Minecraft Sniffer: How To Spawn, Hatch Its Egg, & What It Eats

Here is everything you should know about the Sniffer in Minecraft.

The Sniffer Mob is here in Minecraft with the update 1.20 Trails and Tales and players have all sorts of questions like its spawn locations, how to hatch its eggs, what it eats, and more. It is the winner of the Mob Vote 2022. And when shown during its Vote Trailer, it was known to sniff around and find rare flowers. But there is a lot more to this mob than when the game initially teased it. So here is everything that you should know about it.

Minecraft Sniffer Spawn Locations

Minecraft Sniffer Mob Explained Behaviour and Spawn Locations

Sniffers don’t have a traditional Spawn location rather they hatch from eggs. The best place to look for Sniffer eggs is suspicious sand from warm ocean ruins.

Once you have two sniffers you can even start breeding them to get these eggs. To do that simply feed them Torchflower Seeds. After done breeding, they will leave a Sniffer Egg Behind. You will have to wait for 5 minutes before breeding Sniffers again.

How to Hatch Sniffer Eggs in Minecraft

Hatching Sniffer Eggs is easy as you just need to place them in some place and wait for them to hatch on their own. After the egg Hatches, you will get yourself a Snifflet. These are baby forms of Sniffers and they take 2 in-game days or 40 minutes to grow into adults.

What do Sniffers Do in Minecraft? (Mob Behaviour Explained)

what do Sniffers do in Minecraft

Sniffer is a passive mob that sniffs around and digs seeds for various unique decorative plants. They typically wander around aimlessly while avoiding any possible obstacles or dangers. Aside from that they will smell their surroundings for ancient seeds. Once found they will sploot and use their noses to dig the ground. And stop once they find a Pitcher pod or Torchflower Seeds. But a Sniffer cannot dig anywhere, they need a 6×6 space to sniff out ancient seeds. They can dig through the following blocks:

  • Coarse Dirt
  • Rooted Dirt
  • Muddy Mangrove Roots
  • Dirt
  • Podzol
  • Grass Block
  • Mud
  • Moss Block

After they find an ancient seed you will need to wait for 8 minutes before it can do this all over again.

Can You Tame Sniffers?

You can’t exactly tame a sniffer since it already is a passive mob. But you also can’t ride them. Although if you want to farm more sniffers for breeding to get their eggs, then you should fence them. This will prevent them from wandering off randomly.

What do Sniffers Eat in Minecraft?

Sniffers only eat Torchflower Seeds. A single seed replenishes 2 Hearts for them. And these seeds are also useful to make them breed.

That’s everything you need to know about hatching Sniffer eggs to what this new mob does. If you haven’t done already then you should update to version 1.20 to get this mob. And for more help on this game check out our Minecraft section.