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Old 18-01-2014, 22:40   #1
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Best Liveaboard Pets

So I had the idea to get a small parrot but I'm worried that since birds aren't good with temperature changes maybe a boat in the Gulf of Mexico in the summer isn't ideal for a bird.
So what pets do make good liveaboards?
I live on a 30' C&C.
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Old 18-01-2014, 23:46   #2
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Blattaria. They're going to be there anyway. Just give one a name.
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Old 19-01-2014, 12:58   #3
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The best liveaboard pet....DOG.........Over 40 years aboard, dogs were the best. They interact and show that love....The cat didn't do squat....didn't know anything but was easy to please inside the cabin, but the cat **** stunk, still after 10 years!
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Old 19-01-2014, 13:18   #4
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Old 19-01-2014, 14:17   #5
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There was a recent thread here on parrots, do a search. Good luck, not like "pets on a boat" hasn't been discussed, just few times.
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Anyone had a goose as a boat pet?

They are territorial, protective and it doesn't matter if they fall overboard, so I always wondered if they would be worth having on a boat...
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Most boats seem to have a goose on board, judging by some of the threads on here.

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Let me tell you about the best live aboard pet. I've been a live aboard pet for twelve years and I come in at second place. I do well by barking at other boats in the fog; leaving my product at the stern for a quick rinse; and walking the rail while watching for intruders, but I remain at number two. The best live aboard pet is that bit of lichen that grows on the unseen piece of teak at the downhual behind the mizzen mast. Low maintenance and it thrives with neglect!
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my maine coon mix gato has lived aboard 7 1/2 yrs. he guards, protects, pesters, screams, meouws, hisses, scratches and catches , fetches, walks on a leash, comes to name and comes to bed, and goes to bed. he even finds leaks in pressure water system and shows momms from which direction people are approaching boat ...
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While we love our Illegal Alien Cat Cortez that we picked up in Santa Rosilia Mexico after hurricane Jemina, the best pet aboard I think is a pet Rock!


Cortez didn't like the COB drills!





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Anyone had a goose as a boat pet?

They are territorial, protective and it doesn't matter if they fall overboard, so I always wondered if they would be worth having on a boat...
Difficult to house train..... You ever see a goose dropping?
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This is a very interesting thread for me as my wife and I just moved onto a liveaboard 1 week ago with a cat. I wrote an article about it posing a few questions about safety on the boat for our cat. I had some friends who put their kittens through the "COB" drill with great success and it is great to see these photos of Cortez doing the same thing. Does anyone have any thoughts about whether this drill would work for a seven year old, house cat? I am assuming Cortez may already be fairly adventurous (an outdoor cat) and maybe a bit younger?
I also heard some people use an old piece of carpet rather than a rope.

The article I wrote: Life on the water…with a cat | Asia at Sea
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