The following thread is a wiki on animal breeding, meaning even if I miss something, someone else can post them in the same post as me.
To begin off, for anyone who doesn’t know, 1.7 brings breeding to the blockheads. If you didn’t, well now you do know.
Because breeding is such a fun practice, many have put guides on how to do it.
Only problem is, there are a lot of threads, and even more discoveries daily, making it at times a tedious activity to find all the threads needed. So I have taken the job of doing it myself. The OT is simply things that apply to all animals, while the following are more in depth on each one for each animal. This is to avoid reaching the post limit. The threads will be divided between 3 classifications:
Table of Contents:
dropbear (to be made)
scorpion (to be made)
cave troll (to be made)
For the sake of giving the sources their respect, I will not be taking all info at this time. If someone else thinks that it is better that the info goes here instead of being one click away and taking away the hard work of these thread posters, be my guest
Feel free to add any sources you use here
To begin off, each animal spawn in certain plants. You will need to obtain each before breeding
Most land animals do not spawn on a back wall. Current exception being a cave troll
Sea animals need a decent space and kelp, or they will die.
Once you have successfully gotten the food that spawns each animal, wait. I have found that most animals spawn during carrot harvest, which I believe is spring. Eventually said animal will spawn. Start feeding them specific foods, which for most is the food that spawned them, but there are exceptions.
You will find that the animal cannot intake much food. Worry not though, as this is intended. Wait for about a day to pass, in some cases earlier, in others later, and they should be ready to be fed again. The minimal amount of feeds is 3, for dodos.
After feeding enough you will find that the animal you fed will have a name. This is changeable by clicking on the animal, then their name in green. You will also find that you can ride them, and that so long as they are fed, they will never die.
At this point I would suggest using a feeder chest, which automatically feeds the animal so long as their desired food is inside. Feeder Chest: 1 Bucket, 1 Chest
I would also suggest for land animals putting them in a closure with a back wall, as to prevent other animals spawning.
Other Farming Items:
Cage: Used to transfer all animals except adult sharks and cave trolls
Gate: keeps animals in, except when you are riding them
I would like to ask for the first three post in this topic to be wiki-able, so if you are able to either create a wiki, or are willing to respect this request, I greatly appreciate it.