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Cat
Tabby Cat.pngTuxedo Cat.pngRed Cat.pngSiamese Cat.pngBritish Shorthair Cat.pngCalico Cat.pngPersian Cat.pngRagdoll Cat.pngWhite Cat.pngJellie Cat.pngBlack Cat.png
Baby Tabby Cat.pngBaby Tuxedo Cat.pngBaby Red Cat.pngBaby Siamese Cat.pngBaby British Shorthair Cat.pngBaby Calico Cat.pngBaby Persian Cat.pngBaby Ragdoll Cat.pngBaby White Cat.pngBaby Jellie Cat.pngBaby Black Cat.png
Health points

10♥♥♥♥♥

Behavior

Passive

Attack strength

3♥♥ against rabbits, chickens and baby turtles only

Hitbox size

Adult:
Height: 0.7 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks
Baby:
Height: 0.35 Blocks
Width: 0.3 Blocks

Spawn

Villages, Swamp huts

Items usable on

Any raw fish

Cats are tameable passive mobs that are found in villages and swamp huts.

Spawning[edit]

Villages[edit]

Untamed cats spawn in villages as long as there is at least one villager and four beds. One cat spawns for every four valid beds, with a maximum of 10 cats.

Cats can spawn every 1200 ticks (1 minute) in a village (5 occupied beds). A random player is selected (including spectators), a random location 8-32 blocks in +/- x/z (based on player location) is chosen and if that is less than 2 chunks from a village with less than 5 cats, a cat spawns there.

Swamp hut[edit]

One untamed black cat generates alongside a witch inside swamp huts upon world generation. This cat never despawns. Additional black cats can spawn within the hut similarly to witches, however require a grass block to do so. Any other cats to spawn within the witch hut (from spawn eggs, breeding and commands without cat type set) always spawn as black.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

During a full moon, 50% of cats that spawn are black. 25% of cats spawn as kittens.

Drops[edit]

Adult cats drop:

Upon successful breeding, 1–7 is dropped.

Like other baby animals, killing a kitten yields no item or experience.

Behavior[edit]

Cats are immune to fall damage, but they still avoid falling off cliffs high enough to normally cause fall damage.

Cats can see players even if they have the Invisibility status effect.

With the exception of a faster movement rate, kittens have the same behavior as adults.

Cats hiss at phantoms that are currently pursuing a player.‌[JE only]

Creepers and phantoms avoid cats, even while pursuing a player, keeping a distance of 6 and 16 blocks away respectively from any cats. However, a creeper that has begun its detonation does not flee unless the player leaves its blast radius.

Stray cat[edit]

A stray cat is an untamed cat. Naturally spawned cats always spawn as stray cats.

Unlike untamed wolves, stray cats may despawn naturally.

Stray cats pursue and attack rabbits and baby turtles up to a distance of 15 blocks.

Even though they spawn in villages, they don't necessarily remain there; instead, they explore.

Stray cats sprint away from players within 7 blocks or nearer (unless they are sneaking‌[BE only]), and avoid players within 16 blocks. However, they slowly approach players holding raw cod or salmon within 10 blocks, allowing the player to feed and tame it (see § Taming below). If the player moves, turns their head too quickly, or stops holding the item while within 6 blocks, the cat flees and does not attempt to approach the player for a few seconds.

Stray cats can be leashed.

Breeding[edit]

Two cats with a newly bred kitten.

When tamed cats are fed an uncooked cod or salmon, they enter love mode. Breeding creates a kitten, and the parents cannot breed again for 5 minutes. The kitten has the coloring of and belongs to the owner of one of the parents. Two sitting cats are unable to breed, but a mobile cat can breed with a sitting cat, in which case the mobile cat's owner also owns the kitten.

The growth of kittens can be slowly accelerated using raw cod or salmon. Each fish reduces the growth time remaining by 10%.

Healing[edit]

Feeding a damaged tamed cat an uncooked cod or salmon restores its health by 2♥. Unlike tamed wolves, a tamed cat's tail is not an indicator of its health.

