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Ostrich chick
Basic Information
Health points 20 (10hearts10hearts)
Armor points 0 (0armour)
Attack strength Easy: 2 (2hearts)
Normal: 3 (3hearts)
Hard: 4 (4hearts)
Spawn Opaque blocks with at least two block space above them.
Behavior Neutral
Other Information
Common drops RawOstrich Raw Ostrich (0-2)
Rare drops Light ostrich: Unicorn Horn Unicorn Horn (0-2)
Dark ostrich: HeartofDarkness Heart of Darkness (0-2)
Experience 1-3
Sounds Idle:


Chick idle:


Added v3.6.0

Ostriches are tall, neutral tamable birds found in the Overworld.


Natural generation

Ostriches spawn on grass and sand blocks at light levels of 9 or more with at least 2 block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation. Groups can either come with males, females or baby ostriches. There is also a small chance of an albino ostrich spawning.


Ostriches in Mo' Creatures are large, flightless birds with long necks. They are slightly taller than the player (at least more than 2 meters tall). The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with white primaries and a white tail. Females and chicks are greyish-brown and white. The head and neck of both male and female ostriches is nearly bare. They are based on real-life African ostriches.

The skin of the female's neck and thighs is pinkish grey, while the male's is blue-grey, grey or pink. Albino ostriches are covered in a white plumage, unlike that of males, females and chicks.


Ostriches drop from 0 to 2 pieces of raw ostrich meat when killed. Light or unihorned ostriches drop 0-2 unicorn horns, and dark ostriches drop 0-2 hearts of darkness. They drop 1 to 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Ostriches are neutral mobs. They wander around aimlessly; they avoid walking off cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and usually stay out of water. If the player attacks a female ostrich or a chick, it will panic, run around and stick its head into the ground. If you attack a male, it will become aggressive and give chase. Baby ostriches will not attack the player.

Prior to v6.3.1, female ostriches could lay eggs, but if stolen, both male and female would attack the player.


Ostriches and egg

Two male ostriches, a female, and an ostrich egg.

Ostriches can be tamed by hatching an ostrich egg. Unlike many other mobs, an ostrich doesn't need to be killed to get an ostrich egg. To get an ostrich egg, one must find a female ostrich and pair it with a male ostrich.


Before v6.3.1

Prior to v6.3.1, ostriches could be 'bred' by leaving a male and female ostrich a few blocks away from each other (it didn't matter if there are any other mobs nearby). Tamed ostriches did not lay eggs. After a short period of time, an egg would then appear. The baby ostrich that hatched would not be tamed unless the egg was picked up and hatched.

After v6.3.1

As of v6.3.1, once together, a female ostrich must be alongside a male and then fed a melon seed to lay a single egg. This can take about half a Minecraft day. Once the ostrich lays an egg, walk a few blocks away from it, and a message will appear. When it does, the egg can then be collected.

The ostrich egg can be hatched by simply placing it down in an open area. Hatching should then only take a couple of minutes.


Command to obtain an ostrich egg:

Minecraft version Command
1.7 and later/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 31


An ostrich can be given different types of equipment for many purposes:


A helmet can be applied on a tamed ostrich to reduce the damage it receives. Many types of helmets can be used, including all of the player helmets.

Note: Ostriches can wear helmets from either Minecraft or Mo' Creatures (it's also possible that they can wear helmets from other mods). Chain helmets cannot be put on ostriches. All of the others include reptile helmets, all four scorpion helmets and leather helmets. Leather helmets can be dyed but the color will not show up and when removed with shears, it will become normal.


Wool of different colors can be used on an ostrich to give it a flag. For example, giving an ostrich red wool will result in a red flag. If the ostrich is given a different color, the flag will change to that respective color and the previous wool will be retrieved. To add a flag, the ostrich must already be tamed and have a chest, although a saddle is not required.


A chest can be used on an ostrich to carry a small inventory. Prior to v8.0.0 DEV, a key would appear in your inventory after the chest was given, which could be used to open the chest with right-click. The chest can be opened by sneaking and right-clicking on the ostrich.


Main article: Crafted Saddle

A saddle or crafted saddle can be applied to an adult ostrich so it can be ridden.


Main article: Whip

A whip can be used when riding an ostrich to give it a short speed boost. Using a whip when not riding it will make it remain stationary and have its head in the ground. If used again, the ostrich will pull its head from the ground and begin moving once more.


A lead can be used to lead an ostrich around (the ostrich does not have to be fully-grown to use it).

Medallion / book

Main article: Medallion

A medallion or book can be used to rename a tamed ostrich.


There are 8 different types of ostriches in Mo' Creatures.

There are also four kinds of ostriches that can be created by giving a tamed ostrich a certain essence. After an essence has been used on an ostrich, it can be used with another to be changed again.

Image Type Description
Male ostrich Males are mostly black in color, with white tail feathers.
Female ostrich Females have a brown plumage as opposed to the male's black plumage.
Baby ostrich Babies have black patches and brown feathers until they grow up, then their feathers will change color to reflect their gender when they are older.
Albino ostrich A rare ostrich that can run faster than regular ostriches when ridden. They have white feathers instead of the usual black or brown plumage. It has a small chance of hatching from an ostrich egg. The baby will look like a regular baby ostrich until it becomes fully grown, and will then have white feathers.
Light ostrich Can be obtained by using an essence of light on a tamed ostrich. They can charge at mobs in a similar fashion to a unicorn if a whip is used whilst riding one.
Dark ostrich Can be obtained by giving any tamed ostrich an essence of darkness. They can fly if the jump button (spacebar by default) is used in a timely fashion. They propel themselves forward once flying, and can be rather tricky to control in the air.
Nether Ostrich
Nether ostrich A fireproof ostrich that can be created by using an essence of fire on a tamed ostrich, or by hatching an ostrich egg in the Nether. Nether ostriches will lay Nether ostrich eggs.
Undead ostrich Can be obtained by giving a tamed ostrich an essence of undead. They do not decay over time. They also take damage from splash potions of Healing.


  • Nether ostriches fly in a way inspired by the game Joust.
  • When an ostrich has been given a hide or fur helmet, it appears to have small bear ears. This is different compared to the metallic texture from diamond, iron and gold helmets.
  • Unlike wyverns and horses, ostriches cannot wear horse armor.


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