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What’s the best way to protect and prevent my birds from smashing into these windows.
I don’t want to ruin the view but …... The Twins crash into the window even when the drapes are closed.
most of the rest of the house has mini blinds.
I can see installing some that are remote controlled.
could be expensive and there is one more window of equal size.
but Does anyone know if these sticker things work for birds on the inside.
they seem mostly geared for birds on the outside.
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My ol' remedy... do tap-training on walls, windows, other places... I don't show windows or mirrors in this clip, but... same thig applies.
 

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I would agree with above. I went all over the house several times introducing Syd to any perils. I let him tap the windows with his beak but also 'flew' him on my fingers to show him safe routes where he could fly. He rarely deviates from those routes and landing positions. If we go into a room he might have forgotten I repeat the process. It has worked so far.
 

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My very first budgie hit the windows a few times before he figured it out, but he taught the next bird how to land on the windowsills instead and each subsequent generation of birds has learned from the older birds. That being said, when I bring in a new budgie, I tape squares of paper randomly up on all the windows to give the new bird a visual clue that they can’t just fly through. This seems to work well and operates on the same principle as those window cling things so if they’re not expensive, I would say give the stickers a try; it might work!
 

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Thank you for sharing this. I have a sun conure who hit a window really hard prior to me adopting him. It’s believed that he obtained brain damage. He’s a little different than the average conure, but is just as cute! 🥰 my Jenday is so protective of him. He’s in good hands.
 

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The mini-blinds are the best as it also adds to the value of your home!

The stickers work well, especially the ones that look like a Hawk! Hawks tend to be hardwired to all amazons. We have a large Art Exhibit Facility will extensive grounds. When built, their full face glass walls were killing off the wild birds in large numbers.

Of all the methods tried the one that worked the best was the stickers of Hawks!

Not sure what long term (years) on having Hanks' at (on) your windows will affect your Amazons.
 

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What’s the best way to protect and prevent my birds from smashing into these windows.
I don’t want to ruin the view but …... The Twins crash into the window even when the drapes are closed.
most of the rest of the house has mini blinds.
I can see installing some that are remote controlled.
could be expensive and there is one more window of equal size.
but Does anyone know if these sticker things work for birds on the inside.
they seem mostly geared for birds on the outside.
https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Collision-Window-Stickers-Protect-Strikes/dp/B07YZ54JFW/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=VrcgM&content-id=amzn1.sym.d0ebfbb2-6761-494f-8e2f-95743b37c35c:amzn1.symc.50e00d6c-ec8b-42ef-bb15-298531ab4497&pf_rd_p=d0ebfbb2-6761-494f-8e2f-95743b37c35c&pf_rd_r=F5ZA90CQ03JXTQHZZS6N&pd_rd_wg=Ht8p0&pd_rd_r=30f848b8-c030-4e30-bc2d-a3a2bdb9df87&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_atf_m&th=1
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I'd just like to complement you on your beautiful lounge room, it leads out to a deck overlooking the landscape. No wonder your birds want to fly out there it looks so inciting and inviting.
How about curtains? You can open and close them according to the temperature and mood
 
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My ol' remedy... do tap-training on walls, windows, other places... I don't show windows or mirrors in this clip, but... same thig applies.
I like the idea but…..
how do you keep a flighted bird from flying away as you walk around?
might work with some (Merlin, Bella and Baby).
No chance with Luna, Cheeky.

And even after they KNOW it’s glass in a panic they may go for it anyhow.
 
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I'd just like to complement you on your beautiful lounge room, it leads out to a deck overlooking the landscape. No wonder your birds want to fly out there it looks so inciting and inviting.
How about curtains? You can open and close them according to the temperature and mood
The curtains in our current house are in such bad shape the idea of more curtains is kind of off putting.
But perhaps something shear that lets lots of light but blocks direct view.
 
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The mini-blinds are the best as it also adds to the value of your home!

The stickers work well, especially the ones that look like a Hawk! Hawks tend to be hardwired to all amazons. We have a large Art Exhibit Facility will extensive grounds. When built, their full face glass walls were killing off the wild birds in large numbers.

Of all the methods tried the one that worked the best was the stickers of Hawks!

Not sure what long term (years) on having Hanks' at (on) your windows will affect your Amazons.
I like blinds best but …..
those windows are wide, double the width of the widest mini blinds I could look up in amazon.
maybe have to be custom made.
maybe it’s “mission impossible “
too wide a space for the mini blinds to support themselves (in the middle) if you see what I mean.
 

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I like blinds best but …..
those windows are wide, double the width of the widest mini blinds I could look up in amazon.
maybe have to be custom made.
maybe it’s “mission impossible “
too wide a space for the mini blinds to support themselves (in the middle) if you see what I mean.
It is not uncommon to need a couple of blinds for a wide picture window. The issue of very wide blinds is the lifting weight of the entire blind and when they exceed a given length there is not enough structure to lift and more importantly hold that weight when full up.
 

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