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How to Put Chests on a Donkey in Minecraft


Welcome to our guide on how to put chests on a donkey in Minecraft! Donkeys are incredibly useful animals in the game, allowing you to transport items and resources over long distances. By adding chests to a donkey's inventory, you can significantly increase their carrying capacity and make your journeys even more efficient. Let's dive into the details!

Step 1: Finding a Donkey

The first step is to locate a donkey in your Minecraft world. Donkeys are passive mobs that usually spawn in the plains biome. They can also be found in savannas and other similar biomes. Keep an eye out for their distinctive gray coat and long ears.

Step 2: Taming the Donkey

To add chests to a donkey, you need to tame it first. Approach the donkey slowly and right-click on it repeatedly while holding an empty hand. This action will mount the donkey, and hearts will appear above its head, indicating that you have successfully tamed it. After taming, right-click on the donkey again to dismount.

Step 3: Crafting a Chest

In order to equip the donkey with a chest, you need to craft one. Open your crafting table and arrange eight wooden planks in a square shape to create a chest.

Step 4: Placing the Chest on the Donkey

Once you have crafted a chest, it's time to equip your donkey with it. Place the chest in your hotbar and select it. Then, right-click on the tamed donkey to open its inventory screen.

Option 1: Placing the Chest Directly on the Donkey

To directly place the chest on the donkey, hover your cursor over the chest icon in the donkey's inventory screen and right-click. The chest will now appear on the donkey's back.

Option 2: Using Shift-Click to Transfer the Chest

An alternative method is to use the shift-click feature. With the chest selected in your hotbar, hold down the Shift key and click on the chest icon in the donkey's inventory screen. The chest will automatically transfer from your inventory to the donkey's back.

Step 5: Interacting with the Donkey's Chest

Now that you have successfully placed the chest on the donkey, you can interact with it and store items. Simply right-click on the donkey to open its inventory. The chest's inventory will appear alongside the donkey's inventory, allowing you to transfer items back and forth seamlessly.


Congratulations! You have learned how to put chests on a donkey in Minecraft. By following these steps, you can transport a large amount of items and resources with the help of your trusty donkey companion. Enjoy your adventures!

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