Meet Peggy, an English Staffordshire Terrier, and Molly, a magpie. Reece and Juliette Mortensen of Australia found Molly at the dog park near their home. The bird was sick, so they looked after her until Peggy and Molly grew close together.
Molly the bird spent a year with a couple and their dog. At first, they had little in common, but by spending time together, they eventually became friends. They enjoy many activities together, like playing and lying in the sun.
Their close friendship has made them popular on social media. Some people may not understand the friendship that develops between birds and dogs. Nonetheless, Juliette and her partner still try to post fun pictures and videos of their two pets in hopes that they will make other people smile.
The idea of dogs and birds getting along isn’t a new one. It’s a standard trope in cartoons, movies, and even children’s books. But it seems that there is some confusion in the real world about whether or not dogs and birds can get along.
Although some canines may not be able to share their home with birds, given the proper circumstances, it is 100% possible for dogs to coexist with parrots or other bird species. Your dog will not usually cause harm to your feathered friends. This is especially true if you raise your dog with your bird, and they have a good relationship.
The main reason that most people believe dogs and birds can’t live together is that dogs are predators while parrots are prey animals. However, dogs and birds are among the most domesticated animals, so you’ll never have to worry about them becoming too wild. Friendships are hard to make when it comes to animals, but that’s what makes it exciting when they find a friend.
Pet owners should encourage their pets to be kind to one another and help each other out.