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Old 10-28-2016, 01:41 PM
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Hi all, some advice please. We have a lovely budgie called Digby as some of you may know. She loves to be out flying free and follows us all over the apartment. If we brought a dog into the equation I feel Digby (or any other budgie we would have) would be in a dangerous position.

I am sounding some of you out because I really think that the dog is a no no under these circumstances. I cannot imagine Digby having to be confined to her house most of the time or the dog being shut away in the kitchen/hall.

I think I have answered my own query but some input/confirmation would be good. Thanks

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Old 10-28-2016, 01:51 PM
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Yes, by bringing home a dog you would have to make some radical changes in order to ensure Digby's safety and that would mean having her on a dog free room.
Having free range of the house would no longer be possible unless the dog were to be shut in a room (which could also be troublesome and even heartbreaking).
When having different species of pets sharing the same household, compromises must be made in order to keep all of them happy, safe and well adjusted.
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Sue, it would mean some changes to how Digby if you were to bring a dog into your home.

I have a dog and all my birds, but Holly has always been a downstairs dog and the birds are strictly in one room upstairs. The budgies are one another's companions so if I'm there or not is irrelevant. I feel Digby would lose out if a dog were bought into the household with how his current situation is.
it's different if you have a dog and bring birds in afterwards.
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I have two dogs, and it is a little different than if we had none, but it's not impossible. When the birds are flying about, I keep the dogs outside in the yard (which is fenced ) or in their kennels.
I keep the cages up and away from the dogs so there is no way they could be tipped over.

One of my dogs is elderly and completely blind and deaf, so of course she's a bit easier to manage with the birds than my other dog
My other dog is scared to death of the cockatiels though, because they're so loud she's scared of cars, thunder, rain, balloons and people wearing hats, so she really doesn't bother the birds.

It depends on the dog. I know my dogs would never attack my birds, but I still take precautions because instincts could kick in.

My family gets along great with three birds, two dogs and a cat. It's not impossible to do
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Sue,

Given how much a part of your everyday life Digby has been all along, I don't think it would be fair either to her or to a dog for you to bring one into your home. One or the other would have to be "shut away" during the time their opposite has free rein in particular parts of your house.

I would personally recommend you simply keep things status quo and enjoy every day with your little Digby.

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iT would require changes for the of the bird. In case you foget the new changes, like closing a certain door, it could be fatl for your bird. I like doge, but noa good idea to house with a bird.
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Thanks Deb - you have confirmed my musings. I have been thinking long and hard re this and as you say, we are part of Digby's flock and she loves to be with us as much as possible, even as I type this she is calling to Allan and will spend at least the next half hour hanging on his glasses when he comes down!!
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You're welcome, Sue. I'll go ahead and close your thread now.
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