Minecraft – How to Attract Pigs

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Pigs are cute pinky animals in Minecraft that are mainly used for food purposes. To be able to farm enough porkchops for the Winter, you may need a pig farm.

In order to do so, you must have a way to lure the pigs and lead them to your home (or pen). Then you can constantly breed them to get XP and raw porkchops.

In this article, we’ll show you how to attract pigs in Minecraft!

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Pigs in Minecraft are attracted to vegetables! In specific, they’re carrots, potatoes, beetroots, and even a carrot on a stick! When you hold any of these items in your hand, the pigs will automatically follow you.

Let’s see how to get them!


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How to Attract Pigs in Minecraft

First, you need to find the pig’s favorite food. Only one is enough, but we’ll show you all in case you’re not that lucky!

  1. Carrots

Carrots are mostly found in the village structure. Each farm plot has a 20% chance to contain carrots. With each harvest on a mature crop, you can obtain up to 3 carrots per block.

You can also find carrots spawning in chests in the pillager outposts and shipwrecks. They have a normal chance to contain up to 8 carrots.

Finally, killing zombies, husks, or zombie villagers has a 0.83% chance to drop a single carrot. And when you have at least one carrot, you can start farming them to get more!

  1. Potatoes

You can find potatoes the same way you find carrots in Minecraft. So looking for structures like villages, pillager outposts, and shipwrecks are recommended.

Moreover, zombies, zombie villagers, or husks can drop a potato with the same chance as dropping a carrot too. This is one arrow hitting two birds.

  1. Beetroots

Beetroots are a little bit rarer compared to carrots or potatoes. They have only a 10% chance to spawn in the village farmland.

But you can find beetroot seeds instead, which are spawned more frequently and used to grow the beetroot crop. To find beetroot seeds, look for chests spawn in dungeons, mineshafts, end cities, villages, and woodland mansions. Each chest can contain up to 10 beetroot seeds if you’re lucky!

  1. Carrots on a Stick

You can use carrots on a stick to lure the pigs when walking as well as riding them. To make one, you will need one carrot and a fishing rod, which can be made from 3 sticks and 2 strings.

You can use a damaged fishing rod for this recipe so no worries about crafting a new one!

Let’s attract the pigs!

When you have any of the items above, place them in your hot bar and press the corresponding number key. This will place the item in your hand.

With everything in place, the pigs around you will smelt the vegetable and start following you immediately. And remember that if you switch your hand to other items, the pigs will lose interest and walk randomly again.


Frequently asked questions

Are pigs attracted to wheat in Minecraft?

No, pigs are only attracted to carrots, potatoes, beetroots, and carrots on a stick. Wheat is used for other passive animals like cows, sheep, horses, goats, and mooshrooms.

How do you make pigs fall in love in Minecraft?

You can use any of the food mentioned above (except carrots on a stick) and right-click on a pig. If you see the red heart particle floating above its head, the pig is entering love mode and ready to breed for baby pigs!

Do pigs like seeds in Minecraft?

No, pigs don’t like seeds in Minecraft! They only like vegetables.


That’s all about how to attract pigs in Minecraft!

Get the food from the villages and start looking for pigs. They’re waiting for you!

Binh Tran

I'm an enthusiast who has played video games for 10 years, as well as other survival/idle/RPG/FPS games. At Gamer Empire, I think, write, and grind for the best content!

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