Some anecdotes regarding Duncan Pets, a pet store along the Trans-Canada Highway: Once I saw a cage with a cat beside a cage of budgies. The birds didn’t seem too comfortable. Another time a cat that was not in a cage was entertaining itself sitting in front of the budgie cage. In both cases I think the birds were actually pretty safe. Another time I bent down to pet a cat and he decided to climb onto my back and stay there a while. I actually got a little concerned because this left me a bit immobilized and I needed to be somewhere within the hour. Luckily he found another customer to greet soon enough.