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post #11 of 36 Old 03-05-2007
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No teflon perches for Polly then. I bet the Norwegian Blue would be alive today if John Cleese had known that.
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No teflon perches for Polly then. I bet the Norwegian Blue would be alive today if John Cleese had known that.
Definitely have to nail it to the perch.

Referring also to the Bulldog thread it is the base point with animals on board. Great, wonderful if home waters are all you have in mind but whoa the hassle if you want to go foreign.

In Australia, if you want to take animal offshore well and good but it's unlikely that it will ever return, quarantine restrictions being what they are.

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Even within the US, pets are subject to quarantine on entering Hawaii, regardless of where they originate from.

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Do you think a parrot could get along with 2 bulldogs on a sea voyage? How about with a wombat? Please do not respond UNLESS you already cruise with a parrot, 2 Bulldogs and a Wombat.
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I'm wondering if it'd be safe to remove the parrot's helmet while he's in the cage. The 2 bulldogs, wombat, and pony might think it's unfair treatment and chuck their helmets overboard in mutiny... They are highly intelligent.
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A least the parrot might offer some intelligent conversation Cam.
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A least the parrot might offer some intelligent conversation Cam.
Imagine the parrot commentary while the two bulldogs and wombat engage in a little ménage à trois.

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Imagine the parrot commentary while the two bulldogs and wombat engage in a little ménage à trois.
"When the boat's a rockin..."
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I have yet to sail with my sun conure, but he lives on my shoulder on in my shirt every minute I will let him. He goes out with me when I walk the dogs, and even with unclipped wings he has never tried to fly away.

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A pet store a few towns over is owned by the guy that brings the animals featured on various Marthat Stewart broadcasts.

He owns several birds. They're all well very behaved and very friendly -- I've never seen parrots so eager to interact with strangers, and the bird room in this store must see 100s of people a day.

Like you, jgaddis, the owner walks around with them all the time, and though has never clipped their wings, they've never flown away.

It seems that if the bond is strong enough, and you keep them mentally active, they simply don't need to wander.

One issue: They tend to form that crucial bond with one and only person. (That person has to be willing to spend hours with the bird everyday for the first few years -- it seems to be the only way to assure tjat the bird ends up with a good disposition.)

I should say that the reason I've started this thread is because my brothes and I were thinking of buying my father a pet.

The key issues that must be addressed when considering parrots is their longevity and need to form strong, constantly reinforced bonds at a very young age.
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