Mojang has made a wonderful game, full of content to explore. One of the funnier additions is the big-nosed villagers. These scamps have been expanded over the years with jobs and other systems to fool around with. But if you want to just build a village and lord over it, there’s potential for that. Maybe you want to toy around with the Pillager content. Need to populate your Minecraft home? Here’s what you can do.
Much like Minecraft’s numerous animal Mobs, Villagers will reproduce if you give them correct motivation and conditions. You need to be watchful and protect them as zombies can undo a lot of your progress. But assuming you put the work into protecting your village, you can breed villagers to your heart’s content. Here’s how to Breed Villagers in Minecraft.
How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft
The biggest obstacle is that you need to get villagers ready by feeding them a lot of food, as well as having a naturally spawning village. Villagers will not mate outside of a village, even if you build them a house. The game is coded to normally restrict this behavior to save on system resources. So that makes your first goal of finding a pre-established village very important.
Keep in mind that the number of natural structures in a village acts as a cap on the number of villagers you can have. Containing the exploding population can become a real hassle if you don’t have enough buildings to house them in.
Once you have found a sufficiently large village, it’s time to build the structure that’s key to all of this. For every villager family you wish to grow, you need two beds for the parents, and one for each child. You also need to make it high enough so that villagers can stand at full height without getting trapped in a block.
Much like animals, feeding them is the final step when you want to breed villagers. You need to feed them a specific amount of food, but only of certain kinds. And once that’s done, assuming their inside the proper structure, hearts will start floating above them. That’s the cue that you did things right.
You can throw any of the foods below in the listed amounts:
- 3 Loaves of Bread
- 12 Carrots
- 12 Potatoes
- 12 Beetroots
Once that’s done and the child is born, now you wait. You get a full adult Villager in 20 minutes’ time.
If you’re busy handling all these new villagers, it might be a good idea to know how to change villager jobs in Minecraft too. That way, you can actually make your village work a bit more harmoniously.