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Have you ever looked at the common pigs, chickens, cows, etc, then looked at the horse? You may have noticed a clear difference in design, and how much better the horse looked. As you know, something similar happened in 1.13, but in reverse. So the question is, why make the horse worse when you could make the other animals better? This mod aims to do just that. This mod is very simple in its goal--better animal models but without adding genders, breeds, special care, etc., as some of us simply want the vanilla animals to look a bit better.


If you like the models in this mod, and are looking for some new animals to spice up your game, check out Better Animals Plus, a mod adding a variety of new creatures.







Brown Mooshrooms pre-1.14 are provided by the Brown Mooshrooms mod.






Spiders & Cave Spiders






Polar Bears




Ocelots & Cats








Mod Compatibility

PrimalCore (Bears, Ovis Atre, Steppe Wolf) - 1.12.2

Download PrimalCore here.


Sophisticated Wolves (All Wolves) - 1.12.2

No screenshot yet.

Download Sophisticated Wolves here.


AbyssalCraft (Evil, Demon, and Antimobs, as well as the Coralium Squid) - 1.12.2

Download AbyssalCraft here.


Quark Texture Variants - 1.12.2, 1.14.4, 1.15.2

Download Quark here.


The Midnight (Nightstag) - 1.12.2, 1.14.4, 1.15.2

Download The Midnight here.




Q: Can I disable certain replacements?
A: Yes. There is a configuration file that allows you to disable replacements.

Q: Is this mod compatible with [mod]?

A: Unless it's listed in the features, then no, we don't replace its models. Some mods will also override our overrides or cause other issues. See "What mods is this not compatible with" below.

Q: Does the server's configuration affect anything?

A: No, this mod does nothing when installed on a server, and it's not required to be installed on the server.

Q: Can I join servers with this mod, without the server having it installed?

A: Yes, this mod is client-only. It could be compared to a resource pack, but fancier. You can join vanilla servers with it to no issue whatsoever.

Q: Can I use this mod in a pack?

A: Yes, so long as it is hosted on Curse or private. If you wish to publicly host a pack on another platform (like technic), please ask or consider using Curse as it supports developers.

Q: What mods is this not compatible with?

A: We explicitly do not support Wolf Armor or Spiders 2.0. There are also known incompatibilities with Charm variants, which can be disabled. There are also known problems with texture packs using Optifine's Random Entity Textures feature, these can be disabled in Optifine's settings ("Video Settings" -> "Quality" -> "Random Entities").

Q: Why do my animals look normal or have odd textures when I use this mod?

A: It's likely another mod or texture pack is overriding our model changes or applying a different texture. You should see the question above for known incompatibilities and fixes. Try without certain mods or without Optifine. You can also use our config to disable the problem entity override and go back to the normal model if your textures are weird.


Additional Information

Better Animal Models is a client-only mod. Installing it on the server will work, but simply disable it. Clients with Better Animal Models are able to connect to vanilla servers (so long as it does not break rules, and they do not have any other non-client mods).

Note the linked Discord is the Better Animals Plus Discord, but due to the connected nature of the two mods, we have a section for Better Animal Models as well.



cybercat5555 - Artist

Art, Modeling, Texturing, Design


its_meow - Programmer

Programming, AI, Functionality


Sponsored by PebbleHost


Ocelot5836 - Former Programmer

Pre 3.0.0 programming


The assets (textures, models) in Better Animals Models are reserved to Cybercat5555, and cannot be reused or recreated without permission, unless within fair use.