So we have a Jardine’s parrot-- 11 years old. He spends a lot of time out of his cage but usually sticks close to his cage even when he’s out.
We would like to get a cat. Mr Capybara and I both like kitties – he feels a yearning for a petting-and-lounging-on-lap cuddly animal (the parrot loves me, not he, so their relationship is not cuddly, if you catch my drift, although they get along fine).
So, any advice on how to incorporate a kitten into a pre-parroted household with a positive outcome? Cat-apathy re: parrot is a goal, I suppose, or at least cat not viewing parrot as plaything or food source.
Murphy (the parrot) is fine with cats-- his prior owners must have had one or more (when we got him (age 9) he already knew meowing) and he spends a lot of time around in-laws cats (one is very mellow and the other is otherwise obsessed by squirrels, instead, and hardly notices the bird), so it’s not a problem on his end.
Anyone done this?