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#1081 - 06/06/03 01:51 AM dog kennel..  
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I've seen some breeders using outdoor dog kennel runs as aviarys. Anyone have opinions about that? I'd LOVE to make/buy an aviary for Zeeba, but I might be moving, so a transportable aviary would be ideal. Does anyone know how well kennels work for birds? I've really got no idea. Thanks! smile

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#1082 - 06/06/03 06:57 AM Re: dog kennel..  
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IMO, the kennels are not good. 1. they are zinc (if your ok w/ that fine, some birds don't chew the fencing) 2. The holes are too big. Snakes, chipmunks, wild birds, rats, etc can often fit through that size hole. Possibly causing injury or disease.

#1083 - 06/06/03 09:28 AM Re: dog kennel..  
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Ah, very true. I saw another style kennel..one i'd NEVER seen before (being a big dog person too, thats pretty wierd). It REALLY looked like an Aviary...like the types of 'wire' used on it(I don't really know what they use for the walls of aviarys) were the same. It was wierd....Unfortunately they were made in the UK and didn't ship to the US, so I wouldn't be able to get one anyway.

I also saw these large chicken 'runs', and I couldn't think of how cool they'd be for MY "Chikin". I doubt the wire would be strong enough(even though Zeeba dosen't chew the bars of his cage), but one section had an enclosed nesting area, with the rest closed in with a door, and roof and such...I might try to make something like that and use it as a bit of a guidline.

Well thanks for the imput smile

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#1084 - 06/06/03 10:35 PM Re: dog kennel..  
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There are some dog runs that are using smaller chain link and if zinc isn't an issue to you then they work really well. I do however think that GAW wire is the safest when you are using a product that contains Zinc.

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#1085 - 06/08/03 07:13 AM Re: dog kennel..  
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Totally agree with everyone that dog kennels were definitely not made for birds. Many are not even made in the U.S. and may contain products that can harm your bird. Best bet is to try to save up and get a safe cage. I saved up, bought a new cage and then put the old one outside - works very well out there.

#260254 - 01/05/17 03:07 AM Re: dog kennel.. [Re: Katy]  
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I bought dog kennels at Crazysales. You may look at that. Aside from that, this dog kennel also contains a solitary roll chain link perimeter in addition to the quick connect kennel frame thus ensuring outright the very best when considering security and safety.

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#260255 - 01/05/17 05:09 PM Re: dog kennel.. [Re: Dragonite]  
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That kennel looks like it is galvanized. If it is, it is a definite danger to your bird!


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