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Chuck
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In general on STX, does no pet include all animals or just dogs and cats? I have a Blue & Gold Macaw that i will be bringing down. Does anyone know if I'll have a problem finding a place to live? I know because of permitting there aren't a lot of pet birds on the island.

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Topic starter Posted : February 17, 2007 2:55 pm
Alexandra
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Birds are specifically refused by most HOA's that say no pets. Fish in an aquarium are pretty much the only thing allowed officially at most condo complexes.

There are some complexes where you will find quite a few indoor cats and some birds in cages, and sometimes even a dog or two, but if the HOA manager decides to enforce the bylaws, you can be required to remove your pets immediately and there are often fines of about $50 per day that they can choose to impose.

It would be nice if more complexes were pet friendly, within reason. I understand why dogs are a problem for most of them, especially large dogs; since many complexes don't have a place where dogs can be walked a couple of times a day to do their business. Some indoor pets aren't a nuisance factor to other residents, though, so it's frustrating to many that they can't have such pets in their condos. Even where pets are allowed, it's usually only the unit owners who can have pets and any tenants cannot.

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Posted : February 17, 2007 3:35 pm
Linda J
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Renting from a private owner will be easier with a bird than with a dog or cat.

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Posted : February 17, 2007 3:56 pm
STT Resident
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Dear Chuck,

I'm on STT but I think the deal about large and often vocal birds in small 'hoods is pretty much general wherever you may live.

Tamed/captive animals or birds rely on people and are capable of being remarkably compliant with their owners/keepers/subjects schedules as long as the parameters are mutually understood.

If you're home 4,12,18,20 or 24 hours a day with your "pet," that "pet" adapts to your schedule. If you rough up or change that schedule they can be really, really bad! Paris Hilton chews up chihuahas - those poor little snivelling shivering tiny decorative toys who cower in her purse because they have nowhere else to go. Yikes! Where do they end up when Ms. Hllton tires of them?

My suggestion would be to do a PMV and if that works out and you get a job, get yourself situated before bringing down your Macaw,

Hope this helps. And hopefully you've already researched this forum?

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Posted : February 18, 2007 2:02 am
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