The kitty has seen the birds several times (only when they are inside their cages). Our Maximilian Pionus, Holly Moon, is very interested in the kitty and climbs lower to get a better look at him. (She's always been a curious--borderline bold--girl.
) Our cockatiel, Joey, however, will take much longer to warm up to the newest family member. He keeps his crest at full mast and often hisses, while keeping one eye on the kitty as much as possible. LOL Thus far, the only interest the kitty has related to the birds are their molted feathers, which he likes to inhale and then attempt to spit out (I assist him in the process).
My goal is to have both species become acclimated to one another in my and my hubby's presence. I continually reassure Joey that he's okay, that we're keeping an eye on the kitty. We sometimes hold the kitty up higher for the birds to view him; we say to the kitty: "See the birdies? They are babies...B-A-B-I-E-S." Of course, one of us always has the squirt bottle aimed at the base of kitty's tail, in the event he decides to go into stalker mode. Even our vet, who's always kept cats and birds together, reassured me that, in time, cats come to ignore their feathered companions. *whew!*