Minecraft How To

How To Tame A Parrot In Minecraft (And Get It On Your Shoulder)

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to tame a parrot in Minecraft step-by-step. Plus, learn how to put a parrot on your shoulder.

How To Tame Parrots Video Tutorial

Our video tutorial will show you how to tame parrots and get them on your shoulder.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Tools & Supplies Needed

  • Seeds 
  • Parrot

Steps To Tame A Parrot

1. Find A Parrot To Tame

We'll first need to find a Minecraft parrot to tame it. If you are having trouble finding one you can use a spawn egg or summon a parrot.

Find A Parrot To Tame

2. Feed The Parrot Seeds

Now, we need to feed the parrot seeds. Any type of seed will work, including beetroot seeds, melon seeds, pumpkin seeds or regular seeds.

Feed The Parrots

To feed the parrot the seeds, place them in your Hotbar and use the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the parrot.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): move your pointer over the parrot and press the Tame button.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

You will have to feed the parrot usually between 1 and 3 seeds for it to be tamed. You will know the parrot is tamed when red hearts appear around it.

3. Put Parrot On Your Shoulder

After the parrot is tamed, you can easily get it to sit on your shoulder by moving through the parrot. A player can have two parrots sitting on their shoulders, one on each shoulder.

Put Parrots On Your Shoulder

They can also fly to and sit on your shoulder on their own.

And that's it! You've now tamed a parrot in Minecraft and got it on your shoulder.

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