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Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • Developer: Mojang Ab
  • Publisher: Mojang Ab
  • Genre: Adventure First-Person
  • Release: Nov 17, 2011
  • ESRB: Not Set

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Animals stuck in water

The animals always end up stuck I the water. What's up with that?

Newbb, Jul 20, 2012
Answers (Closed)

Answer from: Zombie
Because when zombies go out in the. Night when the sun rises the zombies die but when there stuck in the water they don't die.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012

Answer from: CT
Not the zombiez.. The Animalz.. (Posted to make that point.) I really dont know why they do that (drivez me up the wall) but Im sure burning in the sun haz nothing to do with why the animalz stay in the water so much.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2012

Answer from: The Joe
I have the same problem. I have a screenshot with 17 animals (pigs, cows, chickens, sheep) huddled together on the OPPOSITE side of the world that I started building on, all in the water. Note: sheep don't seem to grow wool while in the water and need to be on land for the regrowth. Try building a fence around them and then adding a dirt floor so that they can grow wool.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012

Answer from: pie
Sometimes curents get them aand push them in whirlpools and sheep nee dirt with grass on it to grow.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012

Answer from: bluephantom
Their AI shuts off when surrounded by water. push them to lands to reactivate AI

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013

Answer from: Msbreana23
How do you get them out because I can't push them

Posted on: Aug 11, 2013

Answer from: hey hey hey
To push animals tap them, dont do it too much u will kill them

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013

Answer from: Sir steve
Zombies can get stuck in water. I spawned a cow in a ocean and it swam

Posted on: Nov 9, 2013

Answer from: Mary
I had all my animals stuck in water for quite a while and even if I pushed them out onto land they would just go back in the water, but I was able to get a few on land and eventually fenced in, this process is a bit tedious but it's the only thing that worked for me. Keep in mind your initial farm will have to be close to the water. I didn't do it in this order because I was just experimenting at the time, but this way will work more efficiently.
1. Prepare a spot for your fenced farm not too far from shore near the animals in water, make sure it's on dirt, set up your fence and then surround the farm with torches, a lot of torches like 10 or 15 so that the animals will be able to see the light at night.
2. Find the closest point between land and the animals in the water, start building land out into the water, using dirt or sand, I used both as I was just experimenting, when you reach the animals they will start to walk on your newly built land.
3. Watch them at night, they will be drawn to the light and go in the fenced farm area, give them a little push if they need it. Make sure to have 2 gates so that you can go in and out without them escaping.
Hope this helps for those with animals stuck in water, from what I read it's some type of bug in PE version. My animals were on land when I started but over time they were ALL in the water and would not come out. This is the only thing that has worked for me so far.
Would love to hear any other ideas that MCPE users have found successful.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013
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