Yes, we had a succession of cats and a succession of birds. One of our birds was a galah who lived in a cage in the backyard. Sunflower seeds would drop from his feeder to the ground and sprout then drop their own seeds. The result of this superabundance of parrot food was a constant crowd of parrots who visited our back verandah each day. To this day I adore parrots and have three of my own, though sadly, two flew away recently.
Yes,I grew up with a succession of dogs,four in total.
Yes we had a budgie, and after he died we had a cat. I have a budgie now, rude and grumpy like his owner.......... lol
I grew up with dogs and horses...I still want them in my life...