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allow birds? (by Robert [TN]) Oct 5, 2023 4:27 PM
       allow birds? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Oct 5, 2023 4:33 PM
       allow birds? (by WMH [NC]) Oct 5, 2023 5:37 PM
       allow birds? (by OHLL [OH]) Oct 5, 2023 5:44 PM
       allow birds? (by Deanna [TX]) Oct 5, 2023 5:54 PM
       allow birds? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Oct 5, 2023 5:56 PM
       allow birds? (by OREO [WI]) Oct 5, 2023 8:21 PM
       allow birds? (by RB [TN]) Oct 5, 2023 8:33 PM
       allow birds? (by FloridaNative [FL]) Oct 6, 2023 9:10 AM
       allow birds? (by Scott [IN]) Oct 6, 2023 9:12 AM
       allow birds? (by Allym [NJ]) Oct 6, 2023 11:44 AM
       allow birds? (by Tony [NJ]) Oct 8, 2023 7:33 AM
       allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Oct 8, 2023 8:25 AM
       allow birds? (by Jim [OH]) Oct 9, 2023 10:31 AM
       allow birds? (by Ron [IL]) Oct 9, 2023 11:13 AM
       allow birds? (by kkezir [KS]) Oct 9, 2023 11:16 AM
       allow birds? (by WMH [NC]) Oct 9, 2023 11:49 AM
       allow birds? (by Patti [OK]) Oct 9, 2023 1:07 PM
       allow birds? (by JA [PA]) Oct 9, 2023 1:18 PM
       allow birds? (by Silvia [MD]) Oct 9, 2023 4:44 PM
       allow birds? (by Honey [LA]) Oct 9, 2023 10:23 PM
       allow birds? (by KayBee [CA]) Oct 10, 2023 1:42 AM
       allow birds? (by L Green [DC]) Oct 10, 2023 7:19 AM
       allow birds? (by AL [WI]) Oct 10, 2023 7:46 AM
       allow birds? (by mike [CA]) Oct 10, 2023 11:32 AM
       allow birds? (by jl [TN]) Oct 10, 2023 12:07 PM
       allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Oct 10, 2023 5:03 PM
       allow birds? (by Natalie [IL]) Oct 11, 2023 9:30 AM
       allow birds? (by Pmh [TX]) Oct 12, 2023 2:49 PM
       allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Oct 12, 2023 6:46 PM
       allow birds? (by Patti [OK]) Oct 12, 2023 7:14 PM
       allow birds? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Oct 13, 2023 1:06 AM
       allow birds? (by Kevin J [CA]) Oct 16, 2023 3:33 PM

allow birds? (by Robert [TN]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 4:27 PM

State Specific Question About: TENNESSEE (TN)

A prospective Tenant is asking if we would allow two birds that stay in a cage? Any thoughts or past experience is appreciated. Seems kind of harmless, but I nothing to base this on.

allow birds? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 4:33 PM

Increase the deposit like any other pet. I had one tenant that kept letting the bird out of the cage. When they moved i had claw marks everywhere.

allow birds? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 5:37 PM

I had a pair of lovebirds once. A "moving" gift from a friend - found out why!! They could open their cage no matter how I tied it shut and though at first they couldn't fly, they COULD climb drapes, chew shoelaces (and anything else) poop on anything...they ruined the drywall edging...then one day suddenly they could fly and right out the sliding door they went...I was not sorry.

I lived in Florida at the time - I wonder if I introduced a new invasive species?

Anyway: no, no birds.

allow birds? (by OHLL [OH]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 5:44 PM

My wife used to have a cockatiel. It stayed in the cage most of the time but their was poop on the wall and the floor by the cage. Granted it cleaned up easily with water but I was not disappointed when it passed away from old age.

allow birds? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 5:54 PM

My former primary residence was owned by a little old lady who allowed her little birds to free-range. They would perch on the kitchen drawers and poo in them. We spent the first week getting all the bird droppings cleaned up. If you see their current home, you can see whether or not they're truly perma-caged.

