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Snakes are reptiles that come in eight varieties: the Python, the Cobra, the Green Snake, the Orange Snake, the Dark Snake, the Coral Snake, the Spotted Snake and the Rattle Snake. Each snake has their own behavior, and some may be harder to find than others.

In the Overworld, Snakes are found in particular biomes. All Snakes can be found in the Wyvern Lair.

As of the 4.5.1 update, tamed Snakes can be healed by feeding them Raw Rat.

Snake SpeciesEdit

Images Species Common/Rare Behavior Found In
Python Common Aggressive Swamps, Jungles
Cobra Rare Aggressive Plains, Forests
Light Green Snake
Green Snake Common Aggressive Swamps, Plains
Orange Snake
Orange Snake Rare Aggressive Plains, Mushroom Island, Jungle
Shy Green Snake
Dark Snake Rare Passive Plains, Forests, Swamps
Coral Snake
Coral Snake Rare Aggressive Plains, Forests
Spotted Snake
Spotted Snake Common Passive Desert
Rattle Snake
Rattle Snake Common Aggressive Deserts,



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A Rattle Snake raising its head to warn the player.

There are three different types of behaviors a Snake can have. This depends on their type and whether or not they are tamed.


These Snakes will lift their heads and hiss when the player is near them as a warning. If the player moves three blocks away, the Snake will ignore the player. However if the player remains in the range of the hostile Snake, it will become aggressive and attack the player. Most hostile Snakes are venomous. Hostile Snakes include Pythons, Cobras, Rattle Snakes, Coral Snakes, Orange Snakes and Green Snakes.


Snakes such as the Dark Snake and the Spotted Snake will slither away from the player when approached, and won't attack the player even if it has been attacked first.


A tamed Snake will never attack the player,and it won't retreat from the player when approached.

Obtaining a Tamed SnakeEdit

Snake Egg

A Snake Egg placed next to a Torch, ready to hatch.

Snakes drop 0-3 eggs of its type when killed, which are able to be picked up by the player. If a Snake egg is placed in a well lit area, it will hatch a tamed Snake after a certain period of time. A tamed Snake can be picked up by right-clicking on it, then placed down by right-clicking again.

As time passes, the Snake will grow larger until it reaches its maximum size. Green Snakes, Coral Snakes and Spotted Snakes stay relatively small while Pythons and Cobras can grow relatively large.


  • Attacking one Snake will not provoke other Snakes in the area. This can be used to one's advantage to make eggs easy to obtain.
  • Pythons can slither on top of water and don't become submerged like other Snakes.
  • If you are carrying a Bird, a Mice, or a Bunny, you will attract the attention of a Snake, which hunts down these small creatures.
  • Coral Snakes, Cobras, Rattle Snakes, Green Snakes and Orange Snakes are venomous and will poison the player when they strike.
  • Snakes will never take fall damage, even when the player lifts it up in the air and drops it.
  • The item "Orange Snake Egg" used to be called "Orage Snake Egg" before it was fixed.

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