While the cat's away, the bird can play
Tootsie cat shows no sign of malice to any bird, often sitting beneath the bird tables while the wild birds feed unconcerned.
From inside his cage, Buzz cockatiel will sing the cat to sleep on a nearby chair and seems to appreciate its company.
The one time the cat came in when the bird was free, Buzz screeched and flew at the cat in real attack mode. Fortunately my daughter jumped between them, and playtime for the cockatiel is now restricted to times when Tootsie is out.
I don't trust that bird!