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Critters we WANT Aboard !!

I know the Cat & Dog question has been bled to death.

My question is who is cruising/living aboard with other types of animals?; or plants for that matter!

My wife is kind of interested in a parrot........
I know at least one of us has experiences with a ferret aboard, yes?
Reptiles?
Llamas?
very small rocks? (oops, wrong thread .... )

How about a very small garden? (herbs, a lettuce plant, etc.?)

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They have 2 ferrets aboard. He will usually respond to e-mail too, if you have specific questions.

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As part-time liveaboards (summer months), we couldn't part with fresh basil:



. . . or our deck rat:



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I found this on the dock the other day but my wife won't let me keep it. Seemed well trained and doesn't shed.

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Hey, T B that's a cute deck rat. Or is that your wife's dust mop?
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At first I thought a boat hook snagged on it's collar would work great as a dustmop - just drag her around the cabins. Turned out the little critter is so active she didn't need any help.

Every now and then I haul her up a halyard while sailing to clean the dust off.

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TB, you should not waste the glass of wine on the deck rat!
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That's my seat!

I give her a sip every now and then and she goes berserk - makes her clean the dust even faster.

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We have a dust mop similar to her, but he sheds so is not very effective!!
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Don't know what's worse, a critter that sheds or one that needs a $60 grooming every 6-7 weeks.

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