Pigs in Minecraft can be used to get yourself food and even be used as a method of transportation if you have a saddle. As is the case in real life, Pigs are great animals to have on a farm, but you need to feed them specific food items to keep them healthy and away from starving. This guide details what food and other items pigs eat in Minecraft.
What food items do Pigs eat in Minecraft?
Pigs will only eat three items: Beetroots, Carrots, or Potatoes in Minecraft. These root vegetables can be found in gardens in Villages, or the seed can sometimes be found within Chests located in various structures or by trading with a Farmer. When you are holding one of these items or a Carrot on a Stick, the Pig will walk up to you and follow you until you are either far enough away from them or switch to another item.
If you have a farm, we recommend putting a garden close by that you can keep replanting and harvesting to spawn more Pigs. Unlike other farm animals in Minecraft, Wheat will not affect Pigs, but Carrots and Potatoes, in particular, are pretty easy to find and grow in the game.
Minecraft: How to Breed Pigs
If you are not overly concerned about what pigs eat in Minecraft and instead focus on breeding them, do not worry, as breeding pigs in the game isn’t challenging. To get the Pigs to breed, interact with them while holding the food. If they are in full health, they will give off hearts and look for another Pig doing the same thing. When they meet, a baby Pig will spawn. Feeding a baby Pig any of the above foods will give off green sparks showing they are maturing faster. Giving a Pig that has taken damage any of the above foods will heal them before they can go into Love Mode.