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Re: Outdoor Aviary

Posted by Rose on 4/25/08
(10) Comments

    On 4/21/08, JKCASWELL wrote:
    > On 4/20/08, GreyLady wrote:
    >> What a coindence. I was going to ask you if you are, or if you know
    >> anyone who is, near California. That's where it comes from. In the
    >> right areas, you can go out and pick up as much as you can carry
    >> off. As for the trees and plants, I, agree, I would not want to
    >> compromise the integrity of the cement floor if I were you. What
    >> about getting a couple really large planter pots or urns? And if you
    >> put them on castered bottoms, you can move them around where you want
    >> them.
    > I think I like the large planter/urn idea. Home Depot gets some really
    > neat extremely large heavy ones, so I won't have to worry about them
    > tipping over. I need to find out about what materials are safe for
    > them though. My main concern is what they are coated in, so I will be
    > doing research on that. I got some samples on the netting, and it is
    > extremely heavy, and the type zoos use in aviaries for large birds of
    > prey. It is very tough yet still has a little give to it, so if the
    > birds should hit it, it has some give to it. This company will
    > actually build the net, so it will just pull over the structure, in one
    > piece, besides the doors and the divider, and they put on a binding
    > around the edges for added stability. This is going to be a fun
    > project!

    Make sure your builders sink the netting into the ground a foot or two
    around the cement floor. Otherwise, rats and raccoons might try to dig
    their way under to get in the aviary after the food and/or birds.