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Squeeing_Onion 07-10-2020 03:26 PM

Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
I have been pulling my hair out trying to find a trustworthy seller I can purchase an aviary for my Green Cheek Conure, Bongo, that's in my budget range.:gcc:

Do any of you have ideas for what companies or sellers I should look at? I had found a fantastic and affordable one overseas in the UK, but they sadly don't ship to the US. (and of course shipping is a mess right now anyhow, but I am willing to wait for a long time if I at least know where I am buying xD)

I have $800 saved up for the aviary right now, and I was hoping to keep the entire project under $1000. $700-800 is my budget for the actual enclosure space, and the rest for concrete, toys, and decor.

Is that really unrealistic? I've noticed prices have jumped way up since I last looked at aviaries to buy a year or two ago. Cages I could have got for 450 jumped to 600 and 700.

It will be my first time setting one up, and I have handyman to help me! (Thanks, Dad <3)

It doesn't need to be mega huge - but I do want it significantly larger than a standard parrot cage.

Ideal specs would be somewhere around 6 x 4 x 6 [L x W x H], but I can work with almost any shape or size as long as it's a nice amount of space!


I'm open to tutorial recommendations on building an Aviary from scratch, if there's a way to do that for a solid metal one! My bird LOVES to chew wood, and we have a lot of wildlife in the area that passes through, so all metal for security is a must.


This was originally the one I was going to buy, but I checked into the seller and VidaXL has some REALLY bad reviews. It's like 50/50 between their five and one stars, and I don't want to spend a lot of money and risk getting nothing, or a broken item and no refund!:11:

noodles123 07-10-2020 03:30 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
YOU ARE BACK!!!I was wondering what happened to you!!! Hope all is well! I will try to look around and see if I can find anything...The trustworthy part can be a little harder (depending hon how deep you want to dig)

maybe this? https://www.amazon.com/Cage-Co-Walki...4413050&sr=8-1

Squeeing_Onion 07-10-2020 03:41 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by noodles123 (Post 877706)
YOU ARE BACK!!!I was wondering what happened to you!!! Hope all is well! I will try to look around and see if I can find anything...The trustworthy part can be a little harder (depending hon how deep you want to dig)

maybe this? https://www.amazon.com/Cage-Co-Walki...4413050&sr=8-1

I AAAAM! Life has been so busy and I pretty much got away from all my forums... Now I'm getting back into them! xD
A lot has changed, and I'm happy to say my little Bongo has settled in really well.

She's become a very sociable bird who likes visitors and only soooometimes throws tantrums! :gcc:

A&E cage company would be the best aviary I think I can buy in the US that I know of, I've been watching for another sale on them!

noodles123 07-10-2020 04:04 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
They sell some huge dog pens but you would have to be REALLY careful about the metal used and the bar-spacing etc. I saw some that you could walk in but not sure what they are made of....very sketchy option, but maybe??

Jen5200 07-10-2020 05:31 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
Don’t have any advice - but wanted to say welcome back!! btw - you’ll have to tell more of Chicken’s story to us...then fill us in about Bongo :)

noodles123 07-10-2020 05:40 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
I have some STRONG doubts about the toxicity of this one, but it might be worth a shot...are we talking indoor or outdoor? Outdoor it is going to be beaten up MORE, so if the powder coat is safe, but the underside isn't that is obviously a concern either way, but I could see things falling apart faster in the elements...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/XXL-Heavy-D...k/302897336237

Here's another https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walk-in-Iro...-/303381588471

the bars look thin...hard to say whether the contents of the metal are actually safe because it says chicken but also mentions parrot (I'd want to know what was in the powder coating and what metals were in the wrought iron) so you would have to research and call a lot of people....

noodles123 07-10-2020 05:48 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
OHH---What about this??? You would still need to check the material it is made of...

https://www.ebay.com/c/3028321387?iid=163875727076

Noodles' cages are not the best-- I called the company and it took a chunk of time...and many calls.....and then emails to China....and more calls....but I am 75% sure hers are fairly safe...but if I had to do it again, I would probably like to be a little more certain.

wrench13 07-10-2020 07:43 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
Good old wally World has some - they at least will deliver!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/76-H-Larg...hite/278027185

Squeeing_Onion 07-10-2020 07:55 PM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
I'm avoiding anything on Ebay - long story short, I had a really bad experience on it and their customer protection sucked.

I wish I could get over that wariness because there's some great deals on there... if they're legitimate!

I did think about dog kennels - problem is, all the walk-in sized ones have spaces that are too big. I ran into the same issue with some of the chicken-runs, and those ones tend to be made out of Galvanized Steel so aren't safe.


I'll be doing an outdoor aviary on a concrete slab! :D I actually plan to attach it to a window of my bedroom to accomplish the goal of having an aviary my parrot can choose to go in and out of. I will absolutely share photos when I get it done eventually!

I've marked myself on Walmart's "in-stock notice" lists for a few aviaries... I really really hope they bring any of them back in stock!

And awww thanks for the welcome back! I had no idea anyone even noticed me vanishing for a bit, I promise next time to pop a note up if I know I'll be poofed! I'll add more to Chicken's story... and Bongo's! We've made a lot of new memories to share.

And a lot of messes... and bites... and flipped over dishes......

Thanks everyone for pitching in advice!

Scott 07-11-2020 11:33 AM

Re: Where to Buy an Aviary in the USA?
 
Welcome back!! I'd recommend finding locally constructed aviaries if possible. A quick visual will allay your fears of flimsy construction and hopefully allow determination of metals used.

Another option for ideas is to contact Noah, one of our members with extensive outdoor aviary experience. He lives in Australia, but the principles for safe construction are universal. Noah is approachable and helpful! http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...ahs_birds.html


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