Is there any techiques I can use to get a new cat to behave around my birds? ?

I am the proud owner of a beautiful green cheeked conure and a blue quaker. I would love to get a dog in the future, and would really like a cat along with the dog... and now we come to the problem. There is a beautiful cat up for adoption at the vets- it has the best personality. I have taken her home for the... show more I am the proud owner of a beautiful green cheeked conure and a blue quaker. I would love to get a dog in the future, and would really like a cat along with the dog... and now we come to the problem. There is a beautiful cat up for adoption at the vets- it has the best personality. I have taken her home for the weekend to trial her to see what she is going to be like with the birds. I live in a small, open plan house- and my birds are very spoiled and spend most of the day outside their cages. Kitty is very interested in the birds. My gcc has never seen a cat so he isnt reacting too badly- but apparently my quaker knows exactly what kitty is and is getting a bit nervous... which only makes her more interested. I am squirting her with water when she gets too close to the cage- is there anything else I can do to try to teach her not to get the birds over the weekend. I would love the opportunity to have a cat- and have read in a parrot behaviour book that it is easier to train cats not to eat your birds than it is to teach dogs!
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