How to hatch and hatch turtle eggs in Minecraft

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How to get turtle eggs?

Turtles in the real world have a peculiar behavior. When the time comes to lay their eggs, they have to find a beach and some sea turtles search for the same beach where they were born to lay their eggs.

In Minecraft, turtles have the same behavior. Turtles appear on the beach, in sand blocks which have a light level above 8 and which are close to sea level. In other words, turtles only appear during the day and on beaches, where you might as well get into the heart of the sea. You have to be vigilant!



When a turtle appears, yes will remember about the block in it appeared and, at the time of spawning, will lay them on same beach. That's why turtles are one of the most difficult animals to breed, and it's even more difficult to build a turtle farm than to build a fisherman's farm, which is very simple.

However, difficult is not impossible and many players have turtle farms on beaches and islands and use them to obtain a very valuable item: scales.

With turtle scales you can make a turtle shell, a very precious object. Shells can be used as helmets and protect you just as effectively as an iron helmet. Also, while wearing the turtle shell you will have the effect of breathing underwater and you will be able to hold your breath for about 10 more seconds.

Baby turtles shed their scales as they grow into adult turtles. So you must always be on top of the turtles until they grow up, or establish a system that automatically picks them up.


Do you know what turtles eat in Minecraft? To get turtle eggs, you can feeding two turtles with algae. You can get algae by cutting them from the sea floor, but only by using scissors. If you break them with your hand you will get another item.


By feeding the two turtles, they will mate and one of them will remain pregnant. You have to follow that turtle until it reaches a beach and starts laying eggs.

If you have a pickaxe with the “Silk Touch” spell, you can use it to get the eggs and place them on a beach near your home. If not, you will need to create your own turtle farm where the eggs are found.

How to open turtle eggs in Minecraft?

Turtles have many enemies in their first few days of life, so you will have to protect the beach from enemies. A farm design should have a wall in the sea that allows the adult turtles to come out but not the children, and a fence that covers the entire beach to prevent land monsters from reaching the baby turtles.

If your turtle eggs disappear or look broken, a zombie has most likely broken them. The baby turtles are attacked from all varieties of Zombies, all skeleton varieties, cats, foxes, ocelots and Lobo.

Whether you want to breed or not, it is vital to protect the eggs from turtle, especially at night; otherwise it will be very difficult for them to open up.


Turtle eggs, if not destroyed, yes they hatch after a few days. First they go through 3 stages, in which they seem to break down little by little. Turtle eggs grow at night and during the day, but they grow faster at night.

If it's been several days and the turtle eggs don't hatch, there may be a problem with how the game measures time. Use the command "/ gamerule doDaylightCycle False" and then "/ gamerule doDaylightCycle True" to change the time in the game by restarting the day and night cycle.


Once the eggs hatch and the turtles grow, you can rest assured that the turtles will keep coming to that place to lay their eggs from time to time. We invite you to learn more about these wonderful sea creatures! We hope this short tutorial on how to get and hatch turtle eggs in Minecraft was useful to you.

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