I have always loved cockatiels but never considered getting one since I have cats. We're moving to a new home in a couple of months and my desire to have one keeps growing. Is it possible to safely bring one into a home with cats? I have 3 kittens who will be between 6 & 8 months old by the time we move. They are very high energy and always playing until they pass out. They also have a pretty strong prey drive. We have an attached enclosure they visit in the day and they pounce on every bug they see. I work from home so I'm always there. When I do leave for a few hours, the girls get crated so they're safe until I get back home. The bird would never be unsupervised around them. Do you think it's possible for me to be able to have a cockatiel with my girls? I'd love to be able to let her out some during the day. Should I keep her in my office, which is off limits to the cats, so she can fly around freely or in a cage? Can I train my cats (and 13 yr old dachshund) not to hurt her if she flies freely around them?