Appearance[edit]

From left to right: tabby, tuxedo, red, siamese, British shorthair, calico, Persian, ragdoll, white, and black.
The unused tamed gray tabby texture in Bedrock Edition.[1]

Despite sharing the same model, cats are smaller than ocelots. There are currently 11 skins that cats can have. One of the cat skins was designed after Jellie, the cat of YouTuber GoodTimesWithScar, who was chosen by the community in a Twitter vote.[2] The current skins are:

  • Black Cat.png Baby Black Cat.png Black (black with orange eyes)
  • British Shorthair Cat.png Baby British Shorthair Cat.png British Shorthair (silver with yellow eyes)
  • Calico Cat.png Baby Calico Cat.png Calico (orange, white and dark brown with yellow and blue eyes)
  • Jellie Cat.png Baby Jellie Cat.png Jellie (gray and white with gray-green eyes)
  • Persian Cat.png Baby Persian Cat.png Persian (creamy with blue eyes)
  • Ragdoll Cat.png Baby Ragdoll Cat.png Ragdoll (white and soft amber with blue eyes)
  • Red Cat.png Baby Red Cat.png Red (orange and white with green eyes)
  • Siamese Cat.png Baby Siamese Cat.png Siamese (white and pale brown with blue eyes)
  • Tabby Cat.png Baby Tabby Cat.png Tabby (brown and white with yellow eyes)
  • Tuxedo Cat.png Baby Tuxedo Cat.png Tuxedo (black and white with green eyes)
  • White Cat.png Baby White Cat.png White (white with light blue and yellow eyes)

In the default resource pack, a texture file for a tamed gray tabby exists.‌[BE only][1] It is however completely unused and cannot be spawned in-game.

Like tamed wolves, tamed cats also have a collar on their necks. The color of the cat's collar is red when tamed and can be changed by using dyes.

Taming[edit]

A sitting tamed black cat.

Stray cats can be tamed using raw cod or raw salmon. Once tamed, cats follow the player who tamed them. They do not despawn, no longer fear the player and purr or meow frequently. Like wolves, and with the same limits, they can teleport to a player who moves 12 blocks away.

The player can order a cat to sit/stand by pressing use on it. The player cannot be holding raw cod or salmon to command a cat to sit or stand. Cats also sit on certain things of their own accord (see below).

Cats sitting on a red bed.

Unless commanded to sit, tamed cats do not remain still for long and explore around the player.

A cat not already sitting attempts to get on top of chests, the foot part of beds, or active furnaces at the cat's current Y-level within a 4-block-radius square horizontally, and once on top often assumes a sitting position without a command from the player. A cat also occasionally attempts to sit on these blocks if the blocks are at ground level. A chest with a cat sitting on top of it becomes unusable unless the cat is commanded to stand. Cats often enter nearby boats, trapping themselves. Cats that sit on their own can be ordered to stand, or they may get up if the player holds a raw fish nearby. The cat can also be brought down by removing the block or pushing it off. A cat can also be forcibly moved by attacking it. A cat does not sit on a block that is obstructed by another block above it.

If a player is harmed by a hostile mob or a harming potion, but not by environmental damage, a cat sitting in proximity to the player stands, moves a few blocks from its sitting location, and then resumes sitting.

Teleportation[edit]

Cats teleport to the player if they are more than 12 blocks from the player, except where listed below. It is possible for a tamed cat to teleport to an inaccessible location (e.g. under ice) and be injured or suffocate of various causes as a result.

