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    Ceiling fan obsession! Any ideas?

    We have 2 budgies that have just recently become obsessed with our ceiling fan, they will stay up there all day if i let them. Other than removing it, does anyone have any ideas to encourage them to use a one of their perches around the room instead? I have tried turning it on (low of course) but they will fly in circles until they are able to land on it (it's actually very funny) but i am concerned that they will get hurt. Our birds are the rulers of the house, so i guess i'll just have to accept the fact that they like their new perch!

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    Re: Ceiling fan obsession! Any ideas?

    Mine were like that when I only had 4 or 5 in the house... I guess its only natural for them to feel the safest in the highest location possible.

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    Re: Ceiling fan obsession! Any ideas?

    My Zeb (cockatiel) constantly does this. I really do not use my ceiling fan in the room where my tiels are so, I tried to rig some thing to sit atop of the blades, i.e. plastic cups, plastic anything to scare off Zeb. It works for the timebeing, then the thing either falls off and he has clear access or he gets used to it being there and flies on top of the blades anyway.

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    Re: Ceiling fan obsession! Any ideas?

    Problem solved! I had to remove the fan blades for a couple of weeks! once they learned to love their new hanging jungle gym i was able to reassemble the fan.

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