How to tame an ocelot in Minecraft

Hamza Khalid
ocelot in MinecraftMojang Studios / Minecraft Wiki

Minecraft allows players to keep different creatures as pets, and one creature that can be difficult to tame is the ocelot. If you’re looking to tame an ocelot in Minecraft, then we’ll go over everything that you need to know.

When you hop into Minecraft, you’ll find plenty of fun activities to engage in, from digging up diamonds to exploring the different structures that are present around the world, including biomes, alternate dimensions, caves, shipwrecks, fortresses, and secret passageways.

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You can also come across different types of animals in the game, and these can be tamed to become your pets. One particularly elusive creature is the ocelot, and we’ll break down how you can tame it in Minecraft.

How to tame Minecraft ocelots

In order to tame a Minecraft ocelot, you’ll have to win its trust by feeding it raw fish. Each one that you give them has a chance of improving their bond with you, and you’ll know when they’ve been tamed as hearts will show up around the ocelot.

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Here’s what to do:

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  1. Hop into Minecraft.
  2. Collect raw fish.
  3. Search forest areas for an ocelot.
  4. Feed it the raw fish.
  5. Keep feeding it until hearts pop up around the ocelot.
Ocelot in MinecraftMojang Studios / Minecraft Wiki
Ocelots can be kept as pets in Minecraft.

You’ll want to be careful as ocelots can sprint, making them some of the quickest creatures in the game. This means that if you move too much or too fast then the creature will run off, and you will have trouble catching it.

Just be careful about your movement and keep feeding the ocelot raw fish until it becomes your pet. That covers everything that you need to know about how to tame an ocelot in Minecraft.

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About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].