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How many of you have ceiling fans?

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Do you have ceiling fans?

Yes & Use
29
45%
No or Don't use
35
55%
 
Total votes : 64

Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby StarbucksMom » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:01 pm

We live in Arizona so there are ceiling fans in every room. We have a Sun Conure but he stays in our bedroom and if he is not securely in the cage we don't use it at all, we use a portable fan. Starbuck has a very large floor to ceiling tree with lots of toys on it and a very large cage. We ran one of those big wire ropes from the cage to the tree so he goes back and forth with free reign of the bedroom when I'm at work for a few hours in the afternoon and all the way into the evening until it gets dark. I just make sure the room is "birdproofed." The funny part is when I come home from work he's usually back inside his cage sleeping in his Happy Hut!
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby CrazzMc » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Thats the only problem that I have personally I like heat, my room is always like 70-80 in the summer, I hate Air Conditioning with a burning passion but I like fans every now and then. I'm scared if one of the fans is on and I let a bird out :s
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby parrotlover » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:12 pm

I have a ceiling fan in every room in the house. Sometimes I turn them off it gets to cold but ALOT of the times they're on. Should I make a habit of turning them off before letting the Parakeet out?
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby liz » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:32 pm

I have ceiling fans in every room. Never has a bird flown into one until Myrtle. It caught the tip of her wing and scared her. She won't do that again.

There is a problem with ceiling fans though. If they are off when the cockatiels are out they are used as perches.
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby zazanomore » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:22 pm

parrotlover wrote:I have a ceiling fan in every room in the house. Sometimes I turn them off it gets to cold but ALOT of the times they're on. Should I make a habit of turning them off before letting the Parakeet out?
:budgie:


Yes.

In the summer, my room gets VERY hot. So I need my ceiling fan. But, I've made it a habit of turning it off, and waiting for it to stop rotating before letting everyone out.

The budgies think it's a toy. They'll perch on it, start flapping their wings, and it'll start spinning.
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby CheekyandMalolo » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:04 am

liz wrote:There is a problem with ceiling fans though. If they are off when the cockatiels are out they are used as perches.



We had that problem with our Tiels, easy fix for us.

-Turn fan off
-Let Tiels out
-Keep broom handy
-Wait for Tiels to land on fan
-Give the fan (probably one of the blades that a Tiel isn't perched on) a VERY strong push, enough to give them a massive fright
-Watch Tiels crap their dacks
-Reward when Tiels perch on certain perches
-Repeat if needed


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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby liz » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:49 am

CheekyandMalolo wrote:
liz wrote:There is a problem with ceiling fans though. If they are off when the cockatiels are out they are used as perches.



We had that problem with our Tiels, easy fix for us.

-Turn fan off
-Let Tiels out
-Keep broom handy
-Wait for Tiels to land on fan
-Give the fan (probably one of the blades that a Tiel isn't perched on) a VERY strong push, enough to give them a massive fright
-Watch Tiels crap their dacks
-Reward when Tiels perch on certain perches
-Repeat if needed


Tada :thumbsup:



Love it
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby CheekyandMalolo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:59 pm

Also great for a laugh :)
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby JamesRobert » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:38 am

I think every one use ceiling fans. What do you think... :irn:

ceiling fans with lights
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Re: How many of you have ceiling fans?

Postby liz » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:11 am

My tiels feel the wind from the fan and don't go near it. :amazon: Rambo the pedestrian never gets airborne. Myrtle caught the tip of her wing once and now flys lower when she flys.

I also never had a problem with fly paper until Myrtle. She landed too close and it stuck to her belly. She called "Moma help". She lost some belly feathers and now considers it the evil monster at the light. When I change it she gives it a look like, your not going to get me.
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