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Better Animals Plus

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Better Animals Plus is a Minecraft mod created by Cybercat5555 and its_meow. It adds not only animals but a variety of content, from blocks to armor. Better Animals Plus seeks to bring new life and creatures to your worlds, all with a unique flair and aesthetic compared to other mods of the same category.

Visit our website for more information.

For planned features and development, join our Discord or check out our Trello.


  1. Download the relevant Minecraft Forge installer for your desired Minecraft version.
  2. Download the latest mod version for your desired Minecraft version (1.12.2-x, 1.14.4-x, etc.)
  3. Run the downloaded Minecraft Forge installer.
  4. Select Install client (if not already selected).
  5. Select your .minecraft folder if it is not the default one.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Wait for Forge to finish installing.
  8. Navigate to the selected .minecraft folder in your file explorer or terminal. On Windows, press WinKey+R and type in the box %appdata%/.minecraft and press OK.
  9. If there is not a mods folder, create one.
  10. Place the downloaded mod version in the mods folder.
  11. Open the Minecraft Launcher.
  12. Find the automatically created forge profile. (Menu to the left of play button)
    1. If there is not one, go to Installations.
    2. Press New.
    3. Name your new profile.
    4. Under Version, select the newly installed Forge (likely near the bottom release x.x.x-forgex.x.x-x.x.x)
    5. Press Create
    6. Select the profile in Play.
  13. Press play!

Adding as a dependency

Define betteranimalsplus_version in, or hardcode the version instead.

Only versions 9.0.1 and above are available on maven.

repositories {
    maven {
        url = ""
dependencies {
    // ForgeGradle 3 (1.13+)
    compileOnly fg.deobf("dev.itsmeow.betteranimalsplus:betteranimalsplus:${project.betteranimalsplus_version}")
    // ForgeGradle 2.x (1.12)
    deobfCompile "dev.itsmeow.betteranimalsplus:betteranimalsplus:${project.betteranimalsplus_version}"

Building your own versions

  1. Clone the repository or download it as a zip and extract it to a folder
  2. Navigate to the folder using command prompt, powershell, or a terminal via cd (destination folder)
  3. On command prompt: gradlew build. On a terminal or powershell: ./gradlew build. On linux distributions you may need to execute sudo chmod 777 gradlew in order to grant execution permissions on gradlew.
  4. Wait for the build to complete
  5. Outputs are placed in build/libs. Use the non sources jar and place it in your mods folder.