Minecraft: How To Tame A Frog [Wild Update]

Learn how to tame a frog in Minecraft by putting them on a leash and making them follow your character.

Minecraft How to Tame a Frog
Minecraft How to Tame a Frog

Minecraft has a vast world to explore, containing mobs and blocks you can find, pet, and breed. Since its release on June 7, 2022, The Wild Update has introduced new additions to the natural wilderness. The possibilities are endless: going into the deep dark or a leap through the swamps.

Key Takeaways

  • The Wild Update has introduced new mobs and swamps.
  • Frogs are spawned in Mangrove Swamp and come in three different variants
  • While you can’t tame a frog, you can still pet it.
  • Build frog enclosures more than three blocks in height and put them on a lead.
  • You can also build frogs in a terrarium.
  • Feeding two frogs slimeballs causes them to enter love mode.

Speaking of the Wild Update, one particular mob has stolen the show. Everyone’s asking about them; we’re all confused as to how to find them, breed them, or what purpose they serve.

The Whild Update Minecraft
The Wild Update Minecraft 1.19


Yes. The second amphibian to exist in the Minecraft universe has everyone bewildered.

These small creatures eat small magma cubes, drop frog lights, and can jump up to a height of 3 blocks, about as tall as our protagonist.

Taming Frogs In Minecraft

If you’ve spent hours trying to find them, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about taming a frog in Minecraft.

Finding The Frogs

You can spawn them in groups in Mangrove Swamp (also part of the new update) or from Tadpoles. Each variant is specific to the biome, from where it turns from a tadpole to a frog. Breed them with slimeballs, put the tadpoles in a bucket, and then in some water in the biome where you want them to become frogs.

The Three Frog Variants

Grown from a tadpole, the Frog comes in three variants. Depending upon the biome you breed them in, you can choose what color frog you get.

Temperate: Orange, drops of ochre frog lights.

Temperate Frog Minecraft
Temperate Frog

Cold: Green, drops verdant frog lights.

Cold Frog Minecraft
Cold Frog

Warm: Gray drops pearlescent frog lights.

Warm Frog Minecraft
Warm Frog

Well, we know they exist, can breed, and are helpful. But how do we find them, and are they tameable or not?

How To Tame Frogs

Unfortunately, frogs cannot be tamed as of yet in the game. Only a select few animals in Minecraft can be tamed appropriately, like the wolves and the horses.

Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you can’t keep them as pets. You can still sort of tame them by either luring them or breeding them.

You need to note the following while keeping the frogs as a pet.

You Can Put A Leash On Them

Although not tameable, Minecraft lets you put a leash on the Frogs. This allows you to keep them nearby or tether them to a fence. Leads can be crafted using four pieces of string.

Frog on a lead in Minecraft
Putting a lead on the Frog.

They Tend To Wander Off

If you do wish to keep them, be sure to secure them in an enclosed space. Construct a pen but be careful to keep the fences larger than three blocks because they can jump over otherwise.

Frog in a terrarium in Minecraft
Build frog enclosures, so they don’t wander off.

Build Them A Terrarium

One thing you can do to keep the frogs in one place is to build them a terrarium. The glass walls must be six blocks high. Grow Mangrove trees and out glass all over. Cover the roof with glass and decorate!

A terrarium in Minecraft
Building a terrarium.

Keep Them Close With A Slimeball

One thing that you can use to your advantage in luring frogs is a slimeball. Frogs will follow any player who holds a slimeball within six blocks of them. You can find a slimeball by either killing a slime or by a panda sneeze.

A frog in Minecraft being fed slimeballs
Feeding frogs slimeballs

Breeding The Frogs

Feeding a frog, a slimeball causes it to enter love mode. Two frogs fed with slimeballs cause one to lay a frogspawn, which later hatches into tadpoles.

Two frogs in Minecraft with hearts above them.
Two frogs in love mode.

Closing Remarks

Albeit this is not a lot, here is how you can tame a frog in Minecraft. Keep these few tips and tricks in mind, and nothing is stopping you from keeping these cute creatures to yourself in Minecraft.

Combine the lead with a slimeball in hand, and you have a frog as a pet!

If you’re just beginning Minecraft and need help learning the basics, we also have an article on How to get off a horse in Minecraft.

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