Pirates would sometimes capture parrots or monkeys due to the price they fetched back home. During that time period, tropical animals were much more novel and unique than they are today. It isn't generally believed that many pirates actually kept them as pets though. This image most likely began with the book 'Treasure Island'. In the book, the ever famous Long John Silver carried a parrot as a pet. If anything, they would have been more likely to become fresh meat on a more difficult voyage.
Aye, They could talk! (Well, that's the question on Adventurequest)
on their left shoulder :)
(1) They have them for their pets. (2) To send them to other ships. (3) To see if there is danger (4) Pirates are dumb, funny, stupid, and weird
They could sell them when they needed money.
There were parrots, but they weren't pets. They were "investments" and were used to sell when they needed extra cash.
Of course parrots are safe.
Of course parrots are birds.
rats and parrots
some parrots are really shie
Yes. Parrots have a really good brain.