Curtains for cage

CaptainHowdy

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So I've been thinking about putting some curtains up around charlies cage as it will stop him pooping on my newly decorated walls and also means I can draw the curtains closed a bit more if we have guests round and they need to walk through his room. He's not a fan of guests!

I have the curtain to use which I've washed a couple of times. And I have the curtain track.

But I'm trying to think of the best way to do it. He's in the rainforest double stacked cage. Reva will be going on the top eventually. So if I do go with the original idea of building a wooden frame it needs to be done so he can't chew it. Then I wondered if I should have separate curtain for each half of the cage. In case Charlie wants to sleep but Reva doesn't etc.


So I'm looking for ideas lol. Any one done this before?
 

Kendra

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I have not had cages on top of another but on tall cages I would just put some elastic around the top and hang the cover over it. It was so easy to install, move the curtain back or forward, change for washing etc. wonder if some how this could be adapted to meet your needs?.
 

CaptainHowdy

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I have not had cages on top of another but on tall cages I would just put some elastic around the top and hang the cover over it. It was so easy to install, move the curtain back or forward, change for washing etc. wonder if some how this could be adapted to meet your needs?.

Ooh ok. Do you have any pictures? I'm not sure my mind is being very helpful for this lol.

It would need to be curtains I can open and close as I want to be able to have them open but keep the back and side(s) protected. Then close fully of a night or of they get upset by guests etc.
 

CaptainHowdy

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I am wondering if a curved track on the ceiling would work? Are the birdies going to Ok in stacked cages hun?

I have seen a shower curtain used as a back drop and a poop screen with success. Who wouldnt want to think they were in Hawaii?
Wouldn't really want to attach it to the ceiling for the same reason as above, it needs to move with the cage in case I move them around the room.

Regarding the cages they will be fine. Charlies lived in the same style before and he prefers being on the bottom where's it darker. Reva will be in the top which is more what he's used to. Probably wouldn't do with any of the others though as charlie is the one really who seems to like being on the floor lol.
 

Kendra

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Sorry no pictures but it is so simple, I used black sheets which showed every little splash etc. As the sheet was double it gave a good cover, to move back I just slid the sheet on the elastic to the sides or back, whichever I needed. I am not sure I am explaining this very well.
 

Kendra

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IF you imagine a sheet thrown over the washing line, the washing line is the elastic around the cage. The ends of the sheet are at the front so they can be pushed aside each way. Am I doing any better?
 

CaptainHowdy

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IF you imagine a sheet thrown over the washing line, the washing line is the elastic around the cage. The ends of the sheet are at the front so they can be pushed aside each way. Am I doing any better?

Oooh I get you!! Ooh that now could be a way to do it. Not with the curtains as they are quite heavy. But I could get a sheet to do it with 🤔
 

RoyJess

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We have put up net curtains across our doors and dividing certain walls to prevent our birds gaining access to certain areas. These are put up with a couple of standard netting wire, hooks and eyes.

For your cage, you could make a square frame wider than your cage. Then fix these to the outside of your cage using a similar technique as those perches with bolt and wingnut fixing.

I would make the frame out of 2x1 PSE timber baton







I would attach some flexible curtain rail around the outside of the wooden frame for your curtain.
 

DizzyBlue

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Oooo cool idea @RoyJess
Hmmm what about one of those room screen dividers that they used to get changed behind? that way you can fold it away against a wall if you wish or pop it out in front and have a lovely pattern if you choose whilst giving birdies privacy... if you had a bamboo one doesn't really matter if they have a chomp ... you could actually build one yourself and choose the pattern of your choice and just staple the material / cover you want?!
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CaptainHowdy

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Oooo cool idea @RoyJess
Hmmm what about one of those room screen dividers that they used to get changed behind? that way you can fold it away against a wall if you wish or pop it out in front and have a lovely pattern if you choose whilst giving birdies privacy... if you had a bamboo one doesn't really matter if they have a chomp ... you could actually build one yourself and choose the pattern of your choice and just staple the material / cover you want?!
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I was originally going to do this but because of the room itself and where I've got them is rather be able to wrap the curtains around the completely. I'd need s couple of the screen otherwise. Plus I have the old curtains the previous owners left so I'm not spending out on curtains lol.
 

RoyJess

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Jess and I been looking at doing something with regards to the bird dust in our home.

I've just ordered a couple of air purifiers despite having a built in air filter (removable HEPA filter) in our dehumidifier.

For over night where we have the birds in our bedroom, we don't wish to have an air filter running due to the noise, so I'm going to cover our cages up to contain any bird dust during the night.

For the night covers, I've ordered a couple of single (double or king size could be used for a bigger cage) duvet covers in black which I will slip over the top of the cages. You could do a similar thing, if you require one side open, you could always cut a square hole out in the side and fit a mesh or cut it in a way that you could fit some Velcro so that you can open up a flap on one or more side?

The only thing that you will need to look out for is the birds chewing the fabric.
 

CaptainHowdy

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Jess and I been looking at doing something with regards to the bird dust in our home.

I've just ordered a couple of air purifiers despite having a built in air filter (removable HEPA filter) in our dehumidifier.

For over night where we have the birds in our bedroom, we don't wish to have an air filter running due to the noise, so I'm going to cover our cages up to contain any bird dust during the night.

For the night covers, I've ordered a couple of single (double or king size could be used for a bigger cage) duvet covers in black which I will slip over the top of the cages. You could do a similar thing, if you require one side open, you could always cut a square hole out in the side and fit a mesh or cut it in a way that you could fit some Velcro so that you can open up a flap on one or more side?

The only thing that you will need to look out for is the birds chewing the fabric.
As it's stacked cage it wouldn't work for what I want. I literally need to be able to draw the curtains around them. Although good point about the chewing. Reva is a sod for it lol!
 

Scott199

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I’m It sure I’m understanding the reason or if I’m on the right track but when we used to go racing with the kids, we had something like the picture to shower in, the pic is a bit rudimentary, I made similar for a few pounds, but would something like this work ?

Technically it could be as simple or complicated as you like

Am I on the right path or completely wrong ??

 

CaptainHowdy

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I’m It sure I’m understanding the reason or if I’m on the right track but when we used to go racing with the kids, we had something like the picture to shower in, the pic is a bit rudimentary, I made similar for a few pounds, but would something like this work ?

Technically it could be as simple or complicated as you like

Am I on the right path or completely wrong ??

Ooh now that's a thought!!
 
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