Pigs are rideable passive mobs.



Pigs are 0.875 blocks tall.

Pigs spawn on grass blocks at a light level of 9 or more. Herds of pigs spawn upon world generation.


Pigs drop 1–3 pieces of raw porkchop (1–3 units of cooked porkchop if killed while on fire). Baby pigs don't drop anything, including experience. Adult pigs also drop 1–3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf. They also drop saddles if saddled.


Pigs typically roam the Overworld in groups of 4.

Pigs act similarly to other passive mobs; they will wander aimlessly, avoiding falling off cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and will usually stay out of water. Pigs will follow any player who is carrying a carrot, carrot on a stick, potato, or beetroot, and will stop following if the player moves over approximately 5 blocks away from the pig. Pigs will also randomly oink.

When struck by lightning, pigs turn into zombie pigmen.


Pigs can be bred using carrots, potatoes, and beetroots. It takes about 5 minutes before the parents can be bred once more, which applies to all farm animals. It takes at least one full Minecraft 'day' (20 minutes or more) for piglets to mature. The appearance of a piglet is roughly similar to that of an adult pig, having the same sized heads, but noticeably smaller bodies. Piglets will stay around their parents until they mature, although the parents cannot protect the piglet(s) from harm.

The growth of baby pigs can be slowly accelerated by feeding them. Each use takes 10% off the remaining time to grow up.

Riding pigs

Saddled pigs are controllable with a carrot on a stick. They start slow but end up going 4.00 m/s. Pigs can be controlled through 1-block-high bodies of water with a carrot and stick, but any deeper and they will throw the player from their back. Using the carrot on a stick while riding a pig will cause it to accelerate to a burst of speed, taking 7 durability from the carrot and stick. It is not necessary to continue holding the carrot on a stick once the pig has begun having the burst of speed. Damage is taken by the part that was hit; fall damage is taken by the pig. However, it does not cause any knockback nor any decrease of movement speed.

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