Post by jwwork5556 on Feb 10, 2019 16:42:23 GMT -5
I have a question about our quakers and our cat? We keep our cat out on our closed in porch with heat for her thru the day until the birds go to bed, then we let her in. I was wondering if there was some way we could let her in around our birds so we don't have to put her on the porch. She knows they are here but, everytime she goes around the cage my husband gets on her for it because he's afraid she will hurt the birds. We have had her ever since she was as small as the palm of my husbands hand. But he has never wanted her around the birds because her Mother was a hunter and he's afraid she will be a hunter and kill the birds. I would like for her and the birds to get to know each other. I've always wanted that. But now I'd like to know if we could get her used to the birds now. She is almost 1 yr old now.
Post by msdani1981 on Apr 25, 2019 17:07:06 GMT -5
Honestly, I wouldn't risk it. Best of luck to you!
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Phoenix (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, and Mantis Shrimp
I agree with Dani. I wouldn't risk it either. You can still help them get to know each other by keeping the birds in cages, but within view of the cat. There's no way I would let the birds out with the cat in the same space. Cats are basically predators (hard-wired genetic behaviour). All the best.