I have Amazon parrots and my cats stay away from them. Only takes one bite on the tial to know they will hurt you. My cats also do not bother them because I think it is because they talk. I never leave them alone in same room if the birds are out of their cages, can never be too safe. When my first bird was a baby she came walking into the kitchen asking "where are you?" She had 2 dogs and a cat following her at a big distance. I had only had her a couple weeks and knew then not to leave her out of cage if I was not in the room. Since I was a new bird mom I had no idea she would come looking for me. Thru the years she has chased the dog and cats off the couch if I was sitting or laying down.