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How to tame a parrot in Minecaft

Parrots are a rare mob found in jungle biomes in Minecraft. When killed, they drop feathers but have no other utility outside the item they drop. Considering how rare a parrot is, hunting it for feathers isn’t a good idea when chickens are more common and easier to kill. Parrots can be tamed though and if you happen to find one, you can easily tame it.

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Parrot in Minecraft

Parrots can be tamed but are one of the rare mobs that do not have a baby version, and that cannot be bred. They do not play a significant role in gameplay i.e., you don’t need a parrot but you can get one if you want.

Tame parrot in Minecraft

Parrots are tamed by feeding them seeds. You can use;

  • Wheat seeds
  • Melon seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Beetroot seeds

Wheat seeds are the easiest to obtain; break grass until you get seeds. You can also harvest fully grown wheat crops and they will drop seeds in addition to wheat. 

To get Melon seeds, you can place a melon slice in the crafting table, or you can break a full grown melon and it may drop seeds. Likewise, to get Pumpkin seeds, you can place a pumpkin in the crafting table or you can harvest a fully grown pumpkin. Beetroot seeds are obtained by harvesting the crop. It is normally found in village farms though it is rare.

Once you have seeds (at least 15-20), you need to find a parrot. Look for a jungle biome. Parrots tend to spawn near other mobs and usually on leaf blocks. Climb a tree and look for them. When you see a parrot, click on it with the Use button. Repeat until you see hearts coming from the bird.

Once the parrot has been tamed, it will follow you around and it will sit on your shoulder. You can remove it from your shoulder by going to sleep, or falling from a high area. Parrots can fly and do not sustain fall damage.


You can tame as many parrots as you like. Two parrots can perch on a players shoulders; one parrot per shoulder and the others will follow you. Parrots come in all sorts of vibrant colors. If you happen to have a music box, and a parrot, the parrot will dance to music. Again, this does nothing for gameplay but it is nevertheless a fun aspect of the game. Parrots do not attack mobs however, they will mimic sounds that mobs make. 

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