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cats-and-birdsToday, my younger cat, Millie was at the door of our mobile home in Delaware scratching to go out on the screened in porch. Since she’s an indoor cat and the temperature was about 16 degrees, I was reluctant to send her out. She insisted and I let her out for a few minutes. She began jumping and running back and forth as if she wanted to catch something. She did. Apparently, a small bird got into our screened in porch and was flying back and forth. Millie was determined to get that bird until I spoiled her plans by opening the door and letting the bird fly out into freedom!

So, can birds and cats live together in the same house?  The answer is “yes” if you take the proper precautions.  If your cat shows an interest in hunting your bird (which no doubt, he or she will at some point) spritz the cat with water. Most of the time, this will be enough to curb your cats predatory behavior after awhile. Birds are able to catch certain diseases from cats and direct contact to your cats fur through biting can increase the likelihood that your bird will catch something.  Always try to avoid physical contact between your bird and cat.  With consistent training the two should get along and not harm each other. Give your kitty lots of exercise by playing with her cat toys. This way she will not want to play with your bird!