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View Poll Results: Is 800 - 1000 a doable metal aviary enclosure budget?
Definitely not. You need thousands. 0 0%
Eh, if you get lucky. 3 60.00%
Yes, 800-1000 (or lower if you get lucky!) will work just fine! 1 20.00%
If you build it yourself, it is! (No wood, metal only!) 1 20.00%
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:03 PM
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

I saw this recommended in the past. I perused their website at the time in a sort of wish-I-could way. They are a U.S. business, and they do have aviaries. As far as pricing or quality I have no knowledge for comparing. Also, again, I only Saw it recommended - maybe, once? - in the past; so I have no knowledge of their reputation either. But seems like it might be worth you checking-it-out?

https://birdcages4less.com/
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Old 07-11-2020, 03:25 PM
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

Thanks so much, Scott! I will give Noah a shout

I'm exploring options for a wood and stainless steel mesh aviary after lots of hunting around and not finding many metal options, and either covering any exposed wood framing or building it so there's minimal access to it.

I can't believe how many aviary companies only offer galvanized steel for metal options. A few other companies had great workmanship and materials, but they only build pannels for biiiig birds, so they didn't have small enough meshes.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:03 AM
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

Hi there Squeeing_Onion
I just responded to your PM (and I'm incredibly sorry for the late reply)
Just wanted to make sure you received my PM responding back to you?

I've made a fair few aviaries in my time, all constructed to promote safety for your birds, and ease of maintenance for yourself

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Old 07-12-2020, 12:33 PM
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

Quote: Originally Posted by Noahs_Birds View Post
Hi there Squeeing_Onion
I just responded to your PM (and I'm incredibly sorry for the late reply)
Just wanted to make sure you received my PM responding back to you?

I've made a fair few aviaries in my time, all constructed to promote safety for your birds, and ease of maintenance for yourself

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Thanks so much for being willing to share your experience and knowledge, Noah! I've sent some more information your way.

funny bird update of the day: Bongo has fallen in love with her newest DIY toy... I put a bunch of "sandwiched" bottle caps on a skewer and stuffed them full of treats.

Once she had it empty, I walked into the room and she started shaking it at me to show it was empty xD
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

I came here to post almost this exact question, haha.

We are in the process of buying a townhouse that has a small backyard, and I’ve been eyeing the A&E Small Aviary for the boys to get some outdoor time. Problem is, the bar spacing is a full inch which is way too big for a cockatiel. Is there any brand of outdoor aviary that would have bar spacing that would work for both our Orange-winged amazon and our tiel? Or am I gonna have to add to my list of DIY projects lol?

I’d imagine the 1 inch bar spacing on the A&E cages would be too big for Bongo too?
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

Do not use an aviary with 'bars'

If you are planning to get an outdoor aviary make sure it has an appropriate gauge MESH that has be galvanised dipped
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:03 AM
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Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?

Quote: Originally Posted by ravvlet View Post
I came here to post almost this exact question, haha.

We are in the process of buying a townhouse that has a small backyard, and Iíve been eyeing the A&E Small Aviary for the boys to get some outdoor time. Problem is, the bar spacing is a full inch which is way too big for a cockatiel. Is there any brand of outdoor aviary that would have bar spacing that would work for both our Orange-winged amazon and our tiel? Or am I gonna have to add to my list of DIY projects lol?

Iíd imagine the 1 inch bar spacing on the A&E cages would be too big for Bongo too?
Yep, 1Ē would be really risky. Some green cheeks never have a problem with it, and others wiggle themselves out!

As the previous poster said, for an outdoor aviary snake and rodent-proof mesh is better than the bars. Thereís a certain size recommendation I donít remember exactly; someone else know it off the top of their heads?

Weasles, ferrets, and snakes, are the big little wigglers of doom you want to keep out of your aviary!

Beyond that - the A&E cages I hear GREAT reviews on... but they are not meant for outdoor use indoors only!

I had a great chat with Scott and other folks who built their own aviaries or bought them.

Itís looking like Iím going to go with a wooden frame and stainless steel mesh, with a solid metal border on the bottom. Iíll figure out a way to construct it so the parrot(s) inside donít have access to chew up the wood.

I might put in two walls on either side to give her better protection from the wind (the back is already right next to the house!) since it curls around our house sometimes.

Concrete floor ftw! And a metal border on the bottom to help deter wildlife from climbing up on the aviary screens.
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