Bird proofing your windows can be a simple, yet effective way to prevent your parrot from accidentally flying out of the window.
With all the windows properly bird proofed, I can enjoy the beautiful scenery with my Black Capped Conure, Kacy and not worrying about her flying out of the window.
Although the flight feathers of Kacy are always trimmed, it does not indicate that she will not fly out of the window.
Just imagine, in a situation whereby Kacy is startled, she can gain enough flight power and elevation, covering distance just like any flighted parrot. If she is near an open window, she may fly out just like that.
I would rather take the extra precautionary measures to ensure my parrot safety. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
I believe many parrot owners hesitate to bird-proof their windows because they feel that it may look ugly and will not match with their existing interior decors and furnishings. It may not necessarily be the case when you buy the right material.
I actually bird-proofed the windows in my home early this year. The overall outlook looks pretty good.
The materials that I used for bird-proofing were actually the LILL curtains that I got from Ikea. These are 100% polyester, thin, sheer curtains which lets in daylight and does not block off natural air circulation through the windows.
The LILL curtains can be easily fit onto my existing curtain rods, thus installation was a breeze!
The good news is that I got these curtains for less than SGD10! Definitely a bargain for a bird-proofing project for home owners!
I bought a few curtain clips from Daiso (10 pieces per pack for only SGD2) and attached to the bottom of the window grilles.
These clips help to hold the tail end of the curtains, making them appear more taut (sort of making the curtains appear glue to the windows) which prevent the curtains from being blown up during strong breeze.
I hope this article gave you an insight on how bird-proofing home windows can be easy, economical yet presentable!
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