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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Beak proof wiring

Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 04:24
steve_ancell
After yesterday's shenannigans, I think I need to bird-proof my light fittings.
Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 04:24
steve_ancell
How Beaky is still alive is what baffles me.
Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 04:40
steve_ancell
Little fucker was having a right squawk and squeak at it, so I grabbed the bugger so I can look at the wiring.


Then took down the pendant, and found that the live wire was nearly severed.


And then had to lop-off about 50mm, then re-strip and fit it back up there.


That bird must have an impenetrable beak or something, lucky bird or what!
Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 05:53
steve_ancell
Bottom of the stairs, yeah!, the beaky fucker's had that one too.


Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 06:48
Jayenkai
Foook...
We've had numerous budgies during the 90s, but all our lights are raised above a false ceiling, so there aren't any wires poking out.



Perhaps you could do with fixtures like this, that hide the wire "under" (technically over!) themselves.
Also, a duct-tape based beak-closure-system might be warranted

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Posted : Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:16
steve_ancell
I was thinking more towards corks on the ends of their beaks.

My ceilings are about 50cm above the tops of the windows, I was thinking about using that false ceiling idea. Or I could put in some down lighters and just do away with the central fixture.