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Can A Ferret Share A Home With A Parrot!

Is it OK to have ferrets and parrots in the same household?

By Ailigh Vanderbush
Posted: September 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Q: We’re thinking of buying our daughter a ferret, but we own an African grey parrot. Would a ferret be OK in the same house as a parrot? The ferret will be kept in our 17-year-old daughter’s bedroom, but, if by any chance it got out, would it be a danger to our parrot, which is caged up most of the time?
A: As long as the parrot and the ferret are kept separate, then they can share a home. Ferrets and birds are not pets that can learn to live together, but if kept carefully they can be live in the same home.

Watch for any signs of stress (panting, screaming, etc.) in the parrot by being in close proximity to a small predator.

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The Article is fine but it fails to state that the ferret will kill the bird if it gets a chance. Ferrets are cool but that's what they do.
Cathal, Dublin
Posted: 10/28/2012 8:49:00 AM
I have a large macaw “Keyaira” and a ferret “Storm” so far the macaw treats Storm as if he was a baby. When he does something wrong. I have even been able to put them in the same cage and have had no problem. i also let storm run free in my room with the doors locked. At night he crawls into bed with me and stays there the entire night.
Cassie, Lyons, KS
Posted: 1/6/2011 11:31:31 AM
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