Carrot on a Stick

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Carrot on a Stick
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First appearances

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Data value

dec: 398 hex: 18E bin: 110001110


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Carrots on sticks! Get on your pig and tell it where to go!
The Pretty Scary Update promo poster

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. It is possible to craft a carrot on a stick without a crafting table.

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Fishing Rod or
Damaged Fishing Rod +

The fishing rod must not be damaged to craft the carrot on a stick.‌[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Damaged Carrot on a Stick

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


Riding a pig[edit]

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.

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. If the carrot on a stick's durability is depleted, it turns back into a fishing rod.

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.


A carrot on a stick can receive the following enchantments, but only through an anvil:

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item ID Name
Carrot on a Stick carrot_on_a_stick

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID
Carrot on a Stick carrotonastick 398



Java Edition
August 28, 2012Dinnerbone 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 pre7 Crafting a carrot on a stick now removes all enchantments on the original fishing rod.
1.9 16w05b Durability is not reduced merely by riding a pig, only by using the speed boost.[needs testing]
1.13 17w47a Crafting a carrot on a stick no longer requires the fishing rod to be at full durability.[5]
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 398.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.15.0 build 1 Added carrot on a stick.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added carrot on a stick.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Carrot on a Stick.


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