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Display Moa
Health 10 (120px-Heart.svg120px-Heart.svg120px-Heart.svg120px-Heart.svg120px-Heart.svg)
Spawn Light level of 15, Aether Grass
Drops Grid Feather 0-64 Feathers

“Moa; peaceful and majestic giant birds.”
Brandon Pearce

Moas are large passive birds that populate the Aether and come in a variety of colors.


Moas spawn on Aether Grass with a light level of at least 15.


Moas come in three different colors from most common to rarest; which are blue, white, and black. Moas can also climb up one block without jumping and when fully grown, a saddle can be placed on the Moa, allowing the player to ride the Moa around.

When a player is riding a Moa around, a row of feather icons will appear on the top-center part of the screen. The feathers indicate how many jumps the moa has and jumping once in mid-air will use up a feather. They reset after a very short period once used up, even if only one feather was used up. Blue Moas can jump three times in the air, while White Moas can jump four times and Black Moas can jump eight times.

Moas are attracted to the player when the player holds Aechor Petals, much like how cows and sheep are drawn to the player when holding wheat. All Moas require three petals to grow. Moas cannot mate but will occasionally drop eggs of their own color and these eggs can be hatched in the Incubator.


  • Making an egg farm is very useful for gaining more Moas. It should be noted that Moas can even grow in the Overworld. The main reason for going through the trouble of growing these creatures is so that players can have a suitable way to get around in the Aether, and can be seen as a better alternative to Phygs and Flying Cows. Currently, the only way to heal a Moa, besides using mods to do so, is to throw a Splash Potion of Healing on it.


  • Moas are based on a long-extinct species of bird by the same name. However, unlike Moas from the Aether, these large birds were flightless. Cockatrices and Moas are based on creatures from the past, whether extinct or mythical. 
  • In upcoming Aether Legacy, there will be an Orange Moa that only has two jumps, but will be incredibly fast.


Issues relating to Moa mob are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues for Moa there.


The Aether

  • Initial release: Introduced
  • 1.01: Moas being untamable fixed
  • 1.02:
    • When riding a saddled Moa, a jump meter will now appear above your armor defense
    • Saddled Moas no longer wander around
    • The time taken for baby Moas to digest their Aechor Petals has now been decreased
    • Baby Moas no longer lay eggs
    • Saddled Moas no longer despawn.
    • Fixed a bug where Black Moas would only be able to perform 6 mid-air jumps instead of 8 as intended
    • Fixed an audio-related issue with Moas and Phygs
  • 1.04: Fixed a bug where White Moa Eggs would be slightly blue

Aether II

  • Initial release: Introduced
  • Added two new Moa donator skins
    • Moas no longer lay eggs while mounted.
    • Moas now lay eggs at a very decreased rate.
    • Fixed a depth-rendering issue with name tags on Companions and Baby Moas.


  • 1.10:
    • Moas come in 30 different colors and there are fourteen million color combinations (14307150)[1][2][3][4]
    • Moas now have color designated for nine body parts[5]
    • Moa nest blocks and structures[6][7][8]
    • Moas will now aggro towards the player if they attempt to steal eggs or attack Moas[9][10][11]
    • Moas now have genetics and genders[12]
    • Moas now mate to produce eggs[13]