LA Good Question: Soundproofing an Apartment for Birds?

LA Good Question: Soundproofing an Apartment for Birds?

Laure Joliet
Jun 13, 2008

It seems to be pet week here at AT, to round out the cat posts, here's one about birds:

Hi!
I live in an apartment with 1 large parrot, 2 medium sized parrots, and 2 parakeets and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as far as decorative soundproofing. I thought about putting a rug on the wall, but I don't think it would do much. I thought about buying those mattress-foam-tops and lining 2 of the walls they sit against with it and then covering that with long panels of drapery.

Anything would be helpful!

Hey Vanessa--

I think this is our first question about bird soundproofing specifically but we have posted on the issue of soundproofing in general. Check out Gregory's post on soundproofing windows and ATNY's post on soundproofing your ceiling and Home Tech had a post up about soundproof wallpaper. We'd like to applaud your sensitivity to how loud your birds could be and how that affects the neighboring apartments--too often it seems that people are oblivious to how loud they are (and how close they are to other people trying to sleep!).

Does anyone have experience with soundproofing for birds or pets? Anything that looks really good?

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