I don't know about you house, but in my house we love and spoil our animal family members.
At one time we had 5 dogs, a black cat that ruled them all, cocktiels, fish, turtle and rabbits. Rabbits went from two to nine and that was to many. Turtle went to a friend of mine that had a beautiful back yard pond. Last I hear he was still happy as a clam or a turtle anyway.
These days the kids are grown and on their own and we are down to two papillion mixes, a shizu-poodle (we call her a shit-poo) and a collie of some sort that we incorporated into our small herd when a family member recently passed away.
The cockatiels we used to hand raise, turned into Mullacan Cockatoos a few years back when we decided to breed larger birds. Don't ever get a Mullacan until you do a lot of research first. They are the loudest and smartest bird that you will come across. We picked up Bonnie and Clyde, a bonded pair, at a local bird show. They were so beautiful and cute together and young only about 8-10 years old. Bonnie decided that my husband was going to be her mate not Clyde. During mating season she would throw nesting materials at my husband and try to get him to climb in her nesting box. Clyde on the other hand, would sit on top of the nesting box and, as my kids put it, would go all Darth Vadar on him. He would spread his wings and raise his top feathers and squawk at the top of his little lungs. When birds attack comes to mind.
We did everything we could think of to get the 2 birds to mate. After a few years of trying, we just gave up and just let them be friends and loved pets. A couple of years ago Bonnie died while we were away trying to lay her first egg. After a search online we found that the mate often will die of loneliness. So off to the pet store. We picked up a smaller indoor cage and brought Clyde inside. After a couple weeks we took him back outside to play in the sun in the large aviary. Now he doesn't want to come back in. He enjoys having the whole place to himself and , like and old man, squawks at the crows and seagulls and any other bird that come near his cage or dares make any noise in our neighborhood.
The dogs being small and the bird being large, leave the bird alone. My sons dog, a great dane, on the other hand, scares the bejessus out of him and he climbs to the top of the cage faster than a horse with gate left wide open.
All in all, we love our animal family and if we ever get our dream log cabin on a few acres, I'm sure my husband will be coming home with horse, cows and maybe an alpacca. who knows.