[Top 10] Minecraft Best Animal Mods For Great Fun!

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Minecraft is a game that works hard on creating a great atmosphere and experience for its players. Part of this atmosphere is the animals and creatures that you’re able to encounter and interact with along your journeys. This article will take you through the top 10 best animal-based Minecraft mods to improve the atmosphere and experience of your world

10. Animal Crops

Probably one of the strangest mods on this list, Animal Crops adds in an extremely unique function not found in any other Minecraft mod. This mod allows you to grow your own mobs much like you would with carrots or potatoes

How Animal Crops Makes the Game Fun:

  • It’s now incredibly easy to make your own farm, no need to find and lead all different types of animals back to your house. You can also now have animals that are usually extremely rare, such as polar bears and Mooshroms 
  • This mod also has a fair bit of utility because you can grow villagers as well as animals. This means that you don’t have to find a village or cycle through a series of villagers to find good trades, you can simply grow your own and pick out the best items

Get Animal Crops Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/animal-crops

9. Quintessential Creatures

While a fairly small mod in terms of the number of new animals it adds, Quintessential Creatures is still a very well done mod with elaborate and well-designed mobs

How Quintessential Creatures Makes the Game Fun:

  • Quintessential Creatures has a focus on a part of Minecraft that’s been neglected in terms of animals; the ocean. This mod adds in octopus and angler fish, both of which are guaranteed to liven up any body of water they’re in
  • This mod also adds in the very useful tortoise mob, which can be used to vastly increase your inventory by placing a chest on top of it

Get Quintessential Creatures Here: https://www.minecraftmods.com/quintessential-creatures/

8. Rats

While maybe far from everyone’s favorite animal, this unique mod adds in tamable rats to the game that has a ton of special uses and affects

How Rats Makes the Game Fun:

  • Rats adds in tamable rats that have a plethora of ways to be useful, including gathering your crops for you and even helping you when mining
  • Rats are also great for combats, as they can be upgraded to have buffs that make them extremely potent against any hostile mob

Get Rats Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/rats

7. Doggy Talents

Doggy Talents greatly adds to what you can do with wolves in Minecraft, vastly improving a wide variety of functions involving everyone’s favorite furry friend

How Doggy Talents Makes the Game Fun:

  • Doggy Talents adds an enormous amount of customization, not only are there dozens more different types of dogs but each one can be customized with its own different collar and leash
  • This mod isn’t just cosmetic, as each of your dogs can be trained to do a multitude of different things such as hunting and fetching items

Get Doggy Talents Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/doggy-talents

6. Chickens

Similar to Doggy Talents, the Chickens mod also adds in more features for an already established Minecraft mob. This mod greatly increases the variety of chickens and allows you to get more use of them

How Chickens Makes the Game Fun:

  • Increases the number of chickens you can find in your world, including flint chickens and gunpowder chickens which will lay their respective materials instead of laying eggs. These chickens can be fantastic for easily gathering a multitude of resources
  • Through the process of crossbreeding a variety of chickens, it’s possible to create ore chickens that will lay their respective ores. This included iron, gold, and even diamond chickens to be made for easily gathering rare materials

Get Chickens Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chickens

5. Mystical World

Mystical World greatly adds to the atmosphere of your world by adding in a large amount of mechanically unique animals 

How Mystical World Makes the Game Fun:

  • Adds in a large amount of aesthetic and atmospheric animals such as owls, deers, beetles, silkworms, and frogs that will increase the atmosphere of any Minecraft world
  • Like any great mod, Mystical World also adds in pets for you to tame. The most notable of these pets is the lava cat, which can be found in the Nether. These cats are fierce combat companions that can greatly help you out while fighting

Get Mystical World Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mystical-world

4. Better Animals Plus

Better Animals Plus adds in a ton of brand new animals in multiple different biomes, all of which have great new textures and new mechanics and functions

How Better Animals Plus Makes the Game Fun:

  • Adds in nearly 40 new creatures scattered across every single biome in the game, and all of them look great and are extremely memorable
  • Adds in a variety of blocks and armor based on the new animals, making this mod very interactive as well as decorative

Get Better Animals Plus Here:https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/betteranimalsplus

3. Animania

Out of all these mods, Animania does the best at improving and expanding upon the animals that are already in the game. This mod gives new textures and new variations to all farm animals, as well as introducing new mechanics to add a challenge to the process of keeping animals

How Animania Makes the Game Fun: 

  • Gives new textures and new versions of pigs, cows, sheep, and chickens. They all look great and adds some great variation when compared to the single version before
  • Adds in a new challenge to keeping animals, because now you have to manage their food and water as well as clean up their pens or else they’ll die 

Get Animania Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/animania

2. Lots O’ Mobs

As the name would imply, this mod adds in a ton of new mobs and creatures. Also, this mod even adds in two brand new and unique dimensions

How Lots O’ Mobs Makes the Game Fun:

  • Lots O’ Mobs adds in a plentiful amount of new creatures in every biome of Minecraft. From boars and bears in the forest to crocodiles and frogs in the swamp to crabs and sharks in the ocean
  • This mod also adds in two new dimensions, the ice age, and dinosaur dimensions. Both of these dimensions adds in many unique mods along with a ton of new blocks and materials

Get Lots O’ Mobs Here: http://www.larsmods.com/the-mobs.html

1. Mo’Creatures

Mo’Creatures has been around for a very long time now, it’s one of the original creature mods and it remains the best choice because of the sheer amount of content that’s in this mod.

How Mo’Creatures Makes the Game More Fun:

  • Adds in many new creatures such as lions, bears, tigers, insects, and new versions of cats and dogs. Also, Mo’Creatures allows you to tame many of these creatures and create a personal army of ferocious creatures
  • Mo’Creatures also adds in a fantastic challenge to the game, adding new enemies such as werewolves and ogres that all have unique mechanics that make them a true challenge to defeat

Get Mo’Creatures Here: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mo-creatures

There are a ton of mods for Minecraft when it comes to new creatures and animals, and it can be a little overwhelming. I hope this article helped you to decide the best mods to use to heighten your Minecraft experience

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