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How to Tame Animals in Valheim

How to Tame Animals in Valheim

    Last Updated on April 24, 2023

While you’d be spending most of your time in Valheim slaying enemies, creatures, and even animals, taming them can be just as fun. To tame animals in Valheim is made just as interesting as growing crops and even defeating bosses. Truly, the freedom this game gives to its players is commendable. You can build a thriving farm, complete with animals and crops, in Valheim just as good as other games specifically created for such.

In this article, we aim to examine the taming feature of Valheim. Specifically, we intend to show you how to tame animals in-game. Here is our Valheim animal taming guide.

Taming Animals in Valheim

The taming process in Valheim is quite simple, to be honest. All you need to do is to build a pen, lure the animal you want to tame back to it, and then trap them inside. With the animal nowhere to go, all you need to do now is gain its favor. You can do this by feeding it its favorite foods. 

It is worth noting that the environment you keep the animal you are still actively taming must be hospitable. The animal should feel safe and should not be in the presence of prey or predator. Just pay attention if it has the red exclamation point icon over it to know if something is wrong.

Furthermore, take note of the yellow hearts of the animal you are trying to tame. This indicates if the taming process is progressing smoothly or not. Consider it as the love point. The whole process typically takes about 30 minutes and requires at least three pieces of food. That said, each animal you can tame in the game can have its own favorite foods.

At the moment of writing, you can tame four different kinds of animals: Chickens, boars, wolves, and lox. Here is how you can tame each.

How to Tame Chickens in Valheim

Chickens, much like in real life, are a breeze to tame. In fact, it is the easiest to tame among all tameable animals in Valheim. To get hens for your farm, just purchase an egg, put it in an enclosure, and wait for it to hatch. That said, make sure that you have a fire nearby to incubate them. After hatching, the chickens will automatically be tamed.

How to Tame Boars in Valheim

Boars are plentiful in Valheim, you are bound to encounter them early in your journey. The process of taming boars, just like the previous one, is very easy. All you have to do is build a roundpole fence and lure a boar inside. After that, feed the boar carrots, blueberries, onions, red mushrooms, raspberries, or turnips. Do take note that wild boars are afraid of fire, so make sure there aren’t any torches or bonfires near your pen.

How to Tame Wolves in Valheim

Wolves are naturally aggressive. It just makes sense that taming them can be quite a challenge. Nevertheless, taming wolves involves you building a pen out of the Dvergr stake wall. Unlike boars, wolves cannot be contained inside simple round pole fences. After trapping a wolf, feed it boar meat, deer meat, lox meat, raw fish, neck tail, or sausages until it is officially tamed. It may take some time, but it will be worth it, we promise.

How to Tame Lox in Valheim

The Lox is perhaps the hardest to tame in the game as of right now. These mighty creatures roam the Plains biome and can only be trapped by building a pen out of pure stone. Unlike the previous three entries, foods you can use to tame a Lox are very limited. As of the moment of writing, you can only use barley, flax, or cloudberries to tame a Lox. You definitely need some patience when taming a Lox.

Tame Animales in Valheim Gameplay

That is it! Now you know how to tame animals in Valheim effectively. Just follow the steps provided above and soon you’d find your farm thriving with animal life. For more gaming articles like this and up-to-date gaming news, stay tuned to our website. While you’re at it, follow us on our social media accounts as well!

Written By
Eidervan Frago

A gamer his whole life. Can go the whole day talking about everything gaming-related. He now mixes his love for writing and passion for gaming to create informational and helpful articles for all.

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