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How Long Does It Take for Frog Eggs to Hatch in Minecraft?

Patience is key!
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Frogs are finally in Minecraft, and they couldn’t be cuter! The only thing cuter than frogs in Minecraft are baby frogs in Minecraft; hatch your own frog eggs to see the proof!

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You can locate frog eggs in swamp biomes or in mangrove swamp biomes. If you’re not close to any swamp biomes, try locating two frogs and breeding them using slime balls. Once the adult frogs have had their fun, they should leave behind frog eggs for you to hatch!

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How Long Does it Take to Hatch Frog Eggs?

Thankfully, frog eggs in Minecraft don’t take as long as turtle eggs to hatch. Unlike turtle eggs, frog eggs only take about 10 minutes to hatch. Once they hatch, the eggs will transform into adorable tadpoles!

After the eggs have hatched, the tadpoles can then be rounded up in buckets to keep as temporary pets. Similar to how fish are caught in Minecraft, tadpoles can be caught by simply clicking on them with a water bucket.

How Can I Get Frog Eggs in Minecraft?

Frog eggs in Minecraft are easier to find than you think. All you need to do is first locate a mangrove swamp biome or a classic swamp biome. These biomes are the best places to obtain frog eggs, as the eggs can be found in any body of water within the biomes. Once found, all players need to do is to wait about 10 minutes, the eggs should hatch into tadpoles all on their own.

If you don’t feel like hunting down a swamp biome but find yourself surrounded by frogs, try breeding them! Unfortunately, these pixelated amphibians can’t be tamed, but they can be bred using slime balls. To breed two frogs and get your own frog eggs, follow these steps:

  1. Locate two adult frogs of any variety, and keep them in an enclosed space with access to a pool of water.
    • Frogs cannot be captured with water buckets like tadpoles, but they can be captured using leads!
  2. Feed each frog a slime ball, and wait for them to finish the breeding process.
  3. Once they’re finished, one of the frogs should walk over to the water and lay a batch of eggs.
  4. Wait at least ten minutes. After about ten minutes, the frogspawn should hatch!

Minecraft added more than just frogs in the new update; check out these other newly added features! Minecraft just keeps getting better and better with every update! Stay up to date with Gamer Journalist so you don’t miss out on any new Minecraft updates!

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Allysen Pierce is a freelance writer with a passion for gaming who has been a part of the Gamer Journalist team since May 2022. Her main passions are horror games and dating sims (especially combinations of the two), but she has been known to play literally anything that is put in front of her. Her current favorite games include Skyrim, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Cult of the Lamb, Slaughter Horse, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she's not playing games (or writing about them), she can be found reading, baking, watching horror movies, or playing with her cat.