Mice are small passive mobs.

Spawning Edit

Natural generation Edit

Mice spawn on grass blocks with 2 blocks of free space above it at light level of 9 or more. Mice will always be white in snow biomes.


Mice come in three different colors: brown, grey and white.

The size of a mouse is somewhere between 1 to 1.3 blocks in length.

Drops Edit

When killed, mice drop 0–2 seeds. The drops are affected by the Looting enchantment. They drop 1–3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior Edit

Holding mouse

A player holding a mouse.

Mice are passive, and will never attack mobs or players, but instead flee and run away from said entities when approached. They have the ability to automatically scale up solid blocks, including fences. This can lead to them suffocating in ceilings or the corners of blocks. Due to their small size, they can pass through openings even smaller than a full block, though not willingly. Mice make squeaking noises occasionally.

A mouse can be picked up by right-clicking on it, and can be dropped by right-clicking again. If you hold a mouse near a snake, it will follow you and attack the mouse when dropped, as snakes hunt down mice.

History Edit


v5.2.0 DEV Edit

- Mice will always spawn white in "cold" biomes.

v4.2.0 Edit

- Fixed mice grabbing bug.

v2.12.1 Edit

- Mice now spawn on surfaces different than grass.

v2.12 Edit

- Added mice.

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike other mobs, mice cannot be named with a name tag. Attempting to do so will make you pick it up. However, if you rename the mouse spawn egg at an anvil, the mice will be then be named.

Gallery Edit