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Lives cut short by the terrible weather

I have lost 2 finches, I'm not entirely sure who though as everybody looks identical (only 4 of my finches are mutations) and I hadn't yet managed to name them. Either way it is still very sad. On top of that though I have lost Stanley, one of my budgies. I will post a photo of him later on in this thread when I've caught up with my photobucket. It really hurts, the amount of loss this year has been absolutely terrible. My aviary was only recently done up (last month?) to stop the weather affecting it but apparently it wasn't enough to of held it back. Rest in Peace guys, fly free

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Rest in peace. So sorry to hear this. :/
Are you going to do anything more to the aviaries?




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I am sorry to hear that. It is terrible to lose a bird

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All the sides have been boarded up with very thick material so nothing can pass through that side, floors completely solid and now a double roof, on an angle so the water runs off. Thank you both though, it's been a terrible year for my birds

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How big are the aviaries?




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The small one is 6 foot wide and 9 foot long but it goes inside too, and then Chalkie's is 10 foot long, 8 wide and 8 tall. They're huge compared to my garden but I'm putting up another which will be 6 wide, 10 long and 6 tall

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I'm jealous; I would love an outdoor aviary.




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Thanks what would you keep? You could get one or two that way there wouldn't be more birds in the house

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You've seen my aviaries. What I found works well is polythene sheeting,get someone to help you, double it up and have it slotted underneath the roof so no water etc can get in and pull it really tight whilst you staple gun it to the frame, have a bit left at the bottom you can put house bricks on to stop the wind getting underneath, when the weathers really bad I add more layers of polythene. In the summer just take it off and replace it come winter again.
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Yeah I've seen yours, I'll definitely get my uncle to grab me some from work. All the water has been gotten rid of but I'm not risking it any more. The birds have been investigating the indoor bit lucky though haha

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Yeah I've seen yours, I'll definitely get my uncle to grab me some from work. All the water has been gotten rid of but I'm not risking it any more. The birds have been investigating the indoor bit lucky though haha
Can you shut them in at all? Might be an idea if its possible till you get the aviary sorted, our weathers going to get worse, I'm thinking about bringing mine in if it gets worse, not sure where they will go however with how everything is at the mo. Going to extend my indoor bit right out to cover half the long aviaries if I can so I can lock them in during winter with an avian lamp overhead.
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I can't bring them all back into the inside bits because the only birds in the cages now are the canaries and parrotlets. The kakarikis have an indoor and outdoor compartment and I was thinking of shutting them in their inside bit and then opening up their outdoor bit that is covered to the aviary so they have that little bit more shelter. It's better than nothing, the side of Chalkie's aviary is now boarded up and the other is solid, the roof is now solid on it, that aviary takes tons of battering and blocks the path for the other one. The little one has a boarded bit around the top and bottom and a new roof and floor, then if I open it up they will have way more shelter up that one side

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Im so sorry for your loss Daisy! Ive seen pictures of some of the flooding in the UK from the rain on the news and it looked terrible!



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Thanks everybody, minus being windy and cold in the area it's not too bad at all now. The aviaries have finally dried out and the birds seem more comfortable. I'm sadder to announce that while I was up there I was checking everybody over (which involves catching every single bird with a net) and noticed some more were missing. I shouted down to my grandad and asked how many had died and he said 'about 3'. About 3? So it could be more or less then? Well, having checked everybody over I lost my 2 pied cock zebra finches, 1 fawn hen zebra finch, Stanley and also Snow, my albino budgie I'd not long bought from a store (I rarely buy from stores but I saw him and HAD to have him). The rest seem healthy and happy again now though. The female diamond dove looks traumatized the poor girl

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Sorry for your losses Daisy.
It's been so windy here on the south coast.
Luckily we've avoided flooding this time.
My birds are out all year with option of their indoor area.
They are shielded on 2 sides.
It's supposed to be very cold this year.
I do worry about my oldest tiel but if I brought her in it would affect her quality of life.
I hope your birds wether the weather well.

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Sorry I only just saw this Kate. The new aviaries I am putting up (one for the tiels and one for the red fronted kakarikis) will have an open roof, unlike my others, but a solid section at the back where they can stay away from the weather, they are also inbetween Chalkie's aviary and the conservatory, up against a fence, so they will be nice and tucked away. I understand about your cockatiel though, they seem to become depressed once seperated from their usual flock the weather hasn't been bad here so much now and the aviaries have dried up well, it's just SO cold!

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Aww... Dee. I'm so sorry for your losses. Sad.
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss dear, big hugs.
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Thank you both. The new roof on the aviary has done it's trick. The only problem now is I have to keep getting rid of layers of ice off the birds water. I don't want them licking it and getting stuck!

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