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kingbuxton13

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How to protect my wallpaper
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:56:23 PM »

Hi,

I have an African Grey, Female, about 5 years old. Her cage is in living room, fitting perfectly into an alcove. Problem I have, when she comes out, she tears the wallpaper off the wall by the top of her cage. Has anyone had this, how can I protect the wallaper from here? Tried putting her most hated toy by it, and squirting her with water when she goes by it, but she always get it when you aint looking.
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 12:59:51 PM »

Lol no idea but when you find a way let me know cos i've got walls with lumps of wallpaper missing in every room haha, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen.......

Erm... could you get a sheet of perspex and fix to the wall to cover it? I would suggest a scarey toy but you've already tried that one.
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 01:51:48 PM »

Squirting water at any bird as a punishment will cause problems later on
In my house I have chewed mirror frames, my fire surround, kitchen table and chairs not to mention my curtains
Just the way of a grey I'm afraid
In the wild when not hunting for food they would be Shredding bark from trees
Your walls are the 'trees' I'm afraid
Maybe just hang either Perspex or a couple hooks n a shower curtain for the times she out
ME I just put up with it (I know I Make my house sound like a sh*t hole but I assure you it ain't :rofl: )
But I can honestly say iv never once complained , I chose to bring them into my home so I love them unconditionally :cheekkiss: x x


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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 02:57:52 PM »

I have a parrot that loves chewing wallpaper and walls.....

The only thing to do is to put perspex up behind where she is.

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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 03:03:02 PM »

Hiya...is it just the corners of your wall that your bird is chewing because her cage is set back in the alcove? you could use something like this http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/300450570744

For total wall protection I have also heard of people using Perspex which is drilled into the wall...i am actually thinking of doing the same when I decorate the bird room, just for behind the cages on line with their food bowls as our two have a tendency of throwing their fruit and veg about and when I re paint the room white I don't want it looking like blood stains from the pomegranate haha...so maybe that's an idea you could use...suggestion though, don't squirt your baby with water when you don't like what she's doing...my grey had this as a punishment in her previous home and it caused problems for us which were hard to shake off x
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 04:56:06 PM »

I have stopped the water thing. It didnt stop her doing it, and she got pretty angry as a result.

That ebay link looks like it may be useful. It is literally on that particular corner of the room.

Personally, I dont think it looks that bad, but it drives the missus up the wall (pun intended) and it would give me and Cookie and easier life.
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 06:43:09 PM »

 Soo as just answered what i was gonna post up  :secret:
We have anaglipta wallpaper on our walls & an axminster carpet on the front room floor & weve been like that for years
 On the walls behind the cage we have 6ft x2ft sheets  of clear pespex from Wikes about 15 a sheet  :thumbsup:
 On the room floor  under the cage we have the clear plastic carpet runner you can buy from any good carpet shop  :thumbsup:
 We have replaced the skirting boards all round most of the rooms in our house  :thumbsup: in UPVC
 All this works  great folks  :thumbsup: & we still have our home in tact  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 06:07:26 PM »

mine have pulled all the wall paper off our wall behind there cages and threw the pommigranite and berries up it as well bit the dado rail up so the next step is to buy Perspex theres only so many times you can wash the wall paper I always keep a spare roll for patching but theres none left now ive patched it that many times x
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 10:32:12 PM »

It looks Vile but I have some paper on a wall hook that Boycie chows down on when he wants some paper which is often after he has eaten. I also get loads of the aldi catalogues and dot them around the place. I also had a calendar of AGs that he chewed up too. I have stairs going up out of the sitting room which are really a glorified parrot climbing frame complete with chewed bannister. Take the bird out of the jungle and he's gotta chew is I think what Boycie thinks.
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 03:09:54 PM »

Soo as just answered what i was gonna post up  :secret:
We have anaglipta wallpaper on our walls & an axminster carpet on the front room floor & weve been like that for years
 On the walls behind the cage we have 6ft x2ft sheets  of clear pespex from Wikes about 15 a sheet  :thumbsup:
 On the room floor  under the cage we have the clear plastic carpet runner you can buy from any good carpet shop  :thumbsup:
 We have replaced the skirting boards all round most of the rooms in our house  :thumbsup: in UPVC
 All this works  great folks  :thumbsup: & we still have our home in tact  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Sounds pretty good that tbf. I have the plastic thingy on the floor to protect against Cookies little "presents".

How does the perspex look, have you got a picture please?
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Re: How to protect my wallpaper
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 07:33:02 PM »

The Perspex you can hardly see :nono:Aas we have white wallpaper behind it all you can see is where ive raw plugged it to the wall I have covered the screw holes with chrome screwcaps. I will assure you it all works a treat :thumbsup:
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