What do Minecraft llamas eat?

What do Minecraft llamas eat
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There are a variety of animals in Minecraft, like pigs, pandas, horses, and yes, llamas.

Llamas in the game can be ridden or tamed, you can even breed them and just like any creature, they need to eat.

But, what do Minecraft llamas eat? This article will cover all of this and then some.

Do you need to feed llamas in Minecraft?

No. Although it is not necessary to feed a llama, doing so will help it grow if the llama is not fully matured.

Feeding a llama will also affect its temper. The temper is a number assigned to the llama and will affect its tamability.

The higher the temper number, the easier it will be to get it tamed.

Another reason to feed your llama is for restoring health purposes if it was dealt any damage.

What do you feed llamas?

In Minecraft, there are two items that can be used to feed the llamas:

Screenshot of Foods to feed llamas in Minecraft Gameplay
Possible foods to feed the llamas

Hay Bale

Health Regeneration:

Restores 10 health points.

How to obtain:

  • Found around villages(more commonly in the plains).
  • Crafting: Nine wheat units.


Health Regeneration:

Restores 2 health points.

How to obtain:

  • Looting Chests
  • Farming
  • Crafting: One Hay Bale to obtain nine units of wheat.

How do you feed the llamas in Minecraft?

You simply need to have one of the valid foods that you can use to feed them in one of your hands and use a right-click to give them to the llama. Easy-peasy.

Note: An easy way to know if you are feeding the llama the wrong food, is that it will cause you to mount the llama instead of actually feeding it.

Feeding llama for breeding

In order to breed llamas, you first need to get two tamed llamas.

To tame llamas, you simply need to mount them several times until they no longer try to shake you off of them.

Once you see hearts on top of it, you have successfully tamed it.

When you have two of them, you can feed them either some hay bales to put them into a “loving mood” which will then spawn a cria (baby llama).

Screenshot of llama breed cria in Minecraft gameplay
Feeding Hay Bales for Breeding

Final thoughts

Now, you know how and what to feed the llamas in Minecraft. They are a good mode of transportation, they come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Although you cannot put a saddle on it, you can attach a chest to it, giving you more storage on the go.

You can also “decorate” your llamas by placing a carpet on top of it and/or as mentioned previously a chest for extra storage.

Screenshot of llamas decorated with carpet in Minecraft gameplay
Decorating llamas with assorted carpets or chests.

Nevertheless, they are worth the time to tame, so feeding them is a must to increase that temper, giving you an edge to tame them.

If you want to know more about llamas in Minecraft, feel free to visit Minecraft Wiki on llamas.

In the meantime, ride on, be aware of that llama spit, and game on.

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