While these two make an adorable pairing, feline behavior expert Mikel Delgado tells The Dodo that relationships between cats and birds are typically not so affectionate. "Cats are natural predators, and while how predatory an individual cat may be can vary, in general, those instincts cannot be suppressed, so there is always a risk when you place a natural prey species with its natural predator," says Delgado. "I'd say in general, if you want a buddy for your cat, look toward some more appropriate species, such as another cat, a dog or even a rabbit." Above all, Delgado stresses the importance of supervising cats when they are near small pets such as birds or rodents.
You can watch Forbi and Cleo's full interaction below:
(YouTube: K Fielder)