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I have a dilemma, possibly you all can help me with. I have a large bird room that is carpeted. I hate to tear the carpet up now incase I want to change it years from now. I tried a tarp and it was awful tripping over it and cleaning it is impossible. So I threw that out. Anything interlocking will now work on a carpet for obvious reasons. Do you all have any idea what I can lay on top of my carpet for my bird room?

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I will be watching for answers, I recently turned a small bedroom into my bird room and it also is carpeted... I rent so tearing it out is not an option... Right now I use a lot of newspaper under strategic areas.
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I hear you and understand about the carpet dilemma, I rent a house with carpeting and the bird/s were in one room with a light colored tiny pile carpet that would show every little drop of food or poop.

I ended up putting painters cloths around the cages to catch any seeds or food that might fall out of the cages when the birds are being pigs. Its easy for me to pick up the cloths and shake them outside, I can also drop them in the wash as they are durable and last a long time.

The only other thing I can think of for you would to put down plexiglass, the stuff that people put under their office chairs and I've seen people put this on their bird room walls to keep their birds chewing walls. It is super easy to clean, you can buy it at home hardware stores in different thickness and colors and sizes, they will cut it for you.





Or you could get the of plastic carpet protector that has tiny plastic pin type prickles on the back of it, it will hug the carpet and keep it from moving. This product also comes in various sizes and is really easy to clean.










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I hear you and understand about the carpet dilemma, I rent a house with carpeting and the bird/s were in one room with a light colored tiny pile carpet that would show every little drop of food or poop.

I ended up putting painters cloths around the cages to catch any seeds or food that might fall out of the cages when the birds are being pigs. Its easy for me to pick up the cloths and shake them outside, I can also drop them in the wash as they are durable and last a long time.

The only other thing I can think of for you would to put down plexiglass, the stuff that people put under their office chairs and I've seen people put this on their bird room walls to keep their birds chewing walls. It is super easy to clean, you can buy it at home hardware stores in different thickness and colors and sizes, they will cut it for you.

Thanks I thought about that but I can't find large rolls to cover my 285 square foot room.




Or you could get the of plastic carpet protector that has tiny plastic pin type prickles on the back of it, it will hug the carpet and keep it from moving. This product also comes in various sizes and is really easy to clean.





I thought a bout this but I can't find a large roll of it to cover 285 square feet.
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I buy the floor protectors for office chairs like mr. Peepers showed. I use them from ikea. They are about $20-25. They are perfect.

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I thought a bout this but I can't find a large roll of it to cover 285 square feet.

A roll of carpet protector with the spike back should be easy to find in any carpet store.





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I can post pics if you need.

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I can post pics if you need.
Yes please post pictures if you would. I've been to all the stores in my area. I don't want to go on line because shipping would be costly. But I'd love to see what you've found. I can show it to the hardware stores around here. I hope its not the flimsy carpet runners there way to narrow to cover my room. And I don't want ten runners to cover my room that would look awful.

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I just saw this, its a heavy duty plastic you roll out over your carpet it has a sticky backing so it will stick to the carpet keeping it from moving.

You can walk on it spill paint on it, its suppose to be puncture proof. It comes in different sizes, it also says it a temporary product but who knows.... it might be what you need?

Check out the link. There's a video as well showing what its capable of enduring.

http://www.surfaceshields.com/carpet-shield


Home depot has the same product check the bottom of the page link for surface shields.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/ES-Robbin...4014/204590747






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I have a narrow roll of that ribbed stuff and it is horrible, seeds and feathers get under it and it needs to be lifted to clean under... And the cages don't roll easy on it... I took it back up.
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The only other alternative I can think of is to buy a piece of carpeting that will fill the room. You can get some strangely colorful inexpensive indoor outdoor carpet, if you go to a carpet store and ask for something horribly ugly and cheap with a thick pile almost shag like, they will be more then happy to get rid of it. CHEAP!

The carpet piece can protect your good carpet underneath and if your top carpet is colorful enough and thick enough you won't see all the food or poop stains.

You can also go to any 2nd hand shop and buy a second hand area rug cheap.





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Okay sorry about the delay. Here we go this is what the ikea floor coverings look like.

They are really light and blend in I hope you can see it.
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Here is another image apparently this site won't let me post multiple images from my iPad.

The lighter one is the one I use from ikea the darker one is from Costco I use for my office chair which is in my bird room.
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You can go to any home improvement store or carpet store and get a roll of vinyl flooring and put it over your carpet. Just make sure you let it air out for several days to off gas before bringing it into the house.
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Thanks Everyone

Ive thought of all these ideas. I wanted to have a bird room to show off not look bad you know? I guess I'll just have to save up for tile.

I thought maybe possibly I could of forgotten something but sad to say no.

I have plastic runners like you all suggested under my cages now. But when I let them out to fly around I wanted the rest of the carpet covered as well for those wonderful droppings.

Thank you all for your time and suggestions Im so happy you are all so very helpful with your suggestions.

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