve found two foxes, you need to feed each one a berry. Just like feeding any other animal, the two will get down to business and produce a fresh baby fox. This fox is actually already loyal to you, but it’s set to follow its parents, naturally.
At this point, all that’s left is the actual kidnapping. Just attach a lead to your newly acquired fox, and you’re done. That baby fox is now yours. Bring him home, sit him by the fire, and revel in the newfound depths of your Minecraft depravity.
Some Notes About Foxes in Minecraft
There’s a few bits of information that I need to make you aware of before you say sayonara. First, foxes can come in two different colors: red and white. White foxes are exclusive to the tundra Taiga biomes, so they’re rarer. Red foxes look better, in my opinion, anyway.
Also, I mentioned that you’re going to have to hunt for your fox at night. That’s not entirely true. While active at night time, foxes don’t despawn during the day. All they do is go to sleep. If you look hard enough in the shaded areas of the biome, you’re probably going to find yourself a family or two.
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