Everything You Need To Know About Rabbits In Minecraft

Rabbits are one of the cutest mobs in Minecraft, and today we’ll cover exactly everything you need to know about them!
Everything You Need To Know About Rabbits In Minecraft

Rabbits are one of the cutest animals in Minecraft. They spawn almost everywhere throughout the world, and they are one of the most friendly animals in the game.

If you're looking today to find out more about rabbits in Minecraft, take a further look at this article, where we'll cover everything you need to know about rabbits in Minecraft.

Where do rabbits spawn in Minecraft?

Rabbits spawn naturally in almost all biome types in Minecraft. Down below, there's a large list of biomes where they spawn exactly, so you can know where to find one.

  • Snowy Plains
  • Ice Spikes
  • Snowy Slopes
  • Grove
  • Snowy Taiga
  • Old Growth Pine Taiga‌
  • Old Growth Spruce Taiga
  • Taiga
  • Flower Forest
  • Meadow
  • Desert

Minecraft rabbits are one of the most common animals, just like Minecraft cows and pigs you can find in similar areas in the game!

Do Minecraft rabbits come in different colors?

In each and every different biome setting, a rabbit will have a different color signifying where it comes from. For example, a brown rabbit will not be able to spawn in snowy biomes, meaning they all have their special habitats where they reside:

Yellow rabbits spawn in:

  • Desert

White, Black, and White rabbits spawn in:

  • Snowy Plains
  • Snowy Taiga
  • Grove
  • Snowy Slopes

Black, Brown, and Brow and White rabbits spawn in:

  • Flower Forests
  • Taiga
  • Meadow

This is such an interesting and unique detail that adds diversity to the rabbit population in Minecraft. Now you know where you can find your favorite type of rabbit!

Secret variations of rabbits in Minecraft

There are also some secret variations of rabbits in Minecraft rabbits that aren't easily accessible like the rest. They are The Killer Bunny and a rabbit named Toast.

The Killer Bunny

The Killer Bunny is a reference to a killer rabbit from a British comedy film from 1975 - Monty Python and The Holy Grail. By looking at its name, you can probably guess what it does - it's an aggressive version of the white rabbit with slightly narrowed eyes that will always try to kill the player.

He deals 8 damage, or 4 hearts, and is quite agile with a small hitbox, so he can be a real threat to the player if he decides to spawn it in with this command:

/summon rabbit ~ ~ ~ {RabbitType:99}


The backstory to this secret type of rabbit is quite interesting since it's a reference to a real-life lost rabbit of a girlfriend from a random poster on r/minecraftsuggestions.

He asked if the rabbit could be added to the game in memory of his girlfriend's lost pet, and because of that, now, if you name any rabbit "Toast" with a name tag, it will change into a unique texture resembling the lost rabbit of this Reddit user's girlfriend. It's one of the kindest things the Minecraft development team has ever done!

How to travel with Minecraft rabbits

There are two ways you can travel with rabbits in Minecraft; they're quite simple and easy to do.

Attaching a lead

This is the best method to travel with a rabbit. All you need is a lead, for which you'll have to find a few slime balls to craft it, but other than that. There's nothing else you need other than to:

  1. Hold the lead in your hand
  2. Come up slowly to the rabbit
  3. Right-click him with the lead

Just try not to be too fast while having him attached. Otherwise, the lead can break.

Luring with food

The easiest way to lure a rabbit is with food. Rabbits will be attracted to food such as carrots, golden carrots, and dandelions. Just approach the rabbit until he notices you have food in your hand, and then he'll follow you. This method is ineffective for long distances but much simpler than crafting a lead.

What can a rabbit drop?

Rabbit can drop a few interesting and quite useful items. If you manage to catch a rabbit, its drops can be really useful.

Rabbit Hide

Rabbit hide has a 0 to 1 chance to drop when you kill a rabbit, but with Looting III, there's a chance of a maximum of 0 to 4. Additionally, rabbit hide can be used to craft leather, and it was meant to be in a crafting recipe for the unreleased bundle item.

Raw Rabbit

Raw rabbit has a 0 to 1 chance to drop when you kill a rabbit, just like rabbit hide. With Looting III, the chances can be increased to 0 to 4, and with Fire Aspect, you can get cooked rabbit meat instead. Therefore, it can be a good source of food.

Rabbit's Foot

The rabbit's foot has a 10% chance of dropping when you kill a rabbit. With each level of looting, the chance is increased by 3%. It's a rare item you can use later in the game for making jump boost potions or trading with the cleric villagers.

XP Orbs

If a player kills a rabbit, it will drop from 1 to 3 experience orbs, but it's much better if the player decides to breed the rabbits, as they'll drop from 1 to 7 experience orbs.

How to breed rabbits in Minecraft

Breeding rabbits in Minecraft is quite simple. You'll just need to put two adult rabbits behind a fence to stop them from going away. But after you do that, all you need to do is:

  1. Find a carrot, golden carrot, or a dandelion
  2. Approach the two rabbits with one of those items in hand
  3. Right-click both of them until you see hearts coming out

After that, a baby rabbit will come out. It will grow in a short period of time, so you can just keep getting as many baby rabbits as possible.

Are rabbits in Minecraft hostile?

Rabbits in Minecraft aren't hostile at all. They're a passive mob, which can't attack a player even if it wanted to, but the unnatural killer bunnies are the only type of rabbits that can attack.

More Minecraft rabbit facts

  • The first ever killer bunny texture had blood all over his face.
  • The killer bunny was also originally suggested by a user on Twitter.
  • Bunnies were introduced in Minecraft version 1.8 way back in 2014.