When i first got my cat princess i had 3 birds, big boy, Boswell and princess..... yes the bird was also named princess.
Before i had the cat we let the parakeets have free roam of the house. we never really liked to keep them caged. Soon after the cat came we realized it was essential that they be caged.
One weekend while i was away princess viciously captured and killed Boswell who was a lonely old widower who couldn't fly very high.
I was a bit upset with her. Then on another evening she was sitting in front of their cage for hours on end. all of a sudden she lunged for the cage. As it was coming down the door magically opened and big boy escaped the crash. Princess the bird died shortly after from her injuries.
And then there was only Big boy left. He was lonely. one evening i was hanging around with my friend in the dark and playing with lasers. She got up to head to the kitchen when all of a sudden the laser chain clasped on to the door of the cage. BB flew out and in seconds Princess had him. She ran to the other end of the house. By the time we reached them she had broken his neck.
She is always on the prowl for a kill.