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Inexpensive but safe outdoor aviary?

Nostromo

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Hello all,

I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas about how to put together a relatively inexpensive (>$500) outdoor aviary for my eclectus and pionus. The reason I'd like it to be inexpensive is largely because it would be at a rental property where I'm doubting it would move with us; for that reason, it would not need to durable, since we'd only use it for two years. Right now the birds hang out outside in a moderate sized cage that was the cage our ekkie came home with (we got him a larger and nicer cage for his main use indoors). Since we're gonna move to spot with an enormous yard, I'd love for the birds to be able to enjoy some of that space, but I don't want to pour a bunch of money in something we'll only have for a couple years.

Any ideas?
 

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Maybe a dog run with chicken wire over it?
 

MommyBird

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Hello all,

I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas about how to put together a relatively inexpensive (>$500) outdoor aviary for my eclectus and pionus. The reason I'd like it to be inexpensive is largely because it would be at a rental property where I'm doubting it would move with us; for that reason, it would not need to durable, since we'd only use it for two years. Right now the birds hang out outside in a moderate sized cage that was the cage our ekkie came home with (we got him a larger and nicer cage for his main use indoors). Since we're gonna move to spot with an enormous yard, I'd love for the birds to be able to enjoy some of that space, but I don't want to pour a bunch of money in something we'll only have for a couple years.

Any ideas?
celltei products are well-made and she will customize. great reviews for it!
BIRDS & PARROTS - Portable Travel Aviary - Celltei
 

aooratrix

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I modified a Producer's Pride Defender Chicken coop. All told, it was around a grand. It has sat outside for years and has held up well.
 

Nostromo

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I modified a Producer's Pride Defender Chicken coop. All told, it was around a grand. It has sat outside for years and has held up well.
I've thought about doing something like that. How did you modify it?
 

aooratrix

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I've thought about doing something like that. How did you modify it?
There is a large gap for the chickens to access the nesting area, which sits outside the coop. I sold the nesting area and the ladder on FB Marketplace. I bought 2 extra side panels (they only sell them in pairs here) and replaced the panel with an opening with a "solid" panel.
 

Free bird

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Hello all,

I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas about how to put together a relatively inexpensive (>$500) outdoor aviary for my eclectus and pionus. The reason I'd like it to be inexpensive is largely because it would be at a rental property where I'm doubting it would move with us; for that reason, it would not need to durable, since we'd only use it for two years. Right now the birds hang out outside in a moderate sized cage that was the cage our ekkie came home with (we got him a larger and nicer cage for his main use indoors). Since we're gonna move to spot with an enormous yard, I'd love for the birds to be able to enjoy some of that space, but I don't want to pour a bunch of money in something we'll only have for a couple years.

Any ideas?
Hi. I would recommend looking for used cages in your area online. One of my cages cost me only $50 and is worth about $750 brand new.
 
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