SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Parrots on liveaborads/circumnavigations – doable? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-13-2007 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Faster
I'd think for a wanna-be seafarin' scallywag the parrot should be mandatory!
Humm a monkey might be fun
07-13-2007 04:48 PM
Boasun 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
07-13-2007 04:33 PM
TheBlackPearl 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!!
03-08-2007 11:32 AM
RAGNAR 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.
03-08-2007 10:28 AM
miatapaul 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.
03-06-2007 10:57 PM
Originally Posted by TrueBlue
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 ?
03-06-2007 05:39 PM
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
Bob... you are sooo funny!! Divorced, but funny!!
CD ... divorced? naw, pumpin' her bilge everyweekend been keepin' 'er afloat fer 'bout thirty years now ... wink wink ... she's a QT3.14!!!!!!
03-06-2007 05:07 PM
RAGNAR Thanks, CruisingDad
03-06-2007 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by tigerregis
Is Anne Coulter not available? She has nice feathers and can repeat anything she hears. The only downside is she has to be on starboard all the time.

I'm not on the Right, BTW.
03-06-2007 02:28 PM
Cruisingdad Bob... you are sooo funny!! Divorced, but funny!!
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome