Minecraft Sniffer: Where to Find, Drops, More
Sniffers are a new mob in Minecraft, coming to the game in the recent Minecraft 1.20 update. Sniffers were added to the game after winning the mob vote for Minecraft Live 2022, beating out Rascal and the Tuff Golem. Sniffers are passive mobs, great for sniffing out plants and seeds. There are a couple of ways you can breed these gentle giants in Minecraft. Here is all you need to know about Minecraft Sniffers including where to find them and what they drop.
Where do Sniffers spawn in Minecraft
You will need to spawn sniffers in Minecraft using sniffer eggs found in warm ocean ruins. Make sure you come prepared for combat since these ruins have a large number of drowned waiting to attack you. Bringing a potion of water breathing is a good option so you can stay underwater longer. Also note that you’ll need to craft a Brush tool added in the to uncover the eggs.
Once you find the suspicious sand use the brush tool to extract items from the sand.
You’ll find items like pottery shards, and there is an approximately 6% chance of getting sniffer eggs. Once you get two sniffer eggs you can simply breed them for more of these mobs.
How to breed sniffers in Minecraft
If you want to breed sniffers from their eggs, you can simply place them anywhere and they will hatch after 20 minutes. If you want to hatch them faster, you’ll need to place them on moss blocks which can be found naturally in lush caves. Eggs placed on moss will hatch in 10 minutes. You’ll start noticing cracks in the egg when it's close to hatching.
Once it hatches, you’ll have spawned a baby sniffer or as they are called, a snifflet. These snifflets will grow into adults in 20 minutes. You can speed this up by feeding them torchflower seeds. Once you have two adult sniffers you can breed them like most other passive mobs in Minecraft using an item to get them to mate. You can feed two sniffers torchwood flower seeds to breed them and have one of them lay a sniffer egg.
Torchflower seeds are a rare item but you can have these gentle giants farm it for you themselves. There is an approximately 50% chance of getting torchwood seeds when they dig for seeds. Sniffers will dig for seeds once every eight minutes but there is a chance it will dig up a pitcher pod instead. Sniffers can dig in the following blocks:
Muddy Mangrove Roots
If your sniffers wander off too far, you can bring them to where you want by attaching a to them. Sniffers have a meagre 7-hearts worth of health and have a chance to drop moss when slain.