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How long does it take for Turtle Eggs to hatch in Minecraft?

If you happen to need a Turtle Shell (which is very useful for its Water Breathing effect or to brew the Potion of the Turtle Master), or if you just want to start a turtle farm, knowing how to find and hatch Turtle Eggs in Minecraft will be crucial. Turtle Shells can be very useful for their Water Breathing effect.
You will also want to know how long it takes for them to hatch, which is a considerable amount of time and may seem to take an interminable amount of time at times. Because we are going to discuss every conceivable facet of them, let’s not squander any more time and go right into it.

How to get them

You will need to use Shears to harvest seagrass and then feed it to two adult Turtles in order to acquire Turtle Eggs. Seagrass may be harvested from the ocean floor. Adult Turtles often congregate together in groups in beach ecosystems.
Bear in mind that turtles always remember the location of their home beach (the sand block where they first hatched), and if they find themselves somewhere else, they will make every effort to find their way back to their home beach in order to deposit their eggs there.

Eggs blocks may contain anything from one to four eggs in them:

How long does it take for Turtle Eggs to hatch in Minecraft?

If you want to get Turtle Eggs with commands, you’ll need to type: /give @p minecraft:turtle_egg 1

How to move them

You will need an utensil that has been charmed with the Silk Touch spell in order to relocate the eggs to a new place. There is no other method to do this task.
If you crack the eggs using any other method (or attempt to move them using pistons), they will not drop anything, and you will be out the eggs.

Keep in mind that if you shatter them using Silk Touch, it will cause their development stage to restart (more info on the growth stage later, at the Hatching section).
It is also important to remember that eggs may be put anywhere, but in order for them to hatch, they must be placed on a Sand block or a Red Sand block.

How they can break or disappear

As was previously mentioned, Turtle Eggs that are broken without the use of a Silk Touch instrument will not drop any of its contents. They are a highly “fragile” block, and in point of fact, there are numerous ways in which they might break:
if it were pushed by a piston if it were trodden on

Eggs are broken if a player or any mob (with the exception of turtles and bats) falls or stands on them while they are still alive. In the event that there is a block that contains more than one egg, the eggs will be stomped one at a time until there are none left.

There is a one-third probability of eggs being trampled if a player or a mob lands on them. If you choose to stand on the eggs rather than fall on them, your odds of being successful are one in one hundred.

Be cautious because Zombies, of every kind, will search for and attempt to crush turtle eggs if they discover them. This is the number one reason why many players wake up in the morning and their Turtle Eggs are gone!
If a player is moving slowly on top of them, there is little risk of trampling (while pressing the SHIFT button).


First and foremost: the player has to be 128 blocks nearby in order for them to develop.

As we discussed previously, Turtle Eggs go through 3 major development phases. They will essentially crack throughout time, with every development stage being more cracked than the preceding one. At the third break they will hatch:

If we have a block that contains more than one egg, as we did in the previous example, then all of the eggs will develop and hatch at the same time.

Growth Speed

Eggs develop more faster at night, therefore it seems sense that they would also hatch at this period. The majority of the eggs won’t hatch for at least seven full days.
There are very few of them that will take longer, so you shouldn’t lose hope if you don’t notice anything occurring; it simply means that you are having a string of unfortunate events (and remember that you need to be 128 blocks close to them).

The hatching process may be sped up by using the instructions to modify the random tick speed to a higher number. The random tick speed is initially set to 3, however this can be changed using the commands.
To increase the speed to 1000, for instance, we would type: /gamerule randomTickSpeed 1000.

This approach may be used for anything that requires the usage of random ticks, such as the cultivation of crops or the production of lava from dripstones. You may also make everything stop growing by setting the Random Tick Speed to 0, which is another option. There are four different methods to stop time in Minecraft, and this is one of them.

Because it takes Baby Turtles a very long time to mature into adult Turtles, it is useful to know that if you feed them seagrass, their growth will accelerate. Adult Turtles likewise take a very long time to mature. The procedure will be sped up by the equivalent of ten percent of the time that is still left over for every time that you feed them.


  • In the Java Edition, the Namespaced ID is turtle egg, and its translational key is block.minecraft.turtle egg.
  • The numerical ID for Turtle Eggs in Minecraft Bedrock Edition is 414, and the translational key for them is tile.turtle Turtle Eggs are available across all Minecraft editions and platforms (Java Edition, Pocket Edition, Ps4, Xbox 360, you name it)
  • The hatchlings of turtles usually face south when they emerge.
  • They were first made available in version 1.13 (2018).

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