Donkeys are one of the most useful and adorable mobs in Minecraft. They can be tamed, ridden, and equipped with chests to carry your items.
But what do they eat? And how do you take care of them? In this blog post, we will answer these questions and more, so you can enjoy your donkey companions to the fullest.
How to Find a Donkey in Minecraft
Donkeys usually spawn in groups of one to three in plains biomes, or two to six in Bedrock Edition. They can also be found in meadows, savannas, sunflower plains, and windswept savannas. They are passive mobs, meaning they will not attack you unless provoked.
You can also use a horse-spawn egg to spawn a donkey, but this is not guaranteed. The chance of getting a donkey from a horse spawn egg is 15% in Java Edition and 20% in Bedrock Edition.
How to Tame a Donkey in Minecraft
Taming a donkey is similar to taming a horse. You don’t need to feed them anything, just mount them repeatedly until they stop bucking you off. You will see hearts above their heads when they are tamed.
To mount a donkey, you need to have an empty hand and right-click on them (or press the use button on your device). You can also use a lead to guide them around.
How to Breed a Donkey in Minecraft
To breed a donkey, you need two tamed donkeys of the opposite sex. You also need to feed them golden apples or golden carrots to put them in love mode. Once they are in love mode, they will move closer to each other and make a baby donkey.
You can also breed a donkey with a horse to get a mule, which is another type of chest-bearing mob. However, mules are sterile and cannot breed further.
How to Ride a Donkey in Minecraft
To ride a donkey, you need to equip them with a saddle. You can do this by opening their inventory (by pressing E on PC or the interact button on other devices) and placing the saddle in the appropriate slot.
Once saddled, you can control the donkey’s movement with your keyboard or controller. You can also make them jump by holding the spacebar or the jump button. The longer you hold it, the higher it will jump.
Donkeys are not very fast compared to horses, but they can carry more items. They can also climb hills and jump over fences that you cannot.
How to Put a Chest on a Donkey in Minecraft
To put a chest on a donkey, you need to have a chest in your hand and right-click on the donkey (or press the use button on your device). This will attach the chest to the donkey’s back and give them 15 slots of storage space.
You can access the chest’s inventory by opening the donkey’s inventory and clicking on the chest icon. You can also shift-click items from your inventory to the chest and vice versa.
You can remove the chest from the donkey by using shears on them. This will drop the chest and its contents on the ground.
What Do Donkeys Eat in Minecraft
Donkeys eat various types of food items that can heal them or speed up their growth. Here is a table of what they eat and how much it affects them:
|Food Item||Health Restored||Growth Time Reduced|
|Golden Carrot||4||1 minute 30 seconds|
|Golden Apple||10||4 minutes|
|Enchanted Golden apple||10||4 minutes|
|Hay Bale||20||3 minutes|
To feed a donkey, you need to have the food item in your hand and right-click on them (or press the use button on your device). You will see green particles around them when they eat.
Donkeys do not need to eat regularly to survive, but feeding them can help them heal faster or grow up quicker.
Donkeys are wonderful mobs that can make your Minecraft adventures more fun and convenient. They can be tamed, ridden, bred, and equipped with chests to carry your items. They also eat various types of food that can heal them or speed up their growth.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about these lovable mobs and how to take care of them. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.