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Turtle Egg
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Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)







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Turtle eggs are eggs that hatch into baby turtles.


Turtle eggs can be obtained in the inventory using tools with the Silk Touch enchantment. If broken without the enchantment, pushed by a piston, or if a gravity-affected block falls into its space, the egg will break without dropping anything.

Breeding turtles[edit]

When two turtles are bred with sea grass, one of them will burrow around in the sand and lay an egg block that contains 1-4 eggs after several seconds. The egg will go through several stages before hatching, and only hatches at night.


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.

If a player or large-enough mob, armor stand or falling block falls or stands on an egg for a certain amount of time, one egg will break on the block. Zombies, zombie villagers, husks, drowned and zombie pigmen will actively seek out and trample turtle eggs, breaking egg after egg on the block until all of them have been destroyed.

Data values[edit]

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

1–4 Number of eggs.

0–2 Determines how close an egg is to hatching; starts at 0 and is randomly incremented.


Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 18w07a
Added turtle eggs.
18w11a Added drowned, which like zombies and their variants, will seek out and trample turtle eggs.
Turtle eggs now have a proper item texture.
18w22a If the player is inside the hitbox of one turtle egg, and another is attempted to be placed, the placement will fail.
Now makes placement sounds when the amount in a stack is increased.
More turtle eggs than normal can be placed in one stack by aiming at adjacent blocks.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.5 beta Added turtle eggs.


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