Minecraft Fox Guide: Drops, Behavior and Attacks

Minecraft Fox Guide

Some passive mobs in Minecraft are helpful, some more so used for setting the scene of a biome. Foxes do both, especially in colder biomes where their fur shifts to reflect the area. However, these mobs aren’t as simple to describe, their behavior being a bit more complex. So let’s overview the Minecraft fox.


A passive mob that players can tame, the fox is yet another potential asset to the player in Minecraft. There are only so many things we can do without the aid of pets like these. Foxes look like their real-world counterparts unless they are in cold areas in which case they will manifest as arctic foxes.

Oddly enough, a fox can carry things in its mouth though it’d prefer to hold food in its mouth over anything else. With the foxes, we can expect a group of two to four in the biomes they spawn in. Those specific biomes are taigas, old growth taigas, snowy taigas, and grove biomes. These mobs can also spawn as baby versions.

Some spawned foxes can spawn holding an item. These items have a 20% chance of spawning. The items that can generate with a fox are as follows:

  • Emerald
  • Rabbit’s Foot
  • Rabbit Hide
  • Egg
  • Wheat
  • Leather
  • Feather

Fox Behavior

Minecraft Foxes are loud mobs that will occasionally attack chickens and other such mobs. Should these foxes approach the villages, which they can do, some of the animals within these locations could get attacked by this mob. 

Foxes will also avoid some of the bigger predators of the biomes they inhabit. Although wolves and polar bears are the most common ones, foxes will stay far away from them if possible. Additionally, foxes can avoid damage from sweet berry bushes.

Aside from chickens, foxes have a few more targets for their hunting. Chickens, rabbits, cod, salmon, tropical fish, and baby turtles are all targets of foxes during their hunts. It’s also worth noting that foxes will attack by pouncing, launching themselves upwards, and falling on the mob it’s attacking.

To execute this attack, a fox can also jump across small walls and fences. Red foxes attack ground mobs more, while arctic foxes try to hunt aquatic mobs. Swimming is another action this mob can do in order to hunt other mobs.

Fox Taming

It’s possible to tame a fox by breeding two foxes in Minecraft. A kit born from this breeding will be friendly to the player and can be grown into an adult that will follow the player around with a lead. To get two foxes to breed, you’ll need sweet berries or glow berries, which must be used on both foxes before a kit spawns.

Tamed foxes will attack wolves and polar bears, but only if those attack their player. It will also attack just about any mob except for a zombie villager. They will also avoid attacking a tamed wolf.

Fox Drops

A fox has no drops aside from experience if it holds nothing in its mouth. Therefore, there’s a 100% chance they will drop an item they spawn with. Those items include emerald with a 1% chance, rabbit’s foot with a 2% chance, rabbit hide with a 2% chance too, and egg with a 3% chance. The three items with a 4% drop chance are wheat, leather, and feather.

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