Outdoor Caging?

Caitnah

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I may be moving to a veryyyyy rural area soon and have a question. When I visit the house I may buy, I bring my 3 year old Conure in a travel cage. For a few hours he will sit in his cage, under a covered outdoor porch. Personally I think he loves it as he seems very relaxed since it is deep in the woods and you rarely see any birds or animals.
I would like to give him a larger enclosure and an aviary is probably out as he could easily bite through the screen. A larger cage is an option, but how would I get him in there? I cannot put him in the cage indoors and wheel him out. And can’t risk holding him and putting him in there either.
Any suggestions?
 

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Hi! What works well for my JoJo is a cheap cage, the kind most chain pet shops carry! Simple wire and plastic style. This type is usually available used for a few dollars!
A warning, they are notorious for falling apart when even slightly bumped! Use tyewraps at all points!
The food trays are easily opened by an adventurous fid, so I used tyewraps to distort the slides! They still work, but with force!
 

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Ideal but costly option is sturdy outdoor aviary with materials sufficient to prevent breakouts or break-ins by predators. A secondary enclosure similar to what zoos use allows ingress with door closed behind you before opening primary entrance. You'd need small portable carrier to escort your conure each direction.
 
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Caitnah

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Ideal but costly option is sturdy outdoor aviary with materials sufficient to prevent breakouts or break-ins by predators. A secondary enclosure similar to what zoos use allows ingress with door closed behind you before opening primary entrance. You'd need small portable carrier to escort your conure each direction.
Thanks Scott. I was under the impression that they were made with screen. When you think about it, that was stupid on my part since any bird would be able to “break-out” of screen.
 

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Thanks Scott. I was under the impression that they were made with screen. When you think about it, that was stupid on my part since any bird would be able to “break-out” of screen.
Not misplaced thought at all, some screens are rather thick, sort of like heavy duty chicken wire with very small spaces.
 

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