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Guide: How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft

All You're Missing Is An Eyepatch.

Over the years, Minecraft developers have steadily introduced a number of different animals into their monumentally popular game. Like Polar Bears or Rabbits, many of these cannot be tamed, while others such as the Llamas and Ocelots can.

Another animal that many players might not even know is tamable is the Parrot. In fact I’m fairly certain that a significant number of players don’t even know that there is a Parrot mob in the game, due to the extremely rare chance of one spawning at all.

So with this how to tame a Parrot in Minecraft guide, we’ll show you exactly how to find and get one of these birds for yourself.

How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft

How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft
A Blue Parrot.

The Parrot is an extremely elusive mob that only spawns within the Jungle biomes of a world. If you’re lucky, you might find one of these near your base, or you might have to go out exploring for hours on end to find one. As a hint, be on the lookout for dense trees and a large amount of vines. That’s how you know that a Jungle is nearby.

Once you make it, there is a 0.2% chance that a Parrot will spawn for you on either a grass, leaf, or log block. You have to look up high near the treetops. It is not easy to find one of these birds, so expect to devote hours searching for your target. But after you do eventually find one, approach it carefully, or it might fly off.

Now, this is the point where you should know how to tame a Parrot in Minecraft.

The Taming Process

How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft
Wheat Seeds.

Like a lot of non-hostile mobs in Minecraft, feeding a specific type of item to the animal will allow you to tame it for yourself. In the case of Parrots, this happens to be seeds. There are four different items that fit this category:

  • Beetroot Seeds.
  • Melon Seeds.
  • Pumpkin Seeds.
  • Wheat Seeds.

For the sake of convenience, we suggest that you go with the Wheat Seeds. These are the most common items on the list, since you can get them by punching grass. If you have a Redstone automated Wheat farm, then that will also yield a lot of seeds. Feeding these to a Parrot has a 33.3% chance to tame it. Keep at least 20 units with you so that you don’t run out.

How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft
A Red Parrot.

This is exactly how to tame a Parrot in Minecraft. And you know that the animal has been tamed once hearts start flying around it.

At this point you can press the ‘Use’ button on it to make the Parrot sit down or stand up. If you want to have it perch on your shoulder instead, simply walk through it, and the bird will automatically get on. The following actions will make it fly off again:

  • Drowning.
  • Falling off a high ledge.
  • Sleeping on a bed.
  • Taking damage.
  • Walking into lava.
  • Walking into water of any height.

Congratulations, you now have your own pet Parrot.

This has been eXputer’s How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft guide. While you’re here, why not also check out our Minecraft Infinity Enchantment Guide.


Huzaifah Durrani


As an RPG fanatic, Huzaifah is probably Immersed in yet another playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas.
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