Among the many animals that you can breed in Minecraft, there are few that are as common yet as reliable as the humble pig.
An unassuming farm animal that many would brush off as not having much use could actually be of a great boon to you if used correctly and bred efficiently.
In this article, we shall go over how exactly you breed pigs and what you need to do to bring this pig farm to its full potential for your personal gain.
Thankfully Pigs are fairly low maintenance in terms of what is required of them to begin the breeding process. What makes them fairly unique in this, however, is that pigs have a few options in what they can be fed and get into love mode. Here is a list of these food items in particular:
You will also need some fences to keep your pigs within a contained area for convenience's sake so that the two pigs you are attempting to breed are near each other and wander off.
Once you have at least one of the list food items above, all you need to do is feed it to two pigs which will cause them to emit hearts, which will signal that they are both in love mode.
After this is done, the two pigs will breed and create a baby pig which will inevitably grow into an adult.
There are two useful sources of resources that come with breeding pigs: Experience and food. With an expanded pig farm and an efficient breeding process, you can have an abundance of both resources on hand for your personal use whether you are low on food or just want a little easy experience to come your way. You can also ride on pigs provided that you have a saddle with a carrot attached to a stick, so pigs can be an easy form of transportation if you’re open to it.
As mentioned above, pigs have three different types of food they will be able to eat:
It takes nearly no time at all for pigs to breed initially. However in order to be bred again, players must wait 5 minutes before the pigs are ready once more.
If you desire a more straightforward and physical example on how to breed pigs in Minecraft, then look no further than this video:
As inferred above, pigs can be much more useful than most people would give them credit for. They bring a lot to the table including, food, experience, and a form of transportation if you really desire it. A good Minecraft player will take advantage of all of these advantages that are within their reach and use them to their fullest potential.