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plungesponge plungesponge 26-30, M 5 Answers Aug 20, 2011

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By the time of the Golden Age of Piracy (1680 – 1730) there was a well established trade in parrots.   Usually animals aboard a ship were used as provisions rather than as pets but fortunately parrots weren’t a favorite meal.  It is thought that the pirate & parrot cliché originated from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”.     However, the historical journal of Pirate Captain William Dampier describes that in certain cases pirates actually did take parrots on board, most likely because they wanted to sell them at a profit to the high society of Europe.

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Not sure but my cat thinks he's a parrot, sits on my shoulders all the time.

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The infamous Montague Python had a Norwegian Blue glued to his shoulder I believe

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