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Made some changes in the room with my birds. Replaced the carpet with wood flooring ( Christmas present!) No more loud vacuum cleaner just swiffer. But now the room has quite an echo. I put up felt material with birds on it using command strips sticking the material to the wall,fast and doesn't hurt the wall, to get rid of the echo. For another to give the birds something colorful to look at besides a white wall behind them. I love this room is so cheery. When I took the pictures I was sitting down, the material actually goes to the top of the cages.
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Love the wall coverings, great idea! So cute too.



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That looks lovely! I'd never of thought of that


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I love it! It looks great! I just bought some cloud decals to put behind my parrotlet's cage, I can't wait to get them.

I also have wood floors and I know what you mean about how much louder everything is. There is a website ballard designs...they have indoor and outdoor rugs that are like $40 or less. Great quality and really help with the noise. Because they are indoor outdoor, bird poop doesn't ruin it.
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The command strips is an awesome idea! I have a clear shower curtain I'm gonna put behind the Linnie's when I rearrange to keep them from making too much of a mess on the wall. I'll have to grab some of them!

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The command strips is an awesome idea! I have a clear shower curtain I'm gonna put behind the Linnie's when I rearrange to keep them from making too much of a mess on the wall. I'll have to grab some of them!
I tried using tacks first but didn't like the way it looked. Why not use something with color on it? The wall covering is also to protect the wall, I gave my fids blackberries oh my poor white wall was so hard to clean! I can always take it down to wash it if it gets too much stuff on it.

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I remember with my Budgies they would COVER the wall with poop behind their cage! I don't know how they did it but they were champions at flinging poop, LOL.



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I also have fabric on my wall behind my budgie and linnies cages. It really helps. I just have mine held by push pins. You could also use a curtain rod and hang it from command hooks.

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My one Linnie (Turk) specializes in doing mortar shots from the cage. He even had poo on peeps cage!

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Judy, your bird room looks lovely!
Wood flooring is much easier to clean.
I got rid of the echo by putting a removable carpet on the floor. But that means I still have to vacuum.
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I remember with my Budgies they would COVER the wall with poop behind their cage! I don't know how they did it but they were champions at flinging poop, LOL.
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I knew you would come in and say that Daisy, LOL. The Lories take the cake. :P



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Honestly, I tried Poop-Off and everything. In the end we had to actually scrape all of the wall paper off because it looked so bad it looked like somebody had got some brown paint and gone mad at the wall
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So gross! Lol Glad I only had little tiny Budgie poops that I just let dry and then they came right off. Ha.



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Oh no no, lories might as well burn through to the other side
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Honestly, I tried Poop-Off and everything. In the end we had to actually scrape all of the wall paper off because it looked so bad it looked like somebody had got some brown paint and gone mad at the wall
Poop- off didn't work on my blackberry speckled wall. Tried scraping which was a waste of time.So I painted over the spots, but the spots are a bit darker in color than the rest of the wall so the material on the wall covered that. I'm not about to repaint the whole room nor wall...At least my birds poop hasn't hit the wall (yet)

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[QUOTE=Flapping Mama;174521]Judy, your bird room looks lovely!
Wood flooring is much easier to clean.
I got rid of the echo by putting a removable carpet on the floor. But that means I still have to vacuum. [/QUOTE

Thank you Karin! My birds have a fledged wing feather trim, so they can still fly from the cages to me or the play stand, just not up to the ceiling. I was so tired of cleaning the rug of poop, not all would vacuum up. Skyler would start to scream setting Karma into joining him and with the sound of the vacuum it was just too much for our ears. The wood flooring is the best answer for me, sweep daily, the poop comes up with a quick wipe. The birds don't like the flooring because they slip and slide and I didn't like them being on the carpet.

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Judy, you know I have only one room for living and sleeping.
But my linnies seem to understand that the flight cage is their territory and the rest of the room is mine. They poop on my stuff seldom, most of the time they do it in their cage.
Especially Janosch wants to learn what I like and what I don't, so he tries to remember the places where I wipe off the poops immediately and often avoids to poop there again.
They are very considerate and cute although they don't like physical touch.
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Judy, you know I have only one room for living and sleeping.
But my linnies seem to understand that the flight cage is their territory and the rest of the room is mine. They poop on my stuff seldom, most of the time they do it in their cage.
Especially Janosch wants to learn what I like and what I don't, so he tries to remember the places where I wipe off the poops immediately and often avoids to poop there again.
They are very considerate and cute although they don't like physical touch.
I think birds are smarter than they get credit for, even those birds that don't talk. They can read our facial expressions and respond to tone of voice. My linnies seem to know when one of my friends is anxious or nervous around them. They like to fly to my friends who have birds. Sounds like you have a cozy place Karin!

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