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Reptile Mod – Minecraft 1.9, 1.8, and 1.7.2

Reptile Mod – Liven up your swamp biome, and Minecraft in general with amphibious creatures!

Overview of this Mod

So you’re a fan of reptiles, but you’re also a fan of Minecraft. Unfortunately, Mojang never added any reptilian mods into the game, causing a void in your heart. Luckily for you, you can now install a mod that will add reptiles in your game! And that mod is, you guessed it, the reptile mod! the reptile mod adds 13 new mobs into the game, each with their own specific abilities. Here are the names and characteristics of those 13 mobs:

Monitor Lizard Family

  • Komodo Dragon
    • Dark Green.
    • Eats sheep, pigs and chicken.
    • Drops leather and beef.
    • Tamable.
    • Still very dangerous no matter what really.
    • Watch out for them!
  • Savanna Monitor Lizard
    • Blueish-Grey.
    • Eats pigs and chicken.
    • Drops leather and beef.
    • Tamable.
    • Non-hostile towards players.
  • Desert Monitor Lizard
    • Brown with red eyes.
    • Similar to the Savanna monitor lizard in nature.
  • Perentie Monitor Lizard
    • Grey with brown eyes.
    • Similar to the Savanna monitor lizard and Desert monitor lizard in nature, with the exception of the fact that it drops eggs rather than leather and beef.
  • Lace Monitor Lizard
    • Black, with checkered patter on back. Red eyes.
    • Similar to the Perentie Monitor lizard in nature.

Crocodile/Alligator Family

  • Crocodile
    • Ranges from dark to light-green.
    • Attacks cows, sheeps, pigs, and players.
    • Spawns only in swamp biomes.
    • Hard to kill. Be prepared for a slightly long battle when you encounter one of these.
  • Large Crocodile
    • Brownish color.
    • Same as a crocodile by nature, but is slightly larger.
  • Alligator
    • Black with green eyes.
    • Same as a crocodile by nature, but has a different color.

Turtle/Tortoise Family

  • Desert Tortoise
    • Yellow and brown with black eyes.
    • Only spawns in the desert biomes.
    • You can tame them along with breeding them with any type of flower.
  • Giant Tortoise
    • Ranges from green to dark green with redish eyes.
    • Spawns in any place that isn’t covered in snow.
    • Similar to the Desert tortoise in nature, meaning that they can be tamed and bred with flowers.
  • Small Turtle
    • Light green with black eyes.
    • Similar to the giant tortoise in nature and spawning habitats.


  • Chameleon
    • Green with red, yellow, rand red patterns all over.
    • Spawns in forest and jungle biomes.
  • Iguana
    • Just green.
    • Similar in nature and spawning habitats to the chameleon.

As you can see, there is a wide variety of reptiles that have been added in the game!

All in all, this mod is a great mod for any fan of reptiles out there, or anybody who would like to change their game up slightly with more mobs of a different sort. Now for some screenshots of the mod.

Screenshots of this Mod

Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:

Videos of this Mod

Here is a video showing what the mod does.

How to Install this Mod

  • Introduction
  • The Steps (1.6 and up)
  • The Steps (Windows)(Old-Fashioned Way)
  • The Steps (Mac)(Old-Fashioned Way)
  • The Steps for Forge and Modloader Mods (Old)
So you want to install a mod for Minecraft? Well, thanks to this guide, it’s easy as 1-2-3! Before we start however, here are some precautions you might want to read:

  1. Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It’s a necessity for installing mods.
  2. Be sure to backup your “minecraft.jar” before doing anything! We don’t want you to have to force update now, do we?
  3. Be sure to delete META-INF inside “minecraft.jar”.
  4. Be sure to install the mods listed in the yellow box below first. They are usually mods required for the mod you want to install to work.
  5. The Forge and Modloader installation instructions only apply if the yellow box below states that the mod requires either Modloader of Forge. If the yellow box does not, use the “Old-Fashioned” instructions.
  6. The Forge and Modloader instructions only apply to the mod itself. Any mod in the yellow box below must be installed using the “old-fashioned” instructions.

In the case that you need more help, post a comment below. We will be glad to help you out!

Minecraft 1.6.4 and 1.6.2 changed the way mods are to be installed now. So much, that it’s best to have a full blown guide page for this, rather than quick instructions. Click the link below for the guide:

If you need any additional support, just comment below, or on the post mentioned above! We will be glad to help out!

Here’s the steps to installing that mod you want, or how to install Forge, Modloader, :

  1. Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
  2. Open up Windows Explorer.
  3. In the navigation bar, type “%AppData%”.
  4. Navigate to “Roaming”. (Skip this step if you can’t see a roaming folder.)
  5. Open up a folder called “.minecraft”.
  6. Open up a folder called “bin”.
  7. Right click the file called “minecraft” or “minecraft.jar”.
  8. Select open with.
  9. Open with WinRAR.
  10. Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
  11. If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
  12. Be sure to delete META-INF. I can’t stress this enough.

That’s it! Have fun!

So you have a Mac computer? The Mac Operating System has a very different framework compared to its Windows counterpart, so the installation instructions will be different. Here’s a video to help you out:

  1. Mod Installation Instructions for Macs

Hopefully that helped you out! If not, you could post it in the comments, and we will help you!

So you noticed this mod requires Minecraft Forge or Modloader, correct? Installing Forge and Modloader mods are just as easy as installing mods the old-fashioned way! In fact, it’s even easier once you get passed the main part Here’s the steps:

  1. Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the “Old-Fashioned” installation instructions to the left.
  2. Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
  3. Navigate to the “.minecraft” folder. Once you open it, you will notice that there is a “mods” folder. If there isn’t a mods folder to be seen, create one.
  4. Place the mod inside the “mods” folder.
  5. Open Minecraft up and have fun!

For the most part, that’s it when it comes to Modloader and Forge mods. Also, please note that you no longer have to do steps 1 and 2 once you already installed it the first time (you may need to reinstall them however, if you updated your client). Also, just a heads up, if you don’t see the mod loaded into the game, you might have to extract the mod into a folder.  Most mods work in their zipped form, but some require you to extract them first. Have fun!

Important: This mod requires you to install the following mods:

Click on the links to get them.

Download this Mod

Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

Reptile Mod (Version 1):

Download Now (Minecraft 1.6.4 and Lower)

Note: Credit goes to the original maker of this mod, who is “crackedEgg”.

About BlueOrchard

Hello there Everybody! I am Joseph Richey, or BlueOrchard, the owner of Minecraft Modding. I mainly direct the Minecraft Mods and Minecraft Maps sections, but I occasionally do server reviews too.