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Post by Jamie » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I have a very intelligent parakeet that was given to me as a gift a few
years ago. I have him in his little round cage which I set into a larger
cage and placed on a small end table. My cats watch every move little Dini
makes and if he goes down to eat and they can't see him they charge the cage
and bat it real hard. Of course Dini becomes startled and gets back on his
perch. Sometimes the cats lay on top of the large cage and spend hours
peering down at Dini...perhaps thinking of lunch? Dini is so used to this he
actually welcomes their company and chirps and whistles to them.
I'm sure someone else has birds and cats. How do you keep your birds safe
from the cat's? If I didn't have the larger cage Dini wouldn't be here
today.
 
 
 

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Post by PRH » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I have both birds and cats. Keeping them in the same household doesnt really
seem to be  a problem.  For the most part the cats stay away from them. I think
their squacking hurts their ears  -) As soon as one bird (the noisiest) is
covered and goes to bed for the night, one particular cat jumps on top of his
cage and curls up to sleep for awhile.  The cat only does this once the cage is
covered, and doesnt  stay there all night. Obviously I never keep the birds out
of their cages when I'm not in the room.  But the cats never charge or attack
the cages at all. .

Pam

 
 
 

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Post by Odette Bro » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a very intelligent parakeet that was given to me as a gift a few
> years ago. I have him in his little round cage which I set into a larger
> cage and placed on a small end table. My cats watch every move little Dini
> makes and if he goes down to eat and they can't see him they charge the cage
> and bat it real hard. Of course Dini becomes startled and gets back on his
> perch. Sometimes the cats lay on top of the large cage and spend hours
> peering down at Dini...perhaps thinking of lunch? Dini is so used to this he
> actually welcomes their company and chirps and whistles to them.
> I'm sure someone else has birds and cats. How do you keep your birds safe
> from the cat's? If I didn't have the larger cage Dini wouldn't be here
> today.

   Do you think it is fair to keep a bird or any animals in a small cage for
   years and years? To me this is very cruel, when I see all my birds outside
  I cannot imagine doing this. Do you ever let him out?
   When I go to a pet store and see all those birds in prison, my heart
   bleeds, should be a law against keeping animals caged for ever.

   Guess I will get lots of mail about this! Good and bad.

   ob.

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Post by Janet Co » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>I have a very intelligent parakeet that was given to me as a gift a few
>years ago. I have him in his little round cage which I set into a larger
>cage and placed on a small end table. My cats watch every move little Dini
>makes and if he goes down to eat and they can't see him they charge the cage
>and bat it real hard. Of course Dini becomes startled and gets back on his
>perch. Sometimes the cats lay on top of the large cage and spend hours
>peering down at Dini...perhaps thinking of lunch? Dini is so used to this he
>actually welcomes their company and chirps and whistles to them.
>I'm sure someone else has birds and cats. How do you keep your birds safe
>from the cat's? If I didn't have the larger cage Dini wouldn't be here
>today.

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.

  |\      _,,,---,,_         Janet (and Berelain)                |
  /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_                  
 |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'        
'---''(_/--'  `-'\_)      

 
 
 

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Post by TheCentralScrutinizer... » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:



>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!
 
 
 

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Post by David Yehuda » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:




> >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!

Reminds me of when I was a kid. I was in the
kitchen when I heard my mother call the dog from
the living room: "Wheeet, wheeet, wheeet, here,
Mickey." I ran in there to see what was going on
and almost died laughing. The neighbor's cat was
climbing the screen door trying to get in, and
Mom's parakeet was calling the dog. Sure enough,
the dog came running and chased the cat away.
Cheers,
Dave
 
 
 

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Post by Dy Ziegl » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


When I was a ***ager, we got a kitten from the local SPCA, a little
male cat we dubbed Nermal. When he was about 9 months
old my mother bought me a***atiel parrot as a gift. Tiki as he
was known and Nermal regarded each other with a bit of
curiosity at first - Nermal being an indoor cat at the time wasn't
sure what to make of the noisy little grey fuzzball, and I kept
Tiki in a small cage on a counter. One morning I awoke to
see Nermal trying to bat through the cage. He (the cat)
*knows* the meaning of the word "no!" and when I saw him
I yelled "Nermal, NO!".... well the cage was on a counter
about 3 feet off teh ground, and thee were some utility
drawers and cupboard linign it...when I yelled at Nerm, he
jumped a bit, but his hind leg got caught in a partially open
drawer and he crashed to the floor most unceremoniously (and
limped for a week, he wrenched that leg pretty bad).

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 :)

-----
Dy Ziegler

"What part of *MEOW* don't you understand?"

 
 
 

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Post by Yoj » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Reminds me of when I was a kid. I was in the
>kitchen when I heard my mother call the dog from
>the living room: "Wheeet, wheeet, wheeet, here,
>Mickey." I ran in there to see what was going on
>and almost died laughing. The neighbor's cat was
>climbing the screen door trying to get in, and
>Mom's parakeet was calling the dog. Sure enough,
>the dog came running and chased the cat away.

Smart bird.

Joy

 
 
 

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Post by newsgrou » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Speaking of birds have any of you seen the  magazine "birds and blooms"?