Minecraft is a Lego-style RPG (Role Playing Game) where you can break and build blocks to protect yourself from monsters. At the moment it is not yet possible to open or hatch the dragon egg in Minecraft. It is intended as a trophy after the player kills the Ender dragon. There is, however, a way to make a dragon your pet and saddle it up and take it to the skies - but to do this you need a mod. A mod is an alteration of the program code in the game, to make it work in a different way from the original version. Essentially, it changes the game's default code.
Part 1 of 2: Installing the mod
Step 1. Install Forge
Forge is a modLoader used by many players (when working with mods). In order for the dragon egg mod to work, you will first need to download and install Forge.
At this point, Forge requires Minecraft version 1.7.2. The installer will not work if you have a higher version of Minecraft
Step 2. Download the mod
After installing Forge, you can download the mod. There are two suitable versions, 1.7.2 and 1.6.x.
- Click on the download link and save it to your computer.
After downloading, place the zip file in the mod folder of the minecraft directory, which you can find at the following location:
%appdata%\.minecraft for Windows
~/Library/Application Support/minecraft for Mac OS
~/.minecraft for Linux
Step 3. Start the game
After installing and placing the zip file in the mod folder, start your game as normal. You can use either Creative mode or Survival, whichever you prefer.
When playing in Survival, you must first defeat dragon Ender to get the egg
Part 2 of 2: Hatching your pet dragon
Step 1. Incubate the egg
In the old version of the mod you were required to heat the egg, by placing it in the center of magma, but this has recently been changed so that you can now place the egg block on the ground and then use the right click on it. The egg will hatch and the dragon will appear.
Step 2. Tame the dragon
Use raw fish to tame the dragon. The dragon has been modified to act as a pet in Minecraft. They will follow you, protect you and even sit down if you hold up a bot.
Like a pet, dragons are vulnerable to damage, but you can heal them by feeding them raw fish and poultry
Step 3. Saddle your dragon
If you want to ride the dragon, you will have to saddle the animal. Saddles are rare in the game and cannot be manufactured, but you can find them in dungeons, chests, mine galleries, and even buying one from a villager.
Keep in mind that you must first tame the dragon before you can saddle the animal
Step 4. Ride your dragon
Right click your saddled pet to ride the animal.