Can you tame a panda in Minecraft? | Panda Anku

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Pandas: They are not only one of the cutest animals in the real world, but also in the world of Minecraft!

Unlike most other Minecraft mobs or animals, pandas cannot be walked on a leash and technically cannot be tamed. However, there are some ways to befriend them and treat them like pets. All you have to do is find the key to her heart… (Spoiler alert: it’s food). Once you offer a Minecraft Panda its favorite food, it will follow you everywhere! (As long as you hold it in your hand).

How to make a panda follow you in Minecraft

Find a panda first! You can also enter the code “/summon minecraft:panda” to make one spawn on the fly.

What is a panda’s favorite food? Bamboo! If you want to tame a panda, you need to feed it plenty.

There are a few ways to find bamboo in Minecraft. The most common ways are:

  • Find it growing naturally in jungle biomes.
  • Get it from fishing in jungle biomes.
  • Looting jungle temple chests.
  • Give yourself bamboo with the cheat ‘/give @s bamboo’.

find bamboo

Take the bamboo from your inventory and hold it in your hand. Your panda will come to you automatically and will follow you the whole time you’re holding it – unless you stray too far.

Feed your panda

If you want to keep your pandas as pets, the best thing to do is build a panda enclosure like the one below:

Create a panda enclosure

By luring just two pandas into your enclosure, you could end up having as many as we do! Just feed your pandas until they start producing red love hearts like these:

Panda eats bamboo

You’ll soon be able to welcome a new baby panda into your enclosure!

panda and baby

To produce red hearts (love mode), there must be at least eight bamboo blocks within a five block radius of your panda.

If you want to keep your pandas happy and healthy, they need bamboo. With the equipped bamboo in hand, just place it on some grass blocks. It will look like this:

Optional plant bamboo

To make your bamboo taller, simply stack more this way – or wait for it to grow!

Plant bigger bamboo

Minecraft pandas eat cake too?!

While the most common (and easiest) food for pandas is bamboo, you may not know that they also eat cake! Well, that’s in Minecraft. We’re not sure you should feed cake to a real panda. A Minecraft panda will not pick up a placed cake, but if you drop the item nearby, a panda will pick it up and eat it!

Pandas eat cake Minecraft

Where to find a panda

Minecraft Pandas can often be found in the Bamboo Jungle biome. You can also summon them using the cheat mentioned above or a spawn egg. Spawn eggs can only be found in creative mode or with the /give command.

How to use a panda

Although Minecraft pandas cannot be properly tamed, they can be lured into exhibits and kept as pets.

You can also get bamboo from pandas by killing them. Pandas drop between 0-3 Bamboo depending on their age and the method they are killed with. But why would you want to kill a cute panda?! Just collect bamboo from the jungle and farm it.

Minecraft Pandas: Interesting Facts

  • Some minecraft pandas will be aggressive if another panda gets hurt. These pandas have gray eyebrows.
  • 5% of pandas spawn as baby pandas.
  • Brown pandas are the rarest pandas.
  • When a baby panda sneezes, other pandas may jump or roll.
  • Pandas can be fed both cake and bamboo sticks.
  • Pandas require a light level of 9+ to spawn.
  • Some pandas can produce a ball of slime when they sneeze.

Panda Commands

To summon a regular panda, use the /summon minecraft:panda command

To summon a rare brown panda, you need to play with the genes. Use command /summon minecraft:panda ~ ~ ~ {MainGene:brown,HiddenGene:brown}

You can also cub panda with the command /summon minecraft:panda ~ ~ ~ {Age:-1200} (will grow in 60 seconds) or /summon minecraft:panda ~ ~ ~ {Age:-6000} (grow in 5 minutes)

Panda vs Polar Bear

What are the differences between Minecraft pandas and polar bears?


  • A panda’s personality varies. They can be normal, worried, lazy, aggressive, weak, playful, or brown. Playful pandas often roll around.
  • Spawn in the Bamboo Jungle biome
  • Black and white or brown and white
  • Mainly used for harvesting materials


  • Spawn either passively or hostile
  • Spawn in icy and cold areas like frozen sea biomes
  • White
  • Polar bears can be used to attack or defend. Players can also ride them.

frequently asked Questions

How to transport pandas in Minecraft?

The best way to transport pandas is by boat. However, if you don’t own one, you can also use a nether portal.

They can also be lured with bamboo. However, this is a tedious operation thanks to their slow movement speed!

What is the rarest panda in Minecraft?

The rarest panda in Minecraft is the brown panda. There are currently no known ways to tame brown pandas.

How rare is a sick panda in Minecraft?

Sick pandas are not very common in Minecraft. They often have scowling faces, watery eyes and snotty noses. If you encounter one, try to heal it with health potions.

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