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Health Points 10HP (5x Heart)
Attack Strength 0x Heart
Drops None
Spawn When Ocelot is tamed by player


Cats are a mob in Minecraft. They can be found in their wild form—ocelots—in Jungle Biomes, and can be tamed with raw fish. The change of an ocelot being tamed is far more noticeable than that of a wolf. While the wolf merely gains a red collar, the cat changes color from yellow with black spots to one of the following: orange tabby with green eyes (the most common), tuxedo with green eyes (shown on the right), or Siamese with blue eyes. The cat also becomes a little bit smaller.

Cats also scare away creepers, making them very useful to bring along. Since dogs do not attack creepers, cats compensate for this weakness. Cats also always land on their feet, taking no fall damage. Cats also are reluctant to sit down after update 1.2.4.



A Jungle Biome, which is home to Ocelots.

Cats, like other mobs, can breed with other members of the same species. All you have to do is have two tamed cats together and make sure they're standing up. Take two raw fish and feed them one each. They will have love hearts above their heads and will run to each other and mingle for a bit. Then a small kitten should appear, whose pattern will match one of the parents. Cats can breed once every five minutes, and kittens cannot breed. 


  • Cats like to sit on chests, beds, and active furnaces, mirroring the behavior of real-life cats.
  • If a window is present in a house, a cat may sometimes look out of it.
  • While active furnaces are not affected by sitting cats, chests and beds are. If a cat sits on a chest, it cannot be opened, and if one sits on a bed, the player will not be able to sleep. The only ways to stop them from sitting on a chest or bed are to lure them away with raw fish, put glass blocks above it, or create a piston device to push them off.
  • Wolves will not attack cats, tamed or otherwise.
  • Due to a bug cats and dogs may, in rare cases, teleport close to the player without any notable reason.
    • This may be intentional to prevent them from getting stuck or being unable to follow the player through the same path (such as over a large hill or across gaps).
    • It is confirmed on PlayStation 4 that dogs will teleport in order to follow the player if the distance between them grows too far.
  • Creepers will run away from cats, as if they are scared of them.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
MooshroomFace Mooshroom PigFace Pig SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager HorseHead Horse OcelotFace Ocelot
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
GhastFace Ghast Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton
SlimeFace Slime SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFaceSpider WitherSkeletonWither Skeleton Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch
WitherFace Wither WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton ZombieFace Zombie EndermiteFace Endermite
Spider Jockey
Unused Mobs
Beast Boy ZombieFace Giant Human PigFace Pigmen
Red Dragon

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