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How to tame a panda on Minecraft

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How to tame a panda on Minecraft: During your adventures in Minecraft , you have had the opportunity to see many things: hidden places, underground fortresses, underwater temples and creatures of all kinds. Recently, however, you have noticed a new animal that wanders the jungle of this video game: a panda . Enthusiastic about its existence, you absolutely want to breed one, so that it can live in the company of the other animals that are in your refuge.

How do you say? Things are this way and would you like to have some “tips” on  how to tame a panda on Minecraft ? No problem: I’m here to satisfy you! First, I will give you some information about these animals, so that I know everything you need to take care of them. Next, I will explain where and how to find them and give you some tips for feeding and mating them. Finally, if you want to take the pandas to your shelter, I will show you a quick way to do this.

Well: it’s time to get down to business! At this point, all you have to do is sit comfortably, start Minecraft and read all the tips that I will give you in the next chapters, so you can be sure of succeeding in your intent. All that remains for me is to wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary information

Train pandas on Minecraft
Before talking to you about how to tame a panda on Minecraft , I want to give you some information regarding this curious creature, introduced in the game starting from version 1.8 (Bedrock Edition) and 1.14 (Java Edition) .

You should know that pandas can only be found in the jungle biome , near the bamboo , of which they are greedy. They are not easy to find and can be “spotted” individually or in pairs. Generally speaking, they are passive animals, so in case you get close to them they will not attack your avatar. However, they can have different personalities.

It is possible to find lazy pandas  , which do not interact in any way with the avatar; aggressive ones , which defend themselves in case of attack; those concerned , who avoid the player and any hostile creatures; the lively ones , which roll on the ground, and the weak ones , which sneeze constantly. You can easily recognize a panda’s personality by the expression on his face.

A feature introduced with pandas is that which concerns the genetic traits that can be transmitted to puppies: each panda has “genes” that carry the personality characteristics that I have indicated to you in the previous lines. When two pandas mate, the predominant gene is transmitted to the cub, with the possibility that it can change, creating a different personality.

Now that you have all the basic information on Minecraft pandas, it’s time to see how to find one in the game world, feed it and have it follow you to your refuge: you will find everything explained in the next chapters of the guide.

How to train a panda on Minecraft

Panda in the Jungle

If you want to know how to train a panda on Minecraft , unfortunately, I must warn you that these creatures cannot be ridden or tamed, but they will still be happy to follow you if you give them food.

Before delving into the topic, however, you need to find a bamboo jungle : a biome not widespread in the world of Minecraft and therefore difficult to find. Generally, the jungle is spawned alongside the desert or savannah , so if you find yourself in one of these biomes you may have a chance to stumble upon it.

If you want to facilitate this, you can use the command / locate Jungle_Pyramid in the chat, which will allow you to easily find the coordinates of the Temple in the Jungle closest to your position. All you have to do is use the / teleport [coordinate] command to immediately reach the jungle.

Bamboo jungle on Minecraft

If you want to know more about how to enable cheats in Minecraft and how to use the commands I have indicated, you can refer to this guide of mine , taking care to replace the strings shown with those that I suggested to you in the previous lines.

When you reach the jungle , pay attention to the vegetation around you, as you have to spot bamboo canes . In fact, it is among the bamboo that you will have the best chance of identifying pandas . If luck turns in your favor, you will find some.

What you need to do now is pick up some bamboo , using your bare hands, and equip it in a quick slot. With bamboo in hand, approach a panda, hoping you haven’t found one with a lazy personality. If not, the panda will approach your avatar, waiting for you to feed him.

Panda eating on Minecraft

To feed it, interact on the panda with the equipped bamboo and you’re done: you will see little hearts that go around the creature, indicating that the panda is happy that you have fed it. As already mentioned, you cannot put a panda leash or even a saddle on its back to ride it. The panda will continue to follow you if you have the bamboo equipped or will remain nearby, regardless of your presence.

If you have found a pair of pandas, you can find them mating. First, though, you need to make sure that there are at least eight bamboo blocks around them: if this condition is met, just feed them and wait a few moments. A panda cub will be available alongside the parents.

How to lead a panda to the refuge

Transporting a Panda by boat

Since the jungle biome can be very distant from your refuge, being followed by a panda could be a very long and tedious operation, with the risk of encountering many dangers along the way. In fact, since you can neither ride it nor bring it on a leash, a plausible solution would be to attract the creature to you with bamboo .

You can understand very well that this operation can be very long, if you are several thousand blocks away from your refuge. For this reason, what I can advise you is to transport the panda with a boat to your refuge. Not sure how to build one? In this case, I can come to your aid, advising you on my guide on how to build a boat on Minecraft .

In the event that the jungle is not connected to your refuge with a stream, you can build channels by simply digging the ground (even a single block of depth is enough) and then pouring water inside it with a bucket, in so you can then navigate it with the boat. If, in the meantime, you are afraid that the panda may move away or, worse, be killed by hostile animals, you can build a small fence or a shed to protect them.

Once this is done, you have to place the boat under the panda’s feet, in order to force it to go up. The boat does not necessarily work only on the surface of the water, but you can also use it on land. Obviously, on the latter you will notice that the movement speed is very low, but at least you can head to the water course without you necessarily having to follow the panda.

If everything went according to plan, the panda will be on the boat and you will have to sail along the waterway until you reach your refuge. When you have reached your destination, to get it off, you simply have to break the boat: my advice is to use your bare hands, because with the tools you would risk hitting the panda too. Now all you have to do is follow you with bamboo in your hand, up to its fence.

You can also carry out this operation with other pandas, leading them to your refuge, in the enclosure that you have used for them. Make sure to plant bamboo inside the fence so that these creatures can also reproduce, as I explained in the previous chapter .