Health Points: 6HP (3x Heart)
Attack Strength: None
Drops: 1–2 Feathers
Location: Jungle
First Appearance: 1.12 (17w13a)
Network ID: 105
Experience Points: 3
Technical Name minecraft:parrot

[view][talk] A Parrot is a Passive, flying, tamable Mob that was unveiled in a Twitter post by Maria Lemón, one of the developers at Mojang AB, on March 23, 2017.[1]


Parrots spawn in Jungle Biomes, and can also be spawned using parrot spawn eggs. They can be red, green, blue, cyan, or gray in color. They move around by flying, but will always eventually land.[2] They cannot walk, but can swim by flapping their wings (similar to Chickens). If a hostile mob is nearby, they will look in its direction and imitate the sound of the mob (though in a higher pitch). If untamed, they will often cluster around a non-parrot mob.

When a Jukebox is playing music, parrots will "dance" (as if a 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".[3]


Players can tame a parrot by giving them
. Once tamed, a parrot will follow a player around, and teleport to the their side if they move too far away. Walking into a parrot will cause it to ride on a player's shoulder. At random intervals, a tamed parrot may attempt to sit on a players shoulder unless told to stay(sit). In order to get a parrot off one's shoulder, a player needs only to lose height (e.g. 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). If a parrot is fed a
, it will instantly die and emit poison Particles. If the parrot was tamed at the time it died, a server message will display: "Parrot was slain by <Player>."



  • Although chocolate is toxic to birds in real life, cookies were used to tame them in previous snapshots. This had been changed before the full 1.12 release, as developers realized that people (particularly children) were likely encouraged to feed their pet parrots chocolate (which could kill them).[4] The cookies were initially used because it was a reference to the phrase "Polly wants a cracker".[5]
  • The parrot model was designed by Razz.
  • Parrots are based off of macaws, but with a Minecraft styling.[6]
  • Each of the parrot's variants are similar to the different types of parrots found in real life.
  • If riding a horse and a parrot is on your shoulder, the parrot will not hop off. even if the horse jumps 5 blocks. the only way to get them off is killing yourself (or someone kills you) or getting off the horse (or it dies)


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager Turtle
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear Dolphin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator Drowned
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve