The Hungry Animals mod for Minecraft makes a few small changes to the code of the game to bring a heightened level of realism into play. Of course, in games where solid blocks of dirt and stone can just hover indefinitely in the air, there really isn’t much realism to speak of in the first place. But that’s what makes the cool effects of this mod really stand out – the fact there’s really nothing else like it in Minecraft already. For starters, wild animals can actually multiply on their own, without the player feeding them first. They eat grass and make babies without any outside help.
That’s interesting, but it’s also just the surface of what the Hungry Animals mod brings to Minecraft. Just like the animals can eat and reproduce without help, this mod also makes it so they can die without the player or environment actually harming them. Animals will starve to death if they don’t eat enough, and while this sounds kind of sad, it’s actually a necessary aspect of the mod. If the animals would just reproduce infinitely, eventually even the best computers would find Minecraft clients crashing out. This little addition keeps the mod stable and also makes it that much more realistic.
The Hungry Animals mod adds excreta to the game. That’s right – animals will poop, and they will poop a lot. The stuff can be toxic to humans and other animals, but if treated correctly it actually becomes a highly useful fertilizer for growing crops. Animals will also bolt whenever players come close, just like actual horses, cows, pigs, sheep and chickens normally would. You have to sneak up on them to tame or catch them, or you can use some of the items added by this mod to trap or catch them. Blender, thresher and millstone machines will also allow you to automate the animal breeding process.
Hungry Animals Mod for Minecraft 1.8 and 1.7.10 Changelogs
- Better Logger in console.
- For Mod entities, use ModAnimals.cfg
- Improve compatibility of spawning baby.
How to install Hungry Animals Mod?
- Download the mod!
- When you haven’t installed Minecraft Forge yet, download and install it.
- Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
- Have fun!
Download Links for Hungry Animals Mod
for Minecraft 1.8 – Beta
for Minecraft 1.7.10 – Alpha
Credit: a3626a – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum