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Turtle Egg

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Turtle Egg
Turtle Egg 1.pngTurtle Egg 1 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 1 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2.pngTurtle Egg 2 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3.pngTurtle Egg 3 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4.pngTurtle Egg 4 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4 (Very cracked).png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A turtle egg[a] is a block that hatches one or more baby turtles.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Turtle eggs can be obtained in the inventory using tools with the Silk Touch enchantment. If broken without the enchantment, pushed by a piston, a gravity-affected block falls into its space, or a player or item falls onto it from a higher block, the egg breaks without dropping anything.

Block Turtle Egg
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time
Default 0.75

Breeding turtles[edit]

After two turtles are bred with seagrass, one of them travels back to its home beach, digs in the sand, and lays an egg block that contains 1–4 eggs after several seconds. The egg goes through three stages before hatching. Hatching occurs only when the egg is placed on regular sand or red sand. The time until hatching typically takes several day cycles. The eggs mature and hatch during both day and night, but grow faster at night.

Usage[edit]

Turtle eggs can be placed similarly to normal solid blocks, and slowly hatch into turtles. Up to 4 turtle eggs can be placed onto 1 block.

Turtle eggs hatch on sand and red sand. They hatch significantly faster at nighttime. Beginning at sundown they have a chance to hatch throughout the night increasing in percentages significantly at or after 3/4 of the night completed. Eggs do not appear to progress toward hatching if the player is not awake or not within 50+ blocks so the chunk in which the eggs are in can load.

The more cracks the egg has, the closer it is to hatching.

If a player or large-enough mob, armor stand, or falling block falls or stands on an egg for a certain amount of time, the egg breaks. As long as the entity remains on the egg block, the eggs break one at a time until all eggs in the block are destroyed.

Zombies and their variants seek out and trample turtle eggs that have 2 blocks of air above them, breaking egg after egg on the block until all of them have been destroyed, unless mobGriefing is false. The range of detection is a taxicab distance of 23 blocks away horizontally and 3 blocks vertically (counted from the block the mob is standing on) on Java Edition. The detection range is 10 blocks away horizontally and 2 blocks vertically on Bedrock Edition. When a player in Survival or Adventure Game-mode is nearby, the zombie prefers to attack the player rather than trampling the turtle egg.

Eggs do not require a supporting block and are capable of supporting lanterns hanging under them.[1]

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.metal.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.01.216
None[2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.metal.fallNone0.51.2516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.metal.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.7516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.metal.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.216
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.metal.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.516
Turtle egg hatches? The egg hatchesentity.turtle.egg_hatchsubtitles.entity.turtle.egg_hatch? ? 16
Turtle egg cracks? The eggs changes hatching stateentity.turtle.egg_cracksubtitles.entity.turtle.egg_crack? ? 16
Turtle egg breaks? The egg breaksentity.turtle.egg_breaksubtitles.entity.turtle.egg_break? ? 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Turtle Eggturtle_egg block.minecraft.turtle_egg

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Turtle Eggturtle_egg 414tile.turtle_egg.name

Block state[edit]

Bedrock Edition has the following data values:

DV Description
0 One uncracked egg.
1 Two uncracked eggs.
2 Three uncracked eggs.
3 Four uncracked eggs.
4 One slightly cracked egg.
5 Two slightly cracked eggs.
6 Three slightly cracked eggs.
7 Four slightly cracked eggs.
8 One cracked egg.
9 Two cracked eggs.
10 Three cracked eggs.
11 Four cracked eggs.
12 One uncracked egg.
13 Two uncracked eggs.
14 Three uncracked eggs.
15 Four uncracked eggs.

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
eggs11
2
3
4
Number of eggs.
hatch00
1
2
Determines how close an egg is to hatching; starts at 0 and is randomly incremented.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
turtle_egg_countone_eggfour_egg
one_egg
three_egg
two_egg
Number of eggs.
cracked_stateno_crackscracked
max_cracked
no_cracks
Determines how close an egg is to hatching; starts at no cracks and is randomly incremented.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1318w07aTurtle Egg 1 JE1.png Turtle Egg 2 JE1.png Turtle Egg 3 JE1.png Turtle Egg 4 JE1.png Added turtle eggs.
Turtle Egg (Item) Revision 1.png Turtle eggs currently render three-dimensional in the inventory.
18w11aAdded drowned, which like zombies and their variants, seek out and trample turtle eggs.
18w19aTurtle Egg (item) JE2 BE2.png Turtle eggs now display as a 2D sprite in the inventory.
18w22aIf the player is inside the hitbox of one turtle egg, and another is attempted to be placed, the placement fails.
Turtle eggs now make placement sounds when the amount in a stack is increased.
More turtle eggs than normal can now be placed in one stack by aiming at adjacent blocks.
1.1419w03cTurtle egg clusters now use correct cullface arguments, with the exception of four turtle eggs, which still renders a redundant face.
19w08aTurtle Egg 1.pngTurtle Egg 1 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 1 (Very cracked).png Turtle Egg 2.pngTurtle Egg 2 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2 (Very cracked).png Turtle Egg 3.pngTurtle Egg 3 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3 (Very cracked).png Turtle Egg 4 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4 (Very cracked).png The model of turtle eggs has been changed, as to not have a stretched texture.[3]
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Turtle Egg 1.pngTurtle Egg 1 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 1 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2.pngTurtle Egg 2 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3.pngTurtle Egg 3 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4.pngTurtle Egg 4 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4 (Very cracked).png Turtle Egg (Item) Revision 1.png Added sea turtle eggs.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Ravagers can now destroy turtle eggs in their path.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Turtle Egg (item) JE2 BE2.png Turtle eggs now display as a 2D sprite in the inventory.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Turtle Egg 1.pngTurtle Egg 1 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 1 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2.pngTurtle Egg 2 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 2 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3.pngTurtle Egg 3 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 3 (Very cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4.pngTurtle Egg 4 (Slightly cracked).pngTurtle Egg 4 (Very cracked).png Turtle Egg (Item) Revision 1.png Added sea turtle eggs.

Issues[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Known as Turtle Egg in Java Edition and Sea Turtle Egg in Bedrock Edition.

References[edit]