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Baby Ocelot.png
Health points




Attack strength

3♥♥ against chickens or baby turtles only


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


see § Spawning




Kill Adult: 1–3
Breeding: 1–7

Internal ID

JE: 98
BE: 22

Namespaced ID


Ocelots are yellow spotted passive mobs found in jungles.


Spawn cycle[edit]

1 to 2 ocelots try to spawn on grass blocks or leaf at sea level or higher in jungle biomes and variants. There is a 13 chance for a spawn attempt to fail. While ocelots are passive mobs, natural spawning considers the hostile mob cap rather than the much-lower passive mob cap. 10% spawn as kittens.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15] In Bedrock Edition, an ocelot has a 25% chance to spawn as an ocelot kitten.

When an adult ocelot spawns, there is a 17 (14.28%) chance for 2 ocelot kittens to spawn with it; this chance includes any kind of spawning, including spawning naturally, by spawn egg, or by monster spawner.


When ocelots are fed an uncooked fish of any kind, they enter love mode. Breeding creates a baby ocelot, and the parents cannot be bred again until five minutes have passed. Two sitting ocelots are unable to breed, but a mobile ocelot can breed with a sitting ocelot.

The growth of baby ocelots can be accelerated slowly, using raw fish. Each fish takes 10% off the remaining time to mature.


Ocelots drop when they die:

  • 1–3 experience orbs when killed by a player or tamed wolf. Like other baby animals, killing a baby ocelot yields no experience.


Ocelots attack chickens and baby turtles. They assume a sneaking stance, and stalk the animal before chasing it down. They can even kill through a fence or a door if they are against it.

Creepers avoid ocelots, keeping a distance of at least 6 blocks even while chasing a player. However, a creeper that has begun its detonation will not flee unless the player leaves its blast radius. In Bedrock Edition, phantoms will also attempt to stay 16 blocks away from an ocelot.

Ocelots are immune to fall damage, although they avoid falls that would normally cause fall damage.

Ocelots can still see players even with the Invisibility status effect.

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



An ocelot is a passive, "shy" mob that does not attack the player. Ocelots are one of the few mobs with the ability to sprint, and sprints away if the player approaches too near in Survival or Adventure mode. If enclosed and unable to escape, they stand still until an exit becomes available, after which they quickly sprint through.

A player can feed an ocelot raw salmon or raw cod to gain its trust. Prior to Java Edition 1.14, Bedrock Edition 1.8.0, and PlayStation 4 Edition 1.83, feeding an ocelot could tame it, but in current editions feeding an ocelot causes it to trust the player, after which it no longer flees from the player.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Cat meows entity.ocelot.ambient subtitles.entity.cat.ambient ? ? 1, 2 = 0.3; 3 = 0.35; 4 = 0.45 16
Cat hurts entity.ocelot.hurt subtitles.entity.cat.hurt ? ? 0.45 16
Cat dies entity.ocelot.death subtitles.entity.cat.death ? 1 0.45 16

Data values[edit]

Ocelots have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Lion TamerTame an Ocelot. (in Legacy Console Edition) / Gain the trust of an Ocelot. (in Bedrock Edition)YesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png The Parrots and the BatsBreed two animals togetherHusbandryminecraft:husbandry/breed_an_animal
Advancement-plain-raw.png Best Friends ForeverTame an animalHusbandryminecraft:husbandry/tame_an_animal
Advancement-fancy-raw.png Two by TwoBreed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 14 mobs. Note: a trader llama does not count as a llama. In Java Edition 1.15,‌[upcoming] bees are also required for the advancement. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/bred_all_animals


Note: This video is outdated as ocelots can no longer be tamed.


Java Edition
1.2.112w04aOcelot Revision 1.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added ocelots. They are very difficult to tame, and have a debug message appear when they are spawned.
12w05aTaming ocelots is now easier.
The debug message for taming ocelots has now been removed.
Tamed cats can now be sat down by pressing "use item" control.[1]
Ocelots and cats have now both became immune to fall damage.
Ocelots and cats now frighten creepers.
12w06aOcelots and cats 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".[2] They now sit not only on beds, but also on active furnaces and chests.
1.4.2?Spawning an ocelot now has a chance of spawning two kittens as well.
1.5?Kittens now sometimes despawn upon becoming adults. This can be prevented by feeding them a fish once they are an adult.
1.6.1?Ocelots now spawn much more frequently.
1.814w02aBaby cat growth can now be accelerated using raw cod. It is not known if they accept any other fish.
14w10aCats named using a name tag now display death messages to the owner.
1.8.2pre7Ocelots now spawn at above sea level, rather than a constant Y=63.
1.915w38aAll cats – even unnamed cats – now display death messages to their owner.
1.1016w20aA cat spawn egg has now been added, which spawns ocelots with cat textures.
pre2The cat spawn egg has now been removed.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID has now been changed from Ozelot to ocelot.
1.1318w07aOcelots now seek and attack baby turtles.
1.1418w43aOcelot.png The ocelot's texture has now been changed.
18w44aOcelots and cats have now been split into their own separate mobs.
Ocelots can now no longer be tamed.
Ocelots can now gain trust for the player by being fed fish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Ocelot Revision 1.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added ocelots and cats.
build 2Added tame button for ocelots.
0.14.0build 1Baby zombie jockeys now check for nearby adult ocelots to mount prior to attacking the player, a villager or a golem.
0.15.0build 1Baby husks can now mount ocelots.
0.16.0build 4Untamed ocelots now have idle sounds.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta now seek and attack baby turtles.
1.8.0beta and cats have now been split into their own separate mobs.
Ocelots can now no longer be tamed.
Ocelots can now gain trust for the player by being fed fish.
Ocelots are no longer leashable.
1.10.0beta The ocelot's texture has now been changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta are now leashable again.
Legacy Console Edition
TU12CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Ocelot Revision 1.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added ocelots and cats.
TU13Added a sound for hitting ocelots and cats.
TU141.04Baby ocelots and cats can now be spawned by using Left trigger/L2/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 affect them.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Added cats as a separate mob from ocelots.
Ocelots can now no longer be tamed.
Players can now gain ocelots' trust by feeding them fish.
1.90Ocelot.png The ocelot's texture has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Ocelot Revision 1.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added ocelots and cats.


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


  • Ocelots are the first mob created by Jon Kågström, an AI specialist who worked with Jens Bergensten on Minecraft.[3] Jens created the texture for the ocelot, as Jon had trouble doing so himself.[4]
  • In real life, cats are known for their ability to flip upright during a fall, particularly larger ones; though they still might be injured by landing. This goes the same for ocelots.
  • Ocelots hiss if attacked by a player.