Familiar Fauna Mod 1.12.2 (New creatures to enhance atmosphere)

Familiar Fauna Mod 1.12.2 is a small mod that adds new mobs, including DeerButterflies, and Snails (With more to come!) to enhance atmosphere and exploration!




  • Butterflies are ambient mobs that spawn in warm, lush biomes. They appear in a variety of colors, and fly around in the air.
  • Butterflies can be caught using Bug Nets and Bug Habitats. If you have an empty Bug Habitat in your inventory, the butterfly will automatically be placed in it when caught.
  • Additionally, butterflies named using Name Tags will retain their name even when caught and placed in a Bug Habitat. The name will stay if you release them as well.

Spawn Biomes


  • Plains
  • Forest
  • Jungle

Biomes O’ Plenty:

  • Cherry Blossom Grove
  • Eucalyptus Forest
  • Flower Field
  • Flower Island
  • Grassland
  • Grove
  • Lavender Fields
  • Meadow
  • Mystic Grove
  • Orchard
  • Rainforest
  • Sacred Springs
  • Tropical Island



  • Deer are passive mobs that generally spawn in temperate forest biomes, as well as some colder biomes. They randomly spawn as either a doe (Female) or buck (Male), and can sometimes appear naturally in their baby form.
  • Deer are also very skittish, and will run away from nearby players.
  • When killed, mature deer drop Venison, a meat that can be eaten raw, or cooked to restore additional hunger.
  • Additionally, cow spawns are removed from biomes that deer spawn in, so it doesn’t feel redundant, and deer have a greater chance of spawning.

(NOTE: This feature can be disabled in the configuration settings!)

Spawn Biomes


  • Birch Forest
  • Cold Taiga
  • Extreme Hills
  • Forest
  • Mega Taiga
  • Roofed Forest
  • Taiga

Biomes O’ Plenty:

  • Boreal Forest
  • Coniferous Forest
  • Dead Forest
  • Maple Woods
  • Meadow
  • Mountain Foothills
  • Mystic Grove
  • Redwood Forest
  • Seasonal Forest
  • Shield
  • Snowy Coniferous Forest
  • Snowy Forest
  • Temperate Rainforest
  • Woodland


Snails are ambient mobs that spawn in swampy biomes and randomly crawl around. They don’t serve much of a purpose other than atmosphere.

Spawn Biomes


  • Swampland

Biomes O’ Plenty:

  • Bayou
  • Bog
  • Dead Swamp
  • Fen
  • Lush Swamp
  • Marsh
  • Moor
  • Quagmire
  • Wetland


Bug Net


  • Bug nets are used to catch Butterflies. You must have an empty Bug Habitat in your inventory to catch them.
  • Bug nets also lose durability with each catch.

Crafting Recipe


Bug Habitat


  • Bug Habitats are used to keep caught Butterflies in. If you have an empty bug habitat in your inventory, and use a Bug Net to catch a butterfly, it will automatically be placed in the habitat.
  • You can release butterflies from the habitat by right clicking while holding it.

Crafting Recipe





Venison is a meat dropped by mature Deer when killed. It can be eaten raw, or cooked to restore additional hunger.

Recipes Used In

Cooked Venison

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge and Bookshelf.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% and click Run.
    • On mac open finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for Minecraft.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Familiar Fauna Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
Familiar Fauna 1.0.3 Release 1.12.2 Mar 5, 2018

Author: Glitchfiend

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