A cat does not teleport:

  • If the cat has been ordered to sit.
    • Exception: The cat is likely to teleport if it is injured while sitting (it does not sit after it teleports). A dramatic example is if a cat sitting outside is struck by lightning, in which case the cat materializes on fire. This kills the cat.
    • Exception: If a kitten is told to sit, and grows up while the chunk it is sitting in is still loaded, it teleports to the player and materializes still sitting.
  • If the cat is attempting to sit on a chest, bed, or furnace.
  • If the cat is in a minecart.
  • If the cat has been attached to a fence post with a lead.
  • If the cat is in an unloaded chunk.
  • If none of the blocks on the edge of a 5×5×1 region centered on the player are transparent blocks with an opaque block below and another transparent block above.
  • If the player is in another dimension: A cat remains in its current dimension until the player returns.
  • If the player is in water: The cat teleports to the player upon leaving the water.

Cat teleportation is completely silent, which is not an oversight.[3]

Gifts[edit]

When the player sleeps, tamed cats move toward their owner and sleep near them. When the player wakes, their tamed cats also wake. There is a 70% chance for a tamed cat to give the player a gift after they wake up, but only if the player sleeps at night (if the player sleeps during a thunderstorm during the daytime, or if the tamed cat has been ordered to sit, the player receives no gift). The gift is a dropped item from the cat_morning_gift.json loot table:

Gift Weight Chance
Rabbit's foot 531 16.13%
Rabbit hide 531 16.13%
String 531 16.13%
Rotten flesh 531 16.13%
Feather 531 16.13%
Raw chicken 531 16.13%
Phantom membrane 131 3.22%

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Sound parameters
VolumePitchAttenuation
distance
StreamPreload
Cat meows? Randomly when tamedentity.cat.ambientsubtitles.entity.cat.ambient0.6 / 0.5 / 0.6 / 0.5? 16?????
Cat begs? Cat is a stray and player is holding fishentity.cat.beg_for_food?0.7? 16?????
Cat dies? Cat diesentity.cat.deathsubtitles.entity.cat.death0.750.916?????
Cat eats? Fed with fishentity.cat.eat?1? 16?????
Cat hisses? Hissing at phantomsentity.cat.hiss?0.4? 16?????
Cat hurts? Cat takes damageentity.cat.hurtsubtitles.entity.cat.hurt0.65? 16?????
Cat purrs? Randomly while sitting on a bed, or when entering love modeentity.cat.purrsubtitles.entity.cat.ambient0.7? 16?????
Cat meows? ? entity.cat.purreowsubtitles.entity.cat.ambient0.5? 16?????
Cat meows? Randomly when strayentity.cat.stray_ambientsubtitles.entity.cat.ambient0.35? 16?????

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Catcat entity.minecraft.cat

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Catcat 75entity.cat.name

Entity data[edit]

Cats have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

Cat type

[edit]

Collar color

[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Where Have You Been?Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning.The gift must be picked up from the ground.20GBronze
Plethora of CatsBefriend twenty stray cats.20GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

The Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals togetherHusbandryhusbandry/breed_an_animal

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Best Friends Forever
Tame an animalHusbandryhusbandry/tame_an_animal

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Two by Two
Breed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 19 mobs. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breed-able together. Other breed-able mobs, if any, can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Complete Catalogue
Tame all cat variants!Best Friends ForeverTame each of these 11 cat variants. Other cat variants, if any, can be tamed, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/complete_catalogue

History[edit]

