How to Get a Parrot Off Your Shoulder in Minecraft

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How to Get a Parrot Off of Your Shoulder in Minecraft

Are you wondering how to get a parrot off your shoulder in Minecraft? Parrots are one of the many mobs in Minecraft that can be tamed. They come in various colors and make for great companions when you are playing alone, but they can get annoying as they constantly follow you around and sit on your shoulder without asking first. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t give explicit instructions on getting the parrot to go away but don’t worry. Here is how to tame and remove a parrot from your shoulder in Minecraft if you find it annoying.

How to Get a Parrot Off Your Shoulder in Minecraft

Before a parrot sits on your shoulder in Minecraft, you must tame it. We have provided you with instructions on how to tame a parrot if you are unsure how to. After it is tamed, it can sit on your shoulder. We have also provided you with instructions on how to remove a parrot from your shoulder.

How to Tame a Parrot in Minecraft

First, a parrot will only land on your shoulder and hitch a free ride if you have tamed it. Wild parrots will not sit on your shoulder. To tame a parrot, you need to feed it a seed first. Any seed will do, and each one has a 33% chance of taming the parrot. Once you have tamed a parrot, it will sit on the ground or fly and try to land on your shoulder. The parrot can end up on your shoulder if you walk through it, too.

How to Remove a Parrot From Your Shoulder in Minecraft

You need to decrease elevation quickly to remove a parrot from your shoulder. You can jump off a mountain into the water, go underwater, or even fly downward with an Elytra. Each of these methods will have the parrot get off of your shoulder. Once the parrot is off, tell it to sit so it won’t land on your shoulder again.

And that is how you remove a parrot from your shoulder in Minecraft. For all things, Minecraft, check out our Minecraft page. We cover all sorts of things, like the best seeds to play in, the best place to find Iron Ore, and much more.

Minecraft is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

- This article was updated on January 9th, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.