Putting a chest on a donkey in Minecraft provides significant benefits while exploring and collecting resources. Donkeys can carry a chest to expand the player's mobile inventory and transport more items at once. Traveling with donkeys enables mining trips and adventures to be much more efficient by reducing frequent trips back and forth.

In order to equip a donkey with a chest, the player must first tame the donkey by feeding it wheat, carrots or apples. Once tamed, the donkey can be ridden after placing a saddle on it. Finally, the player can simply right click the donkey with a chest in their inventory to attach it. With a few simple steps, the donkey is ready to utilize as portable storage.

Taming a Donkey

Donkeys naturally spawn in plains and savanna biomes in Minecraft. They can be found wandering alone or in herds. Approach carefully, as untamed donkeys may become hostile if provoked.

To tame a donkey, you'll need to feed it. Donkeys can be tamed using wheat, carrots, or apples. Place the food in your hotbar and make sure you have an empty hand selected. Then simply use the food on the donkey repeatedly. It will take some patience as the donkey may kick you off at first. Persist and keep feeding it until red hearts appear, indicating it is now tamed.

Once tamed, you can equip the donkey with a saddle so you can ride it. Craft a saddle and place it in your hotbar. Right click on the tamed donkey to saddle it. Now you can hop on and control the donkey like a horse.

Crafting and Adding a Chest

To add storage space to your donkey, you'll first need to craft a chest. This can be done by placing 8 wood planks in a circle in your crafting grid.

Once you have a chest crafted, you will need to tame and saddle your donkey before you can attach the chest. Feed the donkey wheat, carrots or apples until hearts appear to show it is tamed. Then use a saddle on the tamed donkey to be able to ride it.

With your donkey tamed and saddled, you can now equip the chest. Simply right click on the donkey while holding the chest in your hand. The chest will attach to the donkey, providing you with extra storage slots while riding

The number of slots will depend on the type of donkey. Donkeys provide 15 extra slots, while mules can hold up to 18 slots in their chests. Now you're ready to store items and transport more materials during your mining trips!

Tips for Using Donkey Chests

Here are some useful tips when using donkey chests in Minecraft:

The inventory in a donkey chest will persist even after the donkey dies, according to the Minecraft Wiki. So you don't have to worry about losing those items if your donkey meets an untimely end.

Once you've added a chest to a donkey, there is no way to remove it, as noted on IGN. The only way for the chest to disappear is if the donkey dies. This makes the chest a permanent addition to that particular donkey.

Importantly, the number of slots added by the donkey chest does not take away from the donkey's own inventory space for saddles and armor, according to the Minecraft subreddit. So you can utilize both storage options independently.

Other Donkey Uses

In addition to providing extra storage, donkeys have other helpful uses in Minecraft.

Donkeys can be ridden and controlled similar to horses. The main difference is that donkeys are slightly slower, but they can also traverse more difficult terrain like mountains. Donkeys make a good choice if you need a sturdy mount for exploring challenging biomes. Place a saddle on a tamed donkey and then right click to mount it.

You can also breed donkeys with horses to produce mules. Mules are faster than donkeys but cannot be bred further. Breeding a donkey and horse requires feeding them golden apples or golden carrots until heart particles appear, then placing them near each other. This is useful for obtaining an animal with mixed traits.

Finally, donkeys enable transporting items in large caravans. You can link up to 10 donkeys together by attaching leads, allowing you to travel with a whole train of pack animals. This works well for moving all your supplies to a new base location.

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