Taming a pig in Minecraft is very similar to taming a cow or sheep. You’ll need carrots to attract the pig, and a place to keep the pig contained. Just like most animals in Minecraft, pigs like to wander.
Step-by-step Guide to Tame a Pig
- First, you need carrots which you can get in a few different ways. They can be found as drops from zombies that you kill (less than 1% chance for a drop), or you can find them already growing in many village garden plots.
- You grow additional carrots by planting them in the ground. Find some empty ground next to water and then use a hoe (right-click) on the empty ground to cultivate and prepare it. Equip your carrots and then right-click on the ground to plant them. Wait a day or two (Minecraft time) until the carrots are fully grown and then click on it with your hoe equipped to harvest them.
- Equip your carrot and approach a pig. It will start to follow you and will continue to follow you as long as you have the carrot equipped in your hand.
- Guide the pig into an enclosed space. This can be the inside of a building or a special pen that you construct using wooden fences and a gate.
- Once the pig is inside your enclosure, close it off with a gate or door and you now have a pet pig!
Breeding Pigs in Minecraft
When you tame and capture two or more pigs in Minecraft, you can breed them to produce baby piglets.
- Tame and enclose at least two pigs using the steps mentioned above.
- Feed carrots, potatoes, or beetroots to the pig by right-clicking on the item in your hotbar while standing in front of each pig.
- You will see hearts appear above the pigs you fed.
- Soon, a baby piglet will be born.
- Repeat a few times to create a small family of pigs.