Why Do Pirates Have Parrots?

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Pirates in stories and films are always depicted to have parrots with them when they go to their travels. It is said that they carried the parrots due to their inherent value since they are exotic animals. They were also carried for company, to bribe officials and also to sell them in the London bird markets.
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