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Old 04-21-2015, 12:37 AM
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Well I've recently moved from my apartment and have moved into a house with my brother (the rent works out cheaper but I do miss my city apartment). The only problem is our family cat. She's about 10 now we've had her since she was a kitten. Though like most cats (I'm assuming) she's quite the little hunter. When she was younger she'd constantly bring half dead/dead things back as little presents for us. She'd be so proud of it too. She's older now and since being back at the family house with my brother for close to a month she hasn't done any hunting. Though I'm sure she still has the drive to. I don't trust her to be anywhere near the budgies. I'm planning on making my room a no cat zone which I've already implemented. Only problem is my brother constantly opens my door and leaves it open when I'm not there to tell him to keep it closed

Currently the budgies are at my Aunt's house where they've been for about 5 months now. I want to get them back but I'm worried about Lucy (our cat) eating or attacking them.

Has anyone else successfully kept budgies in the same house as cats? I'm paranoid about coming home one day finding that the door was left open or something and they've been attacked or eaten.

Any advice or opinions would be great

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Raz - After not seeing him in close to 3 months

Naw Raz bugs my aunt for kisses but she doesn't like them being too close to her so usually shoos him off her shoulder all the time. He likes her the most as he always follows her everywhere. I think it might be because since he grew up with me he's more used to female voices and my Aunt might sound similar to me so he follows her around; my poor cutie boy.

He wanted lots of kisses - even through the bars of his cage .


Let out for a bit of a fly around while I was there. And he was playing in-front of me so I took some pics

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Cats and budgies can live in the same house as long as very strict rules are followed, and even then you can NEVER let your guard down.
I've two cats (19 and 8) and two budgies (8 months and almost 2). The budgies live in the living room, and big open concept space, and the cats are free to roam the house as long as my husband and/or I are there. The cage is placed on a table the cats can't get onto and the cats were specifically trained years ago no tables/counters/anything not the floor. The budgies only come out once the cats are locked in the bedroom; both cats MUST be physically seen and given some treats so they are rewarded for staying in the bedroom. If we are not home the cats are in the bedroom. Even when I'm just changing their food dishes, if the cage door opens for ANY reason, the cats MUST be locked up.
I find myself constantly checking and rechecking doors, locks, and windows. Your brother seriously NEEDS to not open your bedroom door. Why is he doing it anyway, it's not his room to open the door to. Put a large sign on your door stating
"WARNING, BUDGIES INSIDE. DO NOT OPEN DOOR OR THEY MIGHT DIE DUE TO THE CAT"
It seems dramatic but with the cat around it's not, it's plain fact. It's nothing against your cat, she's only doing what she was made to do.

Your animals are beautiful and look very snuggly
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Even though we do not have a cat I have in the past and I strongly recommend following strict guidelines all the times regarding the safety of your budgies, I would even go as far as placing a lock on the door for when you are not home to deter your brother from being in there.
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I have two cats and twelve budgies. The cats are 11 and 16. They have never been outside and never learnt to hunt. However I always follow strict bird out then the cats out rule. The cats ignore the budgies. All except one budgie ignores the cat. One likes to tease the cat. Never relax the guard but you know your animals you will be able to tell within an hour if they can safely live together. Trust your instincts. Signs work really well with house mates and visitors!! And put bells on the cat if u haven't already. Always better to know where they are.
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I know it might sound silly, but maybe you could consider installing an automatic door closer like the ones on screen doors? That way, you wouldn't have to worry about your door being open while you're not there.
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Cats and budgies can live in the same house as long as very strict rules are followed, and even then you can NEVER let your guard down.
I've two cats (19 and 8) and two budgies (8 months and almost 2). The budgies live in the living room, and big open concept space, and the cats are free to roam the house as long as my husband and/or I are there. The cage is placed on a table the cats can't get onto and the cats were specifically trained years ago no tables/counters/anything not the floor. The budgies only come out once the cats are locked in the bedroom; both cats MUST be physically seen and given some treats so they are rewarded for staying in the bedroom. If we are not home the cats are in the bedroom. Even when I'm just changing their food dishes, if the cage door opens for ANY reason, the cats MUST be locked up.
I find myself constantly checking and rechecking doors, locks, and windows. Your brother seriously NEEDS to not open your bedroom door. Why is he doing it anyway, it's not his room to open the door to. Put a large sign on your door stating
"WARNING, BUDGIES INSIDE. DO NOT OPEN DOOR OR THEY MIGHT DIE DUE TO THE CAT"
It seems dramatic but with the cat around it's not, it's plain fact. It's nothing against your cat, she's only doing what she was made to do.

Your animals are beautiful and look very snuggly
Thanks for the advice . I'll definitely be doing this and I like the idea of a sign. I think that would help remind my brother lol.

Thanks Raz and Lucy are very sociable with people so snuggling with them is fun

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I have two cats and twelve budgies. The cats are 11 and 16. They have never been outside and never learnt to hunt. However I always follow strict bird out then the cats out rule. The cats ignore the budgies. All except one budgie ignores the cat. One likes to tease the cat. Never relax the guard but you know your animals you will be able to tell within an hour if they can safely live together. Trust your instincts. Signs work really well with house mates and visitors!! And put bells on the cat if u haven't already. Always better to know where they are.
Yeah I wouldn't trust Lucy at all. Her hunting instincts are just too sharp. Just yesterday she was chasing a moth around the kitchen. I kind of wish Lucy was an indoor kind of cat but when we got her as kids and the way my family is we all thought of cats as able to play outside. Plus she really loves going outside but of course that means she also has the opportunity to hunt.

And yes in an effort years ago to help protect any animals from becoming victims we've always made sure to have bells on her collar.

I'll keep my room a bird safe room and definitely get some signs .


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Even though we do not have a cat I have in the past and I strongly recommend following strict guidelines all the times regarding the safety of your budgies, I would even go as far as placing a lock on the door for when you are not home to deter your brother from being in there.
Thanks .

Yes I've decided to get some signs and also a lock for my door just incase. I dont want to take any chances lol. My brother goes into my room for the dvds. I'll be moving the dvds into the loungeroom now so he won't have any reason to go into my room lol .
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