How To Tame A Fox In Minecraft And Get It To Follow You

Do you want to learn how to tame a fox in Minecraft and have one as your pet? Then you’re definitely in the right place.

Minecraft comes with tons of different mobs. There are all sorts of them, from violent and dangerous ones to the cutest and most adorable mobs that add to the variety and open-world feels of the game.

One of them is the Fox mob. Foxes, just like pretty much any animal mob, can be tamed and befriended. Once you do that, these cute little creatures will follow you and become a friend and companions while you traverse through different biomes.

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The fox is one of the cutest mobs in the game. That’s why a lot of players are wondering how to tame a fox in Minecraft. This article will go over that and teach you the steps you have to take in order to tame them and get a fox to follow you.

How to Tame a Fox in Minecraft

How to tame a fox in Minecraft

Taming a fox in Minecraft can be a unique experience. However, you cannot just select any random cute fox and tame it. No, wild foxes in Minecraft cannot be tamed directly. But you can tame one or have it follow you by breeding one into existence.

Yes! In order to have a pet fox in Minecraft, you have to find two foxes and breed them Pokemon-style! This is how to tame a fox in Minecraft.

1. Find Two Wild Foxes

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First, you have to locate two foxes in the wild. Foxes are found in the Taiga, Giant Tree Taiga, and Snowy Taiga biomes. They are typically found in groups of two to four and can be identified by their red and white fur.

They will become the breeder for the fox that you will tame, as you will have these two foxes make a baby fox. But, you got to catch them first. Foxes are fickle creatures, but they mostly sleep during the day.

So you’ll want to search for them during the daytime and look for foxes that are curled up and conked-out

2. Trap the Fox

Once you have located the foxes, you have to put them in an enclosure so that they won’t be able to run away.


MAKE SURE that you crouch before and as you approach them. Because if you casually walk up to a sleeping fox, its survival alarms would go off, and you can say goodbye to them as they run away.

Instead, press Shift on your keyboard or whatever your Crouch button is and slowly approach the fox. While still crouching, build a pen around the fox using any blocks to trap the fox inside. Remember that the enclosure has to be three blocks tall to prevent escape.

trap the fox in Minecraft

Ideally, you would want to trap two foxes at the same time, but that rarely happens. So what you can do is trap them separately and then create another wall around the two to join them together.

Pro Tip:

If you have trapped two foxes, but they are too far from each other, you can save some time by using a boat. Place a boat in front of the trapped fox, and it will go inside it. Then you can row your boat, even across the land, to the other fox.

Your main goal here is to end up with a moderately tight pen for the two foxes to breed in.

3. Feed Them Berries

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Make sure you gather some wild berries while you’re in the Taiga. Because once you have two foxes in pen, you’ll have to feed them sweet berries so that they will produce a baby fox.

Feed the fox a sweet berry by equipping and crouching slowly towards the fox. Once you are close enough to the fox, press the “use” button (usually the right mouse button) to feed it a sweet berry or apple. The fox will eat the item and begin to trust you.

After feeding them, they will produce a baby fox! When you stand up, this baby fox won’t run away. But it won’t be following you around either.

4. Tame the Baby Fox

Tamed Fox in Minecraft

If you let it be, the baby fox would follow its parents. Meaning that when they run away, your little fox would come with them as well. So first, you have to get it away from its parents by using a lead.

Make lead using strings and a slime ball. Then equip it and use it on the baby fox and walk it away from its parents. Take him on a little walk away from Ma and PA, and it will treat you as its new owner. Make sure you feed it with sweet berries to keep it happy.


Congratulations! You now have your very own cute furry companion. And that is how to tame a fox in Minecraft. Not exactly what it sounds like, and there are actually more steps involved than what it seems at first.

But taming a fox in Minecraft can be a pretty fun and rewarding experience, especially when you see that little furball’s cute face while following you. Rinse and repeat this process, and you’ll have an entire colony of foxes loyal to you.

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