Turtles in Minecraft are considered a common passive mob that moves both on land and in water. Breeding turtles in Minecraft is relatively easy – This guide will walk you through the key steps for breeding and hatching turtles.
The first thing you need to do is collect Seagrass. Seagrass vegetation can be found in various water bodies including swaps, rivers or oceans. Once the Seagrass is located, you will need to break it down with a shears. A shear is a tool used to get or break down many items, including wool, ferns, or tall grass. Smaller seagrass plants will drop one seagrass, while larger seagrass plants will drop two seagrass.
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Now it’s time to locate a pair of turtles. Turtles are found on warm beaches, usually together in small groups. Once the duo are found, equip the Seagrass for your primary use location and right click on each turtle. Turtles will begin to breed; then they will lay their eggs on the beach where they came from. Eggs are incredibly fragile and can easily be stepped on if left unprotected, so be sure to watch them closely.
The time it takes for the eggs to hatch is completely random. Once hatched, hatchlings are exceptionally vulnerable to predators – requiring 24-hour protection before reaching adulthood. Potential predators of baby turtles include zombies, wolves, skeletons, and foxes, to name a few.
Finally, it’s time to join the turtle journey to adulthood. Fortunately, the growth rate of baby turtles can be accelerated. Seagrass can accelerate the growth rate by 10% for each seagrass turtle feeds.