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Imagine the parrot commentary while the two bulldogs and wombat engage in a little ménage à trois.

Steady on, what kind of deviant marsupial do you thik I am ? Well, Bulldogs better be both female that's all I can say.

Which leads me to an interesting point ....why did she call them Bulldogs when they are Staffies by the look of them. Americanism maybe ?
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Parrots are also very temperature sensitive. Some more so than others. I have a Quaker and they can take fairly cold weather, but many cannot take below 70 or so. I think a Quaker would be a good choice for a father, as they do not live as long (about 15 years) as many of the larger birds, yet can still learn to talk, and love to be with people. Quakers are happy well down into the 50 degree mark. There are even colonies of escaped pets living in Chicago. The only drawback of the Quaker is that they are noisy.
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Thanks, Miatapaul.

A bird wit that short a lifespan would eliminate the need for me to worry about what happens when my Father passes on.
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That was my biggest concern with my parrot on my boat. I have a 8 year old White-Capped Pionus Parrot named Nemo, and I've always wanted to have him out on the boat but was very concerned about the temperature extremes and how fast it changes. In the morning it can be around 60 and by the afternoon approaching 90 degrees here on some days, and I'm concerned about what that temperature swing would do to him. Has anyone had problems with a bird getting ill from temperature changes? What about insect-borne disease? Anyone out there have any problems with birds getting sick from some sort of insect? I know this is a strange post, but I've been looking all over the place for information on Parrots on boats!!! I'm glad I'm not the only "birdman" sailor out there!!
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Well!? A parrot? My cat loves feathered toys. I guess I could get her a pet bird. But I don't think that that relationship would last much pass dinner time. LOL..... Sorry but the imp in me had to write this little missive. Roflmao
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I'd think for a wanna-be seafarin' scallywag the parrot should be mandatory!
Humm a monkey might be fun
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