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Old 08-06-2013, 09:58 AM
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Unhappy My biggest pest : My parrot

I have a little green cheek conure that looooves to get into things he's supposed to stay away from. While I was out of town for two weeks my brother took care of him and didn't keep an eye on him around the plants. Most of my Noid Phals have chunks taken out of them now
But some also have new roots so I'm hoping they pull through! (I've only acquired most of my orchids in the past 6 months or so, I'm still very new to this!)

Really I'm just happy he didn't go for the peace lily though, I've heard they're toxic.

I'm moving upstairs soon though and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas of some sort of rig I can make to cover the orchids and other plants (some of which could be poisonous!) while I have my bird out?

Here's a picture of him, he's too adorable and loveable to get rid of

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Old 08-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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Also I currently keep all of the plants on a window sill so a curtain could cover them, I'm just wondering about if my collection gets bigger? Perhaps this is a silly question anyways!
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:51 AM
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Possibly rig something up with plastic window screen? A curtain might not allow enough air circulation.

Hope you parrot & plants can co-exist!
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Awwww . . . He is adorable!! This may not be practical, but can you let the plants share a room your parrot is not allowed into?
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:14 AM
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Your Parrot is gorgeous, I love all birds.

My Cockatiel and little budgie used to chew on plants, wood, paper. They were so much of my day, and I used to let them have their free time out of their cage.

I now call the little notches out of window molding, "birdie history"

Well this is no help!
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:38 AM
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Hmm maybe some sort of screening would work, I've seen some little shelters on here with some sort of black screen??

Yeah keeping a whole room just for plants wouldn't be possible, unfortunately.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:12 PM
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What a cutie!
Hope you find a solution! I know how destructive our little feathered friends can be.
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i had to move all my plants into a room that i could lock my cat out of. i can't even imagine if i still had birds. i think he will always be tempted. better to be safe than sorry. i'd secure them somehow. good luck
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Dawwww ... that photo makes your bird look so coy, hahaha.

I'd check the Ikea website for ideas. They have all kinds of decorative ceiling track systems, from cool fabric or plastic panels to printed or sheer fabrics. You can have strait line or curved tracks. I'm sure you can come up with something decorative and functional, even if it means just buying the hardware and sewing some fiberglass window screen panels. Good luck.

You might also buy a book on clicker training your bird to leave the plants alone. I don't know much about your particular type of bird, but I know it's probably smart enough to be clicker trained.

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:22 PM
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I think I will probably go with some sort of sheer curtains at least for now. When he's not out I can pull them back so they get air circulation.
Haha thanks guys, he is a cutie.

I honestly don't think I could train him to stay away, there's too much reward for him in shredding them up. But yeah green cheek conures are very trainable
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