Here's the original post by Reddit user u/BrnNCrash:
OP would commonly use the ceiling fan to cool off the room, but they bought a pedestal one so the birds could fly freely.
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OP realized after 15 mins that they forgot a very important detail.
Thankfully, things didn't turn out as tragically as OP imagined.
OP added a TL;DR at the end for people who don't wish to read the whole thing.
Here's how the Reddit community reacted to u/BrnNCrash's post:
That would have been OP's response if things had gone terribly.
It's more like "Today I almost F-ed Up"
Budgies are quite social and talkative birds.
It's better to have them as pairs, but you could also buy them individually.
It's awesome that OP allows their birds to have a lot of freedom.
A good ending is always something to be happy about.
"Always be careful before you release any animal in your house or some room."
Thankfully, no birds were harmed in this situation.
You don't usually expect a happy ending after reading "bird" and "exposed fan" in the same sentence.
Still not over it after 25 years.
Illegally smuggling a budgie.
OP answered with the bird's full, official name to clear any confusion.
Budgies are not even common in Australia.
It was an "almost," but it came close.
That's one of the many situations where you have to make sure that the instructions are clearly followed.
Thankfully, OP's birds were not harmed. Op could consider this scare a learning experience and be extra careful next time.
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