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What do Pigs Eat in Minecraft? – Answered

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by Joe Greene
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Pigs are one of the most iconic mobs in Minecraft. With the face only a mother could love, pigs provide many uses for players who know how to care for them. If you are here, you are likely wondering how to feed and breed your Pigs in Minecraft. Without further ado, continue reading to learn what food Pigs can eat in Minecraft.!

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What do Pigs Eat in Minecraft?

Similar to their real life counterparts, Pigs are not very picky eaters in Minecraft. They can eat Carrots, Potatoes and Beetroots, which will heal them and allow them to breed.

You can also use any of the food items above to speed up your Baby Pig’s maturation time by 10%. Doing so will allow you to get a large Pig farm up and running quite quickly.

Holding any of these food items (along with a Carrot on a Stick) near a Pig will result in it following you around. This can be very useful if you are trying to herd your Pigs into a pen.

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How to Breed Pigs in Minecraft

Now that you know what Pigs eat in Minecraft, it is time to learn how to breed them! You can breed pigs with Carrots, Potatoes and Beetroots, however certain conditions must be met.

To breed two Pigs in Minecraft, simply feed them the any of the food items above. You should see hearts flying around them when they are ready to mate. Once two nearby Pigs have been fed, they will walk over to each other and smash their faces together.

Thus is the Breeding Ritual of the Minecraft Pig.

The Pig must be fully-grown before it can be bred. Also, you can only breed a Pig every five minutes, so if you have a Pig that refuses to breed, skip that one and try to breed a different one!

Now that you know what foods Pigs eat in Minecraft, and how to breed them, it’s time to get out there and make some Pigs happy!

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Joe Greene

Joe Greene is currently the SEO Manager for the prestigious Prima Games. With a background in writing, music and coding, Joe can really do it all!