I have one tenant whose great-grandmother died, and she inherited her parakeet. It's fine for the most part. It stays in its cage most of the time, but is allowed to exercise a little. However, whenever I change the air filter, there's always small feathers trapped in it.

allow birds? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 5:56 PM

Bird crap can spatter the walls in the corner.

allow birds? (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 8:21 PM

Some birds are loud. If the cage is not covered overnite, they are up at the crack of any light and so is anyone living in the building. Just sayin, in case this is a duplex or apartment building. --75.11.xx.xx

allow birds? (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 8:33 PM

Next !

allow birds? (by FloridaNative [FL]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 9:10 AM

I made that mistake one time with a tenant and allowed birds in a cage. Two birds, parrots if I recall. What a mess. Never again.

allow birds? (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 9:12 AM

I would allow it if they were willing to pay extra deposit and pet rent. Of course inspect their current residence so you know what to expect.

allow birds? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 11:44 AM

Bigger ones scream at dawn to welcome the day. I had to put mine in a closet so he wouldn't wake anyone up. If it's a single family with distance from other homes may be OK. Mine died from the chemicals in non stick pans cooking. I had no idea of that problem.

allow birds? (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2023 7:33 AM

I allowed this once many years ago. Figured - what damage could a parakeet do? Repainted after move-out and found plenty of bird poop on top of the windowsills from this "always in the cage" pet. Never again.

allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2023 8:25 AM

Birds are easy to potty train as long as you don't mind where they poop at.

allow birds? (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 10:31 AM

My rentals are multi family. Birds want attention just like dogs. They hear people in the building and they start "reaching out" for attention. Nobody ever leaves a bird in the cage when they're home ever. Polly wants a cracker? That pet owner knows what Polly wants cuz Polly is on the end table next to the owner.

No birds, and no dogs. They will not work in a multi-family. SFH rental? There will be considerable clean-up.

allow birds? (by Ron [IL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 11:13 AM

I allowed a tenant to keep a parakeet. He placed the cage too close to the window and the bird pecked and ruined the blinds. I pointed it out to the tenant and he replaced the blinds and moved the cage further from the window.,

allow birds? (by kkezir [KS]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 11:16 AM

On my rental application and in the ad, I state no birds.. so they know upfront. I don't like birds and I don't want to clean up after someone else's bird. So no birds.

allow birds? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 11:49 AM

Just remembered I had an aunt who had a very spoiled parakeet that flew loose around the house most of the time. At one family dinner, it dive-bombed the gravy and then flew smack onto my dad's head. He sat there shaking with laughter as the gravy ran down his face...lucky he was easy-going I guess.

allow birds? (by Patti [OK]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 1:07 PM

NO! We do not accept animals. It states on our flyers and lease. Havenít accept animals in 25 years.

allow birds? (by JA [PA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 1:18 PM

Depends on what bird. A parakeet? maybe. A macaw? Can cause massive damage, many, many, many thousands of dollars damage, plus the entire building will smell like a chicken coup. Don't ask how I know .

allow birds? (by Silvia [MD]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 4:44 PM

OMG these responses are killing me. . .

I love birds, used to have them as kids. They didn't destroy anything and we always cleaned up after them. Sadly bad pet owners WILL ruin it for the next person.

I used to not want pets, but now a days everyone has them. I just ask for a pet deposit equal to one month's rent. Since then I haven't had a problem (Knock on wood) with people's pets destroying anything. They get the pet deposit back its not needed after they move out for any repairs their pet created. At first they don't like it, but at least they have a chance to get it back unlike a pet fee or pet rent.

allow birds? (by Honey [LA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2023 10:23 PM

No such thing as a caged bird. I had a renter who let their bird fly around the kitchen. We spent too much time cleaning up after this bird when they moved out. I would have to ask for a damage deposit just like I do with cats and dogs. But I love to tell renters that I simply relish returning their deposit when they leave and the more I can refund the merrier I will be! But birds need a damage deposit for sure.

allow birds? (by KayBee [CA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 1:42 AM

Check your local Tenant/Landlord laws before you increase the security deposit/pet deposit. Here in Los Angeles your total combined deposit can be only two times the amount of monthly rent, unless you rent out a furnished unit, then it can be three times the amount of the monthly rent.

Also, did you know birds don't have sphincter muscles? They just pooh freely wherever the need arises.

allow birds? (by L Green [DC]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 7:19 AM

Never rented to someone with birds but have a friend who had 2 parakeets.

They were cute but they didnít stay in the cage 24/7.

allow birds? (by AL [WI]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 7:46 AM

I inherited a tenant in a duplex I purchased. They had a cockatiel. Went well at first, when tenant changed jobs the bird was alone more. The bird chewed the woodwork. It chewed all the window molding, drawer fronts, chewed a hole in a doorframe so big you could see in the wall. It chewed the windows so bad I had to replace 4 complete windows, all the rest of the windows needed massive work, should have replaced all of them. the neighbors said the noise from the bird was so bad they were thinking of selling. Several neighbors thanked me for evicting them. I can't post my feelings on birds!

allow birds? (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 11:32 AM

is it an emotional support bird? TEASING! no on the birds. they are a mess like any other animal. and TIL from KayBee why we never hear birds sphincter. --75.80.xx.xx

allow birds? (by jl [TN]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 12:07 PM

Our lease states cats and small dogs only ( with owner approval and vet papers); no fish, fowl, rodents or reptiles!

allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2023 5:03 PM

Had a tenant bring in a turtle. It was a decent sized box turtle. She didn't think it should count. It smelled worse then the two cats she had.

I charge for every animal now. Some I tell I need to do an in home before like with the guinea pigs. That person never got back with me for some reason.

allow birds? (by Natalie [IL]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2023 9:30 AM

Hello I rented to an older couple who had a parrot. You should consider two things. When they talk or squawk it can be heard by neighbors. At the time we were the neighbors so it didnít bother us. The second issue I had as we rent a rural property, was mice coming in to get the bird food on floor. No matter how tidy anyone is as a pet owner, birds throw and pluck seeds everywhere and this was an attraction for vermin. We charged the usual pet fee and I know they let the parrot out at times but mostly he was in the cage so there was no physical damage to our property. I feel despite this itís a pet like any other and should be allowed if you allow small pets.

allow birds? (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2023 2:49 PM

turtles donít smell

allow birds? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2023 6:46 PM

Pmh, that cage sure did. If it wasn't the turtle then maybe the cat was using the tank as a litter box, but it didn't smell like that.

allow birds? (by Patti [OK]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2023 7:14 PM

Any animals you have to care for I.e. feed, bathe, take to a vet, if it had 4 legs or 2 itís pet. We accept NO ANIMALS of any kind. Yes you can do that. But people still call you and ask we tell it means what it says. Donít call us if you have one. But they do anyway. Dumb people.

allow birds? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2023 1:06 AM

The other problem w birds is that you generally can't tell them apart and next thing you know you have bred a flock of parakeets.

allow birds? (by Kevin J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2023 3:33 PM

As owner of 2 macaws (large parrots): Birds can be very smelly and messy. Most birds need to live in pairs, since they groom the pinfeathers from each other. They cannot reach their own faces, so if a bird is alone, it will be miserable and act accordingly. Imagine a constant pricking feeling all over your face - that is what a solitary bird feels like.

Most owners do not socialize with their birds properly. The larger birds in particular age like humans - they live 80 years in most cases! So a 2 year old bird is like a toddler, etc.

They WILL poop whenever they need to, it is their nature. Paper on bottom of cage needs to be changed DAILY or it will smell!

Since most people do not know how to properly care for birds, I would vote NO on allowing them.

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