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Soundproof Bird Cage | 10 Simple Steps | Step 9 Will Shock You

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How to soundproof a birdcage?

Do we really need to soundproof a birdcage?

Of course, sometimes the tweets and chirps can be loud and annoying, and if the bird's room isn't soundproof, then it can create a problem for the neighbors as well. However, following the ten steps mentioned in this post can make things simpler for you. 

The good news is that you can play with the bird without annoying others.

STOP...

Are you worried about the budget?

Well, trust me, it will not cost you more than a few bucks.

Without further ado, let's start soundproofing the bird's cage.

1. Buy an acrylic bird cage

The first and foremost thing that you need to do is to buy an acrylic bird cage. Trust me, they are awesome and perhaps the best thing that you need to consider while you are planning your travel with the bird.

It is one of the best ways to reduce the noise instantly. These acrylic cages are also referred to as plexiglasses.

You may be wondering that what is so special in these plexiglasses, right?

Well, the normal cage has loads and loads of gaps and holes, and thus couldn't refrain the noise from going out. As we all know, sound uses air as a medium to travel from one place to other, and so more gaps mean more ways of noise to go out.

In the case of the acrylic bird cage, things are different. These cages are made of solid plastic materials, and the best thing is that the gaps are reduced to a few which can be easily counted on the fingers.

You can't deny the fact that few gaps are really needed for the breathing purpose.

The sunlight is equally important for the birds to survive. Hence, these gaps do the needful.

The good news is that these cages are transparent and your bird will NOT feel any change in the appearance.

I have tried quite a few types of cages, and the one that I would love to recommend to my clients is Caitec Perch N Go. It may not be the cheapest but it is the best acrylic bird cage available on the market.

2. Cage Repositioning

The cage repositioning can be of great help, you have already soundproof a wall, door or window of the room.

In the aforementioned cases, you can bring the bird's cage near to the soundproof part of the room to almost negate the noise. However, if no part of the room is soundproof, then you can shift the cage to one corner of the room, and then use some bass traps to negate the noise.

The other cost-effective way is to soundproof a window of the bird's room and put the cage near to the window. This method is NOT only effective but also economical.

If you have tried any other method, then let us know in the comment section.

3. Install Noise Reducing Cage Covers

As the name suggests, these covers are made of soundproofing materials that help in dampening the unwanted noise.

It is one of the ways to instantly get rid of the noise. You just need to cover the bird's cage with the noise reducing cage cover.

I personally prefer to use it in the night because it helps the bird to sleep well by blocking the light.

Sound dampening properties and providing a peaceful and quiet ambiance makes the cover a perfect choice.

I will recommend you to go with Prevue Hendryx Good Night Bird Cage Cover. Trust me, this product is value for money.

4. Install Soundproof Curtains

I have written a detailed article on sound dampening curtains, and it also includes the buying guide.

As mentioned earlier, moving the cage near the soundproof window can serve your purpose at the minimum cost.

These curtains are made of sound absorbing materials and they come in different shades and colors. Picking the one that suits the decor of your room will add elegance. They are easy to wash and install. However, I will recommend you to buy one that has grommets installed in it. It may cost you a few extra bucks but at the same time, it will save a lot of your time which you may have to spend in finding someone who can install the grommet.

Well, don't worry at all about the cost, it is pretty affordable. If you are tight on the budget, then try this curtain. Trust me, you will NOT regret buying it.

5. Cover the Cage with Blankets

This is a cost-effective step, and I recommend this only if you already have "moving blankets" in your home.

Well, moving blankets are mainly used for safeguarding the furniture and other household appliances while moving them from one place to other.

These thick blankets are made of highly dense materials, and they need a strong curtain rod or similar thing to hang them.

They may be the perfect solution if you're tight on the budget. However, installation needs a lot of effort as well as time.

Most importantly, during the installation process remember to make proper ventilation for the movement of the air.

6. Soundproof the Walls

Walls comprises of the major portion of any room. Soundproofing the wall can be a great idea to deal with the unwanted noise.

Personally, I recommend adding an extra layer of the drywall with the help of a soundproof adhesive named green glue. It may be a costly affair but worth every penny. However, you should invest in this method only if you own the house.

If you're staying in the rented house, then the best option is to soundproof the wall behind the bird's cage by applying acoustic foam panels. They are cheap and will serve your purpose.

7. Install a White Noise Machine

Again, installing a white noise machine isn't a permanent solution. I call this solution a temporary one because you can get rid of the unwanted noise ONLY if you're running the white noise machine.

This method will be of great help in the case, you aren't getting a night of good sleep because of the noise.

8. Inform your Neighbor

Sometimes letting your neighbor know about your birds can be of great help. I request you to make a good relationship with your neighbors and let them know the pros and cons of having a pet bird.

Introduce your bird to your neighbor and ask them to inform you if the bird is making unwanted noise.

9. Train your Bird

This is a time-consuming process but the best one. Training your bird to be quiet and behave in a particular way can be a smart move. I hope you will be well aware of the fact that the birds are one of the smartest species who can be trained to function in a particular way. Needless to say, birds especially pigeon had been used previously as a messenger. 

However, I will request you to go through some of these articles which talks about the bird training.


10. Move Cage

Last but not least, you can move the cage if possible to an area such as a soundproof garage or basement where the things can be taken care off.

Remember, to find a clean area if you are planning to move your bird.

Wrapping UP: Soundproof Bird Cage

I hope this article will help you to soundproof the bird's cage. The steps are simple and you may not need a professional hand. You can expect the best result if you're using a combination of steps.

However, I will recommend you to suggest the one that suits your budget as well as requirement.



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