Labradors and Parrots: A Good Fit?

Jane Davis

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Are labradors good with parrots? This is a question that many people have, and the answer is not always clear. Some say Labradors are great with pet birds, while others claim they are not a good fit.

In this article, we will explore the topic of labradors and pet birds in-depth and try to conclude whether or not they are a good match. Stay tuned for more information!

The answer to your question if labs are good with parrots is it depends!

If your puppy grew up being around other household animals, the chances are that it will be good with them as an adult too. However, if your puppy is not socialized the same way, then there may be some problems when they grow up.

Labrador Retrievers are excellent family dogs.

Labradors are excellent family dogs. They are good with children and make great pets. They are also very intelligent and easy to train. This makes them a perfect choice for families who want a friendly and obedient dog. But what about other animals in the household?

a labrador retriever and a parrot

Is it OK to have a parrot and a labrador? Or will the Labrador be too interested in the bird and try to chase it around?

A few things to consider when deciding if a labrador is a good fit for your family. First, you need to make sure that your Labrador is well-socialized. This means that they have been exposed to lots of different people, animals, and so on.

If you adopt a Lab that grew up around pet birds, then it’s likely that they will be OK with your parrot too. But if you adopt a Lab from an animal shelter, there’s no way to know if they were ever exposed to other animals before being surrendered by their previous owner(s).

If you don’t want them chasing after your parrot, keep them separate. Put the parrot’s cage in a different room than where your Lab spends most of its time.

This way, they can see and smell each other but won’t interact directly.

If your pooch is joining your family, and you already have a parrot, your Labrador will quickly learn that the little feathery friend is a family member.

What About their Prey Instinct?

That is something you need to keep in mind. No matter how loving or gentle your Lab is with you, it will always have a prey instinct. This means they may be triggered to chase after the bird – especially when movement is involved.

This does not mean that you cannot have a labrador and a parrot in the same household, but it does mean that you need to take certain precautions.

For example, keep them separated when unsupervised (i.e., put your bird’s cage in another room), don’t let your dog get carried away when playing with the bird, and make sure your Lab knows that the bird is not a toy.

It’s essential to keep them separate, at least until your Lab has learned not to chase the bird. If you are consistent with this, then there should be no problems. But, better be safe than sorry.

Labradors are gentle, protective, and loving.

Labradors are known for being gentle, protective, and loving dogs. They love people and other animals alike! So while they may not be the best companions for parrots due to their natural prey drive, your Lab will still make an excellent pet if you train them appropriately.

If you want a gentle dog with children or elderly adults in your home, then this breed is a perfect choice. They are also known to be protective of their families, making them excellent guard dogs!

Labradors are one of the most popular dog breeds in America for a good reason. They have a friendly disposition and love people so much that it’s hard not to fall in love with them yourself!

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Labradors can also make great playmates.

A good friend of mine has a big bad mean cat. But they always wanted a dog too. So they adopted a labrador retriever girl, and their cat loves her.

It’s gorgeous how they play with each other. It’s almost like the cat understands that the dog is just a big puppy at heart and doesn’t want to hurt her. And obviously, Cassandra (the cat) knows how to put things in perspective regarding playtime.

Labs can sometimes be clumsy, but that doesn’t stop them from being great playmates to almost any other pet. It’s just that they have a friendly disposition.

Video of a Cockatoo feeding a Labrador


In conclusion, labradors can be good with pet birds as long as they are well-socialized and you take some precautions to keep them from interacting too closely.

Always supervise your pets when they are together and never let them play unattended. With a little training and supervision, your Labrador and parrot can live together in harmony.


Jane Davis

Hi, my name is Jane Davis, and I love dogs. I own a labrador retriever named Max. When I was growing up, we always had dogs at our house. They provide us with such unconditional love and companionship, and I can't imagine my life without one by my side.

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