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we just got 2!!

jennifer parentjennifer parent Member Posts: 28
edited 25 February, 2012 in Behavior & Training
we just added 2 beautiful baby parakeets to our family....i bought a stand for the cage so they are high up so smokey cant get them but she keeps jumping at the cage.....any advice on how to teach her not to do that?


  • stacy bridgefordstacy bridgeford riversideMember Posts: 12
    edited 22 February, 2012
    You really can't teach her to stay away from them. And a stand won't protect them when you're not around. She can jump on top of it and hurt them through the bars (or give them a heart attack). It's a sticky situation.
  • jennifer parentjennifer parent Member Posts: 28
    edited 24 February, 2012
    thank u for your're right.....when im not home i put the cage in a room with door shut.....i read that even if the cat accidentally claws the bird it can be fatal....thanks
  • Brooke IngelsBrooke Ingels Member Posts: 16
    edited 25 February, 2012
    I have two parakeets as well and when we got my kitty, Tasha, I hung the bird's cage up HIGH in a room with absolutly nothing around that she could jump on to try and get to the cage. She has (somewhat) lost interest in them, but still lays there and watches them from time to time:)
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