Today’s post will talk about everything you should know about the donkey in Minecraft.

Donkey Overview

donkey in the plains

Donkey is a passive mob that can be tamed and ridden by the players. Donkeys usually spawn in herds in plains or savanna biome and they usually roam around, eat, and making noises. Donkeys are quite rare compared to horses.

Not every donkey has the same health, sometimes you can find up to 30 health (30 hearts). Unlike horses, donkeys can carry a chest (this is helpful especially when you go on an adventure). Just like cows, you can get some leather if you kill donkeys (or horses).

Taming a Donkey

steve riding a donkey

To tame a donkey, just simply mount it (don’t hold any items in your hand) and wait for the donkey to know you. Sometimes you can get a buck by the donkey. Just mount it repeatedly and eventually, the donkey will get tamed.

There are two things to know whether a donkey is already tamed or not (actually when a donkey got tamed, there are some “love particles” as an indicator):
1. The donkey won’t knock you out of his back anymore.
2. You can open its equipment menu.

Setting Up the Donkey

donkeys attached to a lead

After you’ve tamed a donkey you can’t just control it right away, you need a saddle equipped first. To equip a donkey with a saddle you should mount the donkey and open its equipment menu and place the saddle to the corresponding place.

You also can attach a donkey to a lead and tied it into a fence so the donkey won’t walk away. To equip a donkey with a chest simply hold chest in your hand and click the tamed donkey. If your donkey gets hurt to try to give it food to recover its health using sugar, wheat, or apple.

Breeding Donkeys

Breeding donkeys

To breed two donkeys, you need golden apples or golden carrots and both donkeys must be tamed first. Simply feed every single of them and they will do the rest (and the next thing you know you just got a baby donkey).

You can also crossbreed a donkey and a horse (using the same items). You will get a mule if you breed them. Mule is similar to a donkey, but the difference are the mule has a different texture, can’t be breed with another donkey or horse and it doesn’t naturally spawn.

Hope this guide helps you to know better donkey in Minecraft. You can always find another mob’s guide.

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