Re: can they be outside
Posted by GreyLady on 6/28/09
I would not attempt to make the decision for you. But, my
opinion is, depending upon the security of the aviary, I
would not at all be comfortable with any of my birds being
outside. Weather is not the only consideration. Wild birds
carry so many diseases and parasites, many of which are
airborne, I would not want my birds exposed to them. There
are also many predators, depending on where you are,
geographically. Many of which don't find much trouble
getting into outdoor aviaries. Snakes can get into the
smallest openings, other kinds of predators can burrow under,
chew into, and so on. If you are where there are mosquitoes
and if the aviary is not screened in a way that keeps them
out, they may be exposed to West Nile Virus, if bitten by an
infected mosquito. If it were me, I'd probably try first,
to find them a good home where they can be inside and get
enough attention. An outside aviary is not likely to solve
the attention problem. They will likely get less human
interaction that way. They are likely to end up as breeder
birds in that kind of enviornment. Lots to think about when
trying to make this kind of decision. Good luck with
whatever you decide.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- can they be outside, 6/27/09, by cindy.
- Re: can they be outside, 6/28/09, by GreyLady.
- Re: can they be outside, 6/30/09, by Mark.
- Re: can they be outside, 6/30/09, by GreyLady.
- Re: can they be outside, 10/01/09, by Wayne.