How to Breed Mules in Minecraft

Nutan Lele
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here is how to breed mules in Minecraft.</p></div>
Here is how to breed mules in Minecraft.


Mules, like their real-life counterparts are a cross between a horse and a donkey.
Here is how to breed mules in Minecraft.

Mules are passive mobs which can be bred by crossing a horse and a donkey. They are slightly smaller than horses and share traits like long ears with the donkeys. Mules do not naturally spawn in Minecraft, you have to deliberately cross a horse and donkey to get one. Mules can be tamed and ridden, and can carry items for the player, similar to donkeys. Here is how to breed mules in Minecraft.

How to breed mules in Minecraft

You’ll have to first locate an adult horse and a donkey. Horses naturally spawn in the Plains, Sunflower Plains, Savanna, Savanna Plateau, Windswept Savanna and Villages. You’ll also find donkeys in all these biomes with the addition of meadows. Once you have located one of each, tame them by trying to mount them until you see a hearts animation. Once you’ve tamed them, you can feed them either a golden apple or golden carrots. While golden apples are hard to find, you can craft a golden carrot by picking some from a village and combining it with 8 x golden nuggets on a crafting table. This will trigger another hearts animation, indicating that they are ready to mate. Once they mate, they will produce a baby mule.

A horse and a donkey will mate once you feed them a golden carrot or golden apple.

You can feed a baby mule wheat to accelerate its growth. Just like its real-life counterpart, a mule cannot be bred with another mule. You can only produce another mule by breeding a horse and a donkey.

You’ll need to tame a mule the same way you tame horses to be able to ride it. Once tamed, you can equip a saddle on it, equip one chest and use its many inventory slots to store items. Mules can be pulled along and tied up using a lead and will swim behind a boat if you’re using a lead. If slain, a mule will drop between 0-2 Leather.

You can use a mule to carry things in Minecraft.

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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.