My late wife had several parrots. Over a number of years we had a Amazon Double Yellow Head
, Amazon Lialac Fronted, a couple of Green Wing McCaws and an African Grey.
We lived aboard an cruised with the African Grey. We had an acrylic
(no rust) sleep cage build which was mounted in a cabin
below. It was fully enclosed acrylic
with air holes up high so no cage mess could exit the sides. Slide out tray for cleaning
. Space for perch, toy, food
During the day the Grey hung out on a perch in the full enclosed cockpit
. We just hosed out the cockpit
A totally enclosed cockpit is important if you want to keep the bird uncaged in the cockpit. An escaped domesticated parrot wont likely fare well...especially since they cant swim. They can flop around in the water for a very brief time...Ive rescued a few, but youve got to be right there when they go in the water or they will drown.
Your bird is smaller so a cage of some sort in the cockpit may work
If you plan to cruise
with a parrot, be aware that most species fall under CITES regulations
. This can make it a singificant hassle clearing international borders. Way more so that cats or dogs
aboard (we also cruised with 3 cats).