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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.

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Did pirates really have talking parrots as pets?

Aye, They could talk! (Well, that's the question on Adventurequest)

What pets did pirates have?

birds (parrots)

Did pirates really have talking parrots?

(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

Were do pirates find their parrots?

on their left shoulder :)

Why did pirates have parrots?

They could sell them when they needed money.

Why do we visualize many pirates with accompanying parrots?


Why Did Pirates Have Parrots As Pets?

There were parrots, but they weren't pets. They were "investments" and were used to sell when they needed extra cash.

Are parrots really birds?

Of course parrots are birds.

Are parrots really safe?

Of course parrots are safe.

What type of animals did pirates have aboard their ships?

rats and parrots

Why don't parrots talk?

some parrots are really shie

Do parrots have brains?

Yes. Parrots have a really good brain.

Did pirates have pets?

yes, they had pets sugh as birds(parrots) and dogs.

What are the breed of parrots pirates have?

In many movies they're either Scarlet Macaws or Blue and Gold Macaws. This is the generic picture of the pirate, and pirates in real life actually kept many types of parrots.

Are parrots really intelligent?

Yes. Parrots are really smart. Even though a lot of people know that parrots are so intelligent because parrots understand what humans are saying and also parrots are much smarter than other birds.

Why do parrots talk?

parrots really don't talk. they just mimic.

Can parrots understand humans?

Of course parrots can understand humans. Parrots are extremely smart because they have a really good brain.

Can parrots and humans talk?

Of course. Both of them can really talk. Humans and parrots can talk.

Are parrots a fastest learner?

Yes. Parrots learn really quickly and can get smart faster.

Can parrots remember?

If they learn so yes they can remember. Parrots really have good members.

Can parrots really curse?

Yes, if you teach them bad languages they can really curse so do not teach any parrots bad words.

What kind of money pirates had?

'Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight' as all the parrots say...

How high can parrots fly?

Really High

Does pot smoke really kill parrots?


Can parrots fly and land really safe?

Yes parrots can fly and land safe. Parrots have wings and feathers to fly and also feets to land safely.