Minecraft is a game widely known for not explaining all its mechanics to the player. That can be interesting at times, but it can be a bit frustrating at times. Today we are talking about one of those mechanics: how to get and hatch turtle eggs in Minecraft .
How to Get or Make Turtle Eggs Hatch and Open in Minecraft
How to get turtle eggs?
Turtles in the real world have a particular behavior. When it’s time to lay their eggs, they have to find a beach, and some sea turtles look for the same beach where they hatched to lay their eggs.
In Minecraft, turtles have this same behavior. The turtles appear on the beach , in blocks of sand that have a light level of more than 8 and that are close to sea level. In other words, turtles only appear during the day and on the beaches, where you could also get the heart of the sea . You must be vigilant!
When a turtle appears, it will remember the block in it appeared, and at the time of laying the eggs , it will lay them on the same beach . That is why turtles are one of the most difficult animals to reproduce, and it is even more difficult to make a turtle farm, as opposed to building a fishing farm , which is very simple.
However, difficult is not impossible, and many players have turtle farms on beaches and islands, and use them to get a very valuable item: Scales.
With turtle scales you can make a turtle shell, a very valuable object. Shells can be used as helmets, and they protect you just as effectively as an iron helmet. Also, while using the turtle shell you will have the effect of breathing underwater, and you will be able to hold your breath for about 10 more seconds.
Baby turtles shed their scales when they grow up to become adult turtles. So you have to always be on top of the turtles until they grow up, or establish a system that collects them automatically.
Do you know what turtles eat in Minecraft? To get the turtle eggs, you can feed two turtles with seaweed . You can get the algae by cutting it from the bottom of the sea, but only using scissors. If you break them with your hand you will get another object.
By feeding the two turtles, they will mate and one of them will become pregnant . You must follow that turtle until it reaches a beach and begins to lay eggs.
If you have a pickaxe with the “Silk Touch” enchantment, you can use it to take the eggs and place them on a beach near your home. If not, you will have to make your turtle farm in the place where the eggs are.
How to make turtle eggs open in Minecraft?
Turtles have many enemies in their first days of life, so you will have to protect the beach from enemies. A farm design should have a wall in the sea that allows the adult turtles to come out, but not the babies, and a fence that covers the entire beach to prevent land monsters from reaching the baby turtles.
If your turtle eggs disappear, or appear broken, a zombie has most likely broken them. The baby turtles are attacked by all varieties of Zombie, all varieties of skeleton, cats, foxes, ocelots and Lobos.
Whether or not you want to farm, it is vital that you protect your turtle eggs , especially at night; otherwise it will be very difficult for them to open.
Turtle eggs, if not destroyed, hatch after a few days . First they go through 3 phases, in which it seems that they are breaking down little by little. Turtle eggs grow at night and during the day, but grow faster at night.
If it’s been several days and the turtle eggs don’t hatch, there may be a problem with the way the game measures time. Use the command “/ gamerule doDaylightCycle False” and then “/ gamerule doDaylightCycle True” to change the time in the game by restarting the cycle of night and day.
Once the eggs hatch and the turtles grow, you can be sure that the turtles will keep coming to that spot to lay their eggs every so often. We invite you to learn more about these wonderful sea creatures! We hope this short tutorial on how to get and hatch turtle eggs in Minecraft has been helpful to you.