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How to tame parrots in Minecraft

Want parrots to follow you around and sit on your shoulder? Check out this guide on how to find and tame parrots in Minecraft.



Parrots in Minecraft

Parrots might not be the most useful pet in Minecraft, but who would mind a harmless companion that is adorable, sits on your shoulder, and dances? Here’s how to find and tame parrots in Minecraft.

The flora and fauna in Minecraft are quite diverse. From llamas and horses to foxes and cats, you can bring along a wide range of animals in your journey to beat the Wither or the Ender Dragon.

Many players might not know that Minecraft also allows them to tame parrots. This is because the rare bird only spawns in jungle biomes and even there, the spawn rate is meager.

Here’s a guide for you to tame and breed parrots if you ever come across one!

Minecraft character running in a jungle biome with bees

Where to find a parrot in Minecraft

There’s a 0.2 % chance of a parrot spawning in Minecraft, and that too in just jungle biomes. You can find them in a group at Y=70 or above on logs, leaves, or grass blocks.

Parrots are passive mobs implying that they won’t attack you. You can try taming them when they sit on the ground to rest.

You can easily identify a jungle biome in Minecraft, thanks to the dense light-green trees. Here’s how it looks:

Jungle biome in Minecraft

How to tame a parrot in Minecraft

Parrots in Minecraft can be tamed by feeding them wheat seeds, melon seeds, pumpkin seeds, or beetroot seeds. Explore the open world and break tall grass to get a decent amount of wheat seeds easily.

Each seed has a 1/10 chance of successfully taming a parrot. Hence, repeatedly feed the bird until you can no longer feed it. This will indicate that the parrot is now tamed as you cannot feed tamed parrots in Minecraft.

A tamed parrot sits on your shoulder and imitates the voices of nearby mobs. It can also dance and is arguably one of the most fun pets to have in the game.

A Minecraft parrot sitting on a player's shoulder

Fun fact – Tamed parrots in Minecraft only eat chocolate cookies but instantly die after doing so. The developers intentionally added this mechanic to inform players about the ill effects of feeding chocolate to parrots in real life.

Can you breed parrots in Minecraft?

Parrots in Minecraft do not have a baby form because of which you cannot breed them. Feeding two parrots that are close to each other won’t do anything, and the only way to spawn a parrot is through the spawn egg in Creative.

Minecraft players who desperately want to breed parrots can rely on mods and add-ons. The vanilla version of the game might get an update soon that adds the features officially.

This was everything to know about breeding and taming parrots in Minecraft. For similar guides, check out the best enchantments for swords and armor, how to find a village, and how to make an invisibility potion.

Image Credits: Mojang