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Old 10-21-2018, 05:41 PM
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Re: Runners..

The heavy but clear mats found under office chairs (non-spiked) ..or shower curtains. The spiked carpet protectors are SUPER CHEAP and I use them, but on hard wood, they could damage the floor (you can buy a whole roll at Wal-Mart for 5 bucks)...but if you do go that route, let them off-gas outside, as they have a stong smell and almost leave a film on your hands initially. My bird has been fine with them, but I left them in the sun for 48 hours and washed with vinegar and water.

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I use a painter's tarp on my hardwood floor, under the Rb's main cage. Very heavy duty and easy to clean. Most are a hideous blue but I found a couple of nice brown ones that blend.
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Re: Runners..

I use clear painters plastic, probably similar to what Gail suggested. The thinner and less expensive thickness should be more than enough protection.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:10 AM
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Re: Runners..

That's it! I have been using office chair mats for years. They are inexpensive, easy to clean, and when they get yucky, just throw it out and get a new one. I also put paper towels down in the HPA. ( High Poop Area ). LOL
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I use a plastic office floor protector, it is anti fungal so it helped to protect the floor in my old house.
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I looked at the office floor protector and couldn't find one big enough or cheap enough. (Where did you guys find that stuff on a roll? ) I ended up getting a piece of white board, (like are typically found used as a base on tree stands) A 4 x 8 sheet cost $15 at Home Depot and they cut it to size for me. It totally protects the floor, is hard enough that the cage rolls easily on it and it's really easy to clean. I got clear shower curtains to hang on the walls behind the cage because Fidget is a huge pig! It has worked for him. I do put down a couple of papers where he poops off the door, but even without that, it's still easy to clean.

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Re: Runners..

Home Depot has the plastic floor protectors on a roll. They have the one with the nibs for carpet, and the smooth ones for floors. Pretty inexpensive. I have an office chair pad from Staples in a wood tone so you can't even see it on my wood floor. They last about 2 years, and are $39. That is less than $20 a year, and it works really well. After a while the acid in the poop removes the finish so it becomes harder to keep clean. That's when I get a new one. A lot easier than refinishing the floor!
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I buy strips of linoleum from the local Lowes/HD.

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Re: Runners..

We go for the plastic office chair matts, Jim. 1 for each cage andkeep the cageslow to the ground so thefoodand poops dont splatter far.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Anita1250 View Post
Home Depot has the plastic floor protectors on a roll. They have the one with the nibs for carpet, and the smooth ones for floors. Pretty inexpensive. I have an office chair pad from Staples in a wood tone so you can't even see it on my wood floor. They last about 2 years, and are $39. That is less than $20 a year, and it works really well. After a while the acid in the poop removes the finish so it becomes harder to keep clean. That's when I get a new one. A lot easier than refinishing the floor!
Hmm, they don't have it here. I'll have to check in some other towns for it. Thanks for the info.

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