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The specific instructions are: Tuxedo kitten during 18w43a (including its tamed kitten).
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Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article. The specific instructions are: Cat hiss1.ogg and hiss3.ogg before and after the fix of MC-114000.
Java Edition
1.2.112w04aTuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png
Baby Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Baby Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Baby Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats, which can be tamed from ocelots.
12w05aTaming ocelots into cats is now easier.
Cats can now be sat down by pressing the use item control.[4]
Cats have now become immune to fall damage.
Cats now frighten creepers.
12w06aCats now have sounds.
Cats now try to jump on a bed if one is present.
1.2.4Jeb has now made cats "more realistic... probably more annoying".[5] They now sit on beds and also active furnaces and chests.
1.5preKittens now sometimes despawn upon becoming adults. This can be prevented by feeding them a fish once they are an adult.
1.814w02aBaby cat growth can now be accelerated using raw cod.
14w10aCats named using a name tag now display death messages to the owner.
1.915w38aAll cats – even unnamed cats – now display death messages to their owner.
1.1016w20aA cat spawn egg has been added, which spawn ocelots with cat textures.
pre2The cat spawn egg has been removed.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of cats and ocelots has been changed from Ozelot to ocelot.
September 29, 2018Stray cats are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
1.1418w43aTuxedo Cat Revision 2.png Red Cat.png Siamese Cat.png The textures of cats have been updated.
18w44aAdded stray cats.
Cats have been split from ocelots into their own mob.
Cats are now tamed from stray cats rather than ocelots.
Cats now scare off phantoms, sleep with players and give them gifts when waking up.
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Seven more cat textures have been added.
Reimplemented the spawn egg.
November 19, 2018A vote for the ninth cat has now concluded and the texture has been revealed.
18w47bTuxedo Cat.png The tuxedo cat's texture has been changed.
18w50aCats can now spawn in villages.
Jellie Cat.png Added a skin of the winner of the community cat contest, Jellie.
19w14aCats can now naturally spawn in villages, instead of only upon world generation.
1.16Pre-release 2"Jellie" cats now spawn naturally in villages.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats.
build 2Added a tame button for ocelots, so they can now be tamed into cats.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Added stray cats.
Cats have been split from ocelots into their own mob.
Cats are now tamed from stray cats rather than ocelots.
Tuxedo Cat Revision 2.png Red Cat.png Siamese Cat.png The textures of cats have been updated.
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Seven more cat textures have been added.
Tamed Gray Tabby Cat with Red Collar.png In the default resource pack, a texture file for a tamed gray tabby cat exists. However, it is completely unused and cannot be spawned in-game.
Cats now scare off phantoms.
Cats now sleep with players and give them gifts when waking up.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Jellie Cat.png Added the Jellie skin.
Cats are now healed when fed raw cod and raw salmon.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.3Cats can now spawn in player created registered villages.
Population of cats is 1 for every 4 valid beds, which is capped at 10 cats per village.
Legacy Console Edition
TU12CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats, which can be tamed from ocelots.
TU13Added a sound for hitting ocelots and cats.
TU141.04Baby ocelots and cats can now be spawned by using Left trigger/L2 trigger/ZL button on an adult form of that mob using a spawn egg.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Baby cat growth can now be accelerated using raw cod. Other fish may or may not be effective.
1.83Added cats as a separate mob from ocelots
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Added new skins for cats.
Cats now spawn in villages and can be tamed with fish.
Cats scare off phantoms, sleep with players and give them gifts.
1.90Jellie Cat.png Added the Jellie skin.
Cats are now healed when fed raw cod and raw salmon.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Cat" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • The tuxedo cat is based on Jeb's pet cat, Newton,[6] who has since passed away.[7]
  • Unlike in Minecraft, real-life cats were domesticated from African wildcats, which primarily inhabit savannas.
  • In MINECON Earth 2018, Jeb announced that the community would be able to vote for a 9th cat skin to be added with the rest of the other 8 cat skins. As a result, GoodTimesWithScar’s cat Jellie won the contest and was added in Village and Pillage, making the second mob variation that was suggested by the community, the first being "Toast", a rabbit skin.
  • The calico cat and white cat appear to have heterochromia (The eyes are two different colors).
  • It is currently possible to breed two calico variants together. This is nearly impossible in real life, as almost all calico cats are female, and males are very rarely fertile.
  • The calico cat skin's fur pattern bares a striking resemblance to that of Winslow, from Minecraft: Story Mode, with the only differences being the eye color and the mirrored fur pattern. These differences can easily be ignored as the episode in which the cat appears was released two years before calico cats were added into the game.
  • In real life, cats have been known for their ability to flip upright during a fall, particularly larger ones; though they still might be injured by landing. This fact is reflected in Minecraft because they take absolutely no fall damage.
  • Prior to Village and Pillage instead of untamed cats, there were ocelots that would become a cat when tamed.

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