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Old 06-19-2019, 09:12 PM   #1
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Do you boat with a parrot

A one-time berth neighbor, who lived aboard and cruised extensively, had parrot "Captain Bligh." Who else has a parrot?
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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I have a peach-faced love bird, a small species of parrot.
Don't intentionally let it outside the cabin,
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African Grey

We have a 14 year old (Teenager) African Grey and whenever we cruise, we bring her along with our one year puppy.

Only downside is the bird loves to mimic alarms, beeps, etc. so sometimes it hard to know if an alarm is going off or my bird.

Animals are so wonderful to include in cruising!
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There was a macaw on a boat next to a friend's boat 2 winters ago in Marathon Florida that put construction generators to shame....


I doubt that bird is still cruising or maybe the owner isn't as that bid made that boat Persona non grata wherever it was....
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While I have a firm belief that everyone has a right to live in a way that makes them happy, I resent when someone elses 'bliss' bleeds into my tranquility.

I love dogs, I love that you love your dog. If we're neighbors I'm sure I'd love your dog and already know that my wife would love your dog. However, I don't love your dog barking 'constantly'.

The same goes with screeching children. I see the potential for a bird to become a cumbersome imposition on neighbors.
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While I have a firm belief that everyone has a right to live in a way that makes them happy, I resent when someone elses 'bliss' bleeds into my tranquility.

I love dogs, I love that you love your dog. If we're neighbors I'm sure I'd love your dog and already know that my wife would love your dog. However, I don't love your dog barking 'constantly'.

The same goes with screeching children. I see the potential for a bird to become a cumbersome imposition on neighbors.

I agree. Barking dogs in an anchorage or at a marina are highly annoying. Pet birds would be the same if they are loud.

Children I have more patience with. Unfortunately, children take more time to teach appropriate behavior than dogs. Kids can sometimes be loud. They are only annoying if the adults fail to respond appropriately. FWIW, shouting at kids to shut-up, ignoring them completely, or slapping them around are not appropriate responses.

Pets arenít a problem anymore than music is a problem. Owners of pets and music systems can be a problem however.
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While I have a firm belief that everyone has a right to live in a way that makes them happy, I resent when someone elses 'bliss' bleeds into my tranquility.

I love dogs, I love that you love your dog. If we're neighbors I'm sure I'd love your dog and already know that my wife would love your dog. However, I don't love your dog barking 'constantly'.

The same goes with screeching children. I see the potential for a bird to become a cumbersome imposition on neighbors.
Amen.
Maybe its because I'm getting older but every day seems noisier than the last.
In Englewood Beach there was a parrot on one of the live aboard boats out in the anchorage. It would start screeching and then one of the neighboring homeowners would start yelling back from 100 yards away. Comical but got old real fast.
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Hardly heard a peep from Captain Bligh.
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Our black Lab, Radar, barks when someone comes to the house which is OK with me. He wants to meet everyone. However there is a friend of ours across the river that babysits occasionally for a Beagle that barks at everything and it gets old quickly. If it was her dog we would have to have a discussion about it, but since it is only a day or two at a time it isnít too bad.
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An advantage of wolves is that they do not bark.

Man domesticated wolves, turning them into dogs. Thus, man is responsible for barking dogs.
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My kitty is very quiet. Only screams if her curiosity gets her into a spot she should not be in the first place. Sits on the bow watching marina denizens pass.
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We have the perfect bird onboard. She is showy but quiet.
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My kitty is very quiet. Only screams if her curiosity gets her into a spot she should not be in the first place. Sits on the bow watching marina denizens pass.

Difference between cats and dogs is that a dog is like a 2 year old and just loves to say "Me too, Me too" and bark for attention. A cat on the other hand is like a teenager. Would rather sit in the corner playing video games on the phone and ignoring EVERYONE. I love my cat that knows where to poop and doesnt make a sound unless I am talking to her.
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Cruising with two parrots http://www.idylltime.com

Several years ago we were anchored for the night near another trawler, so naturally we went to the other boat for happy hour. At first, their parrot made cat sounds which were amusing, but then suddenly their anchor drag alarm went off. I immediately headed for our dingy to return to our boat since if our hosts boat was dragging, ours may be too.

Everyone was laughing (except for me). The water was glassy calm. It was the parrot. I vowed then that I would never have an animal on board that was capable of sounding false alarms.
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I've got a wife. Same squawking, less poop.
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I've got a wife. Same squawking, less poop.

And she doesnt read this forum?????? I hope.......
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And she doesnt read this forum?????? I hope.......
If she did, I'd be squawking like a parakeet.
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If she did, I'd be squawking like a parakeet.
In a very high pitched voice...........
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In a long ago college age former life I raised and trained parrots. Have had everything from your run of the mill Amazon yellow heads, Mexican Red Heads, various Cockatoos and Macaws. All had different personalities, some noisy and some not. They all had one thing in common that I would caution anyone wanting one on a boat about....5 minutes unwatched can result in your nicely varnished anything- toerail, wheel, cabinetry, ANYTHING, being turned to toothpicks. Shredded. Loved my parrots but learned the hard way. I would never have one on a boat. I guess you could keep one in a cage but that's just mean and no fun. And who has room for a full size parrot cage on a boat!?!?
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