Did you know that in Minecraft you can carry a parrot on your shoulder? While it is not a big part of the game, it can certainly make you smile when you’re having a bad day.
However, while it can be fun and quirky to have a parrot on your shoulder, eventually it can get a bit annoying or might get in the way while you’re working on a build or slaying mobs.
So, how do you get a parrot off your shoulder in Minecraft?
Minecraft Parrot Mechanics
The first thing you need to know about getting a parrot off your shoulder in Minecraft is how the parrot mechanics work.
Parrots spawn in jungle biomes and can be spawned using parrot spawn eggs in creative mode. Parrots can be blue, red, green, gray, and cyan, and while they fly around, they will always eventually land somewhere.
Parrots cannot walk in Minecraft, but they can swim as they flap their wings, quite like chickens, to stop drowning. If a hostile mob should be nearby, they tend also to look where the mob is and imitate the noise it makes.
Parrots are also known to dance around jukeboxes as well when the music ends, all parrots will stop dancing, which is a popular meme reference at the game development studios.
Taming A Minecraft Parrot
Minecraft parrots can be tamed as well. They can be tamed by giving them seeds. They are not picky, and any seeds will work.
Parrots will follow players around once tamed, even teleporting to their side if they move far away.
If you walk into a parrot, the parrot will then ride on your shoulder, and in some cases, a tamed parrot will also attempt to sit on a player’s shoulder in random intervals unless it is told to stay.
Getting A Parrot Off Of Your Shoulder
Having a parrot on your shoulder in-game can be awesome. You look like a cool pirate.
However, you may not want it there, and if you need to get it off your shoulder whether you’re going somewhere dangerous or just no longer want a parrot pal with you, you can get it off!
Here is a selection of methods you can use to get a Minecraft parrot off of your shoulder.
#1. Drop Off A Block
One of the easiest ways to get a parrot off of your shoulder in Minecraft is just to fall off of a block, any block. Parrots will still stay on your shoulder if the fall distance is anything less than 0.75 blocks.
0.75 blocks can be achieved with a slab and 2 layers of snow or 6 layers of snow. You could also use flower pots, cakes, daylight sensors, cauldrons, and more.
However, the absolute easiest way to get a parrot off of your shoulder is simply to drop a block down.
#2. Take Damage
Although most of us do not relish the idea of taking damage, it can be a very simple method to get a parrot off of you.
Of course, one of the easiest ways that you could take damage would be from a mob attack, but any damage will do.
You can be dealt environmental damage, fall damage, potion damage, and more. Whatever kind of damage you get dealt does not matter; as long as you take damage, the parrot will get off of your shoulder.
#3. Go For A Swim
Another option would be to go swimming, as long as your feet are touching the water, or if you were to start drowning, the parrot will quickly get off of your shoulder and fly away.
You may be going down with this ship, but your parrot certainly is not.
This does mean that if you wanted to transport the parrot across an ocean, you could just let it teleport to you, or if you wanted it to join you on your journey, you would need to use a boat.
As much as your Minecraft parrot may love you, they are not your snuggle buddy, and when you sleep on a bed, the parrot will get off your shoulder.
Of course, this is a method that is only really achievable at night when no mobs are nearby, and as long as there is no thunderstorm.
However, if you want your parrot off of your shoulder, and it is nighttime, this may be just the quick and easy solution you were hoping for.
#5. Swim In Lava (Not Recommended)
We do not exactly recommend you go so far as to take the extremest of all hot tub baths just to get your parrot off of your shoulder.
While your parrot will not take any damage while it is on your shoulder, it will start to take damage as soon as they get off of your shoulder if you are taking a lava bath.
So, if you fall into lava with your parrot on your shoulder, they will suffer if they get off your shoulder.
That is about all there is to getting a parrot off of your shoulder in Minecraft. There are plenty of methods to do so. However, jumping, changing your Y coordinates, and falling down a block is probably the easiest way to get your parrot off of you.
You could fall in the lava, or go for a swim, but that seems a bit extreme when you could just… jump.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Would You Need A Parrot On Your Shoulder In Minecraft?
Parrots imitate mobs clearer, so you can hear mobs before you see them, potentially saving you from damage or giving you a chance to prepare.
Can A Parrot Dance On Your Shoulder?
This is only possible in the Bedrock Edition.