Carrot on a Stick

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Carrot on a Stick
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Carrot on a Stick








First appearance

1.4.2 (12w36a)

Data value

dec: 398 hex: 18E bin: 110001110



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A Carrot on a Stick is an item that can be used to control saddled pigs.



The carrot must be placed at a diagonal below the fishing rod, hence making it possible to craft a carrot on a stick using the inventory 2×2 crafting arrangement.

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Carrot +
Fishing Rod

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Fishing Rod


The fishing rod must not be damaged to craft the carrot on a stick.

Damaged Carrot on a Stick

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Carrot on a Stick Carrot on a Stick

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The durability of the two carrot on a sticks is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.


To use a carrot on a stick, the player must first saddle a pig. The pig will then move in the direction that the carrot on a stick points to. Also, if the player holds a carrot on a stick, all pigs will follow the player. The pigs will slowly eat the carrot, eventually leaving you with a fishing rod. You'll have to re-craft the carrot on a stick before controlling the pig again.

To make the pig run faster, the player can press use while holding the carrot on a stick. This is called "boosting." Each boost costs 7 durability. If the Carrot on a Stick has less than 7 durability, the boost cannot be used. After a boost is used, the player may switch to another item while retaining the boost.

The speed of a mounted pig is at 4.00 m/s, boosting it doubles the speed to 8.00 m/s. These speeds are unaffected by potions of swiftness. The boost takes 5 seconds to warm up and lasts 40 seconds. Therefore, it is possible to travel up to 340 blocks on a single boost without holding the carrot on a stick.


An enchanting table will not offer any enchantments, but Unbreaking can be added with an anvil.



Official release
August 28, 2012 Dinnerbone released images of saddled pigs being controlled with carrots.[1] They will start slow but will end up going up to 5 blocks per second (5m/sec).[2] Wheat was considered as a "fuel" along with carrots,[3] and Dinnerbone eventually decided upon carrots.[4]
1.4.2 12w36a Added carrot on a stick. The player does not get back a fishing rod once the stick is used up.
12w37a Carrots on sticks now have a durability meter, and can be used to give saddled pigs a burst of speed when right-clicked. The carrot on stick no longer needs to be held when pigs have the burst of speed.
12w38a Using up a carrot on a stick now returns a fishing rod.
1.4.6 12w50a A carrot on a stick can now be enchanted with unbreaking via an enchanted book and an anvil.
1.8.2 1.8.2-pre7 Crafting a carrot on a stick now removes all enchantments on the original fishing rod.
Console Edition
TU14 Added carrot on a stick.


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