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Parrots are a passive, flying and tamable mob that spawn in jungle biomes.

Mechanics

Parrots spawn in jungle biomes, and can also be spawned using parrot spawn eggs (only in Creative). They can be red, green, blue, cyan, or gray in color. They move around by flying, but will always eventually land.[1] They cannot walk, but can swim by flapping their wings (similar to chickens), to avoid drowning. 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".[2]

Taming

Players can tame a parrot by giving them Seeds. Any seed will do, including cocoa beans, despite the fact that they are a component in cookies. Once tamed, a parrot will follow a player around, and teleport to 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 cookie, 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>."

Trivia

  • 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).[3] The cookies were initially used because it was a reference to the phrase "Polly wants a cracker".[4]
  • The parrot model was designed by Razz.
  • Parrots are based on macaws, but with a Minecraft styling.[5]
  • Each of the parrot's variants are similar to the different types of parrots found in real life.
  • If a player rides a horse with a parrot on their shoulder, the parrot will not get off of the player even if the horse jumps about 5 blocks in the air. The only way for the parrot to get off is for the player to either die or just get off the horse. The parrot will also get off of a player if it dies.
  • If a jukebox is played, the parrot will dance.
  • In Pirate Speak, the parrot is called Your Best Mate. This refers to the common depiction of pirates with pet parrots.

Gallery

Click for full Parrot gallery.

Video

References

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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