Parrots can come in red, green, blue, cyan, and gray colors. They spawn in Jungle Biomes. If a hostile mob is nearby, they will look in its direction and imitate the sound of the mob (though in a higher pitch, and a hiss in the case of Creepers). If untamed, they will often cluster around a non-parrot mob.

    Players can tame a parrot by right-clicking on it, while
    are held in their hand. Once tamed, a parrot will follow the player around, and teleport to the player`s side if they get too far away. Walking into a parrot will cause it to ride on a player`s shoulder. In order to get a parrot off one`s shoulder, a player needs only to lose height (eg. Jumping, travelling downhill, flying downward with Elytra, or by using a Firework Rocket). A parrot can be ordered to sit by right-clicking on them (PC).

    When a Jukebox is playing music, parrots will "dance" (as if the player is holding right-click); when the music ends, every affected parrot stops dancing. This is a reference to a meme which was popular at Mojang studios called "Party Parrot".


    • Although chocolate is toxic to birds, Cookies were used to tame them in previous snapshots, although this has been changed in recent snapshots. The cookies were used because it was a reference to the phrase "Polly wants a cracker". Now, feeding parrots cookies will instantly kill them.
    • The parrot model was designed by Razz.
    • Parrots are currently unavailable in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but they are a planned addition to the Better Together Update.