Overview[edit | edit source]
Pigs have a height of 1.1875 blocks, a length of 1.2545 blocks, and a width of 0.62505 blocks. Hitting a pig will cause it to flee for a short while, but it will calm down after a while. Additionally, pigs make an "oink" sound when they walk around.
Farming[edit | edit source]
Pigs are good for gathering porkchops. First, the player should make a fenced-in area, 4 blocks wide and 1 block deep, with a fence gate, then lure a pig into the farm with carrots, carrot on a stick, or a leash. After getting at least two, breed them as often as possible, by right-clicking on them with carrots, potatoes, or beetroots in one's hand, and kill one every time there are three or more than 4 adults.
Riding[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Saddle
To ride a pig, one must first find a saddle in a dungeon, desert temple, jungle temple, trading from villagers, or from fishing as you cannot craft one. A saddle can be placed on the pig by left-clicking the pig (in the PC version) while the saddle is held in one's hand. The pig will then be wearing an orange saddle, and it can be mounted. A player cannot control the pig's movement unless they use a carrot on a stick, holding it in the direction they want the pig to walk. A mounted pig can be told to sprint by right-clicking.
A saddle can only be removed by killing the pig.
Breeding[edit | edit source]
A pig can be fed these foods to enter love mode.
When two adult pigs are in love mode within 16 blocks of each other, they make a baby pig. It takes one full Minecraft day (or 20 minutes) for the piglet to grow into an adult pig.
Piglet[edit | edit source]Piglets are the baby pig variant of the pig (Notice how giant its head is compared to the rest of its body). To breed them, you need to breed 2 pigs with a carrot. In previous versions, unlike the regular pig, you could put saddles on piglets, but you couldn't ride them; as of 1.2.4, you can no longer put saddles on piglets.
Double Pig Jockey[edit | edit source]
Piglet can ride a pig. A pig is at the bottom and the piglet is at the top. You can ride them on boats and minecarts.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Because a pig can be saddled, it has two texture files: one with a saddle and one without.
- The infamous hostile mob, creeper, was accidentally created when Notch was trying to create a pig model. Notch had swapped the length and height, and so he decided to make it a new mob.
- As of 1.2.3, adult pigs no longer follow piglets.
- The pig has 6 related humanoid mobs: pigmen (changed to Zombified Piglin in the Nether Update), zombified piglins, Piglins, Piglin Brutes, Hoglins and Zoglins.
- As of Beta 1.5, a pig will morph into a zombified piglin if it's struck by lightning.
- Like sheep, squids, iron golems, cows, etc. Pigs are wall-eyed.
- Pigs didn't always have a protruding snout, this was added in Beta 1.8.
- If a player rides a pig and then they fall off a cliff and the pig takes more than 4 HP in fall damage, the player will get the achievement "When Pigs Fly".
- Pigs used to only drop 0-2 raw porkchops upon death, but it was eventually raised to 1-3 porkchops upon death.
- When killed with fire, an adult pig will drop 1-3 cooked porkchops.
- In Survival Test 0.24_05, the pigs were completely cross-eyed. This was the version when pigs were first added.
- On the PC/Mac edition, if the language is changed to Australian English, pigs will be referred to as "Wombats."
- While riding a pig, players can truly make it climb vines and ladders.
- Pigs can naturally spawn in village pens.
Gallery[edit | edit source]