Guess I will get lots of mail about this! Good and bad.
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>When I was a kid we had birds and cats cohabiting in the same
>household for years. Mind you the bird's cage hung from a hook on the
>ceiling or wall. When we let the bird out for a fly around we double
>checked to see whether there was a cat about.
> >When I was a kid we had birds and cats cohabiting in the same
> >household for years. Mind you the bird's cage hung from a hook on the
> >ceiling or wall. When we let the bird out for a fly around we double
> >checked to see whether there was a cat about.
> My folks had a *really* dumb cat and a pretty smart parakeet at the same
> time. The bird learned how to open the door on its cage and used to
> divebomb the cat!
Now of course I felt bad for kitty, and doctored him up and
all (and started to hang Tiki's cage from a hook in the living
room ceiling for protection) I discovered that Nerm was,
after that incident, *afraid* of the bird! It seems he associated
the chirping little "snack -in -a-cage" as the reason he got
hurt. We could take Tiki out of his cage and when we
did, Nermal would *RUN* out of the room and hide under
a bed. We eventually trained Tiki to say "Here, kitty kitty
kitty!", and during one memorable incident, Tiki was
flying loose and landed near Nermal who happened to
be sleeping...Tiki walked up to Nerm and was watching
his tail with curiosity (Nerm always twitched just the tip
of his tail when he slept) and started to nibble at it. Well,
Nerm woke up, turned around, saw Tiki, *SCREAMED*,
then ran hell-bent-for-leather into my bedroom and
dived under my bed!
Both critters still live with my parents, and they are
approaching birthday #11 this summer :)
"What part of *MEOW* don't you understand?"