How Do Birds Interact with Other Pets?

Thinking of adding a parrot to your family? If you have other pets in your home, you may wonder how they will react to your new bird -- or how your new bird will react to them! Here are a few things that you will want to keep in mind.

Cats

Smaller birds like cockatiels, budgies, lovebirds and conures might catch your cat’s eye and make them vulnerable to being caught. Larger parrots might be more intimidating to your cat, but you would still need to keep an eye on their interactions.

Dogs

Hunting dogs that are prone to predator/prey mode are concerning for your parrot. It is important to keep in mind your individual dog’s temperament.

Snakes

Snakes are also predatory animals and while your snake is in an enclosure, the snake may cause your parrot to feel stressed. Snakes are a parrot’s natural enemy in the environment.

Fish

Fish can actually provide your parrot with visual entertainment throughout the day! That said, be sure to keep your tank covered at all times so that your bird does not fall in.

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