What Do Parrots Eat in Minecraft? [All You Need To Know]

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Updated · Oct 16, 2022

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Exploring the vast world of Minecraft by yourself is a bit depressing. So why not have a companion on the way?

Get yourself a parrot!

It’s easy to tame them - just give them food. Tbh, you can tame almost all animals and even humans that way.

But what do parrots eat in Minecraft?


What Do Parrots Eat in Minecraft?

Taming parrots in Minecraft, as mentioned, is easy - give them seeds

Sounds too simple and even a bit boring, I know.

You can later give them cookies, but I don’t recommend it. That’s because feeding a parrot cookies in Minecraft will kill it instantly.

And that’s kinda not the point. Unless you’re sadistic. 

You can feed an MC parrot with the following types of seeds: 

  • wheat 
  • melon 
  • pumpkin 
  • beetroot 

These seeds can be found by harvesting wheat crops, beetroots, or breaking the stems of melons and pumpkins.

Also, as we said previously, you can’t feed parrots in Minecraft with cookies.

Luckily, there’s a way to heal them with a Splash potion by throwing it near the bird. That’s awesome because they are really fragile and usually it takes about three hits to kill them.

How To Tame a Parrot?

Taming parrots in Minecraft is pretty easy.

Finding one, however, is where the issue lies.

Fortunately, there are cheat codes or spawn eggs. Otherwise, you can find them in the jungle biomes.

Remember: you can’t breed them, only tame them. 

So, first things first. Get Minecraft parrot food. Then, find a parrot. Place the seeds in the Hotbar and select them.

Now you have to feed the bird until it agrees to be your bestie. It might need some convincing.

When you succeed, you will see red hearts appear all around it. The parrot will want to sit on your shoulder and you’ll be able to command it.

You can pretty much do the same with cats

Wrap Up

Minecraft parrots are very cute and useful companions. They have the ability to imitate mob sounds and will warn you of a hostile animal approaching.

But they’re also vulnerable. Especially to cookies.

Repeat after me: We. Do. Not. Feed. Minecraft. Parrots. Cookies.

So, what do parrots eat in Minecraft?

Seeds. Wheat, melon, pumpkin, or beetroot.

Off you go now. Befriend some birds.


What do parrots like in Minecraft?

Wheat, melon, pumpkin, or beetroot seeds. Not cookies. Never cookies.

Can parrots eat cookies in Minecraft?

They can, but it will kill them.

Do chocolate chip cookies kill parrots in Minecraft?

Absolutely. So don’t feed them cookies.


Deyan Georgiev

Deyan Georgiev

Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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