Fox is a cute mob that has been added to Minecraft. In today’s post, I will show you everything you need to know about this mob.
Wild foxes will run away from you if you try to get close to them (unless you’re sneaking). Foxes can’t get the effect from sweet berry bushes if they walk through them (which normally slow the player down and hurt the player).
Foxes are nocturnal which means they tend to sleep during the day and active during the night (foxes prefer the darker area to sleep during the day, they usually sleep under a tree). Sometimes foxes sit when they can’t find a place to sleep during the day.
If foxes saw a chicken, rabbit, cod, salmon, tropical fish, or baby turtle they will kill it and hold the dropped item in their mouth (foxes prefer edible items, except cake).
If there is an item near a fox, the fox will hold that item in its mouth, and if that item is a food item, the fox will eventually eat it (foxes also get any effect of the item they eat).
They usually do jumping attacks to kill their prey and if they do it on snowy biome they will temporarily be stuck in the snow.
Taming a Fox
Fox is different than any other tamable mobs, you can’t tame fox using items. Instead, you have to breed two foxes (this can be done using sweet berries) and take their baby (you can use lead to take it away). And the baby will no longer run away from you.
Unlike any tamable mobs, you need to use lead to tamed fox whenever you go because tamed fox won’t follow you (you can’t make tamed fox sit either). But they will protect you if you get attacked.
Fox’s Variants (subspecies)
In Minecraft, there are 2 fox variants the first is a red fox and the second is the arctic fox. These two foxes are the same, except for their behavior when they try to kill their prey.
Red fox would prefer on land prey such as chicken, rabbit, and baby turtle. An arctic fox prefers to kill salmon, cod, and tropical fish.
Foxes are vulnerable in the wild. Their predators are wild wolves and polar bears. They will attack fox if it’s nearby them.
Foxes only spawn in the taiga, snowy taiga, and giant tree taiga.
Sometimes when you meet them in the wild they will hold an item (the item include: rabbit’s foot, wheat, feather, egg, leather, rabbit hide, and even emerald) in their mouth.
To breed foxes you need sweet berries (there are plenty of them in taiga biome). Just feed them like you always do to any other mobs and let them do the rest.
Hopefully, this post helps you, so next time you won’t get confused when you meet this cute little mob. If you’re looking for another guide or tutorial go here.