I had little button quails for a while. Adorable little birds, made the happiest little noises. I gave them back to the friend I got them from because my schedule was too much for me to take proper care of them.
My nutty cat all but ignored the birds.
Then I got my turtle dudes. The cat was fascinated, but quickly got bored.
And then I finally got an algae eater to go in the turtle tank….and the cat has turned into The Great Algae Eater hunter. There is banging and crashing as she runs around the tank, stands on top of it, tries to get the lid off, sees if maybe for the 1000th time the glass isn’t there and she can get at that thing.