How to Tame a Parrot in Minecraft 1.12

Learn how to tame a parrot in this quick guide to Minecraft 1.12.

Learn how to tame a parrot in this quick guide to Minecraft 1.12.

The latest update for Minecraft 1.12 introduced a new kind of non-hostile mob — parrots. Currently, these little flytastic creatures naturally spawn only in the jungle biomes, and come in five different colors: red, green, blue, cyan, and gray.

This is the second mob in Minecraft, along with the chicken, that drops feathers after being killed. But you may just want to tame the poor creature instead, as it does all kinds of cool things if you do.

Taming Parrots in Minecraft 1.12

A tamed parrot can become your favorite companion for many reasons. First of all, it can sit on your shoulder and serve as a your personal mascot. You can even have two parrots residing on your shoulders at the same time.

Secondly, a tamed parrot can warn you of upcoming dangers, such as a hostile mob. The parrot will imitate the mob’s sounds, if it detects a creeper or zombie from 20 blocks away.

And lastly, if you put on a music disc, parrots will immediately start dancing, which is a sight to behold.

Minecraft: How to Tame a Parrot

The first step is to know what parrots eat, of course.

All you need to do if you see one is feed a parrot simple grass seeds that can be found in abundance almost anywhere in Minecraft. That would be enough — and please, don’t feed it cookies or other foods, as they’ll be a poison that can kill these little fellas.

Also remember, a parrot sitting on your shoulder will not take any damage — and if you don’t want it to follow you, then order it to sit by pressing the right-mouse button.

That’s it for our parrot taming guide at GameSkinny, and if you’re looking for other cool Minecraft guides, then check them out below:

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.