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19th Mar '16 5:15:49 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Captain Hook has one in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''; it doesn't talk, but it got itself (and Hook's crew) into trouble a lot.

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* Captain Hook has one named [[TeamPet Short Tom]] in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''; it doesn't talk, but it got itself (and Hook's crew) into trouble a lot.
19th Mar '16 5:12:31 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Captain Hook has one in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''; it doesn't talk, but it got itself (and Hook's crew) into trouble a lot.
19th Feb '16 1:24:25 AM PaulA
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In RealLife, it is not known if many pirates actually kept parrots for pets. Parrots are high-maintenance animals that serve no benefit on a ship (unlike, for example, cats, which keep the vermin population down). However, there are records of the occasional (non-pirate) Caribbean sailor keeping parrots and even monkeys as pets, so it's not too unlikely. The whole concept of a pirate and his parrot companion likely started with ''TreasureIsland''. And parrots in RealLife do naturally prefer to stand on a person's shoulder. It's also worth noting that at a certain point of time pet parrots commanded huge prices in Europe, so it is not inconceivable for a sailor wanting to settle down to trade in several parrots as a retirement benefit of sorts, probably leaving one to himself which is probably where it all started.

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In RealLife, it is not known if many pirates actually kept parrots for pets. Parrots are high-maintenance animals that serve no benefit on a ship (unlike, for example, cats, which keep the vermin population down). However, there are records of the occasional (non-pirate) Caribbean sailor keeping parrots and even monkeys as pets, so it's not too unlikely. The whole concept of a pirate and his parrot companion likely started with ''TreasureIsland''.''Literature/TreasureIsland''. And parrots in RealLife do naturally prefer to stand on a person's shoulder. It's also worth noting that at a certain point of time pet parrots commanded huge prices in Europe, so it is not inconceivable for a sailor wanting to settle down to trade in several parrots as a retirement benefit of sorts, probably leaving one to himself -- which is probably where it all started.
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14th Feb '16 2:58:33 PM CJCroen1393
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The head pirate in "The Waterbending Scroll" has a pet "[[MixAndMatchCritters reptile-bird]]," which makes the GenreSavvy Sokka realize...

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The head pirate in "The Waterbending Scroll" has a pet "[[MixAndMatchCritters reptile-bird]]," (looking closer to an ''[[StockDinosaurs Archaeopteryx]]'' than a parrot) which makes the GenreSavvy Sokka realize...
12th Jan '16 11:56:54 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGames/WarhammerFantasy'': Ogre Maneaters are ogres that have spent time in mercenary employ, keeping the costumes of their former jobs. One of the models is dressed as a pirate, but due to the size difference [[http://www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/Ogre-Kingdoms-Pirate-Maneater the position of parrot is occupied by a gnoblar.]]



* ''Website/TheOnion'' has [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/parrot-care-is-actually-quite-timeconsuming,10948.htm this article]] on the proper care and feeding of Pirate Parrots, by a "Captain Crimson Bannister". Extra points for being written completely in [[TalkLikeAPirate pirate-speak]].

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* ''Website/TheOnion'' has [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/parrot-care-is-actually-quite-timeconsuming,10948.htm com/blogpost/parrot-care-is-actually-quite-time-consuming-10948 this article]] on the proper care and feeding of Pirate Parrots, by a "Captain Crimson Bannister". Extra points for being written completely in [[TalkLikeAPirate pirate-speak]].
6th Jan '16 7:37:24 AM StFan
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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' shows that this isn't limited to pirates--one clip features parrots employed by drug cartels to warn them when the police show up. As Wes Denning puts it, "Parrots need to stop hanging out with such shady characters."

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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' shows that this isn't limited to pirates--one clip features parrots employed by drug cartels to warn them when the police show up. As Wes Denning puts it, "Parrots need to stop hanging out with such shady characters."
10th Nov '15 2:56:29 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' shows that this isn't limited to pirates--one clip features parrots employed by drug cartels to warn them when the police show up. As Wes Denning puts it, "Parrots need to stop hanging out with the wrong crowd."

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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' shows that this isn't limited to pirates--one clip features parrots employed by drug cartels to warn them when the police show up. As Wes Denning puts it, "Parrots need to stop hanging out with the wrong crowd.such shady characters."
10th Nov '15 2:55:47 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'' shows that this isn't limited to pirates--one clip features parrots employed by drug cartels to warn them when the police show up. As Wes Denning puts it, "Parrots need to stop hanging out with the wrong crowd."
6th Nov '15 4:15:06 AM StFan
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* On ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Vicious has an exotic bird perched on his right shoulder most of the time. This only heightens his mystique (and overall evil aura). It's a cormorant (a kind of sea bird that has acidic droppings and a nasty temper). This, combined with the fact that he [[KickTheDog blows it up]] in one of the final episodes, probably does say something about [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Vicious]]. It's inspired by Harlock's bird, noted below.[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Cormorants are trainable to a certain extent, and some fishermen in Asia use them as pretty much an aquatic equivalent of hunting hawks. Having one would probably be ''more'' useful to a pirate than a parrot.[[/note]]

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* Anime/CaptainHarlock, as a proud SpacePirate, owns not a parrot but a strange alien bird -- with black feathers, a long beak and a thread-thin neck -- that pretty much cover the same role, up to mimicking human speech and sometimes riding on his shoulder.
* On ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Vicious has an exotic bird perched on his right shoulder most of the time. This only heightens his mystique (and overall evil aura). It's a cormorant (a kind of sea bird that has acidic droppings and a nasty temper). This, combined with the fact that he [[KickTheDog blows it up]] in one of the final episodes, probably does say something about [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Vicious]]. It's inspired by Harlock's bird, noted below.above.[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Cormorants are trainable to a certain extent, and some fishermen in Asia use them as pretty much an aquatic equivalent of hunting hawks. Having one would probably be ''more'' useful to a pirate than a parrot.[[/note]]



* Anime/CaptainHarlock, as a proud SpacePirate, owns not a parrot but a strange alien bird -- with black feathers, a long beak and a thread-thin neck -- that pretty much cover the same role, up to mimicking human speech and sometimes riding on his shoulder.



* Invoked in one of TimothyZahn's stories, but not with an animal: Marines in PoweredArmor wore shoulder-mounted weapons, apparently slaved to aim wherever the wearer's eyes focused, known as "parrot guns".

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* Invoked in one of TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's stories, but not with an animal: Marines in PoweredArmor wore shoulder-mounted weapons, apparently slaved to aim wherever the wearer's eyes focused, known as "parrot guns".



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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja-pirate captain]] has a [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2004-08-04 ninja-parrot on his shoulder.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja-pirate captain]] has a [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2004-08-04 ninja-parrot on his shoulder.]]shoulder]] (holding a shuriken in its beak).



* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Patchy the Pirate has a parrot named Potty who he doesn't get along with at all.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Patchy the Pirate has a parrot named Potty who he doesn't get along with at all.



30th Jul '15 7:46:13 PM Seanette
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* Silent film ''Film/TheBlackPirate'' makes sure to show a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder
as part of the scurvy crew. They also wind up capturing a monkey.

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* Silent film ''Film/TheBlackPirate'' makes sure to show a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder
shoulder as part of the scurvy crew. They also wind up capturing a monkey.
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