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Old 09-11-2018, 10:40 AM
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My last dog that passed before last Christmas went from interest to disdain to ignoring in a matter of weeksI would never risk a confrontation of any kind.

I have seen some post that their parrots and dogs are friends and interact but that's a step I wouldn't ever allow. I am happy with a resigned acceptance of the situation.
My dogs half jack russell, half chihuahua. The j.r. side is what Im worried most about because the prey drive is so high; so I will never (as in never-ever) take any chances with her and the birds being together.

I realize some breeds of dog are more docile, but I've always had terriers, and so I do not believe in mixing dogs and other species.

What Im really concerned about is whether my dogs going to be disgusted with these other creatures, forever. I dont like to see her jealous, and I think she's putting the sad eyes on to get my sympathy (she can tear up at the slightest thing, to get her way. she learned it from her previous home), but Im only human, and it still affects me to see her make the sad faces.

I have a marsupial that she dislikes. So much so, that she will not make eye contact with it. If I bring the marsupial around, she will getup and leave. Ive tried to get her used to its presence in a few safe ways, but her reaction is one of disgust (she acts the same way if she sees a worm or a slug on the sidewalk).
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:50 AM
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Yes, indeed... caution, caution, and more caution.

In the Rb's 34 years, three pugs have come and gone, and we now have a cute little red mutt. They've all been scared of the bird, and that's fine with me. I have watched them all like a hawk, though. I've heard so many horrific tales here about dogs who were presumed safe and then did the unthinkable. The anguish of people who must deal with the injury/death of one beloved pet due to another pet's actions... it's almost unbearable, even to hear about, let alone experience, I'm sure. Things can happen so fast. A dog can knock over even a caged bird and... disaster.
One of the many hazards we must guard against, I guess.

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That's not a rant, GG; Im sensitive to animals, too. Id never forgive myself if my dog got to my birds. I have 3 species in the house, and the will never be allowed to interact, because thats how nature intended them to be. I want them to know and get used to the fact that there are other species in the home, especially the dog; be they will never have a chance to interact.

And all the pugs I've met have been laid back little guys! when my last dog was old, in his last year of life, a neighbor's little female pug befriended him and was just the sweetest to him. It was remarkable to see how gentle and loving she acted with him.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:04 AM
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He's more jealous of them than anything. When I'm giving Ember love, he wants to be pet too and will flop his big head into my lap so I have to pet both of them at the same time.

Since he's so big (100 pounds) and could easily step on them, I've taught him to 'freeze' every time the birds take flight. It's really important because Ember is clipped and still flies but can't get very far and lands on the ground. He is a very good boy at freezing.

Ember is scared of him still so I'm still working on that...but the dog for the most part ignores the birds...doesn't necessarily like them but knows birds are not play toys. They're mommy's little flying babies
My birds dont seem scared of my dog, and are even tolerant of her going off on the odd bark. Which is another reason why they should never be allowed together; I cant rely on them having the sense to avoid her. They watch me snuggle and kiss on her all the time, from their cage, so I dont know if they think maybe shes my baby , or something, and not as potentially lethal?

They are Bourke's parrots, so they sometimes want to walk on the ground, too, so that is also why they can never be together.
My dog does know what it means when I tell her to be "gentle," but that will never be good enough with the birds.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:10 AM
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My dogs have no desire to interact with the bird, they run away when she's out, like don't let that weird looking thing get near me. The bird on the other hand is not scared of them at all for some reason. She would love nothing more to get a hold of their tails and play in their fur. I dont let her of course.
So true! For some reason, I thought my dog would enjoy the sounds of birds in the house. It's nature! She's heard birds all day , every day, outside. I thought she would like me making the home more like the outdoors, lol

Bourke's have a gentle chirp and song. I get that a larger bird would drive her bonkers. But she acts like the birds noises as annoying. When I sing back to them, she gives me a look like Ive gone crazy, or she sighs loudly like Im being annoying. I honestly didnt realize that some dogs can be so crabby about this.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:18 AM
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I have dogs and Parrots. My dogs are not allowed to look at the parrots, this is part if me claiming them as mine only. A dog obsessively watching a parrot is bad news and in my opinion thinking of eating them. It's not that hard to train them not to look, and also give you space I request five feet radias from me when ever the parrot is out. On the other hand I feed and water my dogs three feet in front of the cage. There are some dogs I would never trust if their prey drive is to high, and there tedoect of you too low. I had an old rescue dog that obsessively drooled and stared at my parrot, that took six months of work to break. So I think with work and respect it can. I also never allow the parrots to harass the dogs. Abd never leave a room with both out .
Yep; I dont let the dog stare at them, either. She will look away when I tell her to, and go back to her own biz. But when they have a night fright or when she has seen them fly (while I was holding her in my arms), she goggles. So hopefully in time, she will not get triggered so badly. But she's who she is, and terriers have very high prey drives. The birds' cage is up high, but I dont let her loiter around the area, anyway, because as you point out, she needs to know they have their territory.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:52 AM
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That being said, lol, my dogs show active jealousy towards all of my pet birds on a daily basis....

Bottom-line is that cats, dogs, ferret and other rodents, some reptiles, etc. are all predators and the birds are always the prey. And all cats are natural hunters, even the most docile, fat, lazy, loving house-cat that has never gone outside and never chased or bitten anyone or anything. So the idea of your bird(s) and your other predatory pet(s), whether they be a dog, a cat, a rodent, a large reptile, etc., doesn't matter, being "friends" or becoming "friendly with each other" is not typically reality, it's just not how nature works. Yes, there will be situations where a dog seems to "like" a bird, or is "friends" with a bird that it lives with, I've seen it and cannot deny it...However, I still cringe and hold my breath...
I agree at 100%. I dont understand why people think animals are a total reflection of humans. It's absolute human arrogance or Disney brainwashing or both, lol The clips on youtube of people letting their babies and children stick their faces directly in their dog's face, make me livid at the complete ignorance and plain stupidity of humans. when it comes to animals. The only reason I dont know why basic human v animal interaction isnt taught in schools, must have something to do with the religious idea in this country that 'man is lord over all the beasts,' or some nonsense like that.

I used to metaphorically roll my eyes at people with dogs who got sad when their dogs would tear up over something (usually not getting to eat what the human is eating, lol). I had terriers, and they never stooped to that indignity, lol

But then I adopted a half chihuahua who is a master at the art of filling her eyes up with water in a split second whenever she wants her way, and I'll be darned! I know she's playing me, with those tears. And yet it always pulls at my heartstrings, seeing her tear up, lol
It's ME who's the weakest species, here.
I can reason why she's doing it, and even feel a bit indignant, but I cant not feel twinges of sympathy for her.

Of course I dont give into her wanting to eat human food 24/7, because it would be bad for her health, But on issues where Im giving another animal attention, I do feel somewhat guilty when she turns on the jets. And its not just tearing up, that she does. She makes a sad expression. She turns her default Chihuahua smile upside-down, mimicking human sadness. It's like she was trained to be a master spy ;p

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Re: Did your dog ever learn to accept your bird as part of the family?

Of my two dogs, one is curious and one is perhaps a little to interested. When I let my parrot out, both dogs have to be in their crates. The older one has to have her cage covered so she doesn't throw a fit when she sees him, mainly just fussing. The younger dog couldn't really care when I walk past with the bird, but since he's a large dog I'm not keen on pushing my luck. The birds also have their own room the dogs can't get into. The one time the younger dog did, my parrot was trying to bite his nose through the cage. The dog left when told.
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Re: Did your dog ever learn to accept your bird as part of the family?

Yes I put a puppy fence in front of the parront cages. Because I found out my parrots through a fit when I leave, and try and stick their faces through. This really got the dogs attention. So I don't want to worry when I'm not home. Because the dogs act differently when mamma isn't home!
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Re: Did your dog ever learn to accept your bird as part of the family?

I wouldn't say Flower ever embraced our feathery addition. She's a mix of a million things (chihuahua, shih tzu, pomeranian, poodle, daschund, a dash of spaniel, and some undistinguishable terrier breeds) but looks very terrier. She wanted to eat Kermit the first few weeks. We kept her carefully seperated and started doing controlled introductions (one or the other had to be in a cage) to get her desensitized to the bird. After that she seemed over the bird, though maybe a bit curious. Soon we were able to have them out in the same room (with supervision) and the dog wouldn't care. It passed without relative incident, although once the bird escaped her cage, waddled down the hall, and on an urge I went to check on the bird and found the bird and the dog in a Western-style stare-down.... I'm glad we'd done our introductions right, but that piece of horror will follow me.

Then we got a little, ahem, sloppy. We had them both on the couch, and faster than we could react, Kermit waddled down my mom's arm and bit the dog on the nose. The dog wanted nothing to do with the bird after that. Then it happened a 2nd time (I know, bad us), and from that day forward the dog has actively avoided the bird. So... win-win for everyone. The dog wants nothing to do with the 60 gram feather demon and I am pleased with that outcome in the end. I still wouldn't advise my particular methods.
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