2 Eclectus - outdoor cage size
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:23 AM
We have 2 boys that are flighted indoors. They have a separate cage each for during the day and they use the house as they wish for most of the time we are home. Corridore, kitchen, loungeroom flights gives good exercise.
I'm planning on building an outdoor cage for these guys; it will be better for them to get some fresh air and sun and will be a break for us from having them inside.
I need some guidance as to the size of cage that they both can go in together. They can and do beak tussle a bit when there's food involved so it would have to be big enough to allow escape room and space for the two.
I just have no idea how big this new cage / aviary needs to be.
Any help here?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:47 AM
I was thinking to build the biggest Aviary I can if they are going to be outside. Just make sure there is part of the aviary that is covered from the sun and rain.
Also wild bird and rat/possum proof it.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:53 PM
I read somewhere that an aviary best meets a bird's needs if it is long enough for the bird to fly for 2 seconds. So, however great a distance your boys can travel in the count of one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand (LOL) is how long it should be. I think my 20 foot bird room is a bit longer than that. I would say the majority of them fly about 12 or 14 feet in 2 seconds.
I know it is recommended that breeding pairs have an 8 foot flight with perches on each end in order to give them private areas. This would not be a true aviary though.
The taller you can make the outside enclosure the better, IMO. They will enjoy being up high as much as being outside.
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