There are many types of cool animals in Minecraft. Some are adorable, and some have utility. Llamas are always one of the oddest animals that Mojang has added to the vanilla game over the years. Seeing them wandering around and spitting on things is really funny, though, and players seem to love them. They can even be equipped with a chest to create movable storage. It’s a very useful thing to have.
A llama is a neutral mob found in windswept hills, savanna plateaus, and savanna biomes. You can use it as a rideable mount, but also to carry your excess items. It’s actually much cooler than just a normal horse. You can get your hands on a couple of them, and even breed llamas in Minecraft. Keep reading to learn more about this fuzzy companion.
How to breed llamas in Minecraft
Like most other animals in the game, you need to use food to tame them and breed them. Only tamed llamas can be bred, so keep that in mind as well. Llamas spawn at light level 7 or above in the aforementioned biomes. So you could just hunt around and find one of them to tame. You will need a lead as well to lead them back to where you’re headed, so bring a couple along. These animals will often spawn alongside the wandering traders found around the world. You can steal llamas from the trader, though if stolen, you cannot breed them.
In the case of llamas, you need to give them Hay Stacks until hearts appear around both of them. Hay Stacks can be made from Wheat via a crafting bench. Once you feed them and the hearts appear, just wait. After a short delay, the new baby llama will spawn.
You can also use spawn eggs to force it if you’re in creative. Although it’s worth noting that Bedrock Edition lacks this feature. They will spawn when you get a wandering trader NPC, or if you use that spawn egg instead. So there is a workaround for that version at least.
How to ride llamas in Minecraft
As previously mentioned, to ride a Llama, you will need to tame it first. Taming llamas is the same as taming the horse, even though they cannot be ridden in that state. You need to mount them multiple times until hearts appear, and they will be tamed. You will then need to use a lead to guide them back to your home base. From there, you can tie them up or put them in some kind of pen. Now, just feed them to get more of them via reproduction. From here, you can ride them as normal.
There are also a few other types of cute critters you can raise and mess around with in Minecraft. Axolotls are really friendly aquatic creatures you can raise and keep as pets.