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Old 01-14-2020, 09:59 AM
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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

Today the king ordered mango mash with shredded carrots and green beans. It was satisfactory and tomorrow a similar offering is being prepared.


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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

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Old 01-15-2020, 10:45 AM
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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

Today passed very uneventfully for RK as hot season is on us and all that can be done in midday heat is mist. Evening has come with a treat of popcorn.

On a serious-er note as Iím researching aviaries to build for Kevin, any ideas out there? We will make one here and it needs to be simple. I plan on having shelter, plants, food and places for him to scratch around safely (think snake proof this is real here we have mambas and cobras).


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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

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So, small and quicker.
- How big:
- Inside the compound (secure area)?
- Surface of area when it will be placed (grass, soil, crushed rock, concrete)

Can become expensive very quickly.
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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

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So, small and quicker.

- How big:

- Inside the compound (secure area)?

- Surface of area when it will be placed (grass, soil, crushed rock, concrete)



Can become expensive very quickly.


Iím not thinking of HUUUGE but I am thinking of maybe 12 feet by 10 feet, something along those lines. I think the surface will be crushed rock with underlying bricks to secure bottom so snakes canít easily get in. I may put in a raised planter with grass.


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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

Points to consider:
- Check with local government as this size enclosure may have 'building code' requirements. Better to check prior to beginning...
- What is the current type of ground: soil, grass, crushed stone, concrete (prior to construction)?
- I'm assuming that this will be within the secured area of your compound, correct?
- Does the area have existing electrical lighting? Note: This line item can become a nightmare if it needs to be upgraded after everything is completed. Why Lighting: No one will every forget to bring in RK, nope, will never happen! Or, no one or nothing, will ever sneak in after hours, nope, will never happen! Or, the appeal of cleaning the area in the coolness of the evening will never become a 'great idea.'
- Does the area have electrical outlets, at least two?
- Does the area have at least one or better, two water sources? Clean-up is much easier with Fresh Water from a hose!
- Drainage available? This item can quickly become an issue if the area is sloped toward the home!

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Thank you so much! Making notes. Some things we donít deal with here are building codes so that is not an issue. Regarding power, i will likely use some simple solar panels to power lights i may need (the type Iím thinking of is cheap here in these parts, we have such unreliable power that it isnít unusual to see the odd solar panel in the deepest village). The biggest concern at the moment is to design something that will proved adequate shade/shelter in the heat.

Regarding drainage that will be priority and will make sure to have access to water. I think we need to build on a slight slope to facilitate drainage. Water does get cut here but we have barrels on hand for those days.

The ground is gravel but I will modify to my liking. I plan to enjoy the aviary as much as Kevin!

Thoughts about a double door entry?


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Re: Kevin in Greytown 2.0

I for one am more worried about snake proofing. We don't have the really nasty ones like you do but a snake is a snake.

Whenever I think I have something snake proofed I get proved wrong.......by a snake!
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Yes. We have to be so careful here. I had a boomslang in my bedroom once true